Obituary: Admiral of the Fleet SIR F.C. Doveton Sturdee BART. GCB KCMG CVO JP LLD
Sir Doveton Sturdee died in May 1925 whilst serving as the Society’s second President, a post he assumed in 1922. A renowned senior naval officer, he had been one of the Society’s founding members and worked ceaselessly in the interests of its members. Although initially opposed to the Society’s decision to be responsible for the restoration of H M S Victory, his position changed and he devoted a great deal of his time and energies into the project. He was personally responsible for raising considerable funding to ensure the restoration was undertaken.