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1939-1945

 

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Denne,
John Richard Alured
"Dick"
J.R.A. Denne (© Imperial War Museum (A 28199))

06.02.1916
Shellingford, Berkshire
-
06.05.2001
Hungerford, St Austell, Cornwall
... ...
Lt. 16.03.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 08.06.1945?
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1946 (retd 02.11.1964)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.08.1945 destruction U-boat 27.03.45
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Polish Military Cross PolMC 08.12.1942 services to Polish Navy
...
-
...
...
08.05.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Wishart (destroyer)
1940
-
(02.)1941
British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Piorun (Polish destroyer)
20.05.1941
-
(02.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Express (destroyer)
08.04.1943
-
(08.)1943
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
25.10.1943
-
(12.)1943
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for miscellaneous duties)
03.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Redmill (frigate)
08.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
Executive Officer, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
...
-
...
...
Denning,
[Sir] Norman Egbert
"Ned"
N.E. Denning

Youngest son (with one sister and four brothers) of late Charles Denning (1859-1941), a draper, and Clara Thompson (1865-1947), of Whitchurch, Hampshire.
Married (1933) Iris Curtis, daughter of late Capt. Richard James Curtis, master mariner, and Mrs Curtis, of Singapore; one son, one daughter (and one son deceased).

19.11.1904
Whitchurch, Hampshire
-
27.12.1979
Micheldever, Hampshire
Paym. Cadet 15.07.1922
Paym.Midsh. 15.07.1923
Paym.S.Lt. 15.04.1925
Paym.Lt. 15.04.1927
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 15.04.1935
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 30.06.1941
A/Capt. (S) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
Capt. (S) 31.12.1951
R.Adm. 07.07.1958
V.Adm. 08.11.1961
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE 01.01.1963 New Year 63 [investiture 05.02.63]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1961 New Year 61 [investiture 07.02.61]

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

OBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Education: Andover Grammar School, Hampshire.
15.07.1922     special entry cadet
25.04.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Ajax (battleship)
16.10.1924 - (02.)1927 HMS Capetown (cruiser) (North America and West Indies)
(07.1927)     no appointment listed
04.10.1927 - (06.1928) on staff of R.Adm. 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Royal Oak (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
(08.1929)     no appointment listed
07.08.1929 - (08.)1930 HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
16.09.1930 - (01.)1933 HMS Tamar III (RN base, Singapore)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
08.07.1933 - (02.)1936 HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
10.06.1936 - (08.)1936 HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
18.08.1936 - (10.1936) accountant officers' technical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(01.1937) - (02.1937) no appointment listed
28.06.1937 - (01.)1945) Operational Intelligence Centre, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (OBE)
(07.1945)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
15.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Demetrius (supply & secretariat school, Wetherby, Yorkshire)
22.06.1948 - (05.)1949 HMS Saker (British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC) (for miscellaneous duties in USA)
03.08.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Implacable (aircraft carrier)
09.04.1951 - (05.1951) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
01.05.1952 - (01.)1955 Director of Administrative Planning, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1955)     no appointment listed
05.12.1955 - (01.1957) Director, Supply and Secretariat Advanced Course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
28.08.1958 - (01.)1959 Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training and Manning), Admiralty [HMS President]
1959 - 15.09.1959 Director-General of Manpower, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.01.1960 - 01.1964 Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty [HMS President] (CB, KBE)
10.07.1962 - (02.)1964 Chief Naval Supply and Secretariat Officer, Training Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
1964 - 1965 Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Intelligence)
Secretary, Defence Press and Broadcasting Committee, 1967-1972.
Literature: Donald McLachlan, Room 39 : naval intelligence in action, 1939-1945 (1968); Patrick Beesly, Very special intelligence : the story of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre, 1939-1945 (1977).
Dennis,
John Andrews
J.A. Dennis

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05.04.1907
Plympton St Mary
-
15.09.1940
(KIA) [age 33]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 3]
A/S.Lt. RNR
05.04.1928
S.Lt. RNR
12.10.1929
Lt. RNR
12.09.1931
Lt. (Supplementary List)
09.04.1937, seniority 05.04.1931
Lt.Cdr.
05.04.1939
23.11.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS H 44 (submarine)
11.11.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Salmon (submarine)
05.04.1937
-
(02.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hussar (minesweeper)
21.04.1938
-
15.09.1940
Executive Officer, HMS Dundee (sloop)
Dennis,
John Alexander Jeffreys
"Alec"
J.A.J. Dennis J.A.J. Dennis (Photo courtsey of www.hmstetcott.com)
J.A.J. Dennis (Photo courtsey of Mr Shawn Dymond) J.A.J. Dennis (Photo courtsey of Mr Bill Forster)
J.A.J. Dennis
J.A.J. Dennis
Son of Bertram R. Dennis, a doctor, and Elizabeth V. Strange.
From Chester.
Married (01.1945) Faith Hammond (predeceased him in 2001); one son, one daughter.

18.02.1918
Caversham, Reading district, Berkshire
-
29.06.2008
North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Cadet
01.05.1935
Midsh.
01.01.1936
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1938
S.Lt.
02/03.1939?, seniority 01.09.1938
Lt.
01.07.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1947
Cdr.
30.06.1953 (retd 11.11.1957; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.11.1941
Greek withdrawal 04.41 [investiture 01.12.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1940
capturing German ship
Mention in Despatches MID
07.03.1944
sinking of Scharnhorst
Mention in Despatches MID
08.05.1945
action against E-boats 21.02.45
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn
15.04.1947
liberation of Norway
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.05.1935
-
12.1935
training, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.01.1936
-
08.1936
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
08.1936
-
10.1936
HMS Enchantress (Admiralty yacht and convoy sloop) (Home Fleet)
10.1936
-
01.1937
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
07.01.1937
07.1937
-
-
04.1938
11.1937
HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China Station), of which:
lent to HMS Diana (destroyer)
02.05.1938
-
01.1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
21.01.1939
11.1940
-
-
12.1942
12.1942
HMS Griffin (destroyer)
First Lieutenant
22.02.1943
-
11.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Savage (destroyer)
12.1944
-
05.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Valorous (destroyer)
10.06.1945
-
11.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Tetcott (destroyer)
01.01.1946
-
11.1947
HMS St Vincent (preliminary air training establishment, then boys' training establishment, Gosport, Hants.)
01.1948
-
03.1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Rowena (fleet minesweeper) *
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
09.1950
-
08.1952
Executive Officer, HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
12.08.1952
-
09.1953
First Lieutenant, RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
09.1953
-
04.1954
Joint Services Staff Course, Latimer
04.05.1954
-
06.1956
Operations (Sea and Air), Allied Command Atlantic Headquarters (ACLANT), NATO (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
08.1956
-
11.1957
Naval Drafting Authority, Haslemere [HMS Drake]
Emigrated to Canada, 1958. Had careers in business and teaching.

