Vice Admiral Sir Philip Alexander Watson (7 October 1919 – 8 December 2009) was a senior Royal Navy officer, rising to the rank of vice-admiral.Naval career
Watson was born on 7 October 1919 at 93 Limestone Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland to Alexander Henry St Croix Watson (1885–1963) and Gladys Margaret Watson (née Payne). He was baptised on 30 January 1920 and confirmed at St Albans Abbey on 6 December 1934. Educated at St. Albans School he trained as an electrical engineer with the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and joined the Admiralty Compass Observatory, Slough, serving until 10 March 1940 when he was commissioned in the Royal Naval Reserve as an Electrical Sub Lieutenant. He served in on the Arctic convoys from the United Kingdom to the northern ports of the Soviet Union—Arkhangelsk and Murmansk; in (Assistant Torpedo Officer) and was at the German surrender at Trondheim when serving in as Torpedo Officer. He was then transferred to the Royal Navy as a lieut
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