Saturday, October 10, 2020

Vice Admiral Sir John Morrison Webster, KCB 1932-2020

 _. Vice Admiral Sir John Webster, KCB, who died 5 October, 2020, aged 87, was President of the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust 1991-98.

John Morrison Webster was born 3 November, 1932, son of Frank Martin Webster, by his wife the former Kathleen Mary Morrison.

He was educated at Pangbourne College, & joined the Royal Navy in 1951. He became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Argonaut in 1970, Liaison Officer in Ottawa in 1974 and Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Cleopatra in 1977. He was appointed Director of Naval Warfare at the Ministry of Defence in 1980, Flag Officer Sea Training in 1982 and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1984. He went on to be Flag Officer Plymouth and Port Admiral, Devonport at HMNB Devonport in 1987 before retiring in 1990.

He was appointed KCB in 1986.

Vice Admiral Webster married 15 Dec, 1962, Valerie Anne Villiers [born 28 March, 1940, d ], scion of the Earls of Clarendon, daughter of Vice Admiral Sir John Michael Villiers, KCB, OBE [1907-90], by his wife the former Rosemary Grissell, by whom he had a son, Tom [deceased], and two daughters, Lucilla and Rozelle.


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