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Born on 1 December 1901, JOHN HUGHES-HALLETT was educated at Bedford School before enlisting in the Royal Navy. His remarkable naval career began as a Midshipman on HMS Lion in May 1918. Over the years that followed he was eventually promoted to staff rank. Following the outbreak of war in 1939, Hughes-Hallett served in the Norwegian Campaign and was Mentioned in Despatches. It was following this that he became increasingly involved in the Combined Operations organisation. Vice-Admiral Hughes-Hallett retired from the Royal Navy in 1954, at which point he entered politics. He passed away on 5 April 1972.