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

By Hugh Murphy, published May 2009


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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