Times Obituary Rear Admiral Sturdee FO Gib 1969-1972

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Does anyone know if this Sturdee any relation to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee of the Battle of the Falkland Islands fame??? I have found no connection but it is an unusual name that I think that they must be related.
 
#3
The name is not as unusual as you might think. In 1965, three Sturdees were serving as officers in the RN including the subject of the obituary who was then a Captain. One of the others was a training officer on board HMS Scarborough in the Dartmouth Training Squadron (DTS) when I was a cadet in 1971. Of course, they may all have been members of the same seafaring family.
 
#4
I had an LWEM Stout in my division. Sturdy officers and stout rartings; it makes the navy seem quite butch.

Editted to add. That was all before they let women go to sea.
 

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