Obituary: Rear-Admiral E.F. Gueritz CB OBE DSC

By Hugh Murphy, published May 2009

Abstract

Teddy Gueritz was President of the Society from 1974 to 1991, its longest serving President thus far, and a Hon. Vice-President when he died in December 2008. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1937 and after a distinguished career retired in 1973 with the rank of Rear-Admiral. His wartime career spanned serving in HMS Cumberland when reinforcing the blockading of the Graf Spee off Montevideo to senior Sword Beach beach-master for 19 days from D-Day, prior to being seriously injured. Post-war he held numerous senior staff appointments, including Admiral President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

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