|Sir David Brown|
|Born||November 28, 1927|
|Died||July 13, 2005(aged 77)|
|Years of service||1945–1985|
Flag Officer, Plymouth
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated in HMS Conway, Brown joined the Royal Navy in June 1945. After commanding four minesweepers, he took over the destroyer HMS Cavendish, then successively the frigates HMS Falmouth and HMS Hermione and finally the destroyer HMS Bristol. He became Director of Naval Operations and Trade in 1971, Director of Officer Appointments (Executive) in 1976 and Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations) in 1980. In this capacity he was responsible for briefing senior naval officers and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the planning for the Falklands War. He went on to be Flag Officer, Plymouth and Admiral Superintendent at Devonport in 1982 before retiring in 1985.
In 1958 he married Etienne Hester Boileau; they had three daughters.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Obituary: Vice-Admiral Sir David Brown The Telegraph, 21 July 2005
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