* Navy List gives as from 10.1947.
Dennis,
Stratford Hercules
S.H. Dennis

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11.11.1899
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
1982 ?
Paris, France [aged 83]
Lt.
15.05.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.05.1928 (retd)
A/Cdr. (retd)
< 12.1941
A/Capt. (retd)
< 07.1945
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Mention in Despatches MID
14.08.1945
Aegean operations, relief of Greece
Polish Military Cross PolMC
21.10.1941
good services in Polish ships
Education: St John's, Cambridge.
09.1912
 
 
entered RN
...
-
...
...
11.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for miscellaneous services)
(09.1939?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Grom (Polish destroyer)
(05.1940?)


British Naval Liaison Officer, ORP Burza (Polish destroyer)
08.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Princess Astrid (landing ship, infantry)
05.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Canton (armed merchant cruiser)
16.04.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry)
12.04.1945
-
(07.)1945
DD (Naval) C Opo India [= Deputy Director (Naval) Combined Operations India ??] [HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India)]
25.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Bangkok [HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)]
Naval Attaché at Bangkok, February, 1947. His Majesty's Consul for the Changvads of Songkhla, Nakawn, Sritamarat, Patalung, Suratthani, Chumpon, Patani, Yala, Narathiwat, Puket, Renong, Pangnga, Trang, Krabi and Setul, to reside at Songkhla, 26.10.1948.
Denny,
[Sir] Michael Maynard
M.M. Denny M.M. Denny
M.M. Denny M.M. Denny (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bronwen Cook)
M.M. Denny (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 28079))
M.M. Denny (© Imperial War Museum (A 17432))
Youngest son of late Canon Edward Denny, MA.
Married (11.1923, Malta) Sara Annie Esmé Welman (01.1899 - 20.06.1971), daughter of late Col. Loftus Welman, Royal Irish Rifles; no children.

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03.10.1896
Kempley, Gloucestershire
-
07.04.1972
Down Ampney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Midsh. 1914
S.Lt. 1916
Lt. 15.10.1917
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1925
Cdr. 30.06.1930
Capt. 31.12.1936
Cdre. 1st cl. 07.04.1942?
R.Adm. 05.07.1945
V.Adm. 22.10.1948
Adm. 22.04.1952 (retd 28.07.1959)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB 10.06.1954 HM's birthday 54 [investiture 20.07.54]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 08.06.1950 HM's birthday 50 [investiture 04.07.50]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 07.06.1940 Åndalsnes & Dunkirk [investiture 02.07.40]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 09.07.46]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.10.1945 Operation Iceberg [investiture 09.07.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.05.1944 attack on Tirpitz 03.04.44
Officer of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav 02.02.1943 Norwegian campaign
Grand Cross of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Morocco) OuiAla - visit Morocco 11.54
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.09.1909     joined RN as a cadet
1914 - 1919 served European War in North Sea, HMS Neptune and Royal Sovereign
1920     specialised in Gunnery (Egerton Memorial prize)
      when not in sea appointment spent all service in gunnery experimental work, HMS Excellent
15.10.1922 - (01.1925) Gunnery Officer, HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for Experimental Department)
12.12.1929 - (04.1930) Gunnery Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
16.04.1930 - (01.1932) Commanding Officer, Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
10.1932 - (01.)1934 Fleet Gunnery Officer on staff of Adm. Sir W.
W. Fisher, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
29.11.1934 - (02.)1936 Executive Officer, HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1937)     no appointment listed
14.06.1937 - 22.07.1938 Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty
22.07.1938 - 1940 Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
1940     Senior Naval Officer, Åndalsnes landing, Norway
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
1940     Chief Staff Officer, evacuation of Dunkirk
03.06.1940 - 26.03.1942 Flag Captain, HMS Kenya (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 10th Cruiser Squadron (Malta and Russia convoys, Vaagso Raid, Norway 1941)
07.04.1942 - 08.11.1943 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS King George V, from 05.05.1942 HMS Duke of York, from 08.07.1942 HMS King George V, from 14.05.1943 HMS Duke of York]
08.12.1943 - 15.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
27.11.1945 - 1947 Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel and Director of Personal Services, Admiralty [HMS President]
1947 - 1949 Flag Officer (Destroyers), Mediterranean Fleet
1949 - 1953 a Lord Commissioner of Admiralty, Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
1954 - 1955 Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet, and
Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic (NATO)
(01.1956)     no appointment listed
1956 - 1959 Chairman, British Joint Services Mission, Washington, DC, and UK Representative on Standing Group of NATO Military Committee
Denton,
Christopher John
"Chris"
C.J. Denton
Son of ... Denton, and ... Cook.
From Goodstowe, Surrey.
(03?).1925
East Grinstead district, Surrey
-
Midsh.
01.05.1942
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1944
S.Lt.
06.1944, seniority 01.02.1944
Lt.
08.02.1946, seniority 01.09.1945 (reld 1946/47?)
01.05.1942
-
10.1943
HMS Jamaica (cruiser)
10.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Milne (destroyer) *
01.06.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Colonial service.

* (04.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Deverill,
Ernest Arthur
E.A. Deverill
Married Alice Maude Deverill (née ...); at least one son (Sq.Ldr. Ernest Alfred Deverill, DFC*, AFC, DFM, RAF).

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17.01.1888
Highbury, London
-
05.04.1952
Seaman
? [225784]
Gnr.
07.10.1916
Cd.Gnr. (T)
07.10.1926 (retd 17.01.1938)
Lt. (retd)
17.01.1938
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
17.01.1946 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
07.10.1916
 
 
commissioned RN
15.12.1922
-
09.05.1924
HMS Dunedin (light cruiser)
10.05.1924
-
(05.)1926
HMNZS Dunedin (cruiser) [lent to New Zealand government]
05.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMNZS Philomel (cruiser; training & depot ship, Auckland) [lent to New Zealand government]
(04.1928)
-
(06.1928)
no appointment listed
15.10.1928
-
(04.)1930
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
29.09.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Ross (twin screw minesweeper) (Portsmouth)
27.10.1931
-
(07.)1934
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
27.12.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
15.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
HMS Scout (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Nore)
03.12.1936
-
(07.)1937
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
31.08.1937
-
(04.)1940
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
30.07.1940
-
(10.)1943
Torpedo Engineer Officer, HM Dockyard Dover [HMS Lynx]
11.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)
04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)
01.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
Executive Officer, HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship)
Devlin,
John Norman
see: RNR section  
Devine,
the Rev. William
Rev. W. Devine (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) Rev. W. Devine (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))

05.10.1887
Castlederg, County Tyrone, Ireland
-
19.10.1959
Dublin, Ireland
T/RC Chapl. 19.05.1941
Military Cross MC 1918 ?
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG 1917 ?
WW I     served in France and saw the savage fighting at Pozières, Monquet Farm, Ypres, the German Offensive and the general advance of 1918 (MC & Croix de Guerre)
... - ... ...
01.01.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
... - ... ...
Dewar,
Alan Ramsay
A.R. Dewar

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08.02.1887
Midlothian, Scotland
-
05.11.1972
A/S.Lt.
15.03.1906
S.Lt.
06.04.1907, seniority 15.03.1906
Lt.
16.01.1908, seniority 15.03.1907
Lt.Cdr.
15.03.1915
Cdr.
31.12.1918
Capt.
31.12.1926
R.Adm.
11.01.1938 (retd 12.01.1938)
15.09.1901
 
 
entered RN
10.04.1922
-
(08.1923)
Executive Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
14.03.1927
-
22.03.1927
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
23.03.1927
-
19.04.1928
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
20.04.1928
-
(08.)1929
Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.11.1929
-
(02.1931)
Captain (D) 1st Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Mackay (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
19.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College
27.03.1933
-
(04.)1933
HMS President (for duty with Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty)
06.05.1933
-
(02.)1935
Naval Attaché, Washington
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
20.08.1935
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
29.05.1937
-
1938?
also: Naval ADC to the King
13.11.1939
-
(07.1945)
Director of Salvage, Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Dewar,
Kenneth Gilbert Balmain
K.G.B. Dewar
Son of late Dr James Dewar.
Married (1914) Gertrude, youngest daughter of late
Frederick and Hon. Mrs Stapleton­Bretherton of the Hall, Rainhill, Lancashire; one son, one daughter.
Residenrce: (1947) The Sands, Farnham, Surrey.

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21.09.1879
near Edinburgh, Scotland
-

08.09.1964
[Charmandean, Worthing, Sussex ?]
Midsh.
1895
A/S.Lt.
15.02.1899?
S.Lt.
08.03.1900, seniority 15.02.1899
Lt.
1900
Cdr.
22.06.1911
Capt.
30.06.1918
R.Adm.
04.08.1929 (retd 05.08.1929)
V.Adm. (retd)
31.07.1934
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
17.10.1919
services during the war (Peace Conference, 1919)
Gold Medal of the Royal United Service Institution (1912)
15.07.1893


entered HMS Britannia
1917


Assistant Director of Plans Division Naval Staff
21.02.1923
-
(08.1923)
Commanding Officer, HMS Capetown (light cruiser)
27.10.1924
-
(01.)1925
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.05.1925
-
15.05.1925
Admiralty
15.05.1925
-
15.06.1927
Deputy Director, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
1928
-
11.1928?
Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
11.1928?
-
1929
Commanding Officer, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; sea-going gunnery firing ship)
11.05.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke (battleship; sea-going gunnery firing ship)
21.05.1929
-
04.08.1929
also: Naval ADC to the King
15.06.1940
-
(07.1945)
Historical Section, Training and Staff Duties Division [later: Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division], Admiralty [HMS President]
Labour candidate for Portsmouth, 10.1931.
Published
: The Navy from within (1939)
Literature: Leslie Gardiner, The Royal Oak courts martial (1965)
Dewhurst,
Ronald Hugh
R.H. Dewhurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Dewhurst)
R.H. Dewhurst
Son of Robert Paget Dewhurst, and Francis Millington.
Married 1st (16.11.1928, Sliema, Malta) Torquilla Macleod Lawrance (died 1953), daughter of Robert Clyde Lawrance; one daughter, one son.
Married 2nd.

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10.10.1905
Wellington district, Somerset
-
29.01.1990
Rotorua, New Zealand
(his ashes were scattered from a NZ warship)
Midsh.
15.09.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1926
S.Lt.
15.08.1927
Lt.
29.02.1928
Lt.Cdr.
29.02.1936
Cdr.
31.12.1940 (retd 10.10.1955)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.01.1941
New Year 41 [investiture 03.02.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.07.1941
5 war patrols, minelaying & sinking armed tugs [investiture 03.02.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.10.1941
3 war patrols, minelaying & sinking Italian submarine & tanker [investiture 03.02.42]
39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St. - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Abberly Hall; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth (1919-1923).
1919
 
 
entered RN
15.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Dauntless (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
08.04.1926
-
15.01.1927
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, Portsmouth
14.04.1928
-
(11.1928)
HMS X 1 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
04.05.1929
-
(04.)1930
First Lieutenant, HMS L 23 (submarine) (Mediterranean) [tender to HMS Douglas]
01.07.1930
-
(02.)1931
First Lieutenant, HMS Salmon (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland) [tender to HMS Heather]
08.09.1931
-
(06.)1933
First Lieutenant, HMS Osiris (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Medway)
01.12.1933
-
(08.)1934
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
03.09.1934
-
(11.)1934
submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Alecto]
15.12.1934
-
14.12.1935
Commanding Officer, HMS H 33 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
09.01.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
26.04.1938
-
(06.)1938
HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
22.06.1938
-
15.04.1939
HMS Seahorse (submarine) (2nd Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Lucia]
07.1939
-
01.06.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Rorqual (minelaying submarine)
17.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
01.02.1942
-
(06.)1944
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.1944
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Amphion (submarine)
02.12.1946
-
(07.1948)
on staff of Commodore Submarines [HMS Dolphin]
(05.1949)
 
 
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) *
17.05.1949
-
(05.)1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Taciturn (submarine)
05.09.1950
-
(05.)1953
on staff of Flag Officer (Submarines) [HMS Dolphin]
13.07.1953
-
(04.)1955
Commanding Officer, RN Detention Quarters, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Diack,
Alexander Henderson
A.H. Diack
Son (with one brother and three sisters) of Sir Alexander Henderson Diack, KCIE, CVO, CBE (1862-1929), and Annie Rebecca "Mylsie" Molloy (1881-1945).
Married (10.04.1937, Westbourne Church, Glasgow, Scotland; marriage dissolved) Anne Hatrick, only (adopted) daughter of Osbourne Robert Hatrick (?-1947), and Mary Fisher Urquhart (1873-1944), of Glasgow; ... children (three sons?). She remarried George Leslie Urquhart (1906-?).
Married 2nd ((12?).1951, St Marylebone district, London) Nancy May Dive-Price (11.11.1912 - 06.2001).

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19.12.1907
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
06.01.1996
Oxford district, Oxfordshire
Midsh. 15.01.1926
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1928
S.Lt. 29.07.1929, seniority 01.01.1929
Lt. 01.01.1931 (retd 09.06.1934; own request)
1938/39?, seniority 29.07.1935
Lt.Cdr. 29.07.1943
Cdr. 30.06.1946 (retd 19.12.1957)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Inshore Squadron with Army in Egypt & Cyrenaica [investiture 21.10.41]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 07.10.1941 sunk by enemy aircraft 12.05.41 [investiture 21.10.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 12.08.1941 enemy bombing Middle East 25.02.41
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
15.01.1926 - (07.1927) HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
26.04.1928 - 01.1929 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.1929 - (08.)1929 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
26.08.1929 - (04.)1930 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
05.05.1930 - (08.)1930 HMS Lucia (submarine depot ship) (Atlantic Fleet) (for submarines)
01.11.1930 - (02.)1931 HMS Rover (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin] (Mediterranean)
12.1931 - (09.)1932 First Lieutenant, HMS H 32 (submarine) [tender to HMS Alecto, from 10.02.1932 HMS Dolphin] (Portsmouth)
06.10.1932 - (01.)1933 Admiralty [HMS President] (for course in Arabic at School of Oriental Studies)
07.04.1933 - (03.)1934 HMS Shoreham (sloop) (East Indies)
07.02.1939 - (09.)1939 First Lieutenant, HMS Cricket (river gunboat) (China)
09.02.1940 - 12.05.1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Ladybird (river gunboat) (DSC & bar, despatches)
27.09.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS General Botha (minesweeping trawler)
01.04.1942 - 22.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Sutton (Hunt class minesweeper) (despatches)
01.03.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Canada (RN base, Halifax, NS, Canada) (for miscellaneous services)
11.1943 - 27.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Antares (Algerine class minesweeper)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
27.11.1944 - 06.1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Penn (destroyer)
17.01.1947 - (07.1948) Executive Officer, HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch, Paisley, Scotland)
01.1949 - (05.1950) Commanding Officer, HMS St Bride's Bay (frigate)
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
12.05.1953 - (04.)1955 Commanding Officer, HMS Royal Albert (RN base, Cuxhaven) & as Senior Officer, Elbe Squadron & as Naval Officer-in-Charge, Cuxhaven
10.11.1955 - (01.)1956 Commanding Officer, RN Barracks, Camarata [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
11.1956 - (01.1957) on staff of Flag Officer, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
Dick,
Hugh Alan Colville
H.A.C. Dick
Son of Sir James Nicholas Dick, KCB (1832-1920), and Lady Elizabeth Margaret Dick (née Beveridge).
Married ((09?).1929, Kensington, London) Marjorie Spafford, of Kensington, London.

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23.08.1890
Wandsworth district, Greater London / London / Surrey
-
10.12.1943
(died of illness) [age 53]
[Bembridge (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Extension, Isle of Wight, centre path]
A/S.Lt.
30.04.1910
S.Lt.
28.12.1910, seniority 30.04.1910
Lt.
20.02.1912, seniority 30.07.1911
Lt.Cdr.
30.07.1919
Cdr.
30.06.1925 (retd 23.08.1940)
Capt. (retd)
23.08.1940
15.09.1906
 
 
entered RN
05.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Delhi (light cruiser) & as Squadron Gunnery Officer, 1st Light Cruiser Squadron
1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for gunnery school)
16.02.1925
-
15.03.1925
Admiralty [HMS President]
16.03.1925
-
(02.)1927
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.06.1927
-
(06.1928)
Squadron Gunnery Officer, Destroyer Flotillas of the Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Coventry (cruiser)]
(08.1929)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.10.1929
-
(02.)1931
Commanding Officer, HMS Cornflower (sloop) (China)
24.10.1931
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Magnolia (sloop) (China)
(09.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
14.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
Staff Officer (Operations) and (Intelligence) to Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
03.01.1934
-
19.02.1940
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
20.02.1940
-
10.12.1943
Deputy Director of Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Dick,
Royer Mylius

R.M. Dick
R.M. Dick
Son of Louis Henry Mylius Dick and Edith Alice Guy. Married 1st (1928) Agnes Mary Harben; (one son killed on active service, one daughter deceased). Married 2nd (1955) Vera (died 1990), daughter of Sir John Henry, DL, and widow of Col Bertram Pott.

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14.10.1897
Kensington, London
-
23.04.1991
[Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire]
Midsh.
1914
Lt.
15.11.1918
Lt.Cdr.
15.11.1926
Cdr.
30.06.1933
Capt.
30.06.1940
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.11.1942?
Cdre. 1st cl.
> 02.1943, < 06.1943
R.Adm.
08.07.1949 (retd 15.08.1952)
A/V.Adm. (retd)
1953 (reverted to retd 1955)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1951
New Year 51
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
20.04.1943
Operation Torch
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
12.12.1918
*
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
07.09.1943
N African campaign
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1943
N African campaign
Croix de Guerre avec palme (France) CdeG
1946
N African campaign
* In command of the River Gunboat "Razlyff " during the Dwina operations, he saved a number of boats and a barge from falling into the enemy's hands, the ship being .repeatedly fired on. In the Tchamova operations he handled his ship with conspicuous success.
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth; RN Staff College (psc)
09.1910
 
