Woods, Wilfrid J. (Sir) - from United Kingdom

ID: 249841
Organization: NATO
Country of meeting: in the year 1963

Admiral. Was a Royal Navy officer who served in the Submarine Service in the Mediterranean. In 1927, he joined the Submarine Service and served on HMS L19 on the China Station. HMS Triumph Woods' first command was the modern submarine HMS Seahorse in 1935. At the outbreak of World War II, he was Staff Operations Officer for the 6th Submarine Flotilla at Blyth, Northumberland, before taking his second submarine command, HMS Triumph, to the 1st Flotilla in the Mediterranean, arriving at Alexandria, Egypt in December 1940.

He was promoted to rear admiral and became Flag Officer Submarines in 1955 and appointed a CB in 1957. Promoted to vice-admiral, he was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, from 1958 to 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia, where he cemented Anglo-American ties. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1960. Warm relationships with NATO continued when he was Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet from 1960 to 1963, and in his final naval post as Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth from 1963 to 1965.


Activities in the Orangization:
Allied Commanders-in-Chief-Channel, Major NATO Commander