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Sir Caspar John (1903-1984), Admiral of the Fleet; son of Augustus John

Sitter in 6 portraits
As the son of Augustus John and his first wife Ida Nettleship (1877-1907), Caspar John had a bohemian and itinerant early childhood. To the surprise of his father, he decided to join the navy and entered naval college aged thirteen. He went on to become Admiral of the Fleet and Vice-Chief of Naval Staff to Mountbatten (1957). A pioneer in the Fleet Air Arm, he was the first naval aviator to rise to the position of First Sea Lord (1960-3).

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Sir Caspar John

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on panel, circa 1920
NPG 6192


Sir Caspar John; Augustus John; Philip Edward Morrell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141838


Sir Caspar John

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 14 March 1963
NPG x87330


Sir Caspar John

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1953
NPG x90014


Sir Caspar John

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1955
NPG x168623


Sir Caspar John

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x18881