Some time ago I wrote the following:
‘Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Thompson, who rose from ERA (Engine Room Artificer) to ERA (Engineer Rear-Admiral), died 11 December 1996 aged 65. Strictly, he was a Rear-Admiral(E) and that designation was abandoned after 1956. The last Engineer Vice-Admiral was Sir John Kingcome who died in 1950.’
A friend has cautioned me that Admiral Kingcome was not the last Engineer Vice-Admiral but could not give an alternative name and date. Can any SNR colleague offer any comment or advice?