GREAT BRITAIN: Ginger in Command

Wardrooms and British service clubs echoed with the news last week that "Ginger" Boyle was going to sea again, and in style. As Commander-in-Chief of the British Home Fleet, he will hold the second highest ranking post afloat in Britain's navy.

For four years Admiral Sir William Henry Dudley Boyle has been ashore. Until last year as President of Britain's Annapolis, the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and Vice Admiral commanding the Royal Naval War College, he beat navigation, gunnery, seamanship and engineering into hundreds of young men. ''Gingrer" Boyle's nickname comes from the...

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