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Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

Ramsey had retired from the Navy in 1938, but a year later was coaxed back by his cousin Winston Churchill and was made Commander-in-Chief, Dover. It was fortunate that he was a fine organiser because it fell upon him to organise the evacuation from Dunkirk which he achieved to an extent beyond everyone’s wildest expectations. His organizational abilities were called upon once again later in the War when he was given the task of planning and commanding the entire Allied Naval Force for the invasion of France in 1944, arguably the biggest operational naval command in history. He was killed in a plane crash six months after D-Day.