Roderick Douglas Macdonald Military Person

Roderick douglas macdonald

Vice Admiral Sir Roderick Douglas Macdonald KBE (25 February 1921 to 19 January 2001) was Chief of Staff of Naval Home Command. Educated at Fettes College, Macdonald joined the Royal Navy in 1939. He saw action during World War II during the Norwegian Campaign. After the War he commanded various ships and was mentioned in dispatches for actions against EOKA. Between 1965 and 1966 he commanded naval forces in Borneo. During the early 1970s he commanded HMS Bristol. In 1973 he was appointed Chief of Staff Naval Home Command and then in 1976 he became Chief of Staff of Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe at NATO. He retired in 1979. In retirement he became a distinguished artist and retired to his home on the Isle of Skye where he was cheiftan of the annual Highland games. In 1993, his book 'The Figurehead' was published detailing his early war time career in the Royal Navy ISBN 978-1-85821-056-8. He is buried in Portree cemetery on Skye, Coordinates N57 24.180 W6 11.986.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 25th, 1921
Date of death
January 19th, 2001 at age of 79
Place of death


1. Fettes College Independent school

Fettes College is an independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland with over two thirds of its pupils in residence on campus. It is sometimes referred to as a "public school", although this is the term traditionally used in Scotland for state schools.

Type Boarding school
Institution colors
Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Fettes College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1870., Military Person
b. 1870., Military Person
b. 1896., Military Person
b. 1882., Military Person
b. 1960., Military Person
b. 1865., Military Person
b. 1889., Painting Artist

Military service

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Royal Navy


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