Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL on 7 November 2022.

5 comments on “Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL

  1. Chris says:

    Rest in Peace Sir

  2. rockpile says:

    an excellent captain in 1974/5 when we took Opossum out of Chatham refit ( the last conventional boat to be refitted there )
    and a real gent who richly deserved to reach the dizzy heights within the Sub service. Fondly remembered and sadly missed. R.I.P. Michael
    rockpile ( Bill Gibson )

  3. David says:

    I was the Navigator of HMS WARSPITE in Oct (or Nov?) 1984, we had just failed post DED operational work-up so after a docking period, the CSST ‘A’ Team, headed by CSST (Then Captain Boyce) was sent out to do the rescrub. I have to say that part of the reason we had not done well to begin with was probably owing to my incompetence with the Bearing Frequency Plot and narrowband sonar and its analysis. At the start of the rescrub period, CSST himself then coached me constantly and personally for my first 2 (6 hour) watches. The next two of my watches he was in the Wardroom making regular forays into the Control Room to see how I was doing and advising and cajoling as required. Thereafter with my confidence restored I never looked back and WARSPITE aced the rescrub. I have never forgotten that kindness. Our paths crossed again in 2012, when I was at the Port of London organising the marine aspects of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, but that is another story.
    Rest in Peace Sir, you will be sorely missed.

  4. derekw says:

    He was the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, a post he took on after the death of queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
    Unfortunately, I never served with him,

  5. A scholar and gentleman who was a colleague during RNEC Manadon training and degree period. Briefly in touch when passing ships and held in great esteem and respect.
    Prior to outbreak of hostilities for the Falklands he insisted on Government assurance that service personnel would not be liable to prosecution for War Crimes. Always putting people first.
    I understand that even when elevated to the deserved dizzy heights, when asked what he was he said a submariner.
    R.I.P. honoured Sir.

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