- George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe
George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC, FRS (
4 April 1918– 22 February 2007) was a British politician and statesman, diplomat and businessman. Jellicoe was the only son but sixth and youngest child of First World Warnaval commander, the hero of Jutland, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe by his wife Florence Gwendoline (died 1964), second daughter of Sir Charles Cayzer, 1st Bart., of Gartmore, Perthshire.
Jellicoe was the one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in the world, being a member of the House of Lords for 68 years (1939-2007).
Jellicoe was born at Hatfield. He weighed 14LBs. He was christened on 29 July by Dr.
Cosmo Lang, the 89th Archbishop of York, while King George V, (represented by Admiral Sir Stanley Colville), and Lady Patricia Ramsay (at the time she was known as HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught) stood sponsor as two of his godparents. The others were: Miss Lilian Lear, Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey (Third Sea Lord), Mr. Eustace Burrows (cousin), Major Herbert Cayzer (uncle), and Rev. Frederick G. G. Jellicoe (uncle, and Rector of New Alresford). Most of his childhood was spent at St. Lawrence Hall, near Ventnoron the Isle of Wight; at a Broadstairs(Kent) prep school; in London; and in the Dominion of New Zealand, where his father was Viceroyas Governor-General between 1921 and 1924. He was educated at Winchester College, where he was styled and known of as Viscount Brocas. He won the Vere Herbert Smith history prize and secured an exhibition to Trinity College, Cambridge(matriculated 1936. BA, Modern History tripos 1939, but awarded 1966). He was chairman of the Pitt Club, and his tutor Steven Runcimanbecame a lifelong friend.
econd World War
In October 1939 Jellicoe was a cadet in the first wartime intake at RMC Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the
Coldstream Guards(23 March 1940), sailed (31 January 1941) to the Middle East with Colonel Bob Lacock's Layforce, (whose Commando officers included Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, Philip Dunne, Carol Mather, David Stirlingand many distinguished others). Served with " L Detachment" (from April 1942) (with some of the above and Stephen Hastings) which was the nucleus of the SAS. He was mentioned in despatches thrice, and wounded (bullet in shoulder) once whilst with the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards in 22 (Guards) Brigade in the Western Desert in January 1941. He won the DSO in November 1942 for operating on a raid that claimed to blow up more than 20 German aircraft, (Ju 88s), on Heraklionairfield, Crete that June: :'His cool and resolute leadership, skill and courage throughout this very hazardous operation were mainly responsible for the high measure of success achieved. He ... placed charges on the enemy aircraft and brought off the survivors after the four Free French members of the party had been betrayed and killed or captured', (from the London Gazetteof 5 November 1942, quoted from L. Almonds Windmill, p.49).For years afterwards Cretans remembered him as "O-Tzelliko" and "O Yorgo".
In September 1943, Jellicoe was sent to the Italian held island of
Rhodesto negotiate with the Italian Admiral Inigo Campioni for the surrender of his forces to the Allies. However, Jellicoe's negotiations were pre-empted by a surprise German attack on the island on September 9. He was able to escape from Rhodes during the resulting chaos while the Italian garrison was captured by the German invasion force. This was part of the Dodecanese Campaign.In 1943 he was named Commander of the Special Boat Regiment "Middle East" and he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. For the remainder of the war his SBS command conducted secretive and dangerous operations along the coast of Italy and Yugoslavia. In 1944 he won the MC for one of these actions. At the end of the war Jellicoe was among the first Allied soldiers to enter German-occupied Athens, beating the communist-controlled guerrillas ELASto create a pro-Allied presence in the capital. [http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2300414.ece] .
Years later, when First Lord of the Admiralty, Jellicoe told at least one reporter::'The only serious military distinction I ever achieved was having a new type of assault boat named after me. It was called I am ashamed to say, the Jellicoe Inflatable Intruder Mark One.'
