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Sir Philip Clarke
Born 14 March 1898
Died 13 November 1966 (aged 68)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Caledon
HMS Glasgow
Malta Dockyard
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 Order

Rear Admiral Sir (Charles) Philip Clarke KBE CB DSO (14 March 1898 – 13 November 1966) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Malta.

Naval career

Clarke joined the Royal Navy in 1911 and was promoted to midshipman in 1914 at the start of the First World War.[1] He served in the Second World War becoming commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Caledon in July 1939 and commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Glasgow in November 1943.[2]

Clarke became Director of Mobilisation at the Admiralty in March 1946 and Flag Officer, Malta in June 1948.[3] In retirement he served as President of the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers from 1955 to 1956.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Marcel Kelsey
Flag Officer, Malta
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Hawkins

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