Previous Commanders Australian Fleet

The following list chronologically records those who have held the post of Commander Australian Fleet.

List of Previous Commanders Australian Fleet

RADM Kenneth Allan Doolan
(1990 - 1991)

Rear Admiral Kenneth Allan Doolan

Kenneth Allan 'Ken' Doolan was born in Hurlstone Park, Sydney on 15 January 1939. He attended Kyogle Primary School, Wilston State School and Kedron State School before entering the Royal Australian...

(1989-1990)

Vice Admiral Ian Donald George MacDougall

Ian Donald George MacDougall was born in Sydney on 23 February 1938 and joined the Royal Australian Naval College as a 15-year old Cadet Midshipman in January 1954. He graduated the following year...

(1983 - 1985)

Rear Admiral Geoffrey John Humphry Woolrych

Geoffrey John Humphry Woolrych was born at Townsville, Queensland on 6 May 1930. He entered the RAN College (then at Flinders Naval Depot) in February 1944 and gained his sporting colours for rugby...

(1981 -1982)

Rear Admiral John Dixon Stevens

John Dixon Stevens was born in Perth, Western Australia on 27 May 1927 and educated at Kalamunda State School. Of quite humble origins, his father died of heart disease when John was in primary...

RADM Peter Hogarth Doyle
(1980-1981)

Rear Admiral Peter Hogarth Doyle

Peter Hogarth Doyle was born in Lithgow, NSW on 27 September 1925 and educated at Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne and Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. He entered the Royal Australian Naval...

Rear Admiral Neil McDonald
(1977 - 1978)

Rear Admiral Neil Ewer McDonald

Neil Ewer McDonald was born on 12 November 1922 in Payneham, South Australia. He entered the Royal Australian Naval College in 1936 gaining his colours for cricket, rugby and tennis. On passing out...

Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone
(1975 - 1977)

Rear Admiral Geoffrey Vernon Gladstone

Geoffrey Vernon Gladstone was born on 27 January 1921 at Wagin, WA the son of Rupert Gladstone (Public Accountant) and Myra Constance Victoria Gladstone (nee Jefferson). He entered the Royal...

RADM Davis Wells
(1974-1975)

Rear Admiral David Charles Wells

David Charles Wells was born at Inverell, NSW on 19 November 1918 and entered the RAN College (at Flinders Naval Depot) in January 1933. He was the outstanding Cadet Midshipman of his intake and was...

RADM William John Dovers
(1971-1973)

Rear Admiral William John Dovers

William ‘Bill’ John Dovers was born on 12 February 1918 at Dundas, New South Wales, the eldest of three children to George Dovers (a surveyor who had accompanied Douglas Mawson to Antarctica in 1911...

VADM Sir Hugh David Stevenson
(1970-1972)

Vice Admiral Sir Hugh David Stevenson

Hugh David Stevenson was born in The Valley, a suburb of Brisbane on 24 August 1918 to the Reverend William Henry and Katherine Stevenson. His father was the Rector of Holy Trinity Church and later...

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