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1939-1945

 

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KINL
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H.N.E. Kemball   to   A.E. Kingswell
Kemball,
H N E
H.N.E. Kemball
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... ...
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? - (07.1945) ?
... - ... ...
Kemball,
Vero Elliot
V.E. Kemball

Son of Maj.Gen. Sir George Vero Kemball, KCMG, CB, DSO (1859-), and Hattie Elliot.
Married ((09?).1925, Chelsea district, London) Janet M. Russell.

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23.01.1893
-
09.06.1963
... ...
Lt. (E) 15.12.1915
Lt.Cdr. (E) 15.12.1923
Cdr. (E) 31.12.1927 (retd 23.01.1943)
Capt. (E) (retd) 23.01.1943
15.01.1906     entered RN
... - ... ...
07.11.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Ajax (cruiser) [until 11.09.1934 in charge while being under construction]
(02.1935)     short course of instruction
02.02.1935 - (01.)1937 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
18.01.1937 - (06.)1938 HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
25.07.1938 - (10.)1940 Assistant Drafting Officer, RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
28.11.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship
(08.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
03.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Effingham (cruiser)
01.03.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Forward (RN base, Newhaven)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
(04.1946)     HMS Furneaux * / **
* indexed, but not listed as such
** according to an "Appendix (termination of commissions, releases etc.) to return of appointments etc. dated 10 August 1945" he was by that time serving aboard HMS Furneaux in rank of Cdr. (E), prior to posting to HMS President I for Class 'A' Release on relief, date to be reported
Kempson,
Francis Kenelm
F.K. Kempson
Son of F. Kempson, mechanical engineer, of West Kensington.
Married 1st ((09?).1909, Bedford district, Bedfordshire) Gertrude Alice Franklin ((06?).1877 - 23.01.1936).

Married 2nd (14.03.1939, Holy Trinity, Kensington) Phyllis Nichols, second daughter of Mrs H. Nichols, of Hunstanton, Norfolk.

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13.04.1884
-
28.12.1961
Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire
Asst. Clerk 15.01.1902
Clerk 15.01.1903
Asst. Paym. 13.04.1905
Paym. 03.08.1914
Staff Paym. = Paym.Lt.Cdr. 13.04.1917
Paym.Cdr. 13.04.1923
Paym.Capt. = Capt. (S) 31.06.1933 (retd 13.04.1939; age) (reverted to retd 25.02.1946)
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20 - -
Jubilee Medal 1935 JubM35 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 CorM37 - -


Education: St Paul's School (...-07.1900).
15.01.1902     HMS Empress of India (battleship; flagship Queenstown)
07.06.1902     HMS London (battleship) (Mediterranean)
16.12.1903     Clerk to Flag Officer's Secretary, HMS Albemarle (battleship; flagship Channel Fleet)
15.11.1905     Clerk to Flag Officer's Secretary, HMS Prince George (battleship; flagship Home Fleet)
04.01.1909     HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, Devonport) (for duty with Inspecting Captain)
08.02.1909     Clerk to Flag Officer's Secretary, HMS Leviathan (cruiser; 4th Cruiser Squadron)
21.02.1911     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport)
10.12.1912     Clerk to Secretary of Admiral Commanding Coast Guard and Reserves [HMS President]
12.1917     Secretary to Fourth Sea Lord [HMS President] (holding rank of Acting Fleet Paymaster)
01.08.1919     Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, West Indies [HMS Southampton (light cruiser)]
13.02.1922     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for courses)
05.07.1922 - 01.07.1923 HMS Carysfort (light cruiser) (Portsmouth)
24.07.1923 - 29.07.1925 Secretary to Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President] (as Acting Paymaster Captain)
01.02.1926 - 18.06.1928 Secretary to Rear-Admiral-in-Charge, Malta [HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta)]
20.12.1928 - 12.04.1930 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
19.04.1930 - 10.06.1932 Chief Paymaster, Malta [HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta)]
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
01.11.1932 - 17.07.1933 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)
01.08.1933 - 01.01.1934 HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet) & as Squadron Accountant Officer, Aircraft Carriers
(03.1934)     no appointment listed
11.04.1934 - 11.04.1939 Store Officer & Cashier, RN Hospital Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
01.09.1939 - 05.05.1944 RN Auxiliary Hospital, Kingseat [HMS Bacchante]
12.06.1944 - 25.02.1946 HMS St Vincent (preliminary air training establishment, Gosport, Hampshire)
Kempson
Nicholas Lawrence Turner
N.L.T. Kempson
Son of Eric William E. Kempson, and Beatrice Hamilton Ashwell.
Married 2nd ((08?).1989, Chichester, Sussex) ... Stileman.

20.05.1914
Rugby, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Warwickshire
-
23.06.1996
Kirdford, West Sussex
Cadet
01.09.1932
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
1937?, seniority 01.01.1936
Lt.
16.02.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1945
Lt.Cdr.
12.02.1946
Cdr.
30.06.1951
Capt.
31.12.1956 (retd 09.05.1958)
01.09.1932
-
09.08.1933
special entry cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
10.08.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
10.04.1937
-
(10.)1938
HMS Firedrake (destroyer) (Home fleet)
21.12.1938
-
(04.1940)
HMS Ashanti (destroyer)
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Vivacious (destroyer) *
08.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
19.01.1942
-
(08.)1942
Signals Officer, HMS Pakenham (destroyer) (for signals and wireless telegraphy duties)
04.10.1942
-
(02.)1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional ;as Fleet Wireless Assistant)
17.04.1943
-
(09?.)1943
Signals Officer, HMS Hurworth (destroyer)
01.09.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (for signals, wireless telegraphy & radio detection finding duties)
(06.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.07.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield)
(07.1945)


HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield) *
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.05.1947
-
04.1949
Flag Lt.Cdr. to Rear Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron and as Squadron Signal Communications Officer [HMAS Shropshire, from 16.06.1947 HMAS Australia, from 18.08.1947 HMAS Hobatt, from 12.12.1947 HMAS Australia] [lent to RAN]
12.04.1949
-
14.04.1949
HMAS Penguin (additional) [lent to RAN]
(05.1949)
 
 
no appointment listed
08.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS President (for miscellaneous services)
30.06.1951
-
(05.1953)
RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
21.04.1954
-
(07.1954)
Commanding Officer, HMS Magpie
14.02.1955
-
(01.1957)
Chief Staff Officer to Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong and Commodore Superintendent, HM Dockyard Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kendall
Bernard Edward
B.E. Kendall
Married (07.01.1927, Kensington, London) Margaret Hamilton Mortlock Culver (born 05.12.1900), daughter of William Robert Richard Culver and Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE.

