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Sir Charles Evans
Born 1903
Died c.1982
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Years of service c.1931 - 1962
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held 806 Naval Air Squadron
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Cross

Vice Admiral Sir Charles Leo Glandore Evans KCB CBE DSO DSC (1903 - c.1982) was a Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

Naval career[]

Evans initially joined the Royal Navy and was given a temporary commission as a flying officer in the Royal Air Force in 1931.[1]

He served in World War II as Commanding Officer of 806 Naval Air Squadron based at HMS Sparrowhawk carrying out bombing attacks on targets around Bergen in Norway in May 1940 and providing cover for the Dunkirk evacuation the following month.[2] He continued his war service with HMS Formidable in the Mediterranean becoming Commander of Flying on that aircraft carrier in the Pacific in 1945.[3]

He was appointed Director of the Naval Air Division in 1950, Commander of the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth in 1954 and Flag Officer Flying Training in 1956.[4] He went on to be Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers in 1959 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1960 before retiring in 1962.[4]

References[]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Wilfrid Woods
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
1960–1962
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Smeeton

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