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1939-1945

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J.P.L. Van Dyck   to    A.F. Vyvyan-Robinson
Van Dyck,
Julius Pieter Ludovica
"Jules"
J.P.L. Van Dyck J.P.L. Van Dyck
J.P.L. Van Dyck J.P.L. Van Dyck
29.08.1919
Antwerp, Belgium
-
07.12.1995
Belgium
T/Midsh. 15.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 1942?, seniority 16.09.1941
T/Lt. 01.07.1943 (transferred to Belgian Navy 31.01.1946)
01.05.1941 - 09.1941 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) (Royal Navy Section Belge)
(10.1941) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
15.09.1941 - 03.1942 RN College, Greenwich
22.03.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Ilfracombe (Bangor class minesweeper) (Dieppe landings)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
05.1943 - 08.1943 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
21.08.1943 - 19.11.1944 Navigating Officer, HMS Lyme Regis (Bangor class minesweeper) (Normandy landings)
(01.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Lyme Regis (Bangor class minesweeper) *
01.1945     Admiralty Berthing Officer, RN Barracks Antwerp (Belgium)
Retired in 1980 from Belgian Navy, having reached rank of V.Adm., having been Navy Chief of Staff from 1973-1980.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Van Geffen,
Adrian Denis Auguste

Child of Violet Ellen van Geffen (of Dutch origin, naturalized 10.09.1931).
Married 1st ((06?).1938, Southampton district, Hampshire) Olive E. Reed.
Married 2nd ((06?).1940, Romsey district, Hampshire) Olive E. Reed.
Married 3rd ((06?).1951, Leicester district, Leicestershire; divorced 1963) Rosaleen May Lawton, or Kavanagh.
?
-
T/S.Lt. 27.05.1940
T/Lt. 27.05.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
02.12.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Alcantara (armed merchant cruiser)
01.09.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
Vaughan,
Philip
P. Vaughan
Younger son of Herbert Lawrence Vaughan, and Lucy May Hooker.
Husband of Violet Annie Sherriff; one daughter.
27.07.1907
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
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02.1990
Brighton district, Sussex
Prob. S.Lt. 02.10.1933
S.Lt. 09.02.1934, seniority 02.10.1933
Lt. 02.10.1935 (removed 01.01.1939)
Prob. T/Lt. 22.07.1940
T/Lt. 07.1941, seniority 22.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
12.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Glenroy (stores ship/carrier)
09.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Glenroy (landing ship, infantry (large))
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
19.06.1945 - (07.1945) on staff of flag Officer-in-Charge, Newcastle [HMS Calliope]
Vine,
Colin Frank
Photo: Prince of Wales Sea Training School Society
Son of Douglas C. Vine, and Gwladys M. Alder.
Twin brother of Cdr. Peter Douglas Vine, RD, RNR.
Married (1959) Elizabeth Jo Colpoys (died 1986); two sons.

09.11.1915
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
09.05.2007
[Farnham Crematorium, Surrey]
A/S.Lt. 30.10.1937
S.Lt. 30.10.1938
Lt. 15.05.1940 (reld from active service 1944)
Lt.Cdr. 15.05.1948 (retd 01.07.1950) (re-instated on Active List 06.10.1951)
Cdr. 31.12.1954
Capt. 31.12.1967 (retd 31.12.1967)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1945 New Year 45: taking ships' surgeon to tend an injured seaman at a merchant ship
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 01.11.1948 -
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 19.05.1960 -
Education: HMS Worcester (1928-1932).
Served BP Tankers (Merchant Navy), 1932-1939 (lastly as 2nd Officer).
26.09.1939 - (04.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Crescent Moon (Admiralty steel drifter; boom defence vessel/minesweeper) (Port Said, Egypt)
09.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
27.02.1942 - 26.11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Crescent Moon (Admiralty steel drifter) & Senior Officer, 400th Minesweeping Flotilla
06.07.1943 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Chelmer (frigate)
Suez Canal Pilot (promoted 1st Class Pilot in 1949), 1944-1956. North Sea pilot, 1957-1964. Captain Superintendent Prince of Wales Sea Training School, 1964-1975. Pilot, 1975-11.1985. Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and the Institute of Navigation (Master, 1985-1986).
Vine,
Peter Douglas
P.D. Vine
Son of Douglas C. Vine, and Gwladys M. Alder.
Twin brother of Capt. Colin Frank Vine, DSC, RD, RNR.
 
09.11.1915
Paddington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
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07.1998
Canterbury district, Kent
Prob. A/S.Lt. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 11.09.1938
Lt. 07.07.1940
Lt.Cdr. 07.07.1948 (retd 01.07.1950) (reinstated on active list 30.07.1951)
Cdr. 31.12.1954 (retd 09.11.1965)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 09.11.1949 -
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? -
12.06.1937 - (07.1937) HMS Iron Duke (battleship; training ship, Portsmouth) (for 3 months' training)
31.10.1937     HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
18.11.1939 - (10.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Landfall (Admiralty steel drifter; boom defence vessel/minesweeper) (Port Said, Egypt)
(02.1941) - (12.1941) HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt) *
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
23.04.1957     senior officers' tactical course
Suez Canal Pilot.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Vittle,
Edgar Asquith
E.A. Vittle (Photo courtesy of Mr Tom Barnett)
Married ((03?).1939, Haverfordwest district, Dyfed / Pembrokeshire) Katie Jones; one daughter.
11.02.1910
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed / Pembrokeshire
-
10.1993
Dover district, Kent
Prob. Lt. 01.12.1937
Lt. 22.04.1938, seniority 01.12.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. 10.1942?
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1945 (retd)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD 14.07.1949 -
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS St Adrian (armed yacht) *
09.09.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Malines (auxiliary escort)
10.1942 - 05.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Bagshot (Hunt class minesweeper)
07.02.1944 - (10.1944) [Commanding Officer?], HMS Porcupine II (Combined Operations base, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Suez Canal Pilot.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Vittle,
George Dawson
G.D. Vittle
Son of Henry B. and Elizabeth A. Vittle.
Married ((12?).1931, Plymouth district, Devon) Phyllis L. Williams.
(12?).1899
Plymouth, Devon
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(09?).1965
Plymouth district, Devonshire
T/Lt. 12.02.1943
01.1945 - (07.1945) Boom Defence Depot Plymouth
Vivian,
Joseph
J. Vivian
?
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Lt.Cdr. 27.04.1926 (retd)
Cdr. (retd) 21.04.1943
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? ?
07.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Mull of Kintyre
Voller,
Leslie Eli Arthur
L.E.A. Voller
Son of ... Voller, and ... Palmer.
Married 1st ((03?),1940, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Edna Thornley.
Married 2nd ((12?).1965, Birkenhead district, Cheshire) Ida Stott.
(09?).1911
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
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(03?).1970
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
T/Lt. (E) 21.12.1942
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Vyvyan-Robinson,
Arthur Frederick
A.F. Vyvyan-Robinson
Son of ... Vyvyan-Robinson, and ... MacDonnell.
27.11.1925
East Preston district, Sussex
-
01.1999
Truro district, Cornwall
T/A/S.Lt. 27.05.1945
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 30.04.1965 (retd)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration RD ? ?
16.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Teazer
       
 
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