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02.09.1901
-
02.03.1969
Cobham, Chatham district, Kent
[age 67]
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.09.1921
A/Lt.
15.04.1923
Lt.
15.06.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1931 (retd 02.09.1946)
A/Cdr.
01.05.1942?
Cdr. (retd)
02.09.1946
15.06.1923
-
(08.)1923
HMS Caledon (light cruiser)
22.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Walpole (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.09.1925
-
(05.)1926
qualifying as anti-submarine officer, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Osprey]
17.07.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland) (for Anti-Submarine School)
31.08.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
01.05.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland) (for Anti-Submarine School)
27.07.1931
-
(01.)1932
Executive Officer, HMS Thruster (destroyer) (Portland) & for flotilla duties, 1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla
02.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Campbell (flotilla leader) (Home Fleet)
05.05.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
25.10.1934
-
(02.)1937
Anti-Submarine Officer, Flotilla Staff, 8th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Duncan (flotilla leader)] (China)
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
04.08.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) (for Anti-Submarine School)
08.06.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Terror II, later HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (initially for anit-submarine duties, later for duty with Rear-Admiral, Malaya)
01.05.1942
-
(10.)1943
HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
(12.1943)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Machlimar (RIN torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi/Bombay) *
(07.1945)


HMS Jasper (minesweeper) *
08.1945
-
(04.1946)
Superintendent, Anti-Gas School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kendall,
Bryan Harold Maule
B.H.M. Kendall
Only son of Capt. Charles James Cole Kendall, and Lilian Mary Maule (1864-), of Glencar, Co. Kerry.
Married (16.05.1931, St Mary's, Shalford, Guildford) Iris Mary Gillan (29.11.1907 - 12.1988), only daughter of Sir Robert Woodburn Gillan (1867-1943), and Mary Emma Caroline van Baerle (1864-1936), of Camlarg, Guildford.

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14.02.1906
-
06.06.1984
Kingsclere & Whitchurch district, Hampshire
Midsh. 15.01.1924
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1926
S.Lt. 30.01.1927
Lt. 16.05.1929
Lt.Cdr. 16.05.1937 (retd 16.10.1946)
A/Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945
Cdr. (retd) ?
RAF:  
F/O ?
F/Lt. 10.03.1936, seniority 01.01.1934
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1938
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45: for non-operational flying [investiture 13.11.45]


Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.09.1919     entered RN
15.01.1924 - (05.)1926 HMS Durban (cruiser) (China)
23.09.1926 - (02.)1927 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.04.1927 - (07.)1927 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.11.1927 - (06.1928) HMS Sesame (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
08.04.1929 - (03.)1931 pilot, No. 460 Flight FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
04.05.1931 - (01.)1932 pilot, No. 460 Flight FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
30.06.1932 - (09.)1932 RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory] (for course with Base Training Squadron, Gosport) [attached to RAF]
02.11.1932 - (06.)1933 pilot, 800 Fighter Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] [attached to RAF]
27.12.1933 - (07.1935) HMS Shamrock (destroyer) (Gibraltar)
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
10.03.1936     re-attached RAF
04.1936 - 18.07.1938 Second-in-Command, 800 Fighter Squadron FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
18.07.1938 - 22.11.1938 Commanding Officer, 800 Fighter Squadron FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
22.11.1938 - 02.03.1939 Commanding Officer, 803 Fighter Squadron FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier), from 1939? HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
02.03.1939 - 27.03.1939 RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory] (for training squadron) [attached to RAF]
27.03.1939 - 03.04.1939 return to Naval duty
03.04.1939 - (05.)1939 RAF Station, Worthy Down [HMS Victory] (for FAA Pool) [attached to RAF]
(08.1939) - (09.1939) FAA
01.11.1939 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)]
14.11.1940 - 03.1941 Commanding Officer, 804 Squadron [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)]
05.03.1941 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, 787 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (OBE)
(07.1945)     HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset) *
15.01.1946 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, 787 Squadron FAA [HMS Hornbill (RN Air Station, Culham, Abingdon)]
Kennedy
Alexander Robert
"Alec"
B.H.M. Kendall
Son (with several brothers and one sister) of Robert Sinclair Kennedy (1874-1947), and Annie Flora Ross (1879-1977).
Married ((03?).1937, Worthing district, Sussex) Oonagh Frances "Buzz" Ziesler (30.05.1910 - 09.03.2003);
three sons.

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03.08.1908
Islington district, London
-
12.11.1986
Greenwich district, London
[St Peter Churchyard, Bredhurst, Maidstone Borough, Kent]
Midsh. 01.01.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1930
S.Lt. 01.03.1930
Lt. 01.04.1931
Lt.Cdr. 01.04.1939
A/Cdr. 10.05.1942-08.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1942
Capt. 31.12.1948 (retd 07.01.1958)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64: commanding Royal Nigerian Navy [investiture 12.11.64]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 18.12.1945 Task Group 111.2: administration Hong Kong Island 08.45
Mention in Despatches MID 25.08.1942 Operation Ironclad (assault & capture of Diego Suarez 05.42)
15.01.1927     special entry cadet
03.01.1928 - 04.1930 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.05.1930 - 12.1930 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.01..1931 - 07.1931 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.08.1931 - (09.1932) HMS Waterhen (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(01.1933)     no appointment listed
13.03.1933 - (06.1933) long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
23.02.1934 - (03.)1935 Navigating Officer, HMS Laburnum (sloop) (New Zealand)
28.05.1935 - (08.)1936 Navigating Officer, HMS Folkestone (patrol sloop) (China)
(10.1936) - (07.1937) no appointment listed
13.09.1937 - (10.)1937 first class ship course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
07.12.1937 - (09.)1939 Navigating Officer, HMS Vindictive (cruiser)
17.11.1939 - (10.)1940 Navigating Officer, HMS Fiji (cruiser)
15.10.1940 - (04.)1942 Navigating Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
10.05.1942 - 08.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Freesia (corvette) (despatches)
08.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
07.01.1943 - 13.12.1943 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.12.1943 - (04.)1944 Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
03.08.1944 - (07.)1946 Executive Officer, HMS Anson (battleship)
02.12.1946 - (07.1948) RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
(05.1949)     no appointment listed
09.05.1949 - (05.)1951 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
07.1951 - 01.1953 Commanding Officer, HMS Fierce (Algerine class minesweeper) (Malta)
03.03.1953 - (05.1953) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
01.04.1954 - (07.1954) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
(01.1955)     HMS Victory *
(04.1955)     NATO *
17.11.1955 - (01.1957) Commanding Officer, HMS Newcastle
Commanding Officer (as Commodore), Royal Nigerian Navy, 1957-1963 (CBE).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kennedy
Edward Coverley
"Bulldog"
E.C. Kennedy E.C. Kennedy
Son of Edward Briggs Kennedy (1842-1914) and Caroline Edith Jackson died 1935).
Married (21.09.1918) Rosalind Margaret Innes Grant (1893-1977), daughter of Sir Ludovic James Grant, 11th Bt
.; one son (Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy), two daughters.

