Saturday 01 May 1993
Rear-Admiral Robert Alexander, died South Harting, Hampshire 25 April, aged 79. Commanded submarines during the Second World War, winning the DSO for sinking the German U-boat U308 off Norway and the DSC in 1943 for his role in a mini-submarine attack faced by submarine nets on the battleship Tirpitz, successfully disabling her for six months.
Frank Smitherman, diplomat, died 5 March, aged 79. Former British Ambassador to Togo and Dahomey 1970- 73. Consul-general in Bordeaux, 1967- 69. Counsellor in Moscow, 1969-70. MBE 1951.
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