A man for all seasons....RIP.
As a young WEM(R) on board HMS Hermes I had the privilege of serving with Admiral Woodward. Admiral Woodward was the perfect embodiment of that somewhat over used tag line 'He led by his example' A leader sets direction, demands loyalty, provides inspiration and above all inspires confidence, I for one was inspired in way that would shape me for the rest of my life. My sincerest condolences to Admiral Woodward's family, as he sails 'up channel' this one last time may past comrades light the way and for God to take back the soul of this true Sailor
The wind that blows, the ship that goes and the lass who loves a Sailor. RIP.
Best Skipper I ever served under. Sleep Tight Boss - God Bless.
A true & great leader. A fantastic Commanding Officer, privilege to have served under him.
R.I.P. Sir. Fair winds and follow seas.
'From the sea Freedom.'
You were truly am inspirational leader R.I.P
Sir may you rest in peace
Rip Sir, a born leader and a great person.
To the greatest maritime commander of the Royal navy since the second world war.He came he conquered and won.Sir you will be missed.God bless you sir.
Didn't have the pleasure of meeting you, but you were a leader and an inspiration to many. Stand easy ......
Rest in Peace Sir
Rest in Peace Admiral
We met at a briefing on the flight deck of Hms Arrow ,on route to a conflict imprinted forever in my head. You pulled no punches, and told it as it was. ..Sir, i salute you. ...R.IP
Had the pleasure to serve under you in the Task Force of 1982. RIP Sir.
RIP Sir. You made me the man that I am as part of the Task Force back in 82. God bless and condolences to your family
Sir in 1982 you were the right man at the right time in the right place, without your skill a lot more of us would not have made it home, Thank you, RIP
Have a TOT in hand To you sir RIP regardless of rank You are a matlot and a gent
RIP Sir pleasure to have served with you HMS Brilliant 1982
Sir, you were one of my Captains aboard HMS Sheffield 1977. Come the Falklands you were the right man for the task, a gentleman and one of Nelson's finest. Fair seas and a following breeze. It was a pleasure to have served with you and for you. RIP
Served with him on the Sheffield. A great captain
Honoured to have been lead by you to free the British Falkland Islanders in '82, sir. Now is the time to stand easy and catch up with old shipmates and the 'Brothers in Arms' that remain on patrol down South. RIP !
R.I.P. Sir. Thank you for your leadership in 1982. It was an honour and privilege to serve with you.
RIP Sandy, you led from the front.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived"
In memory of a great Skipper and gentleman.I had the privilege of serving under him on HMS Sheffield 1975 to 1977.Rest In Peace
The best Captain i ever served with. A Gentleman who took the time to "know" his men , an Admiral who "knew" the Navy.RIP Sir.
An honour to have served under you in 1982 Sir. Rest In Peace and may God bless your family.
From all shipmates HMS Hermes association
Sandy, I was your first 'fifth hand' in Tireless and asked by you to join. You also asked my future wife's brother (Bob Cullwick, 'jim' of Seraph) to bring any nice young ladies to his Christmas cocktail party. The rest is history, as Evelyn & I are still together after 50 years. May you rest in peace and rise in glory........
As ever, Don & Evelyn Soppitt
God Bless you Skipper, HMS Sheffield D80 1976 - 1978
God Bless you. May you now RIP.....................
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
My condolences to the Woodward family. May you find solace in prayer. Psalms 65:2
May the promise at Revelaton 21:3,4 bring you hope and comfort at this hard time.
my condolence to the family of john woodward. he will be missed.
Fair winds and following seas sailor.
Thank you for your service to your nation.
Fair Winds And Following Seas sir.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all his memories stay close to your heart. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
Best skipper I served with, R.I.P. ex Warspite crew member.
in God's care rest in peace