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**SOLD** WW2 BRITISH ROYAL NAVY UNIFORM VICE ADMIRAL WILLIAM LONGLEY COOK CB DSO

**SOLD** Uniform jacket and pants formerly belonging to Vice Admiral Eric William Longley Cook, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. Jacket features the standard black wool base, with double breasted set of domed R.N. Admiral’s rank buttons, Rear Admirals rank tape to both sleeves. The left breast shows ribbon bars for the following awards, Order of the Bath, Companion to the Order of the British Empire, 1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic, Africa & Burma Stars, all with rosettes, Italy Star, Defence & War Medal, with Mention in Dispatches oakleaf, George VI Coronation, French Legion of Honour and French Croix De Guerre....

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Uniform jacket and pants formerly belonging to Vice Admiral Eric William Longley Cook, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. Jacket features the standard black wool base, with double breasted set of domed R.N. Admiral’s rank buttons, Rear Admirals rank tape to both sleeves. The left breast shows ribbon bars for the following awards, Order of the Bath, Companion to the Order of the British Empire, 1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic, Africa & Burma Stars, all with rosettes, Italy Star, Defence & War Medal, with Mention in Dispatches oakleaf, George VI Coronation, French Legion of Honour and French Croix De Guerre. Gieves tailor label, named to E. W. Longley Cook, dated 1946. Good silken interior, with usual wear to cloth. Matching pants, unmarked.

Measurements: Jacket - arm inseam: 44cm & shoulder width: 43cm Trousers: leg inseam: 79cm & Waist: 72cm.

Longley-Cook joined the Royal Navy as a cadet at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and was mobilised at the start of the First World War. He saw action in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales in the British Adriatic Squadron. He served in the Second World War as commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Caradoc from July 1939, as Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties from October 1940 and as Deputy Director of Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare from July 1941. He went on to be commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Argonaut from April 1942, Captain of the Fleet for the Mediterranean Fleet in January 1943 and Captain of the Fleet for the East Indies Fleet in January 1945. After the war he became Chief of Staff for the Home Fleet in November 1946 and Director of Naval Intelligence in May 1948. In that capacity he warned the British Government that the United States "was set to bomb Russia first" and that "all-out war against the Soviet Union was not only inevitable but imminent".

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 6 cm