Tony Hutton

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Tony Hutton

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Lieutenant Commander Tony Hutton
Born(1932-09-01)1 September 1932
Chislehurst, Kent
Died 5 April 2015(2015-04-05) (aged 82)
AllegianceFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy
Years of service 1945–1985
Rank Captain
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. [1]

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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. [1]

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Hutton was educated at Dartmouth Royal Naval College. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Captain Tony Hutton – obituary. The Telegraph , 14 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.