Sir Raymond Lygo
Captain Raymond Lygo – HMS Juno, 1968
|Born||15 March 1924|
|Died||7 March 2012 87)(aged|
|Years of service||1942 - 1978|
|Commands held||HMS Lowestoft|
HMS Ark Royal
Director-General, Naval Manpower and Training
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Ilford County High School and Clark's College, Bromley, Lygo joined the Royal Navy at HMS St. Vincent (Fleet Air Arm basic training establishment in Gosport, Hampshire)in 1942 during World War II. He was appointed the commanding officer of the frigate Lowestoft in 1961, the frigate Juno in 1967 and the aircraft carrier Ark Royal in 1969.. While in command of the latter in 1971, the Ark Royal collided with a Soviet cruiser that was shadowing her during an exercise in the Mediterranean. Damage to both vessels was slight, though two Soviet crewmen went missing. Lygo was cleared of any responsibility in the subsequent inquiry. He was next appointed Director-General, Naval Manpower and Training from February 1974 to June 1975. He went on to be Vice Chief of the Naval Staff in 1975 and retired in 1978.
He went on to be Chairman of the Rutland Trust in 1991, Chairman of TNT (Express) UK Ltd in 1992 and Chairman of the Liontrust First UK Investment Trust in 1997. He was Patron of the Fleet Air Arm Association.
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Sir Anthony Morton