 
entered RN



at sea, 1914-18 (Falklands, Jutland, North Russia)
03.05.1924
-
(01.1925)
Flag Lieutenant & Squadron Signals Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Resolution (battleship)] (Atlantic Fleet)
15.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
Flag Lieutenant-Commander and Squadron Signals and W/T Officer, First Cruiser Squadron [HMS Frobisher (cruiser)] (China)
31.12.1928 -
(04.1930)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
02.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Valiant (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
27.07.1931
-
(09.1932)
Fleet Signals Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
13.02.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
15.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.03.1936
-
(02.1938)
HMS Dainty (destroyer) (China)
(06.1938)


no appointment listed
02.08.1938
-
(02.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Basilisk (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
02.05.1939
-
1942
Staff Officer (Plans) [& Deputy Chief of Staff], Mediterranean Station [HMS Warspite (battleship), later: HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta), later: HMS Warspite (battleship)] (Matapan)
03.06.1942
-
(08.1942)
British Admiralty Delegation to Washington [HMS Saker II]
01.11.1942
-
11.1943
Chief of Staff to Naval Commander Expeditionary Force, later Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station [HMS Hannibal]
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(06.1944)


HMS Royalist (cruiser) *
24.07.1944
-
(04.)1946
Commanding Officer, HMS Belfast (cruiser)
1947
-
1948
Director Tactical and Staff Duties, Admiralty
09.11.1948
-
(05.)1950
Chief of Staff to Flag Officer, Western Europe [HMS President]
08.01.1949
-
08.07.1949
Naval ADC to the King
1951
-
1952
Flag Officer, Training Squadron
12.04.1952
-
1955
Standing Group Liaison Officer to North Atlantic Council [HMS President]
Deputy Commissioner-in-Chief, 1957-62, Commissioner-in-Chief, 1962-67, SJAB. Dep. Chairman, Horticultural Marketing Council, 1960-63; Chairman: Royal United Service Institution, 1965-67; St John Council for London, 1971-75; a Vice-Pres., Royal UK Beneficent Assoc., 1979. CStJ, 28.06.1957. KStJ 1961; Bailiff Grand Cross, Order of Hosp. of St John of Jerusalem, 10.1967.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dicken,
Edward Bernard Cornish

E.B.C. Dicken
Thirrd son of 1st marriage of late Adm. Charles Gauntlett Dicken (1854-1937), and Margaret Christiena Cornish (c. 1857-1888).
Half-brother of Lt.Cdr. J.A. Dicken, RN.
Married (1936) Monique, daughter of Monsieur O'Ryan.

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18.01.1888
Stoke Damerel district, Devon
-
03.04.1964
Fulham, London
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.04.1907
Lt.
15.07.1909
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1917
Cdr.
30.06.1922
Capt.
31.12.1929 (retd 25.06.1940)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
03.04.1937
R.Adm. (retd)
25.06.1940
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
01.01.1947
New Year 47 [investiture 29.07.47]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.06.1925
HM's birthday 25
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
20.07.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
?
1914/15 Star, British War Medal 1914-1920, Victory Medal, Naval General Service Medal, 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, 1911 Coronation Medal, George V Jubilee Medal, George VI  Coronation Medal
Officer Order of Redeemer 26.04.1918, Chevalier of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus (Italy) 07.08.1916,  Grand Officer Order of Orange-Nassau. 04.06.1946, Officer Legion d'Honneur 1948
15.09.1902
 
 
entered RN
20.09.1922
-
(01.)1925
Naval Attaché, Paris (accredited to France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Poland)
18.12.1925
-
(07.)1927
Executive Officer, HMS Marlborough (battleship) (Atlantic)
16.12.1927
-
(08.1929)
Executive Officer, Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(04.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.06.1930
-
(08.)1930
Commanding Officer, HMS Clematis (sloop) (Mediterranean)
10.1930
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Lupin (sloop) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.01.1933
-
(06.1933)
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
(01.1934)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.03.1934
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Durban (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
11.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
03.04.1937
-
(04.)1939
in charge of Naval Establishments at Hong Kong [HMS Tamar (receiving ship)]
31.07.1939
-
01.02.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
05.01.1940
-
(04.1940)
also: Naval ADC to the King
02.02.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
17.10.1940
-
1946
Assistant Controller, Admiralty [HMS President]
Chairman, Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Society.
Dicken,
John Aldersey

J.A. Dicken
Only son of 2nd marriage of late Adm. Charles Gauntlett Dicken (1854-1937), and Ada Mary Byron.
Half-brother of R.Adm. E.B.C. Dicken, RN.

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23.09.1896
Surbiton, Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
08.04.1959
Winchester
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
15.05.1926
28.08.1939
-
(07.1945)
Staff Officer (Intelligence) to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Falmouth [HMS  Forte (RN base, Falmouth)]
Motor car businessman, Chelsea.
Dickens,
Claud Edgar Charles
C.E.C. Dickens (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Mark G.C. Dickens, RN (retd))
Second son of Adm. Sir Gerald Charles Dickens, RN, and Kathleen Pearl Birch, of Lodge Farm, Downton, Wiltshire.
Great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.
Brother of Capt. Peter G.C. Dickens, RN.
Married (07.09.1946, St Lawrence's, Downton, Salisbury district, Wilthsire) Audrey Pamela Simms, daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Simms, of Beirut; ... children.
07.07.1920
Ealing, Brentford district, Middlesex / London
-
07.06.1981
Milford-on-Sea, New Forest district, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.01.1938
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1940
S.Lt.
16.04.1940
Lt.
01.12.1941
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1949
Cdr.
30.06.1952 (retd 01.03.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
1933
 
 
joined the Navy aged 13
01.01.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Glasgow (cruiser) (Home Fleet (Northern Patrol) & South American Division)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
04.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Hurricane (destroyer) (Atlantic Convoys and East Coast England)
21.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Vivien (destroyer) (Atlantic Convoys and East Coast England)
03.01.1943
-
(02.)1943
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for Landing Craft Infantry (Large))
03.04.1943
-
(06.)1943
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for Landing Craft Infantry (Large))
17.07.1943
-
03.08.1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Quorn (destroyer) (sunk by German explosive boat off Normandy)
05.09.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
12.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Jervis (destroyer)
20.02.1948
-
(05.1950)
First Lieutenant, HMS Whirlwind (destroyer)
(05.1953)


HMS President *
31.05.1954
-
(04.)1955
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.12.1955
-
(01.1957)
Commanding Officer, HMS Modeste (sloop)
27.01.1958
-
(01.1959)
Assistant Staff Officer (Plans), Western Atlantic Command, NATO (Norfolk, Va., USA) [HMS Saker]
?
-
1961?
Commanding Officer, HMS Michael (Singapore)
Personnel Director with Dalgety. Amateur dramatist.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dickens,
Sir Gerald [Louis] Charles
G.C. Dickens (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Mark G.C. Dickens, RN (retd)) G.C. Dickens (Photo courtesy of www.admirals.org.uk)
2nd son of late Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, KC
(1849-1933), and Marie Roche.
Grandson of author Charles Dickens.
Married (29.03.1915, Brompton Oratory) Kathleen Pearl, daughter of Col. W.J.A. Birch, formerly Indian Army; three sons (two of them  also Naval officers, Lt.Cdr. Peter G.C. Dickens & Cdr. Claud E.C. Dickens).

