Walter Thomas Couchman

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Admiral SIR Walter Thomas Couchman, K.C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O., O.B.E. (19 March, 1905 – 2 May, 1980) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in India. He was awarded the Henry Leigh Carslake Prize for an essay submitted as a Naval Observer for the Fleet Air Arm.

Couchman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1938.[1]

Couchman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1942.[2]

Couchman was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1952. He retired in 1961 after a year as Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff..

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John E. Broome
Captain of H.M.S. Veteran
4 Dec, 1940[3] – 6 Jul, 1941[4]
Succeeded by
William E. J. Eames
Preceded by
Bryan G. Scurfield
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
7 Jul, 1941[5] – Apr, 1942[6]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. C. Layard


  1. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 108.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 864.
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