Ernest Archer (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Ernest Archer
Born(1891-09-14)14 September 1891
Dover, Kent, England
Died17 December 1958(1958-12-17) (aged 67)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1904–1950
RankAdmiral
Commands heldHMS Revenge
Royal Navy Barracks at Portsmouth
Flag Officer, Gibraltar
Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Ernest Russell Archer, KCB, CBE (14 September 1891 – 17 December 1958) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Naval career[edit]

Archer joined the Royal Navy in 1904.[1] He served in World War I in destroyers.[1] He also served in World War II as Captain of the battleship HMS Revenge from 1939: in this capacity he led the transport of the UK's gold bullion to Canada in July 1940.[2] He continued his war service as Commander of the Royal Navy Barracks at Portsmouth from 1941, as Senior Naval Officer in North Russia from 1943 and then as Head of the Joint Services Mission to Moscow from 1944.[1] After the War he became Flag Officer, Gibraltar.[1] He was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1948[3] and retired in 1950.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1917 he married Margaret Elizabeth Hope Bayly.[4]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
1948–1950
Succeeded by
Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham