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ankes, E.W.J.
Banks, W.E.
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easley, F.M.
Beattie, S.H.
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laxland, G.F.
Bloodworth, W.S.
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Bristowe, R.H.
Brock, C. de S.
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Brownrigg,
T.M.
Bruen, J.M.
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rne, E.F.

 
J.M. Bruen   to  E.F. Byrne
Bruen,
John Martin
"Bill"
J.M. Bruen

Only son of Arthur and Lily Bruen.

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10.12.1910
Dublin, Ireland
-
20.04.1967
Midsh.
01.01.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1931
S.Lt.
1932?, seniority 16.01.1932
Lt.
16.04.1934
Lt.Cdr.
16.03.1942 (retd 20.12.1955; age)
A/Cdr.
14.08.1943?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
06.07.1943
Operation Pedestal (Gibraltar-Malta convoy 08.42) [investiture 06.04.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.07.1941
Battle of Cape Matapan [investiture 25.11.41]
Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
Operation Torch
15.09.1924     entered RN
20.03.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.04.1931
-
03.01.1932
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
07.01.1933
-
(06.)1933
HMS Comet (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
02.09.1933
-
(02.)1935
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (East Indies)
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
(02.1936)
 
 
no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
14.06.1936
-
(06.)1938
pilot, Fighter Squadron 802 [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
(08.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
17.08.1938
-
(10.)1938
pilot, TSR Squadron 822 FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
10.1938
-
(04.)1939
pilot, Fighter Squadron 801 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
(08.)1939
-
(04.)1940
Fleet Air Arm
06.1940
-
10.1940
Commanding Officer, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
24.11.1940
-
07.1941
Commanding Officer, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
16.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 778 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
1942
-
1942
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
16.03.1942
-
12.1942
Commanding Officer, 800 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier), later HMS Biter (escort carrier)]
02.12.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, 759 Squadron FAA & as Chief Instructor in Fighter School [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)]
24.05.1943
-
(08.)1943
[Executive Officer ?], HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
14.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Shrike (RN Air Station, Maydown, Northern Ireland)
(04.1946)


HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset) *
14.11.1947
-
(05.1950)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire)
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
-
(04.1955)
Air Equipment and Naval Photography Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Air Ace with 4 destroyed enemy aircraft, 4 shared destroyed, 2 damaged, 2 shared damaged, 1 shared damaged on ground.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brunton,
Thomas Bennett
"[Old] Joe"
T.B. Brunton (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Lee)
Married 1st (1922).... (died 1978); one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1979, Maidstone district, Kent) Elizabeth Lucia Brunton (26.03.1909 - (06?).1982).
Residences: Lee-on-Solent (1944),  Moulsford, nr. Wallingford.

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27.08.1896
Barnsley district, West Riding of Yorkshire 
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26.06.1987
Wallingford district, Oxfordshire
Midsh. RNR 1915
A/S.Lt. 27.08.1916
A/Lt. 15.09.1918
Lt. 27.11.1918
Lt.Cdr. 27.11.1926 (retd 27.08.1941)
A/Cdr. < 04.1940
Cdr. (retd) 27.08.1941 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
A/Capt. (retd) 28.08.1944
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 04.05.1943 Operation Torch (landings in North Africa 11.42) [investiture 13.02.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy landings 06.44) [investiture 13.02.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 12.08.1941 Lofoten raid
Went to sea aged 16 (apprentice in barque "Dumfriesshire", which was sunk 28.06.1915 off the Smalls by a U-boat).
02.10.1915 - 1916 served in RNR in destroyers HMS Matchless & HMS Melpone (Harwich Force)
27.08.1916     transferred, RN
1916      HMS Centurion (battleship)
(01.1919)     HMS President (for study at Cambridge University)
? - 28.07.1920 gunnery, torpedo & navigation courses
29.07.1920     submarine training
(06.1922)     HMS L 22 (submarine)
(07.1922)     HMS H 28 (submarine)
19.04.1923 - (08.1923) First Lieutenant, HMS L 22 (submarine) [tender to HMS Lucia]
(03.1924)     HMS H 28 (submarine) (pension for wounds)
(12.1924)     spare crew
(12.1924) - (01.)1925 periscope school (short course of instruction)
10.07.1925 - 31.08.1926 Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
01.09.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) (in charge of an A gun turret)
16.01.1928 - (06.1928) in command of Group "M" of submarines in reserve at Portland [HMS L 14 & HMS L 17]
05.06.1929 - (02.1931) Commanding Officer, HMS Otus (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
14.01.1932 - (05.)1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Swordfish (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin] (and for duty with submarines)
(06.1933)     no appointment listed
15.12.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
22.01.1935 - (07.)1937 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services: for command of the ketch Tai-Mo-Shan) [from 10.1935 als Secretary of the Royal Naval Sailing Association]
01.10.1937 - (08.)1939 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse; for command of the ketch Tai-Mo-Shan) [member of the successful RN Sailing Association crew at the Kiel Regatta 07.1939]
14.09.1939 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Botlea (Q ship)
19.11.1940 - 26.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Princess Beatrix (landing ship infantry (medium)) (Lofoten, Dieppe, Operation Torch (N Africa) [DSC], Sicily) [taken seriously ill; invalided home]
17.01.1944 - 17.01.1944 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (additional)
18.01.1944 - (2/3?).1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Titania (submarine depot ship)
(06.1944)     Principal Ferry Control Officer, Force J (Normandy [Bar to DSC])
28.08.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Mount Stewart (Mobile flotation Unit Base, Teignmouth) & Commanding Officer Designate of Special service establishment to assume control of units engaged on unorthodox offensive warfare
Skippered Hitler's steam yacht "Grille" for a year. Worked for MI6, 1949-1954. Ship's chanler, Gosport. Trials captain for Thornycroft's, Samuel White's and Camper and Nicholson's. Retired to live in Guernsey and finally Spain.
Literature: obituary in: The Daily Telegraph book of naval obituaries (2004, p. 28-30).
Bryant,
Benajmin
"Ben"
B. Bryant B. Bryant

Son of J.F. Bryant, MA, FRGS, ICS (retd).
Married 1st (1929) Marjorie Dagmar Mynors (née Symonds) (died 1965); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1966) Heather Elizabeth Williams (née Hance) (died 1989).

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16.09.1905
Madras, India
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23.11.1994
Worthing, West Sussex
Midsh. 15.09.1923
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1926
Lt. 15.12.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.12.1935
Cdr. 30.06.1940
A/Capt. > 06.1944, < 10.1944
Capt. 31.12.1944
Cdre. 2nd cl. 1948
R.Adm. 07.07.1954 (retd 01.04.1957)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 31.05.1956 HM's birthday 56 [investiture 10.07.56]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.03.1943 sinking 9 enemy ships 07-10.42 [investiture 27.07.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.05.1943 sinking enemy ships 11-12.42 [investiture 27.07.43]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.07.1943 6 war patrols [investiture 27.07.43]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 09.05.1940 successful submarine operations against the enemy [investiture 03.09.40]
Mention in Despatches MID 12.05.1942 special service
Education: Oundle; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1919     entered RN
(10.1923)     HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
(07.1925)     HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.04.1926 - 15.01.1927 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.01.1927 - (07.)1927 promotion course, Portsmouth
25.07.1927     entered submarine branch of RN
21.11.1927 - (06.)1928 HMS L 52 (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia]
04.12.1928 - (04.)1930 First Lieutenant, HMS R 4 (submarine) [tender to HMS Vulcan]
01.08.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.12.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
05.09.1932 - (01.)1934 First Lieutenant, HMS Perseus (submarine) (China)
(06.1934)     submarine Commanding Officer's qualifying course
27.08.1934 - 14.12.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
15.12.1935 - 17.01.1936 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)
18.01.1936 - 28.01.1936 passage to Australia per "Orion"
29.01.1936 - 26.01.1938 Intelligence Officer, HMAS Australia (cruiser) [on loan to RAN as Exchange Officer]
27.01.1938 - 02.1938 passage to UK per "Ormonde"
(02.1938)     no appointment listed
11.05.1938 - 30.06.1938 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
01.07.1938 - 02.09.1938 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean) (as spare Commanding Officer for submarines)
03.09.1938 - 10.10.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Sealion (submarine) [tender to HMS Medway, from 11.10.1939 to HMS Dolphin, from 18.11.1939 to HMS Cyclops, from 27.05.1940 to HMS Maidstone, from 10.09.1940 to HMS Titania, from 10.11.1940 to HMS Elphin, from 01.05.1941 to HMS Dolphin]
14.10.1941 - 26.04.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS P 211 [1943 renamed: HMS Safari] (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
27.04.1943 - 22.05.1943 HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (additional; for passage to UK)
23.05.1943 - 13.07.1943 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
14.07.1943 - 15.06.1944 Commander (S), 3rd Submarine Flotilla [HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)] *
16.06.1944 - 10.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Montclare (submarine depot ship)
11.10.1944 - 29.10.1944 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (additional)
30.10.1944 - 04.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) & Captain (S) 7th Submarine Flotilla
05.02.1945 - 25.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) & Captain (S) 3rd Submarine Flotilla
26.06.1945 - 04.06.1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship) & Captain (S) 4th Submarine Flotilla (British Pacific Fleet)
07.06.1947 - 20.10.1947 HMS Victory II (additional; for passage & foreign service leave)
21.10.1947 - 14.12.1949 Commanding Officer, Submarine School (Fort Blockhouse) & as Captain (S) 5th Submarine Flotilla, and from 08.04.1948-22.08.1948 Commodore Submarines [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
15.12.1949 - 09.01.1950 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
1950     imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
1951 - 1953 Commodore, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
04.1953 - 20.05.1954 Commanding Officer, HMS Glasgow & Flag Captain to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean
12.07.1954 - (01.)1957 Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training and Manning), Admiralty [HMS President]
Staff Personnel Manager, Rolls Royce Scottish Factories, 1957-68.
Published: One man band : the memoirs of a submarine C.O. (1958; republished as: Submarine command, 1975)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buchanan-Dunlop,
David Kennedy
D.K. Buchanan-Dunlop

Son of Col. Archibald Buchanan­Dunlop, OBE and Mary (née Kennedy). Married (1945) Marguerite, daughter of William Macfarlane; no children.
30.06.1911
-
15.09.1985
[Paris, France ?]
Midsh.
01.05.1929
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1931
S.Lt.
24.11.1932, seniority 16.03.1932
Lt.
16.03.1934
Lt.Cdr.
16.03.1942
A/Cdr.
04.08.1943
Cdr.
30.06.1948
Capt.
30.06.1955 (retd 25.08.1964)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
Operation Ironclad
Education: Loretto; RN College, Dartmouth



served as young officer in submarines in Mediterranean and Far East, then Specialist in Fleet Air Arm:
20.03.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
24.08.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
08.04.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (East Indies)
24.09.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
19.08.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Douglas (submarine flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
15.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Regent (surmarine) (China)
12.10.1936
-
(02.1937)
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
28.06.1937
-
(04.)1939
observer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
(07.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
29.11.1940
-
(02.1941)
observer, 812 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
?
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1941
observer, 831 Squadron FAA
11.10.1941
-
07.09.1942
HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier) & from 15.05.1942 Commanding Officer, 827 Naval Air Squadron
11.09.1942
-
(08.1943)
instructional staff, HMS Condor
04.08.1943
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(07.1945)
Staff Officer (Air), HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
29.10.1945
-
04.02.1946
Admiralty
04.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Naval Air Organisation and Training Division, Admiralty
03.05.1949
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1952
Assistant Naval Attaché (Air), Paris
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
1954
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1956
Deputy Director Naval Air Organisation, Naval Staff [HMS President since 28.02.1955]
1957
-
1959
Staff of NATO Defence College, Paris
20.05.1960
-
1962
Naval and Military Attaché, Chile (Santiago, Lima, Quito,
Bogotá and Panama)
17.07.1962
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1964
Captain of College, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
07.01.1964
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07.07.1964
Naval ADC to the Queen
1964


Commodore President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Buchanan-Wollaston,
John Alexander
J.A. Buchanan-Wollaston
07.10.1919
Hendon district, Kent
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Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 16.04.1941
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1949 (retd)
... - ... ...
12.06.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Illustrious
... - ... ...
Buckel,
Kenneth William Seaman
K.W.S. Buckel
Son (with one sister) of William Seaman Buckel (1873-1915), and Mary Emily "Minnie" Jackson (1880-1965).
Married (16.12.1936, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Beatrice G. "Trixie" Bell; one son, two daughters.
20.05.1909
-
18.01.2007
... ...
S.Lt. 01.01.1934
Lt. 01.01.1936
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1944 (retd 20.05.1954)
... - ... ...
06.12.1937 - (08.)1938 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
30.09.1938 - 27.10.1938 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (for sea trials)
28.11.1938 - (02.)1939 Physical and Recreational Training course, Portsmouth
27.02.1939 - (03.)1940 HMS Wildfire (training establishment, Sheerness)
21.03.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Resolution (battleship)
29.07.1941 - (12.1942) HMS Malaya (battleship) (and as Squadron P & RT Officer, Force H)
(02.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
06.12.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
30.03.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS City of Edinburgh (landing ship, headquarters ?)
(10.1944)     HMS City of Edinburgh *
(01.1945) - (04.1946) Royal Indian Navy
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buckley,
Frederick Arthur
F.A. Buckley (Photo courtesy of Dominique Henrard)
Son of J.W. Buckley, MICE, Civil Engineer.
Married (02.10.1913, St Margarets, Westminster, London) Eva Sophia Ingeborg Godskesen (1890? - 21.11.1962), of Copenhagen; one son, three daughters.

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04.09.1887
Southport, Lancashire
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31.05.1952
Southwick, nr Fareham, Hampshire
Midsh. 30.05.1904
S.Lt. 30.07.1907
Lt. 30.07.1908
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1916
Cdr. 30.06.1920
Capt. 31.12.1927
R.Adm. 10.01.1939 (retd 11.01.1939) (reverted to retd 13.05.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 18.09.1939
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Letter of Praise LoP 1944? Operation Neptune
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross Hkn 26.08.1947 services to Norway
Grand Officer, Order of Leopold II (Belgium) LeoII 01.02.1949 services to Belgium
Education: Stubbington House; HMS Britannia.
15.01.1903     entered RN
      served as Gunnery Officer European War, in HMS Venerable, Belgian Coast and Dardanelles: HMS Emperor of India, Grand Fleet and Black Sea
01.1926 - (07.)1927 Commander (= Executive Officer), HMS Warspite (battleship; Fleet Flagship, Mediterranean)
13.04.1928 - 1930 Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.08.1931 - 1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
09.10.1933 - 14.03.1934 Deputy Director of Training on Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.03.1934 - 11.05.1936 Director of Training on Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.10.1936 - 16.12.1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
18.09.1939 - 09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
04.10.1943 - 02.1944 Commodore Commanding Combined Operational Bases, Portsmouth Command [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
02.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Porcupine (landing craft base, Portsmouth) & as Commodore Commanding Landing Craft Bases, Portsmouth Command
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Buckley,
James Brian
"Jimmy"
Lt.Cdr. J.B. Buckley as a POW. Photo courtesy of Mr Brendan Foley. From his book "Under the wire". Photo courtesy of Mr Brendan Foley. From his book "Under the wire".
Son of William Geoffrey and Norah Buckley; husband of Phyllis Annette Ariel Buckley.

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23.04.1905
Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
-
21.03.1943
(killed while escaping as POW) [age 38]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 3]
Royal Navy:

Midsh.
15.05.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1925
S.Lt.
15.06.1926
Lt.
01.12.1928
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1936
Royal Air Force:

F/O
02.08.1927 [20160]
Fl.Lt.
01.01.1934
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1938
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.07.1940
FAA France & Channel
Mention in Despatches MID
04.06.1946
services as POW
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
15.01.1919     entered RN
15.05.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
20.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.01.1926
-
(05.1926)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.02.1927
-
(07.1927)
HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser, sloop)
02.08.1927
-
13.09.1932
temporary commission as Flying Officer on attachment for 4 years duty with the RAF:
01.07.1928
-
(04.1930)
No. 463 Flight FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] [attached to RAF]
01.07.1930
-
13.09.1932
No. 463 Flight FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] [attached to RAF]
21.09.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (East Indies)
27.05.1935
-
(04.1939)
reattached to RAF:
27.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Fleet Air Arm)
08.1935
-
(07.1937)
802 Fighter Squadron FAA [HMS Glorious] [attached to RAF]
(02.1938)


no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
21.04.1938
-
(06.1938)
Squadron Commander, TSR Squadron 822 [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) [attached to RAF]
28.07.1938
-
(10.1938)
Training Squadron, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory] [attached to RAF]
17.10.1938
-
(04.1939)
Squadron Leader Flying, HQ FAA, HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
(07.1939)
-
(08.1939)
Fleet Air Arm
01.1940


-


29.05.1940


Commanding Officer, 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)]
[
crash-landed 29.05.1940 near Dunkirk in his Fairey Swordfish Vb; captured]
29.05.1940
-
21.03.1943
prisoner of war Stalag Luft III; escaped from Schubin Camp (Poland) to Denmark via Danzig; together with Joergen Thalbitzer Buckley attempted to escape to Sweden, the 2 pilots drowned when their boat sank in the sound between Denmark and Sweden
Buckley,
Peter Noel
P.N. Buckley
Son of Frank Buckley.
Married (03.07.1945, Hooton, West Cheshire) Norah Elizabeth Astley Maberly (28.02.1911 - 12.1999), , only daughter of Capt. Charles James Astley Maberly (1881-1955), and Lilian Edith Millican (1879-1932), and widow of Lt.Cdr. Drummond St Clair-Ford (1907-1942); one daughter.

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26.12.1909
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
21.02.1988
New Forest district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.05.1927
Midsh. 01.01.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1930
S.Lt. 01.09.1930
Lt. 01.04.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1940
Cdr. 31.12.1945
Capt. 31.12.1952
R.Adm. 07.07.1962 (retd 05.01.1965)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1964 New Year 64 [investiture 25.02.64]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 21.08.1945 sunk by enemy after 3 hour-fight 06.07.40 [investiture 28.10.47]
Mention in Despatches MID 19.02.1946 services as POW
15.09.1923     entered RN
30.04.1927 - (07.1927) HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; seagoing gunnery firing ship, Portsmouth)
03.05.1928 - (04.)1930 HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
01.05.1930 - (02.)1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.12.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
12.04.1932 - (01.)1934 HMS Perseus (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway]
(07.1934) - (11.1934) no appointment listed
27.12.1934 - (07.)1035 HMS H 32 (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
02.10.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Seawolf (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
24.05.1937 - (02.)1938 HMS L 26 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
25.04.1938 - (06.)1938 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
06.08.1938 - (10.1938) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean) (for submarines)
16.01.1939 - 06.07.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Shark (submarine) [ship damaged by German aircraft off Skudesnes and sunk by surface craft; captured] (DSO)
06.07.1940 - (04?).1945 prisoner of war in German captivity (despatches)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
1946     HMS Ralph
05.02.1947 - (04.)1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
15.09.1947 - (05.)1949 Executive Officer, HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire)
08.10.1949 - (05.1950) Executive Officer, HMS Glory
1951     RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
26.08.1953 - (07.)1954 Commanding Officer, HMS Orwell (destroyer) & as Captain (Destroyers), Plymouth
18.11.1954  - (01.)1957 Captain of the Dockyard, Queen's Harbour Master and Deputy Superintendent, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
24.04.1957 - (01.)1959 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Vanguard]
21.07.1959  - (07.1961) Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Phoenicia]
11.07.1962 - (02.)1964 Director General of Manpower, Admiralty [HMS President] (CB)
Head of Naval History Branch, Ministry of Defence 1968-1975.
Buckley,
Robin Cecil Burton
R.C.B. Buckley (Photo courtesy of Diana Buckley)
Son (with one sister) of Arthur Burton Buckley (1877-1964), and Steuarta Francis Weyerman (1877-1951).
Married ((12?).1942, Hampstead, London) Pauline Enid Lewis Renwick (07.09.1922 - 22.03.1988), second daughter of Mr W.L. Renwick, of St Leonard's House Farm, Nazeing, Essex, and of the late Mrs Renwick, formerly of Southsea; two sons, two daughters.
10.09.1911
Genoa, Italy
-
23.05.1977
Richmond upon Thames district, Greater London
Cadet 01.01.1929
Midsh. 01.09.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1932
S.Lt. 01.05.1932
Lt. 01.12.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1941 (retd 12.1941)
George Medal GM 27.01.1942 dismantling Italian explosive torpedoboat Suda Bay, Crete 27.05.41 [investiture 14.04.42]
05.01.1929 - (08.1929) HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.01.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
31.12.1931 - 21.08.1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] (shared Ryder Memorial Prize for 1932 for first place in examinations in French)
22.08.1932 - (01.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
18.04.1933 - (01.)1934 HMS Westcott (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
28.05.1934 - (02.)1936 HMS Mackay (flotilla leader, 19th Destroyer Flotilla) (Mediterranean)
(08.1936) - (10.1936) no appointment listed
12.1936 - (02.)1937 HMS Echo (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
04.1937     qualified as acting interpreter French
29.04.1937 - 01.08.1937 qualifying for torpedo duties (long torpedo course), RN College, Greenwich [HMS Vernon]
02.08.1937 - (06.)1938 qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon
04.06.1938 - (10.)1938 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
09.11.1938 - 27.05.1941 Torpedo Officer, HMS York (cruiser) [wounded (completely blinded) when dismantling an Italian torpedoboat in Suda Bay]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
01.1942     brief stay at St Dunstan's, the charity providing support, rehabilitation and respite care to blind (ex-)service personnel
14.04.1942 - (04.)1947 Instructional Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Bristol, then Portsmouth)
Remained at HMS Vernon, in civil capacity, as Schools Liaison Officer until 1954. Then became appeals officer, later public relations officer at St Dunstan's. President of the European War-Blinded Association.
Buckmaster,
Frederick Henry
F.H. Buckmaster (Photo courtesy of Mrs Frances Macneil) F.H. Buckmaster (Photo courtesy of Mrs Frances Macneil)

Son (with one brother) of Frederick Henry Buckmaster (1859-1921), and Adelaide Maud Hambleton (1859-1931), of West Hill Road, London SW18.
Married (12.04.1910, Wandsworth district, London) Margaret Davies Murray (1878-1954), widow of Norcott D'Esterre Harvey (1879-1906), and daughter of Thomas Somerville Murray (1848-1898), and Sarah Flanagin (1855-), of Passage West, Co. Cork; two daughters (Sibyl Margrett Hambleton Buckmaster married Lt. John Roland Olive, RN).

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19.11.1883
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
06.04.1947
Overcombe, Weymouth district, Dorset
... ...
Eng.Lt. 01.10.1907
Eng.Lt.Cdr. 01.10.1915
Eng.Cdr. 30.06.1921
Eng.Capt. 30.06.1931
Eng.R.Adm. 28.12.1937 (retd 29.12.1937)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46 [decoration posted to next-of-kin]
Education: privately & RN Engineering College, Keyham.
1900     joined RN
... - ... ...
(12.1939) - (10.1941) Admiralty [HMS President] *
(12.)1941 - (10.)1945 an Engineering Officer with the Principal Emergency Repair Overseer and Staff, Liverpool Area under Department of the Director of Dockyards, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Buist,
Malcom
M. Buist
Son of Col. Frederick Braid Buist.
Married (08.12.1939) Elizabeth Jean 'Eppie' Brooke (10.04.1910-24.09.2008), daughter of Sir Robert Weston Brooke, 2nd Bt. and Margery Jean Geddes; two daughters.
01.04.1913
Roy Bridge, Scotland
-
20.04.1965
...
...
Lt.
01.06.1936
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1944 (retd 25.11.1953; invalided)
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe 19.08.42)
Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
Dieppe raid [decoration posted]
Croix de Guerre avec palmes (France) CdeG
?
Dieppe raid [decoration posted]
...
-
...
...
10.07.1939
-
(08.1939)
physical and recreational training course, Portsmouth
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment lsited
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.1942
 
 
commanded Anglo-French chasseurs flotilla (Dieppe raid)
(02.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
16.03.1943
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Rattler, 09.1943 renamed HMS Loyalty (Algerine class minesweeper)
(12.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.01.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
06.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Squirrel (Algerine class minesweeper)
11.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Rattlesnake (Algerine class minesweeper)
...
-
...
....
Bull,
Leonard Hanson
L.H. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull) L.H. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull)
L.H. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull)
 L.H. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull)
Son (with six brothers) of Thomas Bull (1859-1923), and Eleanor Martin (1868-1952).
Brother of Lt. (E) Victor Edward Bull, RN.

Married 1st (01.06.1932, Moullin Memorial Wesleyan Church, Northfields Avenue, London W13) Dorothy Blanche Read (20.03.1910 - 19.03.1968), daughter of Edward Richard Read (1875-1948), and Mary Elizabeth Smith (1873-1948), and sister of Lt. (E) Everard Robert Read, RN; two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd (11.1968, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Gillingham, Kent) Grace Beatrice M. Pemberton (12.05.1902 - 11.1982).

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03.08.1903
Folkestone, Elham district, Kent
-
12.03.1981
Bourne district, Lincolnshire
Boy Artificer 09.01.1919 [M34465]
... ...
T/A/Wt.Eng. 27.09.1943
T/Wt.Eng. = T/Cd.Eng. 1944?, seniority 27.09.1943 (reld 1947?)
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM

09.10.1936

-
09.01.1919     entered RN
... - ... ...
1941 - 1943 HMS Burnham (destroyer)
1943 - 1943 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
05.01.1944 - 19.09.1945 HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship, Freetown Sierra Leone)
20.09.1945 - 15.01.1946 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (in hospital recovering from some kind of infection or bug that left him temporarily with only peripheral vision)
Bull,
Victor Edward
V.E. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull) V.E. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull)
V.E. Bull (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Bull)
Son (with six brothers) of Thomas Bull (1859-1923), and Eleanor Martin (1868-1952).
Brother of Wt.Eng. Leonard Hanson Bull, RN.

Married (25.03.1932, St Mary's Church, Gillingham, Kent) Katherine Belinda Flanagan (18.09.1908 -15.02.1984); two daughters.

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02.07.1901
Folkestone, Elham district, Kent
-
29.01.1984
Bognor Regis, Chichester district, Sussex
Boy Artificer 03.01.1917 [M24931]
... ...
A/Wt.Eng. 01.04.1933
Wt.Eng. 1933?, seniority 01.04.1933
Cd.Eng. = Sen.Cd.Eng. 01.04.1943 (retd 02.07.1951)
Lt. (E) 02.07.1951
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.03.1944 torpedoed by Japanese forces 07.43 [investiture 18.04.44]
03.01.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
14.06.1933 - (03.)1935 HMS Terror (base ship, Singapore)
(07.1935) - (02.1936) no appointment listed
27.04.1936 - (08.)1936 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
(10.1936)     no appointment listed
(01.1937) - (02.1937) short course of instruction
30.04.1937 - 03.1944 HMNZS Leander (cruiser) (DSC)
(06.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Kalugu (RN Air Station, Cochin, India)
22.01.1947 - (05.)1949 HMS Franklin (Halcyon class minesweeper; survey ship)
20.09.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Berry Head (repair ship)
01.07.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Minerva (Reserve Fleet, Sheerness)
Bulteel,
Tom Oliver
T.O. Bulteel
Son (with one brother and one sister) of John George Bulteel (1856-), and Mary Sophia Strickland-Constable, of Old Windsor, Berkshire.

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01.02.1899 *
Old Windsor, Berkshire
-
26.02.1943
(illness) [age 44]
[Lyness RN Cemetery, Orkney, plot H, north border, grave 1]

* other source gives 30.01.1899
... ...
S.Lt. 15.03.1918
Lt. 15.03.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1933
Capt. 30.06.1938
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp North Africa 42-43
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 04.05.1943 Operation Torch [posthumously]
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M - -
01.1912     entered RN
... - ... ...
24.05.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
12.04.1941 - 29.10.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
15.11.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
20.01.1942 - 26.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such

Burch,
Ronald James
R.J. Burch

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09.06.1907
-

01.08.1940
(KIA) [age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
Midsh.
15.09.1926
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1929
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.11.1928
Lt.
01.02.1930
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1938
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.06.1940
*
Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of the Valorous) (Poland) KW
21.10.1941
as liaison officer ORP Wilk
* In recognition of daring, endurance and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations in His Majesty's Submarines against the enemy.
15.09.1925     entered RN
15.09.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
11.12.1927
-
(06.1928)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1929
-
(08.)1929
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.08.1929
-
(04.)1930
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.11.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Regulus (submarine) (initially: and on commissiong, and for duty with submarines, and for duty with Captain Superintendent Contract Built Ships) 
30.12.1931
-
(06.)1933
First Lieutenant, HMS H 34 (submarine)
01.09.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Pigmy (special service vessel; for reserve group of submarines) (Portsmouth) (temporary)
13.02.1934
-
(07.1934)
First Lieutenant, HMS Torrid (destroyer) (Portland)
02.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
First Lieutenant, HMS Parthian (submarine) (China)
04.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
Submarine Commanding Officers' Course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
17.04.1937
-
(07.)1937
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
16.07.1937
-
(08.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Salmon (submarine) (Mediterranean)
(10.1938)


no appointment listed
12.1938
-
(09.)1939
HMS President (for 9 months study in Esthonia)
23.11.1939
-
03.02.1940?
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Wilk (Polish submarine)
(04.1940)


HMS Forth (submarine depot ship, Rosyth) *
(06.1940)
-
01.08.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Narwhal (submarine) [ship lost off Norway] **
* indexed, but not listed as such
** possibly already from Apr 1940 on [or earlier]; the Apr 1940 Navy List is showing Lt. C.S. Green as senior officer, but he was probably (as shown earlier) the First Lieutenant
Burges,
Richard Ynyr
R.Y. Burges 
Middle son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Ynyr Richard Patrick Burges (1866-1905), and Frederica Florence Elizabeth Gillett (?-1957).
Married 1st (27.07.1940) Beryl Joan Wells (14.05.1907 - 29.01.1962), daughter of Cdr. Harry Lionel Wells, RN; two daughters.
Married 2nd (08.06.1967) Margaret Valerie Alethe Lyon-Burke (30.03.1915 - 04.04.1984), daughter of Capt. Alfred Herbert Lyon.

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21.08.1901
Kensington district, London
-
17.04.1979
West Sussex
... ...
S.Lt. 15.09.1921
Lt. 15.09.1923 (retd 17.12.1930)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.09.1931
Cdr. (retd) 21.08.1941 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
15.05.1915     entered RN
(1918)     HMS Warspite (battleship)
19.04.1922 - 1922 HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
15.08.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Resolution (battleship)
... - ... ...
23.08.1939 - (02.)1941 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(12.1941) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
31.07.1944 - (10.1944) [Commanding Officer?], HMS Safeguard (base for defensively equipped merchant ships, Calmore, Southampton)
(01.1945)     HMS Safeguard (base for defensively equipped merchant ships, Calmore, Southampton) *
04.1945 - (07.1945) [Commanding Officer?], HMS Safeguard (base for defensively equipped merchant ships, Calmore, Southampton)
FCIA, FSVA.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burgess,
Peter Geoffrey
P.G. Burgess (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)  
Youngest son (with four brothers and one sister) of Prof. Arthur Henry Burgess, DL, FRCS (1874-1948), and Elspeth Robinson (died 1941), of Ashlea, Cheadle, Cheshire.
Married (15.04.1944, Bovey Tracey) Third Officer Phyllis "Phil" Walker Hewitt *, WRNS, younger daughter of Sg.R.Adm. David Walker Hewitt, CB, CMG, MD, BCh, FRCS.

* She remarried (1977) Lt.Col. Archibald John Murray, Black Watch.
14.04.1909
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
25.02.1972
London City
Prob. Sg.Lt. RNVR
01.03.1934
Sg.Lt. RNVR
03.04.1935, seniority 01.03.1934
Sg.Lt.
16.10.1936
24.03.1937, seniority 16.10.1935
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
16.10.1941
A/Sg.Cdr.
16.10.1947
Sg.Cdr.
30.06.1950
Sg.Capt.
30.06.1959 (retd 14.01.1966)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
13.06.1957
HM's birthday 57 [investiture 23.07.57]
Education: Oxford University; Manchester University; BM, BCh, MRCS, LRCP.
Assistant director of the David Lewis Epileptic Colony.
01.03.1934
 
 
joined RNVR (Mersey Division)
16.10.1936
 
 
transferred, RN
02.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
HMS Abingdon (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
04.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Lowestoft (escort vessel) (China)
01.1938
-
(02.)1938
HMS Tarantula (river gunboat) (China)
12.05.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Tarantula (river gunboat) (China)
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed
15.12.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
09.1941
-
(08.)1942
HMS Diomede (training ship)
07.09.1942
-
(08.)1943
HMS Tracker (escort carrier)
02.09.1943
-
(10.)1943
RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
04.11.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMS Duke (training establishment, Great Malvern, Worcestershire)
29.04.1945
-
(10.1947)
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
(07.1948)
 
 
no appointment listed
30.08.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vernon (torpedo & anti-submarine establishment, Portsmouth)
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.05.1953
-
(01.)1957
HMS Britannia (Royal yacht)
30.03.1957
-
(01.1959)
staff, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth [HMS Dartmouth]
12.06.1961
-
(07.)1961
Fleet Medical Officer to Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS President] & as Medical Adviser to Commander-in-Chief EASTLANT (NATO)
16.10.1961
-
(02.1964)
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
Burghard,
Geoffrey Frederic *

G.F. Burghard
Son of Alfred Williams Burghard, commercial treveller, and Edith Elsie Burghard. Married (1931) Constance Louise Sheppard (died 1981); one son, two daughters (of which one died aged 5 in 1935).

* During his naval service registered in the Navy List as "Geoffrey Frederick"

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15.10.1900
Bexley Heath, Dartford, Kent
-
07.05.1981
Limpsfield, Surrey
Cadet
1913?
Midsh.
1917
A/S.Lt.
15.11.1918
S/Lt.
1919
A/Lt.
1921
Lt.
14.01.1922, seniority 15.08.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1928
Cdr.
30.06.1935
Capt.
31.12.1942
Cdre. 2nd cl.
08.1948
R.Adm.
08.01.1952 (retd 15.02.1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1954
New Year 54
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40 
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth (Chief Cadet Captain)
09.01.1917
 
 
entered RN
17.12.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Canada (battleship)



HMS President (for study at Cambridge University; electrical science course)
01.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
16.08.1926
-
(07.1927)
Assistant Fleet W/T Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
27.06.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Signal School (Experimental))
07.07.1931
-
(01.1932)
Signal Officer, HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
01.12.1932
-
(01.1934)
Fleet W/T Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship)]
16.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Signal School (Experimental))
12.01.1937
-
(07.1937)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.12.1937
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fury (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
11.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for Signal School (Experimental)), renamed:
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere)
Executive Officer since (08.1942?)
29.04.1943
-
20.01.1944
Deputy Director (R) Radio Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
Deputy Director (R) Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.09.1944
-
(08.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Troubridge (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 24th Destroyer Flotilla
(04.1946)


HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal establishment, Haslemere) *
1947?
-
1948?
Commanding Officer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser; experimental ship)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
08.1948
-
(05.1950)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
07.07.1951
-
08.01.1952
Naval ADC to the King
01.01.1952
-
1955
Deputy Controller, Electronics, Ministry of Supply [HMS President (for miscellaneous services)]
MIEE, 1956-1961. Joined International Computers and Tabulators Ltd (ICT). Retired (1961?) to grow black currants. Chairman, Committee for Common Standards for Electronic Parts, 1963-1965 (resulting in the Burghard report, 1967)

* indexed, but not listed as such
Burmester,
Sir Rudolf Miles
R.M. Burmester
3rd son of F.G. Burmester, MA.
Married (20.03.1907, Portsmouth) Margery Gladys (died 1952), daughter of Admiral Rodney
Lloyd, CB; one son, one daughter.

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11.11.1875
Kingston, Surrey
-
27.12.1956
[London ?]
Midsh.
15.08.1890
S.Lt.
14.09.1894
Lt.
01.04.1897
Cdr.
30.06.1907
Capt.
30.06.1914
Cdre. 2nd cl.
1917? till 1919
R.Adm.
26.09.1924
V.Adm.
02.08.1929
Adm.
30.09.1933 (retd 10.10.1933; own request in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1934
New year 34
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.04.1919
services during the war
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
01.01.1916
Gallipoli 04.15-01.16
Commendation Comdn
14.03.1916
Gallipoli 04.15-01.16
15.07.1888
 
 
entered RN
1902
-
1903
served HMS Highfyer (medal and Somaliland clasp)
01.07.1913


War Staff Officer
1915
-
1916
HMS Euryalus, Dardanelles
12.08.1917
-
(01.)1919
Chief of Staff, Mediterranean [HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta)]
1919


Director of Naval Signals, Admiralty
01.11.1920
-
01.04.1922
 Chief of Staff, Portsmouth Command & Commanding Officer, HMS Victory
04.04.1923
-
02.09.1924
Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
1923
-
1924
ADC to the King
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
18.12.1926
-
1928
Director of Mobilisation Department, Admiralty
27.12.1928
-
02.1931
Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station [HMS Calcutta] [saaumed command 14.02.1929]
(09.1932)


no appointment listed
1940


recalled to active service
04.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
03.02.1942
-
08.02.1944
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Cardiff [HMS Lucifer]
Burnell-Nugent,
Anthony Frank
A.F. Burnell-Nugent
Son of Brig. Frank Henry [Burnell-]Nugent (1880-1942), and Ellen Mary Coke Burnell.
Married Jean (?) Mary Alexander; at least one son (James Michael Burnell-Nugent, whose son became Adm. Sir James Burnell-Nugent).

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09.07.1906
Winchester, Hampshire
-
21.08.1976
Midsh.
15.05.1924
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1926
S.Lt.
30.04.1927
Lt.
30.01.1929
Lt.Cdr.
30.01.1937
Cdr.
30.06.1942 (retd 16.08.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.12.1939
succesful actions against enemy submarines
Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Erepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon in brons (The Netherlands) Koninklijk Besluit No. 17, 3 okt, 1931: "allen leden van de bemanning van een tweetal reddingbooten, behoorende tot den Britschen kruiser “Suffolk”, wegens het met levensgevaar hulp verleenen bij de redding van de leden der bemanning van den Nederlandschen motorschoener “Hedwig”, die den 2den December 1930 op de Chineesche kust nabij Hongkong schipbreuk heeft geleden." MHb
03.10.1931
rescue of survivors of the Dutch schooner Hedwig near Hong Kong 02.12.30 *

* for Lt. A.F. Burnell-Nugent + 12 other ranks

15.01.1920     entered RN
15.05.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Iron Duke (battleship) (Mediterranean)
09.03.1926
-
(05.)1926
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
02.1928
-
(04.)1930
HMS Durban (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
23.07.1930
-
(06.)1933
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
30.10.1933
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Stronghold (destroyer)
28.09.1934
-
(02.)1936
First Lieutenant, HMS Fortune (destroyer) (Home Fleet) [ship commissioned 08.05.1935] (in charge while under construction; and for duty with Commander Superintendent of Contract-built Ships)
16.03.1936
-
(02.)1938
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
29.04.1938
-
(08.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolfhound (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore)
08.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Kingfisher (patrol vessel, fishery protection)
09.01.1939
-
11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Walpole (destroyer)
21.11.1939
-
01.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Havant (destroyer) (sunk by German aircraft off Dunkirk)
08.01.1941
-
02.05.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Jersey (destroyer) (mined & sunk off La Valletta, Malta)
01.07.1941
-
09.1942
Signal Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.09.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Racehorse (destroyer)
05.1943
-
(06.)1943
HMS Kongoni (RN base, Durban, S Afr)
07.1943
-
(12.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Racehorse (destroyer)
29.02.1944
-
(06.1944)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Burnett,
Alan Colquhoun
A.C. Burnett
Married 1st ((06?).1930, Kensington district, London; marriage dissolved 06.12.1937) Joanna Law-Smith (1912? - 2002) [she re-married four times: (1938) Lt.Cdr. Archibald Boyd Russell, RN, (1954) Frederick Charles John Morgan, 6th Baron Tredegar (1908-1962) [Capt. KOSB], (1967) Charles John Halswell Kemeys-Tynte, 9th Baron Wharton (1908-1969) [F/Lt. RAFVR], and (1971) Bruce Yorke], only daughter of Walter Henry Law-Smith, and Joanna Pauline Lydia Nitschke (1874-1952), of Adelaide, South Australia; one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1938, Fulham district, London) Malvine Turkel (02.09.1910 - 11.1998); ... children (one son?).
12.08.1903
Romford district, Essex
-
03.01.1996
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Paym.Midsh. 15.01.1922
Paym.S.Lt. 15.10.1923
Paym.Lt. 15.10.1925
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1933
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 30.06.1940 (retd 12.08.1953) (reverted to retd 10.02.1954)
A/Capt. (S) 15.09.1951
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 52 [investiture 22.07.52]
... - ... ...
26.08.1937 - (09.)1939 Divisional Officer for Accountant Branch ratings, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
26.10.1939 - (12.1941) HMS Hawkins (cruiser)
10.04.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
02.02.1944 - (07.1945) Combined Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.03.1946 - 06.1947 HMS Nigeria (cruiser) & from ... also Fleet (S) Officer, South Atlantic
13.10.1947 - (05.1949) HMS Afrikander (RN base, Simonstown, South Africa)
19.01.1950 - (05.)1951 HMS Vanguard (battleship)
15.09.1951 - (05.1953) HMA Raleigh (training establishment, Torpoint)
Burnett,
James Arbouin
J.A. Burnett
Younger son (with one brother) of Herbert Burnett (1857-1947), and Ethel Maud Crowther Smith (1871-), of La Collette, Guernsey.
Married 1st (30.09.1939, St George's Church, Jesmon, Newcastle-on-Tyne) Margaret Patience "Paddy" Wasteneys Smith (1916-), elder daughter of Mr & Mrs R. Wasteneys Smith, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Married 2nd ((03?).1953, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Ella Nora Heaton.

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16.10.1909
-
11.2005
Hitchin and Stevenage district, Hertfordshire
... ...
S.Lt. 16.07.1930
Lt. 01.02.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1940 (retd 16.10.1954)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 28.06.1940 2nd Battle of Narvik [investiture 06.08.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 15.08.1944 destruction U845 03.44 [investiture 18.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 21.10.1941 ship damaged by enemy aircraft 03.09.41
15.05.1923     entered RN
... - ... ...
28.10.1937 - (04.)1940 Executive Officer, HMS Eskimo (destroyer) (DSC)
04.07.1940 - (10.)1940 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
01.10.1940 - (02.)1941 Commanding Officer, French Ship "La Flore"
21.07.1941 - (09.)1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Wolfhound (destroyer) (despatches)
30.09.1941 - (12.1941) Staff Officer (Operations) on staff of Rear-Admiral Commanding, Seventh Cruiser Squadron [HMS Ajax (cruiser)]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
04.08.1942 - 21.05.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Forester (destroyer) (Bar to DSC)
26.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
18.06.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Erne (sloop)
(04.1946)     HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) *
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burnett,
Montague Keith
M.K. Burnett
06.03.1911
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
18.03.1983
Blyth district, Suffolk
A/Gnr. 01.10.1937
Gnr. 1938?, seniority 01.10.1937
A/Lt. 18.05.1941
Lt. 12.1941, seniority 02.04.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1945 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr. 02.04.1947 (retd 15.08.1955)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 09.05.1955 HM's birthday 55 [investiture 08.11.55]
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 HM's birthday 44
(02.1938)     no appointment listed
14.03.1938 - (05.)1939 RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
13.06.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Sheldrake (sloop)
12.06.1941 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Hussar (Halcyon class minesweeper)
14.04.1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Jamaica (cruiser) (despatches)
(06.1943) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
18.07.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
01.01.1945 - (01.)1945 HMS Campania (escort carrier)
04.1945 - (04.1946) EDO [= Engineering Duty Officer?], HMS Ocean (aircarft carrier)
23.06.1947 - (07.)1948 a Naval Assistant to the Director of Navigation and Direction, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.08.1948 - (05.)1950 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Implacable]
20.09.1950 - (05.1951) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
08.12.1952 - 08.1955 on staff of Flag Officer Air (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)] (MBE)
Burnett,
Philip Whitworth
"Egg"
P.W. Burnett

Son of Henry Ridley Burnett. Married (1947) Molly, daughter of H.M. Trouncer, and widow of Brig. H.C. Partridge, DSO; one son, two daughters.

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10.09.1908
Barrow-in- Furness, Cumbria, Lancashire
-
10.06.1996
Camborne- Redruth, Cornwall
Midsh.
15.09.1926
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1929
S.Lt.
22.03.1930, seniority 16.07.1929
Lt.
16.12.1930
Lt.Cdr.
16.12.1938
Cdr.
31.12.1940
Capt.
30.06.1945
R.Adm.
07.01.1955 (retd 07.01.1958)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1957
New Year 57
Distinguished Service Order DSO
15.05.1945
3 actions against U-boats 02.45
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
09.05.1944
en fst use acc tpdo 09.43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.07.1944
sinking U744 06.03.44
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1940
attack on enemy light forces 18.05.40
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Education: Preparatory School, Seascale; RN College, Dartmouth
15.05.1922     entered RN
01.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies, temp. attached to China Station)
03.01.1929
-
12.08.1929
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
12.08.1929
-
04.1930
promotion course, Portsmouth
23.04.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Ardent (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
06.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS Ardent (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
1932
-
1933
Specialist anti-submarine course, RN College, Greenwich
25.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
staff, Anti-Submarine School, Portland [HMS Osprey]
23.10.1934
-
(07.1935)
anti-submarine duties, HMS Decoy (destroyer), 8th Flotilla, China
09.10.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland) (for anti-submarine school)
09.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for anti-submarine school)
12.01.1939
-
(04.1940)
First Lieutenant, HMS Kelly (destroyer) (and for anti-submarine duties)
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
27.06.1942
-
(08.1942)
British Admiralty Delegation, Washington [HMS Saker II]
15.09.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commander [= Executive Officer], Anti- Submarine Establishment, Dunoon HMS Osprey]
1943
-
1945
Western Approaches Escort Groups (HMCS Gatineau, HMCS St Catherines, HMS Braithwaite, HMS Helmsdale):
03.06.1943
-
(06.1944)
Escort Group Commander, C.2 Group [HMCS Avalon III (base Argentia, Newfoundland)]
03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Anti-U-Boat Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.09.1945
-
1947
Assistant Director of Torpedo, Anti-Submarine and Mine Warfare Division (A/S) [HMS President]
1947
-
1949
Captain of Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard, Singapore
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
26.01.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Saker (British joint services mission, Washington, DC) (for miscellaneous services)
03.05.1955
-
1957
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
Burnett,
Sir Robert Lindsay
"Bob"
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett R.L. Burnett
R.L. Burnett (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

Fourth son of J.A. Burnett, of Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.
Married (12.07.1915) Ethel Constance Shaw, daughter of R.H. Shaw.

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22.07.1887
Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
-
02.07.1959
Craigweil, Bognor Regis, Sussex
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1907?
S.Lt. 11.04.1908, seniority 15.09.1907
Lt. 01.04.1910
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1918
Cdr. 31.12.1923
Capt. 31.12.1930
Cdre. 2nd cl. 01.03.1939?
A/R.Adm. 1940
R.Adm. 15.01.1941
V.Adm. 09.12.1943
Adm. 15.09.1946 (retd 01.05.1950; own request to facilitate the promotion of junior officers)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) GBE 02.01.1950 New Year 50 [investiture 14.03.50]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45 [investiture 15.10.46]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.12.1942 Operation EV convoy PQ18 [investiture 22.06.43]
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE 05.01.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst [investiture 19.04.44]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 03.06.1925 HM's birthday
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.03.1943 N Russian convoy action 31.12.42 [investiture 22.06.43]
The Order of Suvorov (Soviet Union) Suv 11.04.1944 services to USSR [award posted]
Grand Officer of the Order of George I 2nd class (Greece) Geo I 15.04.1947 ?
Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON 31.01.1950 services to the Netherlands Marine establ. S Atlantic 
LLD (Aberdeen Univ.), 1944; CStJ 1945.
Education: Bedford School; Eastmans, Southsea.
15.01.1903     entered RN
1904 - 1907 China Station
1908 - 1910 Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleet
1910     cruiser HMS Essex on voyage to South America to mark centenary of Argentine Republic
1911 - 1914 specialised in Physical Training & Instructor, Physical Training Schools, Harwich, Shotley and Plymouth
1914 - 1918 commanded Destroyers in Grand Fleet
01.06.1918 - (01.1919) Assistant to Superintendant of School of Physical Training, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.08.1922 - 17.07.1923 Admiralty [HMS President]
17.07.1923 - (01.)1925 Assistant Director of Physical Training and Sports, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.07.1925 - (07.1927) Commanding Officer, HMS Wallflower (sloop) (Africa)
(04.1928) - (06.1928) no appointment listed
28.12.1928 - (08.1930) Commander, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.01.1931 - (02.)1931 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.03.1931 - 04.1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Keppel (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 8th Destroyer Flotilla (China)
04.1933 - (06.)1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) )on detached service)
14.08.1933 - (07.)1935 Director of Physical Training and Sports, RN [HMS Victory]
07.12.1935 - (02.)1939 Flag Captain, HMS Amphion (cruiser) & Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Africa Station
01.03.1939 - 14.11.1940 Commodore, RN Barracks Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
25.06.1940 - 15.01.1941 also: Naval ADC to the King
30.11.1940 - (12.1941) Rear-Admiral (Minelayers) Port ZA [HMS Southern Prince (auxiliary minelayer), later HMS Menestheus (auxiliary minelayer)] (Loch Alsh)
05.03.1942 - (08.1942) Rear­Admiral (D) Commanding Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Tyne]
12.01.1943 - (12.1943) Rear-Admiral/Vice-Admiral Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Belfast]
01.05.1944 - 19.07.1946 Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic [HMS Afrikander]
01.12.1947 - 16.03.1950 Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
Chairman, White Fish Authority, 1950-1954.
Burns,
William
W. Burns
1919 ?
-
15.11.1965
A/S.Lt.
22.07.1940
S.Lt.
> 02.1941
Lt.
01.06.1941
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1949 (retd 16.11.1952; medically unfit)
(02.1941)
-

submarine course *
10.05.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS P 615 (submarine)
01.12.1942
-
(10.1943)
HMS Templar (submarine
29.11.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Diomede (cruiser)
14.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Department of Unexploded Bomb Disposal, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
(07.1945)


torpedo course
28.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Defiance III (training ship, Devonport)
05.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMAS Kuttabul (depot, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW) (for miscellaneous services)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burrough,
Sir Harold Martin


H.M. Burrough
H.M. Burrough
Son of Rev. Charles Burrough, MA. Married (1914) Nellie Wills Outhit (died 1972), Halifax, Nova Scotia; two sons, three daughters.

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04.07.1888
Easton Bishop, Herefordshire
-
22.10.
1977
Moorhouse Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey
Midsh.
1904
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.10.1909, seniority 30.05.1909
Lt.Cdr.
30.05.1917
Cdr.
31.12.1921
Capt.
30.06.1928
R.Adm.
01.08.1939
V.Adm.
30.10.1942
A/Adm.
?
Adm.
25.09.1945 (retd 03.02.1949)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1939
HM's birthday 39
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
08.09.1942
Operation Pedestal
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.04.1942
Operation Archery
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.04.1943
Operation Torch
Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) (USA) DSM
19.01.1943
N African campaign
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
15.10.1946
01-07.45
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
20.05.1947
for services to Holland, and in particular for work connected with the clearance of ports and water-ways
Grand Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1949
services to French navy
Education: St Edward's Oxford; HMS Britannia
15.05.1903
 
 
entered RN
1904


went to sea as a Midshipman



Gunnery Officer, HMS Southampton (Battle of Jutland)
21.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
Gunnery Officer, HMAS Australia [under Australian Government]
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
22.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
09.07.1928
-
24.12.1928
Admiralty
24.12.1928
-
(08.1929)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.03.1930
-
(04.1930)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.10.1930
-
(01.)1932
Flag Captain HMS London (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron (Mediterranean)
21.07.1932
-
(01.1934)
staff, Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
30.04.1935
-
(02.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Exmouth (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 5th Destroyer Flotilla (Home Fleet)
17.06.1937
-
(07.1937)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
20.09.1937
-
(10.)1938
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.01.1939
-
(04.)1940
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Admiralty [HMS President]
22.02.1939
-
(08.)1939
Naval ADC to the King
10.09.1940
-
(08.)1942
Rear-Admiral Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Kenya, from 01.01.1942: HMS Nigeria] (commanded the naval element of the Vaagso raid, 1941; Malta convoy operation "Pedestal", 08.1942)
18.08.1942
-
(06.1943)
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services):
1942


commanding Eastern Task Force (Operation Torch)
1942


commanding Naval Forces, Algiers
(08.1943)


HMS Excellent II
10.09.1943
-
1945
Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches [HMS Cormorant]
19.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force [HMS Royal Henry]
1945
-
1946
British Naval Commander-in-Chief, Germany
24.04.1946
-
1948
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore [HMS Pembroke]
Burrows,
George Reginald Bertram
G.R.B. Burrows [UNCONFIRMED] (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
07.05.1903
East Stonehouse district, Devon
-
14.05.1977
Wisbech district, Norfolk
T/A/Wt. Writer Offr. = T/Cd. Writer Offr. 31.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
10.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
10.06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
Burrows,
Henry Montagu
J.E.S. Bush
Elder son of Rev. Montagu John Burrows (1853-1927), sometime of Ceylon, and Lydia de Vos (1859-1927), and nephew of the Bishop of Chichester (Rt Rev Winfrid Oldfield Burrows (1858-1929)).
Married (04.01.1939, St Clement Danes, Westminster district, London) Harriet Elizabeth Vaizey (06.09.1906 - 20.05.1984), of 18, Seymour Street, London W, only daughter of Ker George Russell Vaizey (1867-1936), and Frederica Baines (1873-1909), of Star Stile, Halstead, Essex; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1939) Bindons, Lewes, Sussex.

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Private papers held in the Imperial War Museum under catalogue number 4089 84/60/1

24.03.1899
Ceylon
-
16.08.1979
Long Crendon, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Midsh. 15.10.1914
?, seniority 02.08.1914
A/S.Lt. 15.09.1917
S.Lt. 15.03.1918
A/Lt. 15.03.1920
Lt. 15.03.1925 (retd 10.11.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 14.03.1928 (reactivated 23.08.1939) (reverted to retd 01.05.1944)
Cdr. (retd) 08.05.1946
RAF:  
F/O 14.07.1923
(Hon) F/Lt. 23.06.1924 (reld 28.09.1925)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 01.01.1964 New Year 64
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE 02.01.1956 New Year 56
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID 04.05.1943 for bravery in action against enemy aircraft & under fire Operation Torch (landings in N Africa 08.11.42)
Royal Humane Society medal in bronze for saving life at sea RHSBr 1920 Constantinople, Bosphorus 02.07.20 [case No. 45576]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth (01.1912-08.1914).
08.1914 - 07.10.1914 sick (24.09.1914 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke], 21.11.1914-29.01.1915 admitted Haulbowline Hospital with acute rheumatism)
07.10.1914 - 05.12.1917 HMS Benbow (battleship) (Battle of Jutland 05/06.1916)
05.12.1917 - 16.08.1918 HMS Verbena (sloop)
16.08.1918 - 01.09.1918 HMS Gloucester (light cruiser)
01.09.1918 - 31.01.1919 HMS Weymouth (light cruiser)
31.01.1919 - 27.08.1919 Admiralty [HMS President] (for courses at Cambridge University)
27.08.1919 - 12.09.1920 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
12.09.1920 - 27.12.1920 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for gunnery course for rank of Lt. & from 10.01.1921-22.01.1921 for Torpedo Countermeasures Course in HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth))
27.12.1920 - 10.01.1921 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
10.01.1921 - 22.01.1921 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for Torpedo Countermeasures Course in HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth))
22.01.1921 - 06.03.1921 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
06.03.1921 - 23.08.1922 HMS Watchman (torpedo-boat destroyer)
26.08.1922 - 10.11.1922 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time)
14.07.1923 - 28.09.1925 commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
14.07.1923 - 06.1924 No. 2 Flying Training School (Duxford)
14.07.1924 - 09.1924 No. 19 Squadron RAF (Duxford)
09.1924 - 10.1924 Armament and Gunnery School, RAF Eastchurch
01.1925 - 08.1925 No 1 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Iraq)
28.09.1938 - 29.09.1938 mobilised for a day during the Munich crisis (RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke])
23.08.1939 - 29.12.1941 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke](commanded motor boat "Golden Lily" at the Dunkirk evacuation 06.1940)
29.12.1941 - 19.04.1942 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
19.04.1942 - 29.04.1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (despatches)
Appointed a Clerk in the House of Lords, 16.11.1925 (interrupted by war service 1939-1944). Principal Clerk of Public Bills, 1950-1959 (CBE). Reading­Clerk and Clerk of the Journals, 1959-1961. Clerk-Assistant of the Parliaments, House of Lords, 1961-1963, retired (CB). Trustee, Attlee Memorial Foundation, 1969.
Burton,
Arthur
A. Burton (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard J. Taylor) details on his pre-war career available (provided by Mr Richard J. Taylor)

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19.05.1889
Atherstone, Warwickshire
-
26.10.1976
Seaman
? [234040]
...
...
Cd.Gnr.
13.07.1927 (retd 19.05.1939)
Lt. (retd)
19.05.1939 (reactivated 15.08.1939) (for dispersal 18.07.1945) (reverted to retd 12.09.1945)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM
17.05.1918
Mediterranean
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Defence Medal DefM
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
12.01.1918
 
 
commissioned RN
...
-
...
...
15.08.1939
-
25.08.1939
HMS President (additional; for duty with the Admiral Superintendent Contract-Built Ships at Sunderland)
26.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
20.08.1941
-
09.1943
HMS Iron Duke (RN base ship, Scapa Flow)
06.09.1943
 
 
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for 'island duties')
(10.1943)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.11.1943
-
07.07.1945
HMS Cricket (landing craft base, Burseldon) (as armament stores depot officer)
Bush,
Eric Wheler
E.W. Bush E.W. Bush

Younger son of late Rev. Herbert Wheler Bush (1861-1927), Chaplain to the Forces, and Edith Cornelia Cardew (1865?-1934).
Married (20.05.1938, Holy Trinity Church, Cannes) Mollie Noël Watts (25.12.1905 - 09.2000), only child of Col. Brian Watts, DSO, RAMC (1872-1948), and Lily Thomassen; two sons.

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12.08.1899
Simla, India
-
17.06.1985
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Midsh. 1914
S.Lt. 15.03.1918
Lt. 15.03.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1933
Capt. 30.06.1939 (retd 10.07.1948)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40 [investiture 01.04.41]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 08.09.1942 Malta convoy 22.03.42 [investiture 26.03.46]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [investiture 16.03.46]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.03.1916 Gallipoli 04.15
Commendation Comdn 16.08.1915 Gallipoli 04.15
Commendation Comdn 14.03.1916 Gallipoli 04.15
Mention in Despatches MID 10.07.1945 operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45
Mention in Despatches MID 20.11.1945 assault Rangoon 05.45
Letter of Appreciation LoA 1940? air attacks Aux. Patrol Dover

* For services performed under shell fire on the beaches and in steamboats off the beaches.

Education: Stoke House, Stoke Poges; RN Colleges, Osborne (10.05.1912-...) & Dartmouth (...-01.08.1914).
05.1912     entered RN
01.08.1914 - 03.1916 Midshipman, HMS Bacchante (present at Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914; took part in defence of Suez Canal Jan-Mar 1915; served at Gallipoli, 1915)
03.1916     Midshipman, HMS Revenge (served in North Sea, present at Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916)
15.01.1919 - (01.1919) HMS President (for Cambridge University)
1921 - 1924 served in East Indies and East Africa:
27.01.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Colombo (light cruiser) [01.1924 qualified as interpreter in Hindustani]
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
05.01.1925 - 31.08.1926 HMS Thunderer (battleship, Reserve Fleet) (additional; for duty with special entry cadets)
01.09.1926 - 1926 HMS Erebus (monitor; cadet training ship) (additional; for duty with special entry cadets)
17.12.1926 - (06.)1928 First Lieutenant, HMS Veteran (destroyer) (China)
11.12.1928 - (08.)1929 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid]
21.10.1929 - (10.1930) HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for training duties)
13.01.1931 - (01.)1932 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.02.1932 - (06.)1933 Commanding Officer, HMS Ladybird (river gunboat) (China)
07.10.1933 - (01.)1934 Commanding Officer, HMS Cornflower (sloop) (China)
(07.1934) - (08.1934) no appointment listed
13.08.1934 - 12.10.1934 senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
15.10.1934 - 10.09.1936 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
27.10.1936 - (04.)1939 Executive Officer, HMS Devonshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
10.05.1939 - (07.)1939 Executive Officer, HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (East Indies)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
29.01.1940 - (04.)1940 Chief of Staff and afterwards Captain, Auxiliary Patrol, Dover Command [HMS Lynx]
31.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
31.03.1941 - 15.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Euryalus (cruiser) (Mediterranean) (took part in Malta Convoys, 1942, and Battle of Sirte, 1942)
(10.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed:
(06.)1944     Senior Officer, Assault Group S3 [HMS Goathland] (Normandy, France)
      Commanding Officer, HMS Malaya (battleship)
1945     Chief of Staff, Naval Force 'W', South East Asia Command
11.1945 - 17.04.1948 Commanding Officer, HMS Ganges (boys' training establishment, Shotley, Suffolk)
Secretary Sea Cadet Council, 1948-59. Gen. Manager, Red Ensign Club, Stepney, 1959-64. School Liaison British­India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, 1965-71.
Publiished
: How to become a Naval Officer (Special Entry) (1935); Bless our ship (1958); The flowers of the sea (editor) (1962); How to become a Naval Officer (Cadet Entry) (1963); Salute the soldier (editor) (1966); Gallipoli (1975).
Bush,
John Edward Scott
J.E.S. Bush

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bush. Husband of Patricia Mary Bush, of Rugby, Warwickshire.

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02.04.1909
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
23.05.1941
(KIA) [age 32]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 41, 1]
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
13.04.1932, seniority 01.12.1930
Lt.
01.04.1933
A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1941
Mention in Despatches MID
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete
1928
-
1929
Midshipman, HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
17.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
Midshipman, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.03.1930
-
(04.1930)
Midshipman, HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
07.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Walker (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
18.10.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Brazen (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(07.1935)
-
(02.1937)
no appointment listed
10.05.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Aurora (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
(02.1939)


no appointment listed
15.03.1939
-
23.05.1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Kipling (destroyer)
Bush,
[Sir] John Fitzroy Duyland
J.F.D. Bush

Son of late Fitzroy Bush, Beach, Glos.
Married (1938) Ruth Kennedy Horsey; three sons, two daughters.
01.11.1914
-
12.2007 still alive
Colemore, nr. Alton, Hants.
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.01.1934
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1936
S.Lt.
04.10.1937, seniority 01.03.1936
Lt.
01.04.1937
> 02.1941, seniority 01.04.1936
A/Lt.Cdr.
1942/43?
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1944
Cdr.
31.12.1946
A/Capt.
?
Capt.
30.06.1952
R.Adm.
07.01.1961
V.Adm.
26.11.1963
Adm.
20.08.1968 (retd 04.04.1970)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1970
New Year 70
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
12.06.1965
HM's birthday 65
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1963
New Year 63
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.08.1941
sinking Italian convoy escorts 16.01.41
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
04.04.1944
Aegean operations 09-11.43
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Education: Clifton College
01.01.1933


joined RN
27.11.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
04.01.1937
-
(07.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
11.08.1937
-
(08.)1938
HMS Stronghold (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
07.09.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Beagle (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
06.12.1938
-
(02.1941)
HMS Nubian (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
02.02.1942
-
1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Belvoir (destroyer)
02.03.1944
-
(06.)1944
Gunnery & Torpedo Officer, HMS Excalibur
1944
-
(01.1945?)
Commanding Officer, HMS Zephyr (destroyer)
19.01.1945
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Chevron (destroyer)
02.06.1947
-
(07.)1948
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1949


Armed Forces Staff College, USA
22.04.1950
-
(05.)1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Sluys
1950
-
1951
Commanding Officer, HMS Cadiz
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
11.05.1953
-
(04.)1955
Secretary to the Joint Planning Staff
08.11.1955
-
(01.)1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Undine (frigate) & Captain (F) 6th Frigate Squadron
1957
-
1959
Commodore, RN Barracks, Chatham
1959 - 1960 Director of Plans, Admiralty
05.04.1961
-
1962
Flag Officer (Flotillas), Mediterranean [HMS Phoenicia] & Commander, South-Eastern Mediterranean, NATO
31.01.1963
-
1965
Commander, British Navy Staff and Naval Attache, Washington DC, USA & UK National Liaison Representative to SACLANT [HMS Saker]
1965
-
1967
Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry of Defence
10.1967
-
27.02.1970
Commander-in-Chief Western Fleet, and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO))
Rear-Admiral of the UK, 1976-1979. Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom and Lieutenant of the Admiralty, 1979-1984.
Director, Gordon A. Friesen International Inc., Washington, DC, 1970-1973. Admiral, Texas (USA) Navy. Governor, Clifton College, 1973- (Chairman Council, 1978-1981; President, 1982-1987). President, Old Cliftonians Society, 1967-1969; Vice-President, Eighth Army Veterans Association, 1984-. Member, East Hants District Council, 1974-1976.
Buss,
Stuart Austen
S.A. Buss
Son of George and Clare Evelyn Buss.
Husband of Sylvia Storrs Buss, of Baslow, Derbyshire; ... children (one son?).

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26.03.1900
Littlebourne, Bridge district, Kent
-
13.11.1943
(KIA) [age 43]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 78, column 1]
Lt.
15.08.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1930
Cdr.
31.12.1940
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
11.08.1935
?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1944
New Year 44 [investiture next-of-kin 13.06.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1944
Aegean operations bombed & sunk 13.11.43
Education: Hailebury College (Bartle Frere, 1914-1918)
14.06.1918     entered RN
29.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS K 22 (submarine)
30.12.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Atlantic)
31.12.1926
-
(06.1928)
First Lieutenant, HMS Vimiera (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
19.06.1929
-
(08.)1929
HMS Curlew (cruiser) (Chatham)
15.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Wallace (flotilla leader 5th Destroyer Flotilla) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.09.1931
-
(09.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Skate (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
03.02.1933
-
(11.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Verity (destroyer) (China)
(02.1935)
-
(07.1935)
no appointment listed
09.01.1936
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Foxhound (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
10.01.1938
-
(02.)1938
HMS Ambrose (depot ship; accommodation ship) (Rosyth)
15.03.1938
-
(04.)1939
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for training duties)
31.07.1939
-
28.01.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Electra (destroyer)
28.02.1941
-
14.01.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Punjabi (destroyer)
28.02.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
01.1943
-
13.11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Dulverton (destroyer) (killed in action when sunk by German aircraft in Aegean)
Butler-Bowdon,
Maurice Erdeswick
M.E. Butler-Bowdon
Married Anne Butler-Bowdon (1914-1999).

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04.07.1910
-
14.06.1984
Chichester, Sussex
Midsh.
01.05.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1930
S.Lt.
16.05.1931
Lt.
16.07.1933
Lt.Cdr.
16.07.1941
Cdr.
30.06.1944
Capt.
31.12.1948 (retd 17.01.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday 46
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
15.01.1924     entered RN
20.03.1929
-
(04.1930)
Midshipman, HMS Malaya (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
29.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vivacious (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
04.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Home Fleet)
19.11.1934
-
(07.1937)
Navigating Officer, HMS Wellington (sloop) (New Zealand)
17.01.1938
-
(02.1938)
First Class Ship Course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
19.03.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Dryad (HM Navigation School, Portsmouth)
05.06.1939
-
23.05.1941
Navigating Officer, HMS Kelly (destroyer) (sunk)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1943)
Navigating Officer, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
01.07.1944
-
(04.1946)
staff, Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
30.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
(05.1953)


no appointment listed
15.01.1954
-
(01.1956)
Director of Navigation and Direction, Admiralty [HMS President]
Butt,
Ronald Day
R.D. Butt R.D. Butt
R.D. Butt R.D. Butt
Only son of Cdr. Francis Day Butt, RN, and Beryl Nicholas "Pippa" England, of Godalming.
Married (10.05.1947, Surrey South Western district) Joan Margaret St Clair-Morford, daughter of Maj.Gen. & Mrs A.C. St Clair-Morford, CBE, MC, RM, of Worplesdon.
03.08.1923
-
30.03.1995
Chichester district, Sussex
Midsh. 01.01.1941
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1942
S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 01.08.1942
Lt. 16.01.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.01.1952
Cdr. 31.12.1957
Capt. 31.12.1964 (retd 21.04.1975)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1951 New Year 51
Mention in Despatches MID 08.12.1942 loss of ship 04.42
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (05.1937-12.1940).
01.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Neptune (cruiser)
24.08.1942 - (12.1943) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
10.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Javelin (destroyer)
23.08.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Corinthian (ocean boarding vessel)
(07.1945)     HMS Armada (destroyer) *
(04.1946)     HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Haverfordwest) *
05.1947 - (07.1948) Navigating/Directing Officer, HMS Nereide
21.02.1949 - (05.)1950 HMS Mounts Bay
(05.1950)     HMS Dryad *
02.04.1952 - (05.1953) HMS Birmingham
(07.1954)     no appointment listed
14.12.1954 - (01.1956) HMS Gambia
(01.1957)     HMS Mercury II (Admiralty signal and radar establishment, Portsdown) *
(01?).1958 - ? Commanding Officer, HMS Chichester
(01.1959)     no appointment listed
14.03.1960 - (07.1961) Seaman Section, Personnel Panel, Manpower Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.08.1962 - (02.1964) Executive Officer, HMS Drake (parent ship, Devonport)
1965 - 1967 Commanding Officer, HMS Arethusa (frigate)
15.09.1967 - (02.1969) Commanding Officer, HMS Dryad (RN naval navigation and direction school, Southwick, nr Fareham, Hampshire)
27.04.1970 - (08.1971) Commanding Officer, HMS Blake (guided missile cruiser)
07.07.1973? - 07.01.1974 also: RN ADC to the Queen
FBIM.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Butter,
Patrick
P. Butter
Son of A. Butter, banker.
Married (02.04.1921, Chapel Royal, Brighton) Svana Bull.

Service record AVAILABLE.

04.10.1889
Boatland, Perth, N.B., Canada
-
24.01.1949
Hammersmith district
(stomach cancer)
Cadet
15.05.1904
Midsh.
15.09.1905
S.Lt.
30.12.1908
Lt.
22.06.1911
Lt.Cdr.
22.06.1919
Cdr.
31.12.1924 (retd 14.10.1935)
Capt. (retd)
14.10.1935 (re-activated 17.05.1941) (dispersed 05.12.1945) (reld 30.01.1946) (reverted to red 31.01.1946)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
King's Jubilee Medal 1935 JubM
1935
-
15.05.1904
-
15.09.1905
HMS Britannia (training ship)
15.09.1905
-
20.08.1907
HMS Hindustan (battleship)
20.08.1907
-
18.09.1907
HMS Hampshire (cruiser) (1st Cruiser Squadron)
18.09.1907
-
27.12.1918
HMS Glory (battleship) (Mediterranean)
17.06.1909
-
10.04.1910
HMS Express (torpedo-boat destroyer) (manoeuvres)
11.04.1910
-
01.05.1912
HMS Foam (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Orestes]
05.1912
-
20.04.1914
HMS Black Prince (cruiser) (3rd Cruiser Squadron)
05.05.1914
-
1915?
HMS Louis (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport), later HMS Dido (light cruiser)] 
05.12.1915
-
30.01.1916
First Lieutenant, HMS Chelmer (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender at HMS Blenheim (cruiser)]
30.01.1916
-
14.03.1916
First Lieutenant, HMS Foxhound (torpedo-boat destroyer)
14.03.1916
-
15.08.1917
Commanding Officer, HMS TB 18 (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Blenheim (cruiser)]
15.11.1917
-
1917
HMS Violent (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Woolwich (torpedo-boat destroyers depot ship)]
1917
-
07.01.1919
Commanding Officer, HMS Norseman (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Woolwich (torpedo-boat destroyers depot ship)]
27.01.1919
-
28.11.1919
Commanding Officer, HMS Ursa (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMS Woolwich (torpedo-boat destroyers depot ship), from 01.10.1919 HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar)]
28.11.1919
-
1919/20?
HMS Tyrian (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] (for duty with Captain Superintendent TBDS [7?])
1919/20?
-
1921?
Commanding Officer, HMS Tyrian (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender to HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar)]
05.08.1921
-
13.11.1921
Commanding Officer, HMS Tourmaline (torpedo-boat destroyer) [tender HMS Dido (light cruiser)] & for charge of group of Torpedo-Boat Destroyers in Reserve
13.11.1921
-
1922?
HMS Excellent (trawler & training esblishment, Portsmouth) (additional; fot observers' course)
10.07.1922
-
18.07.1922
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time, not exceeding 6 months)
18.07.1922
-
01.12.1922
probationary obverser, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)
01.12.1922
-
15.12.1923
[probationary] observer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (additional) [qualified as Observer 15.12.1922]
15.12.1923
-
22.02.1924
observer, HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (additional)
22.02.1924
-
20.01.1925
HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) (and for observer duties)
02.02.1925
-
01.09.1925
HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) (for observer duties) (temporary)
23.03.1925
-
01.09.1925
lent to HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) for HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (for observer duties during period of trials)
01.09.1925
-
01.09.1926
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet) (for observer duties) (on re-commissioning)
19.01.1926
-
20.04.1926
lent on pilotage course at Calshot
01.09.1926
-
01.03.1927
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time, not exceeding 6 months)
18.10.1926
-
24.12.1926
Senior Officers' Technical Course (part 2) [HMS Victory]
01.03.1927
-
12.11.1927
Executive Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
12.11.1927
-
25.06.1928
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for unemployed time, not exceeding 6 months) ??
25.06.1928
-
30.08.1928
Senior Officers' Technical Course (part 2) [HMS Victory]
30.08.1928
-
09.1928
Executive Officer, HMS Calliope (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
09.1928
-
01.1929
Executive Officer, HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
01.1929
-
14.05.1929
Executive Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
14.05.1929
-
12.1929
Executive Officer, HMS Shakespeare (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
12.1929
-
19.03.1930
Executive Officer, HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
12.04.1930
-
10.1931
HMS Magnolia (cloop) (China) (initially additional, then in command )
10.1931?
-
10.1932?
for unemployed time ?
17.10.1932
-
01.1933
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional; for technical course)
20.01.1933
-
01.1934
Commanding Officer, HMS Canterbury (cruiser) [tender to HMS Cambrian (cruiser)] (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
15.01.1934
-
08.04.1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Curlew (cruiser) [tender to HMS Cardiff (cruiser)] (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
02.02.1939
-
05.1939?
Assistant Commandant, RAFVR Town [Centre?] (as Honoray Flight Lieutenant RAFVR, dated 23.02.1939)
late 1939