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RN Flag Officers 1904-45

13.10.1879
Kensington, London
-
19.11.1962
[buried at sea HMS Kirkliston off Chatham 51.32.0N 001.04.5E 22.11.1962]
Cadet 15.01.1894
Midsh. 15.04.1896
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.10.1899
Lt. 31.12.1901
Cdr. 30.06.1914
Capt. 31.12.1919
R.Adm. 15.02.1932
V.Adm. 02.01.1936 (retd 29.11.1938)
Adm. (retd) 08.05.1940 (reverted to retd 1945)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 20.05.1937 Commanding Reserve Fleet
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1934 New Year 34
Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG 01.04.1919 Flag Commander C-in-C Med
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 14.03.1916 Gallipoli 15-16
39|45 St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal JubM 1935 -
King George VI Coronation Medal CorM 1937 -
Officer, Order of St. Maurice & St. Lazarus (Italy) St Maur 11.08.1917 ?
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH 21.06.1918 ?
Commander, Order of the Crown of Italy (08.06.1920) It Crwn 08.06.1920 ?
Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON ? ?
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM 20.03.1945 Flag Officer Tunisia
Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold I (Belgium) Leo I 01.02.1949 for distinguished services rendered to Belgium during the war
Grand Officer of the Order of Nichan-Iftikhar (Tunis) NicIft ? ?
Education: Beaumont College, Windsor; Foster's, Stubbington House, Hampshire
29.12.1893     HMS Britannia (training ship)
1896 - 1897 HMS Blake (Channel Fleet)
1897 - 1899 HMS Eclipse (East Indies Station)
1899 - 1899 HMS Cleopatra
1899 - 1900 RN College, Greenwich
1900 - 1901 HMS Griffon & HMS Desperate (Mediterranean Fleet)
1901 - 1902 HM Torpedo Boats 92, 89 & 96
1902 - 1902 HMS Cruiser
1902 - 1905 HMS Vengeance (China Station)
1905     HMS Barfleur
1906 - 1909 HMS King Alfred, HMS Hart and HMS Hawke (China Station)
1910     HMS Chelmer (Home Fleet)
1911 - 1911 HMS Garvy
1911 - 1913 HMS Chelmer & HMS Albatross (Mediterranean Fleet)
1913 - 1915 Commanding Officer, HMS Harpy (Mediterranean Fleet, Dardanelles campaign)
1915 - 1917 Intelligence Division, Admiralty
1917 - 1918 Flag Commander to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (CMG)
1920 - 1922 Deputy Director Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.08.1922 - 1924 Commanding Officer, HMS Carlisle (light cruiser)
(01.1925)     HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean) *
15.08.1925 - (05.)1926 Captain Auxiliary Patrol [HMS Harebell (fishery protection cruiser (sloop))]
15.09.1926 - (08.)1929 Instructional Staff, Imperial Defence College
26.11.1929 - (02.)1931 Commanding Officer, HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.10.1931 - (01.)1932 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
19.07.1931 - 15.02.1932 also: Naval ADC to the King
08.1932 - (07.)1935 Director of Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (Rear-Admiral, 10 Cruiser Squadron, HM King George V Jubilee Review, Spithead, 16.07.1935) (CB)
19.07.1935 - (07.)1937 Rear-Admiral/Vice-Admiral Commanding Reserve Fleet [HMS Effingham (cruiser), later HMS Hawkins (cruiser)] (KCVO)
10.01.1938 - (02.)1938 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
09.05.1938 - (06.)1938 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(08.1938) - (10.1938) no appointment listed
08.02.1940 - 05.1940 Naval Attaché, The Hague (The Netherlands) [HMS President]
02.07.1940 - 19.01.1943 Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies, Admiralty [HMS President]
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
12.05.1943 - 01.01.1944 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Bizerta, renamed 03.08.1943 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Tunisia [HMS Hasdrubal (RN base, Bizerta)]
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
(09.1944?)     Principal Naval Liaison Officer, Belgium
09.1944 - 09.1945 Flag Officer-in-Charge, The Netherlands
Editor of The Naval Review. Vice-President, Dickens Fellowship.
Published
: Bombing and strategy : the fallacy of total war (1947); The dress of the British sailor (1957)
Dickens,
Peter Gerald Charles

P.G.C. Dickens


Eldest son of Adm. Sir Gerald Charles Dickens, RN, and Kathleen Pearl Birch.
Brother of Cdr. Claud E.C. Dickens, RN.
Great-grandson of author Charles Dickens.
Married (25.01.1950, Singapore) Mary Alice Blagrove (20.10.1921 - 12.01.2009) (earlier ((09?).1945, New Forest district, Hampshire) married to Lt. Sir Anthony Roger Duncan Twysden, Bt (1918-1946)), daughter of R.Adm. Henry Evelyn Charles Blagrove, RN, and Supt. Edith Gordon Lowe, WRNS; two daughters, one son (Cdr. Mark Gerald Charles Dickens, RN).
04.06.1917
Fulham, Greater London, Middlesex
-
25.05.1987
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Cadet
01.09.1934
Midsh.
01.05.1935
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1937
S.Lt.
16.05.1938, seniority 01.01.1938
Lt.
24.05.1939, seniority 01.04.1939
?, seniority 01.12.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
?
Lt.Cdr.
20.03.1945, seniority 01.12.1944 *
Cdr.
30.06.1947
Capt.
31.12.1955 (retd 07.01.1965)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
13.07.1943
attack shipping enemy coastal waters 13.05.43 [investiture 28.09.43]
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
11.08.1942
mined, but saved ship by damage control 04.42 [investiture 01.12.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
29.12.1942
attacks on enemy shipping 09-11.42 [investiture 16.02.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1940
coast of Norway
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID
13.04.1943
action Dutch coast 18.01.43
Mention in Despatches MID
22.06.1943
action Dutch coast 17.04.43

