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  1. A portrait of Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet. He is dresed in 'whites', or Royal Navy tropical dress.

  2. 21 de jul. de 2004 · Cunningham was the best-known and most celebrated British admiral of the Second World War. He held one of the two major fleet commands between 1939 and 1942, and in 1942-43, he was Allied naval commander for the great amphibious operations in the Mediterranean. From 1943 to 1946, he was the First Sea Lord and a participant in the wartime ...

  3. British Admiral Andrew Cunningham —Allied naval commander—began the operation on 7 May 1943, with the colourful signal to "Sink, burn and destroy. Let nothing pass". He had also named the operation "Retribution" in recognition of the losses that his destroyer forces had endured during the German occupations of Greece and Crete. [1]

  4. 12 de jun. de 2006 · Admiral Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, affectionately known as “ABC” to his men, had entered the Royal Navy as a cadet at age 14. While nurtured in a battleship navy, he was an early convert to air power.

  5. 10 de jun. de 2019 · Admiral Andrew Cunningham proclaimed, “The Battle of Taranto and the night of 11th November 1940 should be remembered forever as having shown, once and for all, that the Fleet Air Arm is the Royal Navy’s most devastating weapon.” His remark was quite prophetic.

  6. 10 de ene. de 2015 · On 11 November 1940, Admiral Andrew Cunningham, the British commander of naval forces in the Mediterranean, had the opportunity to eliminate the entire complement of battleships from the Italian order of battle, at Taranto.However, questionable decisions in the planning process, combined with Cunningham’s decision to launch a considerably reduced …

  7. 12 de mar. de 2012 · Admiral Angelo Iachino (L) and Admiral Andrew Cunningham (R). The Battle of Cape Matapan, known in Italy as the Battle of Gaudo, involved contingents of the Royal British Navy and the Royal Australian Navy against a contingent of the Regia Marina. The commander of the Allied forces was Admiral Andrew Cunningham.