Captain Hugh Daglish LVO, JP, DL, Royal Navy

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Hugh was a founding trustee of the Guillemot Trust, instigated by the late philanthropist Henry Bicket DL in 2009.  He was the  chairman of the Trust until retiring as a Trustee at the end of 2016, after which he was appointed President.

Hugh was born on the Wirral in 1950 and went to Birkenhead School.  He joined Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1969 and after 4 years training, served in frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers.  Appointed as the Navigating Officer in HMS ASHANTI (frigate), operating in the North and  South Atlantic, he navigated her 26,000 miles to the Falkland Islands and back, using a sextant and dead reckoning –  high on his personal list of naval experiences!

Promoted to Commander, he ran a course for officers newly commissioned from the “lower deck” at the Royal Naval Staff College Greenwich, and trained over 200 officers.   He then commanded HMS NEWCASTLE (air defence destroyer),  bringing her from the Falkland Islands round Cape Horn and up the Pacific coast, then operating in NATO roles in the Eastern Atlantic, and in the Caribbean on drugs traffic interdiction and guard ship duties for UK dependencies.   In 1994 after a time as a desk officer in the MoD, he went back to sea, joining Her Majesty’s Yacht BRITANNIA, as the Commander.  He had the dismal task of making the early preparations for decommissioning, but left 15 months before it happened.  Her Majesty appointed him a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order for this service.

Captain Daglish completed 36 years active service in the Royal Navy on Guy Fawkes Day 2005 and moved from the south coast to West Kirby for a new phase of life.  He is now a magistrate, is associated with a multiplicity of charitable organisations and was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant in April 2015.