Royal Navy Rear-Admiral Rank and Flag
Updated 30-Jan-2010

Listed below are the names of the men who reached the rank of Rear-Admiral between the years of 1904 and 1945. The ranks listed here are the highest recorded for this time period. Those who served beyond 1945 may have ultimately achieved a higher rank than shown here. The list has been compiled primarily from the ADM 196 series of documents which The National Archives has kindly allowed me to access. I am still in the process of completing the four rank lists so, if there is someone you expect to see here but don't, you may find them on one of the other rank pages which you can access from 'Flag Officers' on the menu bar above. Also, as I complete the lists, someone who used to be here may no longer be listed having been transferred to one of the other ranks as further information about the highest rank they held came to light.

The rank flags in the columns to the right indicate the extent of information available on each individual. At this stage only basic information is available on most officers. I do have images of the Service Records and Captain's Confidential Reports for the majority of officers now so, if there is someone you are particularly interested in for whom only basic information is held on site do please contact me.

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Rear Admirals
Name Last Update
Addison, Rear-Admiral Alan Geoffrey  
Alderson, Rear-Admiral William John Standley  
Alexander, Rear-Admiral Charles Olway  
Allen, Rear-Admiral Hamilton Colclough 29 Dec 2009
Anson, Rear-Admiral Algernon Horatio  
Arbuthnot, Rear-Admiral Charles Ramsay  
Arbuthnot, Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Keith, Bart., K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Arnold-Foster, Rear-Admiral Foster Delafield, C.M.G.  
Ashe, Rear-Admiral Edward Percy  
Attwood, Rear-Admiral FN, C.B.  
Aylmer, Rear-Admiral Harry Evans Freke  
Baird, Rear-Admiral Sir George Henry, K.C.B.  
Barrow, Rear-Admiral Benjamin Wingate, D.S.O.  
Barry, Rear-Admiral Francis Reginald  
Barry, Rear-Admiral Sir Henry Deacon  
Bather, Rear-Admiral Rowland Henry  
Beamish, Rear-Admiral Tufton Percy Hamilton, C.B.  
Bearcroft, Rear-Admiral John Edward  
Bedford, Rear-Admiral Denham Maurice Turner  
Bellairs, Rear-Admiral Roger Mowbray, C.B., C.M.G.  
Benn, Rear-Admiral William Gordon  
Benson, Rear-Admiral Cyril Herbert Gordon, D.S.O.  
Bent, Rear-Admiral Eric Ritchie, C.B., D.S.C.  
Best, Rear-Admiral The Honourable Matthew Robert  
Bevan, Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Hugh Loraine, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O.  
Bingham, Rear-Admiral The Honourable Edward Barry Stewart, V.C., O.B.E. 28 Dec 2009
Blagrove, Rear-Admiral Henry Evelyn Charles 31 May 2007
Blunt, Rear-Admiral William Frederick, C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Boardman, Rear Admiral Frederick Ross  
Boucher, Rear-Admiral Maitland Walter Sabine, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Bousfield, Rear-Admiral Henry Hugh  
Bowman, Rear-Admiral William Sefton  
Boxer, Rear-Admiral Henry Percy  
Boyes, Rear-Admiral Hector, C.M.G., C.I.E. 28 Dec2009
Boyle, Rear-Admiral Edward Courtney, V.C. 30 Dec 2009
Bradley, Rear-Admiral Frederic Cyril  
Bridges, Rear-Admiral Henry Dalrymple, C.V.O., D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Brodie, Rear-Admiral Charles Gordon 30 Dec 2009
Bromley, Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O.  
Brownrigg, Rear-Admiral Sir Douglas Egremont Robert, Bart., C.B.  
Bruton, Rear-Admiral Charles William, C.M.G.  
Buckley, Rear-Admiral Frederick Arthur, C.B.  
Budgen, Rear-Admiral Douglas Adams, C.B. 28 Dec 2009
Buller Rear-Admiral Francis Alexander Waddilove, D.S.O.  
Burke, Rear-Admiral Charles Dominick 28 Dec 2009
Bush, Rear-Admiral James Tobin, C.B.E.  
Butler, Rear-Admiral Vernon Saumarez, D.S.O.  
Calvert, Rear-Admiral Thomas Frederick Parker, C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O.  
Campbell, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles  
Campbell, Rear-Admiral George William McOran, C.M.G.  
