|Sir Peter Woodhead|
|Born||July 30, 1939|
|Years of service||1962 - 1994|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Leeds Grammar School, HMS Conway and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Woodhead joined the Royal Navy in 1962. He served in the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation in the 1960s and was given command of the frigates HMS Jupiter in 1974 and HMS Rhyl in 1975. He was appointed Director of Naval Operations in 1985, Commander of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious in 1986 and Flag Officer 2nd Flotilla in 1988. He went on to be Flag Officer 1st Flotilla in 1989 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1991 before retiring in 1994.
In retirement he became Prisons Ombudsman.
In 1964 he married Carol; they have one son and one daughter.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Whitaker's Almanack 1995
- Jail watchdog threatens to quit The Independent, 25 February 1996
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