at liberty to engage in some kind of National Service as there was no suitable naval appointment available
1940
-
1941
employment with Fairmile Marine (boat builders)
17.05.1941
-
31.01.1946
no appointment listed:
17.05.1941
-
?
HMS President (additional; for duty outside Admiralty on Selection Board for "Y" Entry) ([Crowe??] Naval Centre)
?
-
1946?
HMS President (additional; NTT)
Butterworth,
William Shorrocks
"Peter"
W.S. Butterworth
Married Janet Brown, actress.
04.02.1919
Bramhall, Cheshire
-
16.01.1979
Coventry, Warwickshire
(heart attack)
A/S.Lt. (A)
04.07.1938
S.Lt. (A)
04.11.1939
Lt. (A)
28.03.1942, seniority 04.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
19.03.1946
for good services while prisoner of war
04.07.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Devonport)
10.10.1938
-
(02.)1939
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
13.03.1939
-
(08.1939)
pilots' course at No. 23 Flying Training School, Rochester
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
01.04.1940
-
21.06.1940
pilot, 826 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)] *
[attack on De Kooy air base, Den Helder, The Netherlands; shot down over Texel; captured]
21.06.1940
-
1945
prisoner of war (thee escape attempts)
* (02.1941) still listed as such
Post-war career as an actor, mainly known for his parts in the "Carry On" films.
Buttle,
Walter Edward Alexander
"Alec"
W.E.A. Buttle (Photo courtesy of Mrs Stella McCrickard) W.E.A. Buttle (Photo courtesy of Mrs Stella McCrickard)
Married Emily Kathleen Bell; one daughter.

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29.07.1903
Southwark, London
-
01.03.1984
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Seaman
? [J93808]
T/A/Boatsw.
21.08.1943
T/Boatsw. = T/Cd.Boatsw. *
1945/46?, seniority 21.08.1943 (retd 29.07.1953)

* change in title 05.04.1949




Able Seaman, HMS Cairo
27.09.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMS Duke of Wellington (landing ship infantry (hand-hoisting)) *
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Brigand (tug) **
14.02.1948
-
25.11.1954
on loan to RAN:
14.02.1948
-
24.02.1948
HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage to Australia by RAF plane)
25.02.1948
-
28.07.1949
HMA LST 3017 (landing ship, tank), 10.12.1948 renamed: HMAS Tarakan
07.1949
-
08.01.1951
HMAS Lonsdale (naval depot, Port Melbourne) (for duty as Naval Provost Marshal)
09.01.1951
-
23.09.1951
HMAS Labuan (temporarily)
24.09.1951
-
09.04.1952
HMAS Leeuwin (on paying off HMAS Labuan)
10.04.1952
-
07.1952
HMAS Koala (temporarily)
07.1952
-
01.1953
HMAS Leeuwin (naval depot, Freemantle)
01.1953
-
06.1953
HMAS Karangi (lent; for passage)
06.1953
-
04.01.1954
HMAS Lonsdale
05.01.1954
-
07.1954
HMAS Platypus
03.07.1954
-
25.11.1954
HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage to UK & foreign service leave)
* RAN service record has rather different details: ***
09.1943-04.1944 HMS Valkyrie II (training establishment, Douglas, Isle of Man) as Training Officer (Gunnery) for New Entry signalmen & telegraphists
04.1944-03.1945 HMS Royal Harold (Naval Officer-in-Charge, Kiel) for duty in German dockyards Kiel for repairs etc. to ships
04.1945-02.1947 hospital (17 months, following fractured leg in Germany)
?-? HMS Ariel (electrical training establishment) as Lieutenant of Camp, general duties, discipline, maintenance, etc.
** indexed, but not listed as such
*** as HMS Royal Harold was not commissioned before May 1945 and service at HMS Duke of Wellington is left out, we must assume these details are incorrectly dated; not shown under HMS Ariel in Navy Lists of Apr 1947 & Oct 1947; his daughter doesn't recall any of these postings, however
Button,
Herbert James Brown
H.J.B. Button (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) H.J.B. Button (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
H.J.B. Button (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) H.J.B. Button (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Mother's maiden name: Button.
Married ((03?).1940, Hastings district, Sussex) Florence Mary Nunn (died c. 2006 Australia), of Hastings, Sussex; no children. She remarried ((03?).1948, Hastings district, Sussex) Thomas Wilson (which marriage produced two children).

(06?).1915
Blything district, Suffolk
-
27.11.1942

(died of illness) [age 27]
[Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria, 3.C.2]
A/Petty Officer ? [P/JX 135049]
A/Boatsw. (A/S) 17.03.1941
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 07.10.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.04.1943 Operation Torch (North African landings 11.42) [posthumously]
(1940)     HMS Antelope (destroyer) (DSM)
17.03.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
      HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)
01.04.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
1942 - 27.11.1942 HMS Venomous (destroyer) (saved many survivors of the sinking of HMS Hecla (destroyer depot ship), only to die himself a few weeks later from exertion) (despatches)
Button,
Maurice Jack
M.J. Button
Son of ... Button, and ... Davis.
Married ...; ... children.
(06?).1924
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
10.01.2012

Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent
Cadet 01.01.1942
Midsh. (E) 01.09.1942
A/S/Lt. (E) 01.05.1944
S/Lt. (E) 23.10.1944, seniority 01.10.1943
A/Lt. (E) 01.02.1945
Lt. (E) 25.06.1946, seniority 01.04.1945
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.04.1953
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1957
Capt. (E) 31.12.1965 (retd 07.01.1975)
(02.1942) - (12.1943) no appointment listed
31.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Kent (cruiser)
(06.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
01.01.1946 - (04.)1947 HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ....
27.02.1967 - (02.)1969 Officer-in-Charge, Naval Air Technical Evaluation Centre [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
27.11.1969 - (08.1971) Commanding Officer, HMS Ganges (RN Junior Training Establishment, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk)
... - ... ....
Buzzard,
[Sir] Anthony Wass;
2nd Baronet (1929)
A.W. Buzzard
Elder son of Sir Edward Farquhar Buzzard, 1st Bt, KCVO (1871-1945), and May Bliss (1875-1951).
Succeeded father, 17.12.1945.
Married (02.04.1932) Margaret Elfreda Knapp (16.04.1905 - 07.1989), only daughter of late Sir Arthur Rowland Knapp, KCIE, CSI, CBE (1870-1954), and Florence Annie Moore (1872-1964); two sons, one daughter.
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28.04.1902
Derbyshire
-
10.03.1972

West Clandon, Surrey
Midsh. 1916?
S.Lt. 30.08.1922
Lt. 30.09.1923
Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1931
Cdr. 30.06.1935
Capt. 31.12.1941
R.Adm. 08.01.1951 (retd 1954)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1953 New Year 53 [investiture 10.02.53]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 12.05.42]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 14.10.1941 sinking of the Bismarck [investiture 12.05.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.04.1941 Operation Grog (bombardment of Genoa 06.02.41) (good services directing)
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.01.1916     joined RN
1919     HMS Iron Duke
... - ... ...
10.01.1940 - 09.04.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Gurkha (destroyer) (sunk) (DSO)
29.06.1940 - (02.)1941 Staff Officer (Plans), Force H [HMS Renown] (OBE, despatches)
07.1941 - (12.1941) Executive Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
03.02.1942 - (06.)1944 Assistant Director, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President] and member of Joint Planning Committee, War Cabinet
01.11.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Glory (aircraft carrier) (British Pacific Fleet operations against Japanese)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
03.01.1948 - (05.1949) Chief of Staff to Flag Officer (Air) (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
04.01.1950 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS Superb
31.08.1951 - 01.07.1954 Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty [HMS President] (CB)
With International Department, British Council of Churches. Founder member of Institute of Strategic Studies; founder member of Council of Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament; Chairman of British Council of Churches Committee on Middle East 1967.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Byas,
Cyril William
C.W. Byas (Photo courtesy of David G. Weaver, from his book "The history of HMS Queen : a World War II Lend Lease escort aircraft carrier")
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23.06.1902
Richmond, Surrey
-
19.06.1958
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 15.09.1922
Lt.
15.04.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1936
A/Capt.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943
Capt.
30.06.1943 (retd 31.12.1950)
RAF:

(T) F/O
27.04.1925
(T) F/Lt.
01.01.1933
(T) Sq.Ldr.
09.08.1937, seniority 01.07.1935
(T) W/Cdr.
01.09.1938
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1951
New Year 51
Mention in Despatches MID
08.12.1942
loss of ship 04.42
15.01.1916     entered RN
29.07.1923
-
(08.1923)
submarine course, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
27.04.1925
-
16.11.1925
? [attached to RAF]
16.11.1925
-
(05.)1926
pilot's course, RAF Base, Leuchars  [attached to RAF]
1926
-
13.12.1926
? [attached to RAF]
13.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Victory (for Fleet Air Arm; miscellaneous flights) [attached to RAF]
08.04.1929
-
(08.)1929
Flight Commander, No. 402 Flight, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
16.08.1929
-
14.08.1931
Flight Commander, No. 402 Flight, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
24.11.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
21.06.1933
-
(01.)1934
Squadron Commander, Fighter Squadron 802, FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
12.1934
-
04.05.1937
Squadron Commander, Fighter Squadron 803, FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
09.08.1937
-
(04.)1939
Air Staff Duties at HQ Coastal Command [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] [attached to RAF]
24.05.1939
-
(04.1940)
Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
?
-
05.04.1942
Executive Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (sunk by Japanese aircraft off Ceylon; wounded in action)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
29.09.1942
-
08.05.1943
Assistant Director of Naval Air Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
08.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
Director of Naval Air Organisation Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.02.1946
-
10.1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Queen (escort carrier)
07.1947
-
(08.)1948
HMS President
15.12.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services): DCNR(A) & DQDP [= Deputy Chief of Naval Recruiting (Air) ?? & ... ??] 
Byrne,
Edward Francis
E.F. Byrne
Son of George Edward C.  Byrne, and Alice Werring.
Married; ... children (one son?).
11.02.1920
Tavistock district, Conrwall / Devon
-
03.02.1980

Plymouth district, Hampshire
Gnr.
01.07.1942
A/Cd.Gnr.
18.06.1945
Sen.Cd.Gnr.
01.04.1949
Lt.
24.03.1947
Lt.Cdr.
24.03.1955 (retd 1959/60?)
(1942)
 
 
Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO)
24.05.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMS Cotswold (destroyer)
(07.1945)


HMS Cotswold (destroyer) *
01.12.1945
-
(04.)1947
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
08.08.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
28.03.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
16.06.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Venus (frigate)
(07.1954)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.08.1954
-
(04.)1955
First Lieutenant, HMS Samsonia (rescue tug)
17.10.1955
-
(01.)1957
RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
13.11.1957
-
(01.1959)
First Lieutenant, HMS Chaser (ex-LST 3029; landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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