Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979)
Naval officer and statesman. In 1929, Mountbatten was placed in charge of wireless instruction at Portsmouth. Finding the teaching materials inadequate, he set up a drawing school to produce standardised drawings of every wireless circuit for the Admiralty Handbook. In 1931, Mountbatten was appointed Fleet Wireless Officer in the Mediterranean. In 1943, he became Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command. After the war, Mountbatten was appointed Viceroy of India, a post he held until independence in 1948, and in 1955 became First Sea Lord. He was President of the IERE in 1947 and 1961.
The Mountbatten Medal
The Mountbatten Medal was established by the National Electronics Council in 1992. The Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution, or contributions over a period, to the promotion of electronics or information technology and their application. Names and post-nominal letters appear in the list below as recorded in the Roll of Mountbatten Medallists, held in the IET Archives.