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Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB

Photograph of the signature of Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB

Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB joined the Royal Navy in September 1938 and as a Midshipman saw war service in HM Ships Cumberland and Hardy with the Iceland Patrols and Russian Convoys. He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1944 and took part in the D-Day and South of France landings. After service in 814 and 810 Naval Air Squadrons, he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1953. In 1954 he served at the RN Air Station at Ford in Sussex as the Senior Pilot of the Gannet Intensive Flying Trials Unit, and afterwards became Commanding Officer of 820 Squadron. In 1955/56 he served in the Ice patrol Ship HMS Protector as First Lieutenant during her first journey to the Antarctic. During 1956/59 he was on the Directing Staff at the RN Staff College in the rank of Commander. This was followed by a sea appointment as Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Whitby, and in 1962/64 he served as Fleet Operations Officer to the Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet. In 1964 he was promoted to Captain and served as Assistant Director of Naval Plans (Warfare) in the Ministry of Defence until 1967 when he was appointed in command of the anti-Submarine frigate HMS Undaunted and as Captain (D) Portland Squadron. In 1969 he was at the Imperial Defence College and in January 1970 returned to the Ministry of Defence as the Director of Naval Plans. In command of HMS Ark Royal from August 1972 to November 1973, he was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1974 when he took up the post of Flag Officer Carriers and Amphibious Ships and Commander Carrier Striking Group Two. He became Director General Naval Manpower and Training in 1975. He was promoted to Vice Admiral in 1976 and in 1978 took the post of Flag Officer Naval Air Command at Yeovilton. In September 1979 he was promoted to Admiral when he took the post of Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel and in December 1982 became Commander-in-Chief Home Command. He was Flag ADC to The Queen 1982-1985 and retired from the Navy in 1985.

Items Signed by Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB

HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West.
Price : £130.00
HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......

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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West (AP)
Price : £140.00
HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......

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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......Ark Royal by Philip West (B)
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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 fee......NOT
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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Veterans Association.  The Eastern Flank of the D-Day battlefield, 1300 hours, June 6th 1944.  No single picture could possibly encompass the actions of all British forces on D-D......
Normandy Veterans Association 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Print by Michael Turner.
Price : £260.00
Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Veterans Association. The Eastern Flank of the D-Day battlefield, 1300 hours, June 6th 1944.  No single picture could possibly encompass the actions of all British forces on D-D......

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