HM Foreign Service 1947-1958
Soon after the war Jellicoe joined His Majesty's Foreign Service, (appointed a Foreign Service Officer, Grade 8 in the Senior Branch of the Foreign Service, September 10, 1947). He served in London (German political department, Third Secretary); Washington (Third Secretary, when Donald Maclean of the "Cambridge five" was Head of Chancery, and then as one of the 11 Second Secretaries with H. A. R. Philby, seeing
NATOsigned on April 4 1949, all when Sir Oliver Franks was Ambassador); transferred to BrusselsSeptember 10 1951 (Head of Chancery) acted as Chargé d'Affaires in 1952); London (no. 2 in Northern department in charge of the Soviet Desk from September 1953); and Baghdad from January 1956 (First Secretary and Deputy Secretary General of The Baghdad Pact Organisation). The Suez Crisis(from July 1956) wrecked everything the Pact was trying to achieve; Jellicoe was appalled by British policy and came close to resigning (L. Windmill p. 136).Jellicoe eventually left the Foreign Office in March 1958, after marital difficulties had caused an impasse (February 1958, Permanent SecretarySir Derek Hoyar-Millar wrote; 'You have a choice of ceasing your relationship with this lady [Philippa Dunne] or changing your job'). He became a director of the Cayzer dynasty's Clan LineSteamers (cargo ships), and Union Castle Steamship Co. (passengers).
However, his mother's family's businesses were ultimately less conducive than the
Palace of Westminster, where, back from Iraq, he Took the Oathin the Lords on 3 December 1957, in the Third Session of the UK's 41st parliament.
House of Lords and 1960s
Having first sat in parliament on
25 July 1939, Jellicoe waited until 28 July 1958to make his maiden speech in the House of Lordsduring a debate "The International Situation : The Middle East". He spoke from the Cross-Benches about the Baghdad Pact and Iraq:
'... Having lately lived for a year or so inBy October 1958 he had joined the Conservatives, in the Lords a natural home for such a "distinctly pink"
BaghdadI confess that I have not been untouched by the charm of that ugly yet fascinating city, and, if I may say so, of the diverse peoples of Iraq... Like all your Lordships, I felt, and feel, a deep sense of shock, indeed revulsion, at the brutal butchery of the young King and his family, and of that great, and greatly human, statesman, Nuri Pasha. I have also been shocked by the tendency which one sees current at the moment to write off the Nuri regime as decadent, feudal and corrupt. That picture, in my view, is a travesty of the truth....As part of the admirable development programme which the Nuri regime was carrying through there was a large schools programme. These schools were built for the purpose your Lordships might expect-to educate Iraqis in. But the Iraqis did not believe that ; they thought-it was a very widespread belief which one could not eradicate-that these schools were camouflaged barracks intended for the British Army when they reoccupied Iraq. These are the sorts of "ingrowing toenails" in the Iraqi consciousness which I feel we must try to eradicate, to draw out... ' Piers Dixonin Philip Ziegler & Desmond Seward (eds): "Brooks's: A Social History", 1991 ] Whig, who gave him the honour of moving 'an humble Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech':
' My Lords, I am acutely, indeed somewhat painfully, conscious of the great honour which the noble Earl Lord Home, (aka Alec Douglas-Home) the Leader of the House has done me in inviting me to move the humble Address to Her Majesty. The last time that I addressed your Lordships' House was from the platonic sanctity of the Cross-Benches. I then had the aesthetic pleasure of seeing your Lordships in profile : I now have the equal pleasure of seeing some of your Lordships full face. I do not know why I find myself in this particular hot spot this afternoon. I can only surmise that the noble Earl, fishing for a good large Tory trout, cast over the Cross-Benches for an ex-Ambassador and hooked an ex-First Secretary by mistake '.On
7 May 1959he asked a prescient starred question on the Planning of Motorways:
' ... Just as the Roman roads are with us to-day, so these great new roads may be with our successors 1,000 years hence. With this in mind, can my noble friend assure us, first, that the advice of the Advisory Committee [on the Landscape Treatment of Trunk Roads] to which he referred will in all cases in future be sought at a very early stage in the planning of these new roads ; and, secondly, that permanent professional advice will be enlisted from the outset at the planning, the reconnaissance stage, in order to ensure that these great new roads blend as harmoniously as possible with the land-scape through which they pass? '
20 July 1959he initiated a debate on "Western Aid for Uncommitted Countries", and by January 1961 he was a Lord-in-Waitingto H.M. the Queen, a Government Whip, in Macmillan's administration. He was Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government June 1961–July 1962; Minister of State, Home Office July 1962–October 1963; First Lord of the AdmiraltyOctober 1963–April 1964; Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy April - October 1964; delegate to the Council of Europeand the Western European Union (WEU) 1965-1967; president of the National Federation of Housing Societies 1965-1970; a governor of the Centre for Environmental Studies 1967-1970; chairman of the British Advisory Committee on Oil Pollution at Sea 1968; chairman of the third International Conference on oil pollution of the sea 1968; an hon. vice-president of PEST (Pressure for Economic and Social Toryism); and deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Lords 1967–1970. From April 1967 Lords Jellicoe and Carrington represented the Conservatives in the Lords on the Inter-Party conference group on Lords' reform, which came up with the unsuccessful Parliament (No.2) Bill (1968-1969). Leading the debate for the (Conservative) Opposition in November 1968 Jellicoe said:
' We hold that a grave constitutional change of this kind should not be brought into effect in the dying years of a discredited Government...a viable Upper House has an essential part to play in our parliamentary structure. We now have a quite considerable constitutional prize in our grasp, the opportunity to build a really viable Upper House on the basis of a broad consensus of support from all Parties... ' (
19 November 1968, Hansard via L. Windmill).
Cabinet minister and resignation
In Ted Heath's administration he was Minister in charge for the Civil Service Department (CSD),
Lord Privy Seal(as such he was eighth on the Roll of The Lords) and Leader of the House of Lordsfrom 20 June 1970 until 24 May 1973when he admitted, "some casual affairs" with call girls (from "Mayfair Escorts") and resigned (thus ending his third career in government service) in the wake of an unfortunate accidental confusion with Lord Lambton's different issue. The name Jellicoe seems to have emerged as a result of a connection between Lambton's Norma Levy and a tenement house or community hall in Somers Town in the London district of St. Pancras called "Jellicoe" Hall or House, after Basil Jellicoe (1899-1935) the housing reformer, and priest. The word Jellicoe was seen in her notebook, and a connection was assumed to the Minister rather than the building; a structure named after the earl's distant cousin, and one that may have been opened by the Admiral himself in June 1928. All of which could reaffirm the saying that 'no good deed goes unpunished'.Otherwise it may have been a confusion with a Chelsea pub: "The Jellicoe".Earlier having re-established relations with the miners' union leaders in February 1972 Heath appointed Jellicoe "energy supremo" to restore power supplies around the time of the Three-Day Weekand had him set up and chair a Civil Contingencies Unit, which was, when an internal crisis arose, to operate through "COBRA" ( Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms). In June 1972 Jellicoe was sent to lead Concorde's first sales expedition. As Alan Trengove in an article entitled "My Lord, the super salesman", in the Australian "The Sun" of 22 June 1972put it::' There has probably never been a sales team [122 strong] quite like the aristocratic British contingent that is trying to sell the Anglo-French supersonic Concorde to Qantas... The earl is an astute salesman who has obviously done his homework ... He has the stamina to address a couple of press conferences each day as well as make daily speeches... cultivate politicians, DCA personnel and Qantas bosses. At fifty-four, the earl looks a rugged character. He has a strong broad chin and speaks with a directness that appeals to Australians...Inevitably, he is beginning to be known in Australia as "Aeroplane Jellicoe". If he can land the Concorde deal with Qantas, they may soon be singing in Britain:::"I like Aeroplane Jellicoe,"::"Aeroplane Jellicoe for me."::"I like it for dinner, like it for tea,"::"Aeroplane Jellicoe has goodness for me".':Trengove considered Sir George Edwards and Sir Geoffrey Tuttle " 'equally impressive members of the sales team' ".::(supersonic flights were on the prototype Concorde G-BSST, certificate signed by Brian Trubshaw, and dated 15 June 1972).
Jellicoe, with the help of his very experienced Chief Whip, the second Earl St. Aldwyn), steered the "European Communities Act" (1972) through the Lords, allowing no amendments. The "Industrial Relations Act" was another legislative highlight.