Campbell, Rear-Admiral James Douglas, M.V.O., O.B.E. 29 Dec 2009
Candy, Rear-Admiral Algernon Henry Chester, C.B.E.  
Casement, Rear-Admiral John  
Chalmers, Rear-Admiral William Scott, C.B.E., D.S.C.  
Chapman, Rear-Admiral Cuthbert Godfrey, M.V.O.  
Chichester, Rear-Admiral Sir Edward, Bart., C.M.G.  
Chilcott, Rear-Admiral Ronald Evered, C.B.E.  
Christian, Rear-Admiral Charles Arbuthnot, M.V.O.  
Clayton, Rear-Admiral John Witlewronge, C.B.E.  
Clegg, Rear-Admiral John Harry Kay, O.B.E.  
Cloete, Rear-Admiral Edwin Balfour  
Cochrane, Rear-Admiral Archibald, C.M.G.  
Cochrane, Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Owen, K.B.E. 28 Dec 2009
Collins, Rear-Admiral Ralph  
Consett, Rear-Admiral Montagu William Warcop Peter, C.M.G.  
Coode, Rear-Admiral Charles Penrose Rushton, C.B., D.S.O.  
Coppinger, Rear-Admiral Robert Henry, C.B.E.  
Corry, Rear-Admiral Alvin Coote  
Covey, Rear-Admiral Alvin Coote  
Cradock, Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher George Francis Maurice, K.C.V.O., C.B.  
Craig, Rear-Admiral Arthur William  
Creagh, Rear-Admiral James Victor, D.S.O.  
Creasy, Rear-Admiral George Elvey  
Creighton, Rear-Admiral Sir Kenelm Everard Lane, K.B.E., M.V.O. 29 Dec 2009
Cresswell, Rear-Admiral George Hector, C.B., D.S.O.  
Crutchley, Rear-Admiral Victor Alexander Charles  
Culme-Seymour, Vice-Admiral Sir Michael, K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Cumberledge, Rear-Admiral Claude Lionel  
Cumming, Rear-Admiral Robert Stevenson Dalton  
Currey, Rear-Admiral Hugh Schomberg, D.S.O.  
D'Aeth, Rear-Admiral Arthur Cloudesly, C.B.  
Dalglish, Rear-Admiral Robin Campsie, C.B.  
Daniel, Rear-Admiral Charles Saumarez, C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Dannreuther, Rear-Admiral Hubert Edward, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Dare, Rear-Admiral Charles Holcombe  
Darke, Rear-Admiral Reginald Burnard, D.S.O.  
Dawson, Rear-Admiral Sir Oswald Henry, K.B.E. 29 Dec 2009
Dawson, Rear-Admiral Willoughby Pudsey  
de Meric, Martin, M.V.O.  
De Salis, Rear-Admiral William  
Dewar, Rear-Admiral Alan Ramsay  
Dicken, Rear-Admiral Charles Gauntless  
Dicken, Rear-Admiral Edward Bernard Cornish, C.B.E., D.S.C.  
Dobson, Rear-Admiral Claude Congreve, V.C., D.S.O.  
Doughty, Rear-Admiral Henry Montagu, C.B., C.M.G.  
Douglas-Pennant, Rear-Admiral Cyril Eustace  
Dumaresq, Rear-Admiral John Saumarez, C.B., C.V.O.  
Dundas, Rear-Admiral John George Lawrence, C.B.E.  
Edwards, Rear-Admiral Herbert MacIver  
Egerton, Rear-Admiral Brian  
Egerton, Rear-Admiral Wilfred Allan, C.M.G.  
Elder, Rear-Admiral William Leslie, C.M.G.  
Elliott, Rear-Admiral Frank, O.B.E.  
Ellison, Rear-Admiral Alfred Astley, C.B.  
England, Rear-Admiral Hugh Turner, D.S.O.  
Eustace, Rear-Admiral John Bridges  
Ewart, Rear-Admiral Arthur Wartenslebe  
Eyres, Rear-Admiral Cresswell John  
Farlie, Rear-Admiral James Uchtred, C.M.G.  
Finnes, Rear-Admiral Frank  
Fitzgerald, Rear-Admiral John Untacke Penrose, C.B. 28 Dec 2009
Forbes-Sempill, Rear-Admiral The Honourable Arthur Lionel Ochoncar  
Forster, Rear-Admiral Herbert Acheson  
Forsyth, Rear-Admiral William Carnegie Codrington  
Fox, Rear-Admiral Cecil Henry, C.B.  
