ADML M.W. Hudson, AC, RAN(Rtd), died in Sydney. He was born in 1933 and entered the RAN College in 1947. During his 44 year career he was commanding officer of HMA Ships VENDETTA, BRISBANE, STALWART, and MELBOURNE. He was also the Flag Officer Commanding the Australian Fleet, (FOCAF), and Assistant Chief of Defence Force (Policy). In 1985 he was appointed as Chief of Naval Staff and held the position until he retired in March 1991. He was promoted to four-star Admiral shortly before his retirement. Following his retirement he served on the Navy League Advisory Council and was President of the Naval Association.
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