After the resignation (over his marginal involvement in a minor indiscretion)
Richard Crossman, writing in "The Times", 30 May 1973(page 18), described Jellicoe as:
:' ... among the bravest, ablest, most decent members of the Heath Government ...:But need the Prime Minister have got rid of Lord Jellicoe in such peremptory style? Could he not have refused his resignation until all the facts were available? '
On return from the Whitsun recess fulsome tributes were paid in the Lords to their departed leader:The (Labour Party) Opposition leader and Jellicoe's predecessor as Lord Privy Seal, Lord Shackleton said:
' Lord Jellicoe... has been as good a leader of this House as we have known [cheers] .. I don't think we can let him go -though happily this is not an epitaph- without expressing our very deep sorrow to the House and to the country [cheers] ...with immense thoroughness, patience and personal sensitivity Lord Jellicoe fulfilled his role as Leader of your Lordships House [cheers] ... we [Lords Byers and Shackleton] found him an admirable open-minded and wise colleague; my Lords, I believe that we and the country have suffered a grievous loss... (Hansard,Lord Byers for the Liberal Party said:
5 June 1973, and The Times 6 June 1973 for the cheers)
' we regret bitterly his resignation... He was a reforming innovator and the House owes a great deal more than it probably knows to the interest he took in this House and to his initiatives ' (Hansard,From the Cross-Benches Lord Strang added:
5 June 1973)
' To some of us it had been a comfort to have had Lord Jellicoe as Leader. I doubt whether he realises how much we shall miss him. We have been deeply saddened by what has happened. The outstanding record of his achievements will not be dimmed; our warm regard for him will remain. ' (Hansard,William Kendall, general secretary of the Civil and Public Services Association said:
5 June 1973)
' In our union we respected him as a tough, capable and fair negotiator ' (quoted from the "The Times",Or as Daniel McGeachie in the "Daily Express" reported on 25 May 1973::'He was a man in the Macmillan mould', it was said last night, 'He gave the impression of a solid and straightforward approach to life, to the cut and thrust of debate-but at the same time he was an extraordinarlily subtle person'.
May 25 1973, page 2).
In the meantime veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff ("The House Magazine", 5 March, 2007, page 34) remembered him as having been::'a great friend of the Press Gallery...We used to ask him questions and -wonders will never cease- he would answer them, truthfully and giving us all the information at his disposal'.
In July 1973 the Diplock Commission, which had been set up to look into the security implications of Lambton and Jellicoe's adventures, concluded its section on Jellicoe (paragraph 24)::'... it was Lord Jellicoe's misfortune that his use of 'call girls' happened to come to light at the particular moment that it did, when the attention of the Press was focused on the private conduct of Ministers in connection with the entirely separate case of Lord Lambton'.Or, as one letter-to-an-editor put it at the time, Nelson if judged by the same mores would never had made it to Trafalgar.
Business and post-government public career
Loss of government office soon seemed somewhat serendipitous. With no estates to distract him Jellicoe was free to re-join
S. G. Warburg & Co.(1 October 1973), and with the help of Alan Lennox-Boyd, who was soon to retire from the board, he became a non-executive director of the sugar company Tate & Lyle1973–1993. Thanks in the main to Sir Saxon Tate, and presumedly because he had succeeded as chairman (until June 1978) of their subsidiary Tunnel Refineries, the family made him Tate & Lyle's first non-family chairman 1978–1983. Having revived and retrenched Tate & Lyle Jellicoe became chairman of Booker Tate, 1988-1991.
Other non-governmental jobs include: chairman of engineering plant company the Davy Corporation (Davy McKee) (now subsummed into
Aker Kværner) 1985–1990; director Sotheby'sHoldings 1973–1993; Morgan Crucible 1974–88; Smiths Industries Ltd 1973–1986; S. G. Warburg & Co 1964–1970, 1973–1988. He was president of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1979-1982. He succeeded Lord Limerick as chairman of the Department for Trade and Industry's (DTI) British Overseas Trade Board (BOTB) 1983-1986, for which he was knighted. That was followed by chairmanship (1986-1990) and then the presidency (1990-1995) of the East European Trade Council (EETC). He was chairman of the Greek Fund Ltd 1988-1994 ( Schroders) and of European Capital Ltd 1991-1995.