Franklin, Rear-Admiral Harold Gordon Cooper  
Fraser, Rear-Admiral James Stewart Gordon, C.B.E., D.S.O. 30/12/2009
Garnett, Rear-Admiral Herbert Neville, C.M.G  
Gibson, Rear-Admiral Isham Worsley, O.B.E., M.V.O 28 Dec 2009
Goodridge, Rear-Admiral Walter Somerville, C.I.E.  
Goolden, Rear-Admiral Francis Hugh Walter, C.B.  
Gower, Rear-Admiral The Honourable William Spencer Leveson  
Graham, Rear-Admiral Cosmo Murrary, C.B. 28 Dec 2009
Graham, Rear-Admiral Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame  
Grant, Rear-Admiral Noel, C.B.  
Grant-Dalton, Rear-Admiral John Foster  
Granville, Rear-Admiral Charles Delabere  
Greet, Rear-Admiral Thomas Young  
Groome, Rear-Admiral Robert Leonard  
Hallifax, Rear-Admiral Guy Waterhouse, C.M.G.  
Hamilton, Rear-Admiral Hugh Dundas  
Hamilton, Rear-Admiral John Claude 28 Dec 2009
Hammet, Rear-Admiral James Lacon  
Hammick, Rear-Admiral Alexander Robert  
Harris, Rear-Admiral Charles Frederick  
Harrison, Rear-Admiral Gerald Cartmell 30 Dec 2009
Haworth-Booth, Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Fitzgerald, K.C.M.G.  
Heneage, Rear-Admiral Algernon Walker  
Hill, Rear-Admiral Peter William Edward  
Hodge, Rear-Admiral The Honourable Claude Preston Hermon, D.S.C.  
Hodgson, Rear-Admiral John Coombe, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Holbrook, Rear-Admiral Leonard Stanley, M.V.O. 28 Dec 2009
Holland, Rear-Admiral Hubert Henry, C.B.  
Hood, Rear-Admiral The Honourable Horace Lambert Alexander, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O.  
Hudleston, Rear-Admiral Ralph  
Hughes-Onslow, Rear-Admiral Constantine Henry  
Hutchinson, Rear-Admiral John de Mestre  
Jackson, Rear-Admiral Arthur Lambert  
Jackson, Rear-Admiral William Lindsay, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Jervoise Rear-Admiral, Edmund Purefoy Ellis, C.B.E.  
Kekewich, Rear-Admiral Piers Keane, C.B.  
Kiddle, Rear-Admiral Edward Buxton  
King, Rear-Admiral Richard Matthew, D.S.O. 30 Dec 2009
Kingsford, Rear-Admiral Henry Coare  
Kirby, Rear-Admiral Francis George  
Knowles, Rear-Admiral George Herbert, D.S.O. 29 Dec 2009
Lafone, Rear-Admiral Albert, Sumner, C.B.E.  
Lambert, Rear-Admiral Sir Cecil Foley, K.C.B.  
Lambert, Rear-Admiral Robert Cathbart Kemble, D.S.O.  
Lane, Rear-Admiral Henry Gerald Elliot, C.B.E.  
Langley, Rear-Admiral Gerald Charles  
Lawson, Rear-Admiral Robert Neale, C.B.  
Lees, Rear-Admiral Edgar, C.B.E.  
Legge, Rear-Admiral Montague George, D.S.O. 30 Dec 2009
Leir, Rear-Admiral Ernest William, D.S.O. 29 Dec 2009
Le Motte, Rear-Admiral Douglas Balfour  
Lewin, Rear-Admiral Charles La Primaudaye  
Litchfield-Speer, Rear-Admiral Frederick Shirley, C.M.G., D.S.O.  
Little, Rear-Admiral Charles Hugo Knox  
Login, Rear-Admiral Spencer Harry Metcalfe, C.V.O.  
Lumsden, Rear-Admiral Walter  
Lyne, Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas John Spencer, K.C.V.O., C.B.  
Lynes, Rear-Admiral Hubert, C.B., C.M.G.  
Lyon, Rear-Admiral Herbert  
MacFarlan, Rear-Admiral Robert Steadman 28 Dec 2009
MacGill, Rear-Admiral Thomas  
Mack, Rear-Admiral Philip John, D.S.O.  
