Robert Woodard
Robert Woodard


Robert Woodard
Rear Admiral Sir Robert Nathaniel Woodard, KCVO, DL (born 13 January 1939) is a former Commander of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Educated at Lancing College

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Royal Navy admiral

Sir Robert Nathaniel WoodardBorn (1939-01-13) 13 January 1939 (age 80)Allegiance United KingdomService/branch Royal NavyRankRear AdmiralCommands held771 Naval Air Squadron
848 Naval Air Squadron
HMS Amazon
HMS Osprey
HMY BritanniaAwardsKnight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Rear Admiral Sir Robert Nathaniel Woodard, KCVO, DL (born 13 January 1939) is a former Commander of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Contents Naval career

Educated at Lancing College, the school founded by his great-grandfather, Rev Nathaniel Woodard, Woodard joined the Royal Navy and specialised in aviation.[1] He commanded 771 Naval Air Squadron and 848 Naval Air Squadron and then took charge of the frigate HMS Amazon.[1] Promoted to Captain he was given command of the naval air station HMS Osprey in 1985 and then became Commodore on the River Clyde in 1988 before being appointed Flag Officer, Royal Yachts with specific responsibility for the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1990.[1][2] He retired in 1995.[3]

He has served as equerry to the Queen and as Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall.[4] The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, which has been named in his honour, was opened on the site of the previous school, Boundstone Community College, in September 2009.[5]

Family

In 1963 he married Rosamund Lucia Gibbs; they have two sons and one daughter.[1]

References
  1. ^ a b c d Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ The Royal Yacht Britannia
  3. ^ Whitacker's Almanack 1996
  4. ^ Sir Robert Wooard at Burke's Peerage
  5. ^ The Sir Robert Woodard Academy Woodard Schools
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