* early promotion; a gazetted promotion from A/Lt.Cdr. to Lt.Cdr. dated 01.12.1946 [the date officially due for this promotion] is inexplicable, however

Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1931-1934)
01.09.1934
-
01.05.1935
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.05.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.08.1936
-
(07.)1937
HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
30.08.1937
-
(02.)1938
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.05.1938
-
(10.)1938
HMS Victoria and Albert (HM's yacht) (Portsmouth)
07.12.1938
-
(07.)1940
HMS Somali (destroyer) (Norway)
13.08.1940
-
1942
First Lieutenant, HMS Cotswold (destroyer) (East Coast convoys)
01.06.1942
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 234 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 21st MTB Flotilla [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
14.09.1943
-
(12.1943)
training staff, HMS Bee (Coastal Forces base, Weymouth)
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
24.04.1944
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Blencathra (destroyer)
23.07.1945
-
1948
staff, RN College, Eaton, Chester [later RN College, Dartmouth] [HMS Britannia]
(07.1948)
 
 
HMS Rodney *
25.04.1949
-
1951
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
02.04.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Gabbard (destroyer)
1953
-
20.04.1954
Commanding Officer, HMS Scorpion (destroyer)
(07.1954)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1955)
-
(01.1956)
HMS President *
09.10.1956
-
(01.1957)
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans), Allied Forces Mediterranean (NATO) (Malta)
1958
-
1959
Staff Officer, NATO (Izmir)
(01.1959)
 
 
no appointment listed
1959
-
1961
Commanding Officer, HMS Delight (destroyer)
27.03.1961
-
(02.1964)
Captain of the Chatham Dockyard and Queen's Harbour Master & Chief Staff Officer to R.Adm. Beloe (Flag Officer, Medway and Admiral Superintendent, Chatham) [HMS Pembroke]
07.07.1964
-
07.01.1965
also: Naval ADC to the Queen
President Coastal Forces Association. President Dickens Fellowship.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Published
: HMS Hesperus (1972); Night action : MTB Flotilla at war (1974); Narvik : battles in the fjords (1974); SAS : the jungle frontier : 22 Special Air Service Regiment in the Borneo Campaign, 1963-1966 (1983)
Dickins,
Godfrey Christopher
G.C. Dickins

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05.04.1902
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
25.01.1979

Lambourn, Newbury district
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.08.1923, seniority 15.09.1922
Lt.
15.09.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1937
A/Capt.
09.1942?
Capt.
31.12.1944 (retd 07.01.1954)
RAF:

F/O
?
F/Lt.
01.01.1933
Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1935
W/Cdr.
01.09.1938
(01.1925)


no appointment listed
?
-
01.08.1929
attached to RAF:
25.03.1927
-
(07.1927)
pilot, No. 460 Flight, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean)
(08.1929)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
01.08.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
(1930?)
-
02.08.1932
attached to RAF:
03.11.1930
-
(01.1932)
pilot, No. 461 Flight, FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean)
02.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Winchester (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
08.08.1933
-
(04.1939)
attached to RAF:
08.08.1933
-
(07.1935)
Commanding Officer, T/B Squadron 810, FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet)
30.08.1935
-
05.1937
Commanding Officer, 823 S/R Squadron, FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean)
05.07.1937
-
(04.1939)
No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon [HMS Pembroke]
24.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
Executive Officer, HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle)
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
18.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent]
01.04.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Saker II (RN accounting base, Washington, USA)
09.1942
-
16.08.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Tracker (escort carrier) **
[evacuated ashore to hospital after suffering serious injury while inspecting the ships aircraft accelerator (catapult) mechanism]
21.03.1944
-
(06.1944)
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord (Air Section) [HMS President]
19.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pretoria Castle (escort carrier-training aircraft carrier)
16.04.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop)
17.04.1947
-
03.1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Seahawk (RN Air Station, Culdrose)
01.10.1948
-
(05.1950)
Director of Air Equipment and Naval Photography Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1953)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (10.1943) - (12.1943) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Dickinson,
Harold Godfrey
H.G. Dickinson

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11.08.1902
Croydon, Surrey
-
08.01.1960
Trottiscliffe, Kent
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1922
S.Lt.
30.05.1923
Lt.
30.04.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1933
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Capt.
31.12.1944 (retd 07.01.1954)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
01.07.1951
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1945
New Year 45
...
-
...
...
(08.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed
15.11.1939
-
(12.1941)
Executive Officer, HMS Dido (cruiser)
?
-
(08.)1942
Air Ministry
27.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no appointment listed
01.02.1945
-
08.03.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabswick (mobile naval air base (MONAB) V)
09.03.1945
-
01.05.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Nabbington (mobile naval air base (MONAB) I, Nowra, NSW, Australia) *
05.1945?
-
11.1945?
possibly Commanding Officer, HMS Nabswick (mobile naval air base (MONAB) V)
(04.1946)


HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier) **
24.06.1946
-
(07.1948)
Deputy Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(05.1949)


no appointment listed
12.07.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Phoebe (cruiser)
01.07.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong & Commodore Superintendent, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
* according to Royal Navy Research Archive; the Navy List gives as date of appointment of successor 28.03.1945
** indexed, but not listed as such
Dickinson,
Samuel
S. Dickinson
?
-

T/Lt. (E)
01.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 31.03.1943?
T/A/Cdr. (E)
01.12.1945
1939
-
1940
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
01.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Resource (fleet repair ship)
1941
-
1941
HMS Albatross (repair ship)
1941
-
1941
HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
HMS Scout (destroyer) *
31.03.1943
-
07.1943
HMS Scout (destroyer)
12.07.1943
-
02.1944
Admiralty Engineer Overseer, HM Dockyard, Ceylon [HMS Highflyer]
24.02.1944
-
09.1944
HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland) (for 'Boscawen' Naval Depot)
21.09.1944
-
08.1945
HMS Resource (fleet repair ship)
08.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Dickson,
Robert Kirk
R.K. Dickson

Son of late Dr William Kirk Dickson, LLD.
Married 1st (1933) Evelyn Loetitia (from whom he obtained a divorce, 1946), daughter of Major Campbell Mucklow, RA; one daughter.
Married 2nd (22.06.1950) Joyce Mary, widow of Lt­Col T.E. Hussey, RA, daughter of late Adm. Hon. Sir Assheton Curzon­Howe, GCVO, KCB, CMG.