Mackenzie, Rear-Admiral Colin, D.S.O., C.B.E.  
Mackenzie, Rear-Admiral Kenneth Harry Litton, C.B.E.  
Mackenzie, Rear-Admiral William Beveridge  
Mackinnon, Rear-Admiral Edward Julius Gordon, D.S.O.  
Macnamara, Rear-Admiral Patrick, C.B., C.B.E.  
Macpherson Rear-Admiral Kenneth Douglas Worsley 30 Dec 2009
Manners, Rear-Admiral Sir Errol, K.B.E. 30 Dec 2009
Mansfield, Rear-Admiral John Maurice, D.S.C.  
Mark-Wardlaw, Rear-Admiral William Penrose, D.S.O.  
Marrack, Rear-Admiral Hugh Richard, C.B.E.  
Martin, Rear-Admiral Banjamin Charles Stanley  
Mason, Rear-Admiral Cathcart Romer, C.M.G., C.I.E.  
Maxwell, Rear-Admiral Sir Wellwood George Courtenay, K.B.E., C.M.G., D.C.L. 29 Dec 2009
Maxwell-Scott, Malcolm Joseph Raphael, D.S.O.  
May, Rear-Admiral Henry John  
McCarthy, Rear-Admiral Edward Desmond Bewley  
Metaxa, Rear-Admiral Count Frederick Cosmeto  
Middleton, Rear-Admiral Gervase Boswell  
Miller, Rear-Admiral Stanley Roy  
Mitchell, Rear-Admiral William Mitchell, C.B.E.  
Moggeridge, Rear-Admiral Arthur Yerbury  
Monro, Rear-Admiral Charles Edward  
Montgomerie, Rear-Admiral Robert Archibald James  
Morgan, Rear-Admiral Frederick Robert William, M.V.O.  
O'Callaghan, Rear-Admiral Michael Pelham  
Oldham, Rear-Admiral Ronald Wolseley, O.B.E.  
Oliphant, Rear-Admiral Laurence Richard, C.B.E.  
Oliver, Rear-Admiral Robert Don  
O'Neill, Rear-Admiral Niel 28 Dec 2009
Onslow, Rear-Admiral Constantine Henry Hughes  
Ottley, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Langdale, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O.  
Packer, Rear-Admiral Herbert Annesley  
Paine, Rear-Admiral Godfrey Marshall, K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Parr, Rear-Admiral Alfred Arthur Chase  
Patterson, Rear-Admiral Julian Francis Chichester, O.B.E.  
Patterson, Rear-Admiral Wilfred Rupert  
Pattison, Rear-Admiral John Robert Ebenezer  
Petre, Rear-Admiral Walter Reginald Glynn, D.S.O.  
Phillips, Rear-Admiral Henry Clarmont  
Phillips, Philip Esmond, D.S.O.  
Plowden, Rear-Admiral Richard Anthony Aston, D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Poland, Rear-Admiral Allan, C.B.E., D.S.O.  
Portal, Rear-Admiral Reginald Henry, D.S.C.  
Potter, Rear-Admiral Leonard Fosbrook  
Powell, Rear-Admiral Sir Francis  
Powell, Rear-Admiral James, D.S.O.  
Prickett, Rear-Admiral Cecil Burnaby 29 Dec 2009
Purefoy, Rear-Admiral Richard Purefoy FitzGerald  
Rainer, Rear-Admiral John Harvey  
Ramsay, Rear-Admiral Robert Bertram  
Rawlings, Rear-Admiral Henry Clive, C.B., D.S.O. 30 Dec 2009
Read, Rear-Admiral Arthur Duncan  
Robertson-Scott, Rear-Admiral Charles Arthur  
Rees, Rear-Admiral William Stokes  
Reyne, Rear-Admiral Sir Cecil Nugent, K.B.E. 28 Dec 2009
Reynolds, Rear-Admiral Harry Campbell  
Rich, Rear-Admiral Frederick St. George  
Ritchie, Rear-Admiral James Stuart McLaren, C.B.  
Robertson, Rear-Admrial Albert John, M.V.O.  
Robinson, Rear-Admiral Sir Cloudesley Varyl, K.C.B.  
Robinson, Rear-Admiral Eric Gascoigne, V.C., O.B.E. 29 Dec 2009
Rogers, Rear-Admiral Hugh Hesct, M.V.O., O.B.E. 29 Dec 2009
Rolfe, Rear-Admiral Ernest Neville  
Ross, Rear-Admiral George Parish, C.B.  
