Obituary: Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir James Watt KBE MD MS FRCP FRCS MRCS RNG FSA
Sir James Watt, one of three Hon. Vice-Presidents and former Medical Director-General of the Royal Navy, died in December 2009. Contributions to The Mariner’s Mirror included ‘Surgery at the Battle of Trafalgar: British and French Experiences’ in the May 2005 Bicentenary of Trafalgar special issue and an essay for the Centenary Issue, which was published after his death in February 2011. Following distinguished service during WWII, he rejoined the Royal Navy in 1948 and, following numerous senior appointments, retired in 1977 as Medical Director-General (Naval).