Lieutenant Commander Tony Hutton
|Born||1 September 1932|
|Died||5 April 2015 82)(aged|
|Years of service||1945–1985|
|Commands held|| HMS Newcastle (1982–84)|
HMS Norfolk (1978–80)
HMS Leopard (1968–70)
|Battles/wars||United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus|
|Awards||Officer of the Order of the British Empire|
|Relations||Rear Admiral Reginald Hutton (father)|
Captain Anthony David Hutton OBE (1 September 1932 – 5 April 2015) was a British Royal Navy officer of the post-Second World War era who organised the evacuation of about 2500 British and Cypriot refugees during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
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Hutton was born in Chislehurst, Kent, the son of Rear Admiral Reginald Hutton, who had participated in the Battle of Jutland during the First World War and had been awarded the Distinguished Service Order and two bars during the Second World War.
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Hutton was educated at Dartmouth Royal Naval College.
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