Rowly-Conwy, Rear-Admiral Rafe Grenville, C.M.G.  
Russell, Rear-Admiral Gerald Walter  
Rymer, Rear-Admiral Edward Hilary  
Salmond, Rear-Admiral James Sacheverell Constable 29 Dec 2009
Sandemann, Rear-Admiral Henry George Glass, C.M.G.  
Sandford, Rear-Admiral Cecil Stanley, O.B.E.  
Sarel, Rear-Admiral Colin Alfred Molyneux, O.B.E.  
Savory, Rear-Admiral Herbert Whitmore  
Sawbridge, Rear-Admiral Henry Richard, O.B.E.  
Sedgwick, Rear-Admiral Cyril Gordon, C.B.  
Shelley, Rear-Admiral Richard  
Shipway, Rear-Admiral Hugh  
Shortland, Rear-Admiral Edward George  
Simeon, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Edward Barrington, K.B.E., C.B.  
Simpson, Rear-Admiral Ch  
Sinclair of Freswick, Rear-Admiral Sir Edwyn Sinclair Alexander, K.C.B., M.V.O.  
Sladen-Watkins, Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Robert, D.S.O.  
Smith, Admiral Arthur Gordon, C.M.G.  
Smith, Rear-Admiral George Walter  
Smithwick, Rear-Admiral Algernon Robert, D.S.O.  
Smyth, Rear-Admiral Harry Hesketh, D.S.O., C.M.G.  
Stewart, Rear-Admiral Robert Hawthorn Johnston  
Stileman, Rear-Admiral Sir Harry Hampson, K.B.E.  
Stoddart, Rear-Admiral Archibale Peile, C.B.  
Stuart, Rear-Admiral Charles Gage, D.S.O., D.S.O.  
Stuart, Rear-Admiral Leslie Creery  
Sturdee, Rear-Admiral Sir Lionel Arthur Doveton, Bart., C.B.E.  
Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Fraser, K.C.B.  
Tate, Rear-Admiral Alban Giffard  
Taylor, Rear-Admiral Alfred Hugh, C.B., O.B.E.  
Taylor, Rear-Admiral George William, C.B.E. 29 Dec 2009
Thomson, Rear-Admiral Colin Sinclair  
Thomson, Rear-Admiral George Pirie, O.B.E.  
Thursfield, Rear-Admiral Henry George 29 Dec 2009
Tillard, Rear-Admiral Sir Aubrey Thomas, K.B.E., D.S.O. 28 Dec 2009
Tillard, Rear-Admiral Philip Francis  
Tillard, Rear-Admiral Stephen Dowell 30 Dec 2009
Todd, Rear-Admiral George James, D.S.O.  
Tower, Ion Beauchamp Buter, D.S.C.  
Troubridge, Rear-Admiral Thomas Hope, D.S.O  
Tufnell, Rear-Admiral Lionel Grant  
Tuke, Rear-Admiral John Arthur  
Twile, Rear-Admiral Charles Edward, C.B.E., D.S.O. 30 Dec 2009
Vaughan-Lee, Rear-Admiral Charles Lionel  
Villiers, Edward Charles, C.M.G.  
Walker, Rear-Admiral Arthur Horace, O.B.E. 28 Dec 2009
Warren, Rear-Admiral Guy Langton, C.B.  
Warren, Rear-Admiral Herbert Augustus  
Warton, Rear-Admiral John Fenwick, C.M.G., C.B.E.  
Watson, Rear-Admiral Bertram Chalmers  
Watson, Rear-Admiral Burges, C.V.O.  
Watson, Rear-Admiral Cathcart Romer, C.M.G., C.B.E.  
Watson, Rear-Admiral Fisher Burges, C.B., D.S.O.  
Watson, Rear-Admiral John Fenwick, C.M.G., C.B.E.  
Wilkinson, Rear-Admiral Julian Charles Allix  
Windham, Rear-Admiral Charles  
Windsor, Rear-Admiral His Royal Highness George Edward Alexander Edmund , Duke of Kent  
Wood, Rear-Admiral Arthur Edmund, C.M.G.  
Woodhouse, Rear-Admiral Charles Henry Lawrence, C.B.  
Young, Rear-Admiral John Harold 29 Dec 2009