Lord Jellicoe was chairman of the council of
King's College London(KCL) 1974-1983; chairman of the Medical Research Council (MRC) 1982-1990; a trustee of the National Aids Trust (alongside the likes of Lord Goodman, David Puttnamand Robert Maxwell); president of the Royal Geographical Society(RGS) (and of the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) after amalgamation) 1993–1997; president of the Anglo-Hellenic League1978–1986; president of the Kennet and Avon CanalTrust 1987-1994; president of the UK CreteVeterans Association 1991-2001; president of the British Heart Foundation(BHF) 1992-1995; chancellor of Southampton University1984–1995, and has been closely associated with research and higher education. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Societyin 1990. In 1995 he helped found Hakluyt & Company, a secret commercial intelligence company based at 34 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, for which he was a director 1996-2000. He was president of the SAS Regimental Association 1996–2000, when he became its patron. Jellicoe was a member of the Onassis International Prizes Committee (1983-1992); a vice-president of The European-Atlantic Group and of the Byron Society; he was on the board of the Hellenic College London; patron of the City of Southampton Society; a patron of the Greek Archaeological Committee (UK); one of five patrons of The Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon; a director of The Landscape Foundation (now dormant); patron of Friends of The Royal Hospital School; patron of the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology; a member of the World Innovation Fund (WIF) and an associate member of INEED. In 2002 he became a patron of "The Second World War Experience Centre" in Leeds.
Jellicoe's interests in science and industry had strong but probably inadvertent echoes with the work of his ancestor Adam Jellicoe (died 30 August 1789). Adam Jellicoe having been a navy agent, and then deputy paymaster of the navy pay office ("Deputy Paymaster of Seamen's Wages"), had helped finance (to the tune of 27,000"L") the former navy agent, ironmaster and naval ironware purveyor Henry Cort's (1740-1800) invention (patent no.1420, 1784) of puddling iron. Cort's endeavours at the "Messrs Cort and Jellicoe" mill and ironworks at Fontley and
Gosportnear the Royal Naval dockyards at Portsmouth made for an enormous increase in forge capacity and helped establish the global supremacy of British iron in general, and the Royal Navy's defeat Napoleon in particular.(However, it should be noted that Adam Jellicoe died suddenly at his house 14 Highbury Place, Islington, on 30 August 1789, the day after defalcations to the navy board to the extent of 39,676"L". were revealed, thereby bringing down Cort but not his son Samuel Jellicoe (c1758-1843), who, having been Cort's partner and himself a former navy pay clerk, continued the enterprise).
Later state contributions
Back in the Lords and affairs of state; he was chairman of the Select Committee on Committees (1990-1993) and President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee (1980-1983). In 1983 he was author of the Jellicoe Report which reviewed the "Operation of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976". Somewhat curiously, "The Times" saw this appointment as the end of nine years penance in the political wilderness.
Between 1963 and 1973 Jellicoe had averaged 90 House of Lords daily attendances per parliamentary session. From 1973 to 1989 his attendance plummeted to a meagre average of nine appearances per session. However, between 1990 and 2001 he turned up a conscientious average of 72 visits per session. He maintained this rate until early 2006, though [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199697/ldhansrd/vo961028/text/61028-06.htm#61028-06_spnew0 Jellicoe's last full speech] in the Lords was made as part of the "Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech" (the Queen's Speech debate) on
28 October 1996, his subject was Ukraine.When the House of Lords Act 1999removed his hereditary automatic entitlement to attend and sit in the House of Lords, he was created a life peeras Baron Jellicoe of Southampton, of Southamptonin the County of Hampshire, so that he could continue to be summoned. The House of Lords "Minutes of Proceedings" for "Die Martis 23° Novembris 1999" records:
1. Earl Jellicoe (Lord Jellicoe of Southampton) —The Rt Hon. George Patrick John Rushworth Earl Jellicoe, having been created Baron Jellicoe of Southampton, of Southampton in the County of Hampshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 6 o’clock in the forenoon of 17th November 1999, took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
Earl Jellicoe remained an active member of the House of Lords for the rest of his life. He died on
February 22 2007, six weeks short of his 89th birthday.
At his death, Earl Jellicoe was the longest serving member of the House of Lords, and arguably the longest serving parliamentarian in the world, having succeeded his father on 20 November 1935 and come of age and sat first in parliament on
25 July 1939. Because he waited until 28 July 1958to make his maiden speech, a few peers (viz. Earl Ferrers and Lords Renton, Carrington, Healey, and Strabolgi) could have been considered to have been active parliamentarians longer. Moreover, at the time of his death, on the Privy Council only the Duke of Edinburgh (1951) and Lords Carrington (1959), Deedes and Renton (both 1962) had served longer.
