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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sir Iwan Raikes, British admiral, died he was 90.

Vice Admiral Sir Iwan Geoffrey Raikes KCB CBE DSC DL  was a former Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary  died he was 90..

(21 April 1921 – 27 December 2011)

Naval career

Born the son of Admiral Sir Robert Raikes and educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Raikes joined the Royal Navy in 1935 and decided to specialise in submarines.[1] He served in World War II and commanded the submarines HMS H43 and HMS Varne.[1][2]
After the War he commanded the submarines HMS Virtue, HMS Talent and HMS Aeneas and then the frigate HMS Loch Insh.[1] He was appointed Deputy Director of Undersurface Warfare in 1962, Director of Plans and Operations on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Far East in 1965 and Captain of the destroyer HMS Kent in 1968.[1] Promoted to Rear Admiral, he went on to be Naval Secretary in 1970, Flag Officer, 1st Flotilla in 1973 and Flag Officer Submarines and Commander of Submarines, Eastern Atlantic Area in 1974 before retiring in 1977.[1]
In retirement he became Chairman of the United Usk Fishermen's Association[3] as well as Deputy Lieutenant of Powys.[3] He died on 27 December 2011.[2]


In 1947 he married Cecilia Primrose Hunt; they have one son and one daughter.[3]

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