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31.08.1879
Ringwood, Hampshire
-
23.11.1939
(KIA) [age 60]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 33, column 1]

Remembered on a wooden panel in Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace & an altar rail at All Saints Church, Farringdon.
Lt.
09.11.1900 *
Cdr.
31.12.1912
Capt.
31.12.1917 (retd 01.03.1923)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
loss of ship 23.11.39
Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
15.09.1916
?
* Special promotion for services in China
15.01.1893
 
 
entered RN



served China



served World War I (despatches, Légion d'Honneur):
1913


HMS Antrim
1918


HMS Angora
1918


HMS Cassandra
1919


HMS Constance



court-martialled and found guilty of conduct prejudicial to the good order of naval discipline 1921 and denied flag captaincy of HMS Courageous, but later reinstated
09.1939
-
23.11.1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Rawalpindi (armed merchant cruiser) (sunk southeast of Iceland) (despatches)
Kennedy-Purvis
Sir Charles Edward
C.E. Kennedy-Purvis
Married (1910) May, daughter of George Conquest, of Newport, Isle of Wight.

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02.05.1884
Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire
-
26.05.1946
A/S.Lt.
15.07.1903?
S.Lt.
11.01.1905, seniority 15.07.1903
Lt.
01.07.1905, seniority 15.01.1904
Capt.
31.12.1921
R.Adm.
30.09.1933
V.Adm.
28.06.1937
Adm.
15.02.1942
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
08.06.1939
HM's birthday 39
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1935
New Year 35
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.07.1946
services 02.42-10.45
Education: imperial defence course
15.01.1899
 
 
entered RN
(08.1923)
-
(01.1925)
Naval Member, Main Committee, Wireless Telegraphy Board & from 05.03.1920 Naval Member, Experimental Sub-Committee, Wireless Telegraphy Board
22.02.1927
-
(08.1929)
Director of Signal Department, Admiralty
17.03.1930
-
(04.1930)
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
12.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
14.03.1931
-
(10.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1933
-
30.09.1933
also: Naval ADC to the King
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
02.07.1934
-
(02.)1936
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
02.10.1936
-
(08.)1938
Rear-Admiral / Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS Sussex (cruiser), later HMS London (cruiser)] (Mediterranean Fleet)
07.10.1938
-
1940
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and Vice-Admiral Commanding RN War College
03.04.1940
-
1942
Commander-in-Chief, America and West-Indies Station [HMS Malabar]
29.07.1942
-
26.05.1946
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Deputy First Sea Lord
Kennell,
Sidney Charles
S.C. Kennell

Married ((06?).1919, Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear) Sarah Ellen F. Adamson (born 1891).

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03.05.1884 *
Sherborne, Dorset
-
14.02.1951
Samford district

* Naval records have his year of birth as 1883
Gnr.
01.08.1914
Cd.Gnr.
01.08.1924 (retd 01.04.1937)
Lt. (retd)
29.04.1938, seniority 01.04.1937
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
07.04.1944 (reverted to retd < 07.1945)


11.07.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Greenwich (destroyer repair ship)
17.11.1924
-
(01.)1925
HMS Blenheim (cruiser; CRMS depot ship, Sheerness) (additional; for duty with Central Reserve Minesweepers)
03.07.1925
-
(02.)1927
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse) (temporarily)
01.06.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton)
(01.1932)
 
 
HMS St Vincent (boys' training establishment, Forton) *
1932
-
1932
HMS Vindictive (cruiser)
08.03.1932
-
(01.)1934
HMS Effingham (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
20.02.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China)
(08.1936)
-
(02.1937)
no appointment listed
02.03.1937
-
01.04.1937
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.12.1942
-
(10.1944)
Staff Officer (Operations), HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Kenny,
Lionel Desmond Bryan
L.D.B. Kenny (Photo courtesy of Mrs Olivia Temple)

Son of Sg.Capt. Edward Bryan Kenny, RN, and Lilian Jane Conyngham Denison, of Cadogan Gardens, London SW1.
Married (1949) Hazel Rosemary Hethey, daughter of the late Mr B. Hethey, and Mrs Bristowe Tidd (stepdaughter of Capt. Bristowe Tidd, RN, British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan).
Brother-in-law of Maj. Harold Frederick Louis Nockolds, RASC.
24.09.1911
Plymouth district, Devon
-
13.12.1977
Chelsea, London
(died on the street of a heart attack at King's Road)
Cadet 01.01.1929
Midsh. 01.09.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1932
S.Lt. 01.09.1932
Lt. 01.09.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.09.1942 (retd 24.09.1956)
20.03.1929 - (04.)1930 HMS Emperor of India (battleship)
23.04.1930 - (08.1930) HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(02.1931)     HMS Malaya (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet) *
31.12.1931 - 21.08.1932 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
22.08.1932 - (09.1932) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
19.04.1933 - (08.)1934 HMS Crescent (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
23.10.1934 - (02.)1937 HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
08.06.1937 - (07.)1937 First Lieutenant, HMS Wanderer (destroyer) (The Nore)
06.12.1937 - (02.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Scout (destroyer) (The Nore)
02.1938 - (02.)1941 HMS Thanet (destroyer)
27.11.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Sirius (cruiser)
01.1943 - (02.)1943 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) *
20.08.1943 - (12.)1943 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
17.12.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Stalker (escort carrier)
07.02.1946 - (10.1947) HMS Scotia (signal training establishment, Doonfoot, AYr, then Lowton St Mary's, Warrington)
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
08.1948 - (05.1950) Executive Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
09.02.1953 - (01.)1956 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kenyon,
Frank
F. Kenyon (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)
?
-
Lt. 04.08.1932 (retd)
01.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
... - ... ...
Keppel,
Hon. Walter Arnold Crispin
W.A.C. Keppel
Second son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle (1882-1979), and Lady Judith Sydney Myee Wynn-Carington (1889-1928).
Married (05.11.1941) Aline Lucy Harington (27.02.1918 - 20.04.2007), daughter of Brig.Gen. John Harington (1873-1943), and Lady Frances Aline Temple-Gore-Langton (1877-1951); one daughter, two sons.
06.12.1914
Wycombe district, Buchinghamshire
-
20.11.1986
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Cadet 01.05.1932
Midsh. 01.01.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1935
S.Lt. 16.01.1936
Lt. 16.04.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. > 04.1945, < 07.1945 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1945 [substantive rank]
Lt.Cdr. 16.04.1946 (retd 29.01.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