In May 1973, at the time of his resignation from the government, friends are quoted as saying::' If he has a fault it is because he wears his weaknesses on his sleeve. He is too frank. I suppose though, that is no bad thing. He was not flamboyant but he was a hedonist. He is the sort of non-pompous person who does not try to hide his weaknesses '(quoted from Christopher Sweeney's article, "The Times",
May 25 1973, page 2).
In July 1970, as one of the first people to be breathalized, he was banned from driving for a year and fined 75 pounds with 20 guineas costs for "having consumed more than the permitted level of alcohol" in Old Brompton Road at 4 a.m. on 21 March 1970. The trouble was that his new
Reliant Scimitarhad a stiff gearbox, or so his story went. Luck saw to it that the case came after the General Election and the ban coincided with the arrival of his right to a full time government car.In 2000 his friend the former UK Ambassador to Washington, Sir Nicholas Henderson, wrote::'George is a man of moods. He is not complicated but a many-sided character. There are in fact four Georges: there is George the First, the unabstemious, boisterous Lothario, with a leer like a roué in a Peter Arnocartoon, blessed with an iron constitution and athletic prowess that enabled him to have been on the verge of the British Olympic ski and sleigh teams; then we have Hero George, the dashing man of action, a leader who whether descending by parachute or commanding by sea, kept the enemy on tenterhooks in the Eastern Mediterranean throughout the war; thirdly, there is George the aesthete and sightseer, who, with little finger raised, will speak discerningly of paintings, mosaics and furniture, a great patron of the arts, his talent as a collector manque only due to lack of funds, which has not prevented some bold purchases; and finally we have pensive George, scholar and public servant, concerned to promote the national interest, high-minded, cautious and conscientious'.: ' A striking and irrepressible feature of that character has been his easy communion with members of the opposite sex, and this may have been prefigured by an early experience. He spent some time as a small boy in New Zealand where his father was Governor-General. George wanted to become a wolf cub, but no pack was available, so instead he joined the Brownies. He got on very well with them'. :: ("Old Friends and Modern Instances", 2000)
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Aeneid, Book VI)]
Lord Jellicoe married firstly, 23 March 1944, Patricia (born 1920), (Cross of Merit first class of Sovereign Military Order of Malta (1959), historian of
Islamic artand a childhood boon companion of Margot Fonteyn), the daughter of Jeremiah O'Kane, of Shanghaiand then of Vancouver, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. He married secondly, in 1966, Philippa the daughter of Philip Dunne M.C. (1904-1965), by whom he had one son and two daughters. He had eight children in total, born between 1944 and 1984. He was a member of Brooks's(since 1940), the Special ForcesClub, the Ski Club of Great Britainand was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Mercers.
Lorna Windmill's biography termed Jellicoe "a British
Achilles" on account of two of his careers derailing as a result of women: in the 1950s for love, and in the 1970s for escorts. Otherwise "A British Odysseus" might have served.
*Page of Honour (one of nine) to King George VI at his Coronation (12 May 1937)
Distinguished Service Order(DSO) (1942)
Military Cross(MC) (1944)
*Ordre national de la
Croix de Guerre(1945)
*Greek Order of Honour (1950)
*Greek War Cross (1950)
Privy Counsellor(PC) (1963)
*Freeman of the City of Athens
*Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) (1986)
*Honorary Citizenship of the Village of Southampton, New York (12 September 1987)
*Companion of the British Institiute of Management (elected 11October 1988)
*Hon. Admiral in the
*27 October 1988 was "Lord Earl Jellicoe Day" in the City of
Fellow of the Royal Society(FRS) (8 November 1990)
*Grand Commander Order of Honour (Greece, 1991)
*La Medaille de la Ville de Paris (echelon vermeil), (6 June 1994)
*UK Life Peer (1999)
*27 April 2001 was "Earl Jellicoe Day" in the City of
*"Winston S. Churchill Allied Nations Award" from World War II Veterans Committee (8 November 2003, USA).
