Godfrey Milton-Thompson

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Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson
Born (1930-04-25)25 April 1930
Died 23 September 2012(2012-09-23) (aged 82)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1955–95
Rank Vice Admiral
Unit Royal Navy Medical Service
Commands held SG (1985-90)
Awards Order of the British Empire (Military) Ribbon.png KBE (1988)
Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png KStJ (1989)
Other work St John Hospitaller

Surgeon Vice Admiral Sir Godfrey James Milton-Thompson, KBE (25 April 1930 – 23 September 2012) was a senior Royal Navy officer. From 1988 to 1990, he was Surgeon-General, senior medical officer of the British Armed Forces.

Early life

Milton-Thompson was the younger son of the Revd James Milton-Thompson, a Church of England priest on the Wirral, Cheshire. He was educated at Eastbourne College before going to read Medicine at Queens' College, Cambridge (MA)[1] and further medical study at St Thomas' Hospital (MB, BChir). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1974.

Military service

Milton-Thompson joined the Royal Navy in 1955, in which he saw 35 years active service. He was Surgeon General in the Ministry of Defence from 1988 to 1990.[2] He was a Queen's Honorary Physician (QHP) from 1982 until 1990. From 1990 until 1995 he became Honorary Colonel of 211 (Wessex) Field Hospital Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteers).

Later life

Milton-Thompson served as Hospitaller of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem and Chairman of the St John Fellowship.

Personal life

Milton-Thompson married Noreen Fitzmaurice, the daughter of Sir Desmond Fitzmaurice CIE,[3] in 1952. They had three daughters.


  1. ^ www.queens.cam.ac.uk Archived 2012-12-22 at Archive.is
  2. ^ Keleny, Anne (20 October 2012). "Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson: Influential naval physician". The Independent. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson at www.thePeerage.com

External links

  • Entry on the Burke's Peerage website
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
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