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Website Last Updated - 06 Feb 2016

(from Sept 2006)

About Me

Philip A. Stewart-Johns

webmaster of this website

Myself in Brighton, Sussex in 1969 -

my first experience of

“Sussex By The Sea”


Thank you for visiting my website and I am very grateful to you for taking the time to get this far.  It has been one of my greatest ambitions to ensure that the legacy of one of my heroes - Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), was properly recognised on the Web and to this aim I created this website - mountbattenofburma.com in 2006.  This is the third re-design of this website and I sincerely hope that the many hours I have taken to put this latest transformation have been worthwhile and that you have enjoyed this site.  

Since 2006, I have had a great deal of hits and interest in this website from around the world, many from people who have either served with Mountbatten or who have some sort of connection with him, his wife - Edwina, or members of his family.  This in itself is gratifying to know that my primary aim has been achieved - to keep the memory of this remarkable and extra-ordinary man alive. Throughout all my endeavours with this website, I remember the words of Mountbatten’s biographer (Philip Zeigler) who wrote - “There was a time when I became so enraged by what I began to feel was his determination to hoodwink me that I found it necessary to place on my desk a notice saying: REMEMBER, IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING, HE WAS A GREAT MAN” and I urge all who visit to please do the same!

I was born in 1969 in the City of Portsmouth, Hampshire, in the south of England - the home of the British Royal Navy. Unsurprisingly my family have strong links to the Royal Navy - my grandfather served on HMS Hood (the British battle cruiser sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in 1941; my mother was a Royal Marine WREN (then the women’s branch of the British Royal Navy); my late father served on HMS London (a County-class Destroyer) which was the last ship in Royal Navy to fire a four-gun broadside).  I am proud that for 7 generations, my forefathers have all served in the Royal Navy. I am related to Vice-Admiral Sir Adrian Johns, KCB, CBE (b.1951) - lately the Governor of Gibraltar. who was previously Second Sea Lord and Commander in Chief of Naval Home Command.  I am also distantly related to Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns, GCB, KCVO, CBE (b.1939) formerly the Chief of the Air Staff and latterly the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle (and who taught Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, (b.1948) to fly an airplane!), who I would often meet when I worked at Windsor Castle.

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