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Sir Guy Sayer
Born 1903
Died 1985 (aged 81–82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Years of service 1916–1959
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Ludlow
Home Fleet Training Squadron
Reserve Fleet
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Vice-Admiral Sir Guy Sayer KBE CB DSC (1903–1985) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet.

Naval career

Sayer joined the Royal Navy in 1916 during World War I.[1] He also served in World War II on staff of the Commander-in-Chief, The Nore from 1940, as commanding officer of the destroyer HMS Ludlow from 1940 and on the naval staff at the Admiralty from 1943.[1] He was also appointed commander of Naval Assault Force (A) for Operation Zipper, the invasion of Malaya,[2] in 1945.[1]

He became Vice Controller and Director of Naval Equipment at the Admiralty in 1953 and Flag Officer, Home Fleet Training Squadron in 1956.[1] He was Flag Officer, Helicopter Group during Operation Musketeer, the assault on Port Said during the Suez crisis, in 1956[2] and became Admiral commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1958 before retiring in 1959.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Onslow
Commander-in-Chief, Reserve Fleet
Succeeded by
John Grant

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