RAWLINS, John, Sir

United Kingdom (1922-2011)

Last updated: August 5, 2017 at 15:09 pm

Surgeon Vice Admiral; Director of Health and Research (Navy) 1975- 1977; Medical Director General (Navy) 1977-1980; member of SEALAB program; developer of sea escape techniques for pilots of downed aircraft; Past President of the founding executive committee for the European Underwater and Baromedical Society; former President of the Historical Diving Society; former President of the Association of RN First Class Divers; awarded the Gilbert Blane Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons for his work on coldwater diving in 1974.

Honours and Awards:

Lowell Thomas Award (Explorers Club, 2000)
Gilbert Blane Medal (1974)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1961)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (1955)
Honorary Life Member (British Sub-Aqua Club)


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