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18.02.1898
St George district, Edinburgh City, Scotland
-
17.09.1952
(died in an accident)
Hightown Hill, Ringwood, Hampshire.
Midsh.
1914
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
1917
Lt.
15.02.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1932
Capt.
31.12.1939
A/R.Adm.
29.11.1944-(04.1946)
R.Adm.
08.01.1949 (retd 1952)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.05.1942
minelaying 02.42
Mention in Despatches MID
25.11.1941
Operations Style & Substance
Mention in Despatches MID
23.02.1943
Operation Streamline Jane
Mention in Despatches MID
01.06.1943
action 01.12.42
Education: Cargilfield School; RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth (01.1911-...)
1914
-
1918
served European War: HMS Canopus (Battles of the Falkland Islands, 1914), Gallipoli, 1915, Jutland, 1916; Grand Fleet destroyers and South Russia, 1917-1918
1919


Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
1920


Rhine Flotilla
1921


specialised in navigation
06.1921
-
(08.1923)
Navigating Officer, HMS Veronica (sloop)
12.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
Navigating Officer, HMS Broke (flotilla leader)
28.09.1926
-
(07.1927)
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.1928
-
(04.1930)
Staff Officer (Operations), 3rd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Curacoa (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
05.01.1931
-
(02.1931)
Navigating Officer, HMS Marlborough (battleship) & as Squadron Navigating Officer & Staff Officer (Operations), 3rd Battle Squadron
28.07.1931
-
(09.1932)
Navigating Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship) (Home Fleet) & as Squadron Navigating Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron
1933
-
1933
Naval Assistant to First Sea Lord [HMS President]
15.08.1933
-
(07.)1935
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.12.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS President (for Plans Division, Admiralty)
06.05.1936
-
(02.)1937
Executive Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
02.07.1937
-
(10.)1938
Executive Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
10.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commander of College, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
1939
-
1940
Duty Captain, Admiralty War Room [HMS President]
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
15.10.1940
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Manxman (minelayer) (various offensive minelaying operations, Malta convoys, Eastern Fleet, Madagascar, etc.)
15.01.1943
-
22.01.1943
Admiralty [HMS President]
22.01.1943
-
(06.)1944
Deputy Director of Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.11.1944
-
(04.)1946
Chief of Naval Information, Admiralty [HMS President]
31.12.1946
-
1948
Commanding Officer, HMS Theseus (aircraft carrier)
(07.1948)


no appointment listed
04.05.1949
-
1951
Head of British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
Shadwell Testimonial, 1924 and 1929. Younger Brother of Trinity House, 1924.
Published: Greenwich Palace (1939); Naval Broadcasts (1946)

Dight,
John Rupert
J.R. Dight
Son of Eng.R.Adm. Sydney Rupert Dight, RN, and Mabel Martin.
29.12.1916
Plymouth, Devon
-
03.08.1944
[age 27]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 81, column 1]
Midsh. (E)
01.01.1935
A/S.Lt. (E)
01.05.1937
S.Lt. (E)
01.09.1937
Lt. (E)
01.03.1939
?, seniority 16.11.1938
01.01.1935
-
(08.1938)
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
25.08.1938
-
(09.1939)
HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
28.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
engineering course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.08.1940
-
(08.1943)
HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
16.11.1943
-
03.08.1944
HMS Quorn (destroyer) (ship sunk; missing presumed killed)
Dight,
Sydney Rupert
S.R. Dight
Eighth child of John Butler Dight (1841-1930) and Anna Priddle (died 1901).
Married (1913, Plymouth) Mabel Martin, daughter of J.J. Martin; one son (Lt. (E) John Rupert Dight, RN), two daughters.

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29.10.1885
Plymouth
-
01.01.1948
Hendon (?)
Eng.Cadet
?
Eng.S.Lt.
01.07.1905
Eng.Lt.
17.10.1907, seniority 01.07.1907
12.11.1908, seniority 01.10.1906
Eng.Cdr.
30.06.1920
Eng.Capt.
31.12.1929
Eng.R.Adm.
24.04.1936 (retd 24.04.1939) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
04.07.1905


joined RN
(01.1925)


Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.08.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
20.08.1928
-
04.1939
in charge of the Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station, Haslar [HMS Victory]
20.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
04.04.1940
-
(07.1945)
Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
Dilks,
William Henry
W.H. Dilks (© Imperial War Museum (A 24454))
Married ((09?).1912, Weymouth district, Dorset) Jessie C. Brewer; six daughters (serving in the WRNS: Heather Amy Dilks, Joan M. Dilks, Jessie Marjorie Dilks and Pauline M. Dilks).

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07.11.1883
Milverton, Warwickshire
-
16.12.1975
Gillingham, Chatham district, Kent
Gnr. 02.04.1915
Cd.Gnr. 02.04.1925 (retd 31.12.1930; own request)
Lt. (retd) 31.12.1930
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 28.04.1942, seniority 03.09.1941
Cdr. (retd) 26.09.1946
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1941 New Year 41 [investiture 15.03.41]
(01.1919)     HM PC 67
12.03.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Gunnery School)
15.10.1924 - (02.)1927 HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda) (for service at Bermuda & for charge of rifle range)
(07.1927)     no appointment listed
29.09.1927 - (08.1929) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Anti-Gas School)
01.02.1930 - (08.)1930 HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (China)
04.12.1938 - 04.1943 Boom Defence Depot, Clyde (Greenock) [HMS Orlando]
04.1943 - (04.1946) Assistant Boom Officer, Boom Defence Depot, Clyde (Greenock) [HMS Orlando]
Disbrowe,
Edward Francis
E.F. Disbrowe (© Imperial War Museum (A 1735))

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12.04.1900
-
31.03.1941
(MPK) [age 40]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 44, column 2]
... ...
Lt. 15.02.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1929
Cdr. 30.06.1935
... - ... ...
29.07.1939 - 31.03.1941 Executive Officer, HMS Bonaventure (Dido class cruiser) (ship torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine Ambra in Mediterranean)
       
 
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