Arthur Vyell Vyvyan

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Air Vice Marshal Arthur Vyell Vyvyan, C.B., D.S.O., R.N., R.A.F. (12 March, 1875 – 30 September, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

With some degree of inference, we can say he was prepared for examinations and entry at H.M.S. Britannia by the tutoring of Reverend S. T. Briscoe, M.A., who had formerly been the Master of Navy Class at Portsmouth Grammar School.[1] Vyvyan placed tenth in order of merit upon entry, scoring 1167 marks.

Vyvyan was promoted to Lieutenant on 14 January, 1896.

Vyvyan was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1906.

Vyvyan was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1913.

He served as Assistant to the Chief of the Staff while working with the Admiralty War Staff from January, 1913 until October, 1914 when he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cordelia.

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Endymion in June 1915.

on 1 April 1918, Vyvyan was appointed in command of Air Force Units in the Mediterranean as Brigadier General on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief.

He ultimately became an Air Vice Marshal with a permanent commission on 1 August, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Tufton P. H. Beamish
Assistant to the Chief of the Admiralty War Staff
6 Jan, 1913 – 31 Oct, 1914
Succeeded by
John M. Rose
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cordelia
31 Oct, 1914 – 11 Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Tufton P. H. Beamish
Preceded by
Harold O. Reinold
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
Jun, 1915[2] – 26 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Cecil M. Staveley


  1. Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle (Portsmouth, England), 24 Aug 1889, p. 4.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393s.