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Admiral The Honourable Sir Cyril Eustace Douglas-Pennant

 

 

 

 

 

Admiral Cyril Douglas-PennantAdmiral The Honourable Sir Cyril Eustace Douglas-Pennant KCB CBE DSO DSC (7 April 1894 – 3 April 1961) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore. He was a great-grandson of the 1st Baron of Penryn.

Born the son of Frank Douglas-Pennant, 5th Baron Penrhyn, Cyril Douglas-Pennant joined the Royal Navy in 1907. He served in World War I.
He also served in World War II as Captain of the cruiser HMS Despatch. He went on to command the assault forces which landed on Gold Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944. He was Chief Naval Staff Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia 1945-46,

After the War he became Commandant of the Joint Services Staff College and then Flag Officer (Air) and Second in Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1948. He was appointed Senior Naval Representative for the British Joint Services Mission to Washington D. C. in 1950 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1952. He retired in 1953.

In 1917 he married Phyllis Constance Leigh. Following a divorce from his first wife, he married Sheila Brotherhood in 1937.

 

He and Phyllis had a daughter, Sheila, an actress and TV compere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obit for Sheila

 

 

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  • The Douglas-Pennant Family
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