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Sir Eric James Patrick Brind, British naval officer. Decorated Commander British Empire, Knight Grand Cross Order British Empire, Companion Bath, Knight Commander Bath American Legion Merit. Member United Service Institution.


Brind, Sir Eric James Patrick was born on May 12, 1892 in Paignton, Devon, England. Son of Colonel Edward and Florence (Lund) Brind.


Student Royal Naval College, Osborne, 1905, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, 1907.


; 1 daughter, Lady Charles John Hanson. Married second Edith Blagrove, January 21, 1948. Appointed midshipman Royal British Navy, 1909, advanced through ranks to admiral, 1949.

Served various ships including H.M.S. Malaya at Dattle, Jutland, World War I. With naval staff Admiralty, 1934-1936. Captain H.M.S. Orion (cruiser) in Home Fleet, 1936, 37, H.M.S. Birmingham, China, 1938-1940, H.M.S. Excellent, 1940.

Chief staff Home Fleet, 1940-1942, assistant chief naval staff admiralty, 1942-1944. Commanding cruisers British Pacific Fleet, 1944-1946. President Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1946-1948.

Commander in chief British Far East Station, 1949-1951, Allied Forces Northern Europe, March 1951-April 1953.


Member United Service Institution. Clubs: United Service, Junior Army and Navy (London, England.).


Married Eileen Apperly, January 23, 1918 (deceased.; married second Edith Blagrove, January 21, 1948.

Colonel Edward Brind

Florence (Lund) Brind

Eileen Apperly

2d Edith Blagrove