*Hon. degrees from::*
King's College London(Fellow (FKC) 1979):* Southampton University(LLD, 1985):* Long Island University(Doctor of Laws, 12 September 1987).
*"Old Friends and Modern Instances", by
Nicholas Henderson, Profile, 2001 (all chapter nine, pages 105-116).
*"A British Achilles: The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe", by Lorna Almonds Windmill, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, Barnsley, 2006.
*"Dod's Parliamentary Companion", 2007.
*"Burke's Peerage", 107th edition, 2003.
*"Review of the Operation of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976", by the Rt. Hon. Earl Jellicoe, DSO, MC., Command 8803, HMSO, February 1983.
*"The Boxer Rebellion", The Fifth Wellington Lecture, University of Southampton, by the Rt Hon the Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, LLD, FRS, PC, University of Southampton, 1993.
*"Lord Shackleton", by Lord Jellicoe, in "Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society", number 45, 1999, printed by the Cambridge University Press for the Royal Society.
*"Special Boat Squadron", "The Story of the SBS in the Mediterranean", by Barrie Pitt, Century Publishing, London, 1983.
*"The Life of John Rushworth, Earl Jellicoe, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O, L.L.D., D.C.L.", by Admiral Sir
R. H. Bacon, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., Cassell, London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney, 1936.
*"Tatler", 30 August 1939.
*"News Chronicle", January 30 1942.
*"(Australian) "The Sun", Alan Trengove,
22 June 1972
*"International Herald Tribune", 21 February 1978. Article on Patricia, Countess Jellicoe by Naomi Barry.
*"Financial Weekly", 20 April 1979, profile by Judi Bevan, page 12.
*"Country Life", 1 July 1999, profile, with a photo by Derry Moore.
*"Twenty-One: Coming of Age in the Second World War", by James Holland, HarperCollins, London, 2006 (whole of chapter five).
*Lord Chidgey in "The House Magazine", Dods, 12 February 2007.
*"House of Lords Hansard", Monday 26 February 2007: "Tributes: Earl Jellicoe".
*Obituaries:*"The Independent" (Dennis Kavanagh), Saturday 24 February 2007.:*"The Times", "The Daily Telegraph", & "The Guardian" (
Andrew Roth): Monday 26 February 2007.:*"Financial Times", (Sue Cameron): Tuesday 27 February 2007.:*"Yesterday in Parliament", (David Wilby), BBC Radio Four, Tuesday 27 February 2007.:*"The Scotsman", (Alasdair Steven), Wednesday 28 February 2007.:*"The Times", (Lives Remembered, by Christopher Roberts), 28 February, 2007.:*"The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald", Thursday 1 March 2007.:*"The Week", (a digest of the above), 3 March 2007.:*"The Spectator", ( Patrick Leigh Fermor), 3 March 2007.:*BBC Radio Four, "Last Word" (John Wilson), Friday 2 March 2007, (tx: circa 15:20-15:28).:*"The Herald", Glasgow, Monday 5 March 2007.:*"The Anglo-Hellenic Review", no. 36, Autumn 2007.
*"The Times", and "The Daily Telegraph", 1 June 2007, approximate list of those who attended his memorial service at the Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks,
Birdcage Walk, Westminster, on 31 May 2007.
* The Anglo-Hellenic League's "reception in remembrance of its former Chairman and Patron", Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords, 14 February 2008.::spoken tributes by Lord Moynihan, Tryphon Kedros, John Julius Norwich, Sir James Gowans, Dimitris Paraskevas, & the Hon. Nicholas Jellicoe.:::This event was reported in "The Anglo-Hellenic Review", no. 37, Spring 2008, page 2.
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199900/minutes/991123/ldminute.htm Announcement of his taking the oath] for the first time as "Lord Jellicoe of Southampton", House of Lords Minutes of proceedings,
23 November 1999
* [http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=631 Speech] to The Churchill Centre Inc., from proceedings of the International Churchill Societies 1994-95.
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199697/ldhansrd/vo961028/text/61028-06.htm#61028-06_spnew0 Jellicoe on the Ukraine. His last full speech in the Lords, 28 October 1996] .
* [http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2300414.ece "Independent" obituary]
* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70226-0001.htm#0702269000010 Tributes: Earl Jelicoe] Link to Hansard, Monday 26 February 2007.
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