15.09.1942

20 air operations against enemy shipping from Malta [investiture 27.07.43]
... - ... ...
03.10.1939 - (08.)1940 observer, 816 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
08.1940 - (02.)1941 observer, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Kenya (cruiser)]
(04.1941)     HMS Rodney (battleship) *
08.04.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for special service)
09.1941 - (10.)1941 observer, 832 Squadron FAA [HMS Victorious (aircraft carrier)
10.1941 - (06.)1942 observer, 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
(10.1942)     HMS Saker II (accounting base, Washington, DC, USA) *
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) *
26.04.1943 - (10.1944) instructional staff, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
(01.1945)     HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn) *
(04.1945)     816 Squadron FAA *
(07.1945)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Glory (aircraft carrier)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kerans
John Simon
J.S. Kerans
Married (1946) Stephanie Campbell Shires; two daughters.
30.06.1915
-
12.09.1985
Oxted, Surrey
Cadet
01.09.1932
Midsh.
01.05.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1935
S.Lt.
01.06.1936
Lt.
16.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1945
Lt.Cdr.
16.06.1946
Cdr.
31.12.1949 (retd 28.01.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
05.08.1949
escape Yangtze River 30.07.49
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
27.08.1932
-
1933
Cadet and Midshipman, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
29.11.1933
-
1935
Midshipman, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China)
06.1935
-
(07.1935)
Midshipman, HMS Suffolk (cruiser) (China)
26.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.12.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Aberdare (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
04.04.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Lowestoft (escort vessel) (China Station)
1939


Staff, Chief of Intelligence Staff, Far East (Hong Kong and Singapore)
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
no appointment listed
01.05.1940
-
1942
HMS Naiad (cruiser) (Home and Mediterranean Stations)
12.03.1942
-
20.02.1943
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (for various services)
20.02.1943
-
(06.)1943
Staff Officer (Intelligence), Staff Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean and Levant [HMS Nile]
17.10.1943
-
1944
First Lieutenant, HMS Icarus (destroyer) (N Atlantic)
1944


Staff, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
(06.1944)


anti-submarine course
06.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Blackmore (destroyer)
18.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Bermuda
1947


Security Intelligence, Hong Kong
1948


on loan to Malayan Police, Kuala Lumpur
06.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Sussex (cruiser)
1949


Assistant Naval Attaché, Nanking
1949


joined HMS Amethyst (frigate) after her attack by Communist forces (DSO)
1950


RN Staff Course, Greenwich
(05.1950)


HMS President *
1950
-
1952
Head Far East Section, Naval Intelligence Admiralty
16.01.1953
-
1954
Commanding Officer, HMS Rinaldo
1954
-
(04.)1955
British Naval Attaché, Bangkok (& Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Saigon and Rangoon)
(01.1956)


no appointment listed
1957


Senior Officers' Technical Course Portsmouth
MP (C) The Hartlepools, 1959-64; Civil Servant, Pensions Appeal Tribunals, 1969-80.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kerr,
Ralph
R. Kerr
Source: www.hmshood.com
Only son of Lt.Col. Sir Russell James Kerr, Kt., DL, JP (1863-1952), and Lady Kerr (Miriam Matilda Pine-Coffin) (died 1931) of Newnham on Severn, Glos.
Married Margaret Augusta Kerr; one son (Capt. Russell Kerr, RA; killed in action 24.03.1945), one daughter.

Residence: St. John's Wood, London.

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16.08.1891
Chelsea, London
-
24.05.1941
a/b HMS Hood
(KIA) [age 49]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]

Remembered at Newnham on Severn, Glos., and Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire.
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
30.03.1912
Lt.
28.02.1914
Lt.Cdr.
28.02.1922
Cdr.
30.06.1927
Capt.
30.06.1935
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID
14.10.1941
Bismarck action 05.41
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth
15.05.1904
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War: HMS Benbow (torpedo boat destroyer) (Battle of Jutland)
30.04.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cossack (torpedo-boat destroyer)
20.01.1922
-
(08.1923)
Commanding Officer, HMS Valkyrie (torpedo-boat destroyer)
09.10.1923
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vanity (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
12.1928
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Windsor (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
16.04.1930
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Thruster (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
30.06.1931
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
02.09.1932
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Decoy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
07.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
tactical course, Portsmouth
06.09.1935
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Campbell (flotilla leader) & Captain (D), 21st Destroyer Flotilla (Home Fleet)
20.07.1936
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Colombo (cruiser) & Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet
09.10.1937
-
(02.)1938
senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.02.1938
-
(07.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Hardy (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
31.07.1939
-
(09.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Broke (flotilla leader) (Reserve Fleet)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
15.02.1941
-
24.05.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (sunk)
Kerr,
Thomas
"Tommy"
T. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Harwich Historical Society, Mrs A. Farnell) T. Kerr
From Kitale, Kenya.

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23.11.1887
-
06.08.1975
Guildford, Surrey
A/S.Lt.
15.10.1907
S.Lt.
14.04.1908, seniority 15.10.1907
Lt.
30.06.1910
Lt.Cdr.
30.06.1918 (retd < 08.1923)
Cdr. (retd)
23.11.1927
A/Capt.
01.03.1945?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44 [investiture 07.11.44]
15.01.1903
 
 
entered RN



served Great War:
09.10.1909
-
13.11.1912
First Lieutenant, HMS C 29 (submarine) (Dundee)
14.11.1912
-
08.03.1914
Commanding Officer, HMS A 9 (submarine)
04.08.1914
-
07.10.1915
Commanding Officer, HMS B 5 (submarine) [tender to HMS Forth] (10th Submarine Flotilla, Devonport)
13.11.1915
-
11.1916
Commanding Officer, HMS C 23 (submarine)
12.1916
-
01.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS E 8 (submarine) (Baltic)
03.1918
-
11.11.1918
Commanding Officer, HMS L 8 (submarine)
(1919)


Commanding Officer, HMS K 2 (submarine)
04.09.1939
-
(10.)1940
Executive Officer, HMS Shoreham (sloop)
12.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
29.07.1941
-
01.03.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
01.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
Staff, Commander-in-Chief East-Indies Station [HMS Lanka]
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Kershaw,
Cecil Ashworth
C.A. Kershaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young) C.A. Kershaw
C.A. Kershaw

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03.02.1895
-
01.11.1972
Worthing
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.02.1917
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1925
Cdr.
31.12.1930 (retd 14.07.1933; own request)
Capt. (retd)
03.02.1940 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
12.08.1941
Lofoten raid 02.41
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune 06.44
Education: W[harfe?]dale School; RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth
Played rugby for England, 1920-1923.
15.01.1908
 
 
entered RN
19.04.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Barham (battleship) & as Squadron Physical & Recreational Training Officer, 1st Battle Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
28.07.1924
-
(01.1925)
RN College, Greenwich (for Physical & Recreational Training duties) [HMS President]
08.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & as Squadron Physical & Recreational Training Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
30.04.1928
-
(04.1930)
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
21.01.1931
-
(09.1932)
Executive Officer, HMS Dragon (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
08.12.1939
-
(10.1940)
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
02.1941
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Queen Emma (troop carrier)
01.10.1941
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Alaunia (armed merchant cruiser / repair ship)
1943
-
(06.)1943
Royal Indian Navy
06.1943
-
(12.)1943
HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay)
20.12.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Bulolo (armed merchant cruiser)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Kettle
Randal von Tempsky Bernau
R. von T.B. Kettle
Son of Ferdinand von Tempsky Kettle (1883-1951), and Glady May Bernau (1894-1969).
Married ((12?).1952, Uckfield district, Sussex) June Elizabeth Eastwick (predeceased him), daughter of A.J. Eastwick; one son, two daughters.
26.12.1924
New Zealand
-
04.07.2014
Minilva, Malaga, Spain
Cadet 01.01.1943
Midsh. 01.09.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1945
S.Lt. 12.02.1946, seniority 01.10.1944
Lt. 16.10.1946, seniority 01.06.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1954
Cdr. 31.12.1958 (retd 03.06.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID 13.06.1957 Suez operations
Education: Wanganui Collegiate School (1939-1942; XI, 1941; XV, 1942; Senior Athletics Champion 1942).
01.01.1943     special entry cadet (under the Dominion Scheme)
(10.1943) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
(01.1945)     HMS Queenborough (destroyer)
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Avon (frigate) *
02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Belfast
16.06.1948 - (07.1948) HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
31.03.1949 - (05.1950) HMS Triumph
(05.1953)     HMS Peregrine *
16.03.1954 - (04.1955) Britannia RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Dartmouth]
(01.1956)     HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth) *
(01.1957)     804 Squadron FAA [HMS Bulwark] *
15.01.1959 - (01.1959) Commanding Officer, HMS St Bride's Bay
07.1960     courses
09.01.1961 - (07.1961) Commander (Air), HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
14.11.1962 - (02.1964) Commander (Air), HMS Centaur
(07.1965)     Directorate-General, Ships, Admiralty [HMS President]
Farmer, Somerset.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Keyes,
Lord Roger John Brownlow;
1st Baron of Zeebrugge and Dover, cr. 22.01.1943;
Baronet, cr. 1919
R.J.B. Keyes
Source: www.hmshood.com


R.J.B. Keyes (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Harrison-Wallace) (Photo also held at © Imperial War Museum (A 24625) R.J.B. Keyes (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Harrison-Wallace)
R.J.B. Keyes
R.J.B. Keyes
Son of late Gen. Sir Charles Patton Keyes, GCB (1823-1896).
Married (10.04.1906) Eva Mary Salvin Bowlby, Red Cross Order of Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, daughter of late Edward Salvin Bowlby, DL, of Gilston Park, Herts, and Knoydart, Inverness­ shire; two sons (eldest son Lt.Col. Geoffrey C.T. Keyes, VC, MC, killed 1941, leading commando raid; youngest son Lt. R.G.B. Keyes, RN), three daughters.

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04.10.1872
Tundiani Fort, India
-
26.12.1945
Buckingham
[St James Cemetery, Dover]
Cdr.
09.11.1900
Capt.
30.06.1905
Cdre. 2nd cl.
1916?
R.Adm.
10.04.1917
A/V.Adm.
1918?
V.Adm.
16.05.1921
A/Adm.
?
Adm.
01.03.1926
Adm. of the Fleet
08.05.1930 (retd 08.05.1935) (reinstated on Active List 04.03.1940)
- Barony
22.01.1943
New Year 43
Baronet
1919
?
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
03.06.1930
HM's birthday 30
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
26.04.1918
?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
10.12.1918
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
19.06.1911
HM's coronation
Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George CMG
01.01.1916
naval war operations
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
30.03.1918
?
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
24.04.1906
Naval Attaché, Athens
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.06.1916
for services rendered in the prosecution of the war
Mention in Despatches MID
14.03.1916
Gallipoli
Commandeur, Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
05.04.1916
?
Distinguished Service Medal (US) DSM
16.09.1919

Grand Cross, Order of Leopold (Belgium) Leo
02.08.1921
?
Grand Officer, Order of Leopold (Belgium) Leo
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge / Ostend 04.18
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) CdeG
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge / Ostend 04.18
Second Class of the Order of the Iron Crown (Austria- Hungary) (24.02.1908; Naval Attaché, Vienna); Second Class of the Imperial Ottoman Order of the Medjidieh (Turkey) (04.06.1908; Naval Attaché, Constantinople); Commander of the Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (Italy) (22.06.1908, Naval Attaché, Rome); Third Class of the Order of the Redeemer (Greece) (24.06.1909; Naval Attaché, Athens)
Education: HMS Britannia; DCL Oxford; LLD Cambridge, Aberdeen, St Andrews, and Bristol.
15.07.1885


entered RN
08.1887
-
1890
HMS Raleigh (cruiser) (Cape Town)
1890
-
1890?
HMS Turquoise (corvette) (anti-slavery patrol, Witu) (medal, clasp)
1890?
- 10.1892 various ships of the Channel fleet, including HMS Victoria and Albert (royal yacht)
10.1892
-
1896
HMS Beagle (South America)
1896
-
1898?
served on a training chip for new recruits
1898
-
1899?
Commanding Officer, HMS Opossum (torpedo-boat destroyer)
1899?
-
1900?
Commanding Officer, HMS Hart, then Commanding Officer, HMS Fame (China during the Boxer rising) (despatches, promoted to Commander, medal, two clasps)
1901


signals training
1901?
-
1901?
Commanding Officer, HMS Bat (destroyer) (Portsmouth) & Second-in-Command, Destroyer Flotilla Devonport
(11.1902)


Commanding Officer, HMS Sprightly
1903
-
1905
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty
1905
-
1907
Naval Attaché at Rome (for  Rome, Vienna, Athens, and Constantinople)
01.1908
-
1910
Commanding Officer, HMS Venus (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
1910
-
1912
Inspecting Captain of Submarines
1912
-
1914
Commodore-in-Charge of the Submarine Service
1914
-
1915
commanded submarines in the North Sea (Heligoland Bight)
15.09.1914
-
?
Naval ADC to the King
1915
-
1916
Chief of the Staff Eastern Mediterranean Squadron (Dardanelles) (despatches, CMG, DSO, and Commander Legion of Honour)
[prominent in planning naval operations and army landings; pressed unsuccessfully in Oct. 1915 for second naval attempt to force Narrows]
1916
-
06.1917
Commanding Officer, HMS Centurion (battleship) (Grand Fleet)
06.1917
-
10.1917
Second-in-Command, 4th Battle Squadron [HMS Colossus]
10.1917
-
01.01.1918
Director of Plans, Admiralty
01.01.1918
-
1919
Acting Vice-Admiral in command of Dover Patrol [HMS Arrogant (light cruiser) "or where convenient"]
[in command of operations against Zeebrugge [successful] and Ostend [unsuccessful], 23.04.1918 (KCB, KCVO, Grand Cross Order of Leopold, Grand Officer Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre, French and Belgian, American DSM)]
1919

1919
18.05.1920
-

-
-
1921

1920
31.03.1921
Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet:
HMS Lion (battlecruiser)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
(11.)1921
-
(05.)1925
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
[reached agreement with RAF on dual control of Naval Air Service]
15.05.1925
-
1928
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
29.04.1929
-
09.06.1931
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
10.05.1940
-
27.05.1940
Special Liaison Officer to King of Belgium
17.07.1940
-
27.10.1941
Director of Combined Operations 



parliament (till 1943), tour of lectures in the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand (summer 1944) & observer during the Leyte landings (10.1944)
MP (Nat. C.) Portsmouth (North) division, 1934-1943. Honorary Colonel Commandant of Portsmouth Division Royal Marines, 31.03.1932-1943.
Published
: The naval memoirs of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (1934); Adventures ashore & afloat, etc. (1939); Amphibious warfare and Combined Operations ... Lees Knowles Lectures, 1943 (1943); The Keyes papers : selections from the private and official correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge (ed. by Paul G. Halpern) (1972-1981, 3 vols.)
Literature
: C.F. Aspinall-Oglander, Roger Keyes : a biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O. (1951)
Keyes,
[Lord] Roger George Bowlby;
2nd Baron of Zeebrugge and Dover, cr. 1943;
Baronet, cr. 1919
(since 1945)
R.G.B. Keyes R.G.B. Keyes

2nd son of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes, GCB, KCVO, CMG, DSO and Eva Mary Salvin Bowlby (died 1973), Red Cross Order of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter
of late Edward Salvin Bowlby, DL, of Gilston Park, Herts, and Knoydart, Inverness­shire.
Brother of Lt.Col. Geoffrey C.T. Keyes, VC, MC.
Succeeded father, 26.12.1945.
Married (1947) Grizelda Mary (died 1993), 2nd daughter of late Lt.Col. William Packe, DSO; three sons, two daughters.
14.03.1919
Dover district, Kent
-
04.03.2005
Kent district, Kent
Cadet
01.05.1936
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
01.12.1939
?, seniority 01.07.1939
Lt.
01.06.1941 (retd 23.07.1949)
Education: King's Mead School, Seaford; RN College, Dartmouth
01.09.1936
-
31.12.1936
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
HMS Orion (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
07.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
HMS Southampton (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
02.01.1939
-
(04.)1939
promotion course, Portsmouth
31.07.1939
-
30.07.1939
HMS Witherington (destroyer)
31.07.1939
-
(09.1939)
HMS Vansittart (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Rosyth)
17.01.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Wivern (destroyer)
07.12.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
16.09.1941
-
(08.1942)
HMS Arethusa (cruiser)
01.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 60 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria)] *
24.02.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 374 (motor torpedo boat) *
(10.1944)
 
 
HM MTB 85 (motor torpedo boat) *
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) **
15.05.1948
-
(07.1948)
First Lieutenant, HMS Loch Quoich (frigate)
Worked, first, in advertising and later was on the board of a number of companies.
Published
: Outrageous fortune : the tragedy of Leopold III of the Belgians, 1901-1941 (1984)

* also listed as: 26.09.1942-(10.1944) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 75 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 20th MTB Flotilla
** indexed, but not listed as such
Kidd,
James Walter
J.W. Kidd

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21.06.1886
St George district, Edinburgh, Scotland
-
16.07.1965
Canongate district, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gnr. (T) 13.06.1918 (retd 1919?)
Cd.Gnr. (T) (retd) 09.06.1941
Lt. (retd) 09.06.1944 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
... - ... ...
10.11.1939 - (04.)1945 HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar) (for training duties)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kiddell,
John Bartram
J.B. Kiddell

Elder son of Capt. Harry Morbhanj Bartram Kiddell and Blanche Mary Vialou Kiddell, of Alderton, Hartfield, Sussex.
1919 ?
-
01.07.1943
(in captivity) [age 24]
[Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery]
Midsh. (A)
19.04.1938
A/S.Lt. (A)
28.05.1939
S.Lt. (A)
?
Lt. (A)
28.11.1941


19.04.1938
-
(06.)1938
HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
27.06.1938
-
(08.)1938
pilots' course, No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School, Sywell
10.09.1938
-
(04.1939)
pilots' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon



Fleet Air Arm (served at HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier))
?
-
02.07.1940
shot down as pilot of a Swordfish of 825 Squadron, FAA [operating from HMS Kestrel, RN Air Station at Worthy Down], while attacking Schiphol airfield, near Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 
02.07.1940
-
01.07.1943
prisoner of war (died from gunshot wound whilst attempting to escape from Stalag Luft 3)
Kiggell,
Launcelot John
L.J. Kiggell

Married Mollie (née ...), from Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire.
25.07.1916
Alnmouth, Northumberland
-
07.02.1980
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
RAF:

(A) P/O (prob)
16.04.1935
P/O
16.04.1936
F/O
16.11.1937
RN:

Lt. (A)
29.01.1939, seniority 16.11.1937
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 06.1944 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
01.05.1945 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr. (A)
16.11.1945
Cdr. (A)
31.12.1948 (retd 18.11.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

20.05.1941

attack on Taranto
Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
operations Eastern Mediterranean 11-12.41
Mention in Despatches MID
28.101952
Korea (4th list)
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
13.08.1954
Korea
16.04.1935
-
29.01.1939
short service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
29.01.1939


joined RN
(04.1939)


short course of instruction
(08.1939)


Fleet Air Arm
24.11.1939
-
01.1941
pilot, 815 Squadron FAA [HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)]
20.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
pilot, 815 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, near Alexandria)]
01.07.1942
-
(08.1942)
pilot, 766 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
10.1942
-
12.1942
Commanding Officer, 841 Squadron FAA
(02.1943)
-
(08.1943)
no appointment listed
19.08.1943
-
(04.)1944
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn)
(06.1944)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
10.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
14.04.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for RN Air Section, Boscombe Down)
?
-
(05.1949)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1950)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
27.08.1950
-
05.01.1952
Commander (Air), HMAS Sydney & from 21.02.1951 also as Staff Officer (Air) to Flag Officer Commanding Australian Fleet [on loan to RAN]
06.01.1952
-
01.1953
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for Navy Office) [on loan to RAN]
01.01953
-
02.1953
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK per SS Oronsay) [on loan to RAN]
02.1953
-
03.1953
HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for foreign shore leave) [on loan to RAN]
03.1953
-
06.10.1954
Staff Officer (Air), RAN Naval Liaison Officer London [HMAS Cerberus II] [on loan to RAN]
15.10.1954
-
(01.1957)
Fleet Air Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kilroy,
Robert Alexander
"Robin"
R.A. Kilroy
Son of Sg.Capt. & Mrs Kilroy.

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27.06.1904
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
01.02.1961

Salcombe, Kingsbridge district, Devonshire
Midsh.
15.05.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
15.06.1925
Lt.
15.12.1927
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1935
Cdr.
30.06.1940 (retd 27.06.1954)
RAF:
(temporary commission)
F/O
04.01.1927
F/Lt.
01.01.1934
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1938
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
05.07.1940
France & Channel [investiture 21.10.41]
Cross of the First Class of the Order of Naval Merit (Spain) ONM
02.12.1929
rescue crew of flying boat *

* For helping to rescue four men including Major Ramon Franco, the son of General Franco, from their downed flying boat.

15.05.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
15.04.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
[5th] pilot's course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon
11.1927
-
1928
[8th] pilot's course
25.01.1928
-
(03.)1928
pilot, Headquarters Flight, FAA [HMS Courageous (cruiser)] (Mediterranean) (temporary)
19.03.1928
-
(06.)1928
HMS President (for 2 months' study in France)
20.06.1928
-
(02.1931)
pilot, No. 402 Flight FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
(01.1932)


no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
19.03.1932
-
(06.)1933
pilot, HMS Cornwall (cruiser) (China) [attached to RAF]
01.11.1933
-
(01.)1934
pilot, No. 443 Flight, FAA (Lee-on-Solent) [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)] [attached to RAF]
(07.1934)


no appointment listed [attached to RAF]
08.10.1934
-
25.04.1936
Second-in-Command, S/R Squadron 824, FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)] (China) [attached to RAF]
22.06.1936
-
26.08.1936
...  [attached to RAF]
27.08.1936
-
24.05.1939
Second-in-Command, from 01.01.1938 Squadron Commander, TSR Squadron 823, FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
?
-
(04.)1940
Fleet Air Arm
04.1940
-
08.1940
Commanding Officer, 815 Squadron FAA [RAF Coastal Command, then HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)] (minelaying in English channel, support for Dunkirk operation)
24.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
06.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
03.1942
-
31.01.1943
Staff Officer (Air) on staff of Commodore-in-Charge Naval Air Stations, Ceylon [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
01.02.1943
-
30.09.1943
Staff Officer (Air) on staff of Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations Indian Ocean [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)]
01.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
Staff Officer (Air) on staff of Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations Indian Ocean [HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon)]
04.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commander (Flying), HMS Indefatigable (aircraft carrier)
03.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore) (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
?
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, Western Area, Sea Cadet Corps (Bath)
Kimmins
Anthony Martin
A.M. Kimmins A.M. Kimmins
A.M. Kimmins A.M. Kimmins (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 23882))
 

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10.11.1901
-
19.05.1964
... ...
S.Lt. ?
Lt. ?
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1931 (retd)
Cdr. (retd) ?
A/Capt. (retd) 04.1945?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1946 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 1943 ?
15.05.1915     entered RN
... - ... ...
10.11.1941 - (01.)1945 Press Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kinahan,
[Sir] Harold Richard George
H.R.G. Kinahan (Imperial War Museum © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2699)
Son of V.Adm. R.G. Kinahan, Belfast.
Married (1919) Mary Kathleen Downes (died 1970); two daughters.

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04.06.1893
Belfast
-
22.03.1980
[Almondsbury, Bristol]
Lt.
15.10.1914
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1922
Cdr.
30.06.1927
Capt.
30.06.1934
Cdre. 2nd cl.
1943
R.Adm.
08.07.1943
V.Adm.
10.09.1947
Adm.
01.12.1950 (retd 15.05.1952)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1949
New Year 49
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne and Dartmouth.
15.01.1906


entered RN
1910
-
1913
Midshipman, HMS Hindustan and HMS Cochrane
1914
-
1918
Lieutenant, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in Eastern Mediterranean and with Grand Fleet (Dardanelles, 1915)
1918
-
1920
Gunnery School
1920
-
1922
Gunnery Officer, HMS Repulse (battleship)
06.07.1923
-
(01.)1925
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
1925
-
1927
Gunnery Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
22.06.1927
-
(08.)1929
Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.10.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.07.1931
-
(01.)1934
Tactical School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.10.1934
-
09.03.1936
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.03.1936
-
(02.)1937
Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.06.1937
-
1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser)
21.03.1940
-
1942
Captain of the Fleet, on staff of Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet [HMS Nelson]
10.02.1942
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Anson (battleship) & Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron
12.01.1943
-
08.07.1943
also: ADC to the King
(10.1943)


no appointment listed
10.12.1943
-
(07.)1945
Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel and Director of Personal Services, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Rear-Admiral Commanding 15th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Orion]
1946
-
25.06.1947
Flag Officer Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet
15.10.1947
-
1949
Senior Naval Member and Vice-President (Naval), Ordnance Board
1949
-
1950
President, Ordnance Board, Admiralty
03.03.1950
-
1952
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich [HMS President]
King,
Claude Beevor
C.B. King

Married ((09?).1904, Devonport).

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24.07.1881
Cambridge
-
04.04.1949
Seaman
? [271554]
Lt.
01.04.1917
Eng.Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1925 (retd 24.07.1926) (reactivated 26.08.1939) (reverted to retd > 12.1941, < 08.1942)
02.05.1913
 
 
commissioned RN
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
21.10.1023
-
(01.)1925
HMS Wakeful (destroyer) (Devonport)
18.08.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Venturous (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
26.08.1939
-
07.02.1941
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
19.02.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Victory V (RN base, South Western Hotel, Southampton)
King,
Edgar
E. King

Husband of Cpl. Freda M. King, WAAF, of Docking, Norfolk.

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30.11.1884
Downingtown Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
-
09.02.1940
(KIA) [age 54]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 2]
Seaman
? [209461]
Mate
14.12.1918, seniority 11.12.1917
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
17.03.1921, seniority 11.03.1920 (retd 25.05.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
11.03.1928
?
-
09.02.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Fort Royal (minesweeping trawler) (sunk by German aircraft off Aberdeen, Scotland)
King,
Edward Leigh Stuart
E.L.S. King
E.L.S. King
Eldest son of Charles James Stuart King, of Hook, chard, later of Chardstock.
Married (1917) Lilian Alice (died 26.09.1944), daughter of Edward Strickland, Clifton; no children.

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22.02.1889
Chardstock

-
08.05.1971

Helston, Cornwall
A/S.Lt. 15.03.1908
S.Lt. 21.12.1908, seniority 15.03.1908
Lt. 05.02.1910, seniority 15.09.1908
Cdr. 31.12.1919
Capt. 31.12.1926
Cdre. 1st cl. 12.04.1938
R.Adm. 10.08.1938
V.Adm. 30.05.1941 (retd 15.06.1944)
Adm. (retd) 08.05.1945 (reverted to retd 1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1940 New Year 40
Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 4th Class MVO 16.10.1925 Prince of Wales' African and S. American Tour
Mention in Despatches MID 08.01.1942 withdrawal from Crete
Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Grand Cross of the Order of George I (Greece) Geo I 03.06.1947 ?
Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON 25.11.1947 ?
Grand Officer Order of the Crown (Belgium) OCwn 01.02.1949 ?
Education: HMS Britannia; Imperial Defence College (idc).
15.09.1903     joined RN
1914     Gunnery Officer, HMS Southampton
      Gunnery Officer, HMS Erin
15.08.1922 - (08.1923) War Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)]
27.12.1924 - (05.1926) Commander [= Executive Officer],  HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) during Prince of Wales' African and S. American Tour
17.01.1927 - (07.1927) Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
12.03.1928 - (04.)1928 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich
24.04.1928 - (04.)1930 Assistant Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
06.08.1930 - (02.)1931 Flag Captain, HMS Coventry (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Mediterranean Fleet
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
08.08.1932 - (09.)1932 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.12.1932 - 24.12.1933 Deputy Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
24.12.1933 - (07.)1935 Director of Plans, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.12.1935 - (02.)1936 Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral-in-Charge Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
20.04.1936 - (02.)1937 Flag Captain, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
02.07.1937 - 20.12.1937 Commanding Officer, HMS Despatch (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
10.01.1938 - (02.)1938 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
11.01.1938 - 10.08.1938 also: Naval ADC to the King
12.04.1938 - (04.)1940 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson (battleship), from 01.01.1940 HMS Rodney (battleship)]]
18.07.1940 - (02.)1941 Rear-Admiral Commanding 15th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Naiad (cruiser)] (Mediterranean)
21.10.1941 - (08.)1942 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Trade)
20.01.1943 - (04.)1946 Principal British Naval Liaison Officer to Allied Navies (PNLO), Admiralty [HMS President]
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Cornwall, 24.07.1953.
King,
Henry Alexander
H.A. King
Son of Henry Thomas Firmstone King.

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18.03.1901
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
-
28.07.1986
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Lt.
15.08.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1936
Capt.
30.06.1942 (retd 07.07.1951)
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1952
New Year 52
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete
Mention in Despatches MID
23.12.1939
for succesful actions against enemy submarines
07.12.1936
-
(08.1939)
Head, Experimental Department, Gunnery School, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent]
(1939)


HMS Kashmir (destroyer)
23.03.1942
-
(12.1943)
Deputy Director, Gunnery Division (Gunnery), Admiralty
01.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser)
01.04.1946
-
(04.1946)
Chief Staff Officer, Staff of Naval Representative, United Nations [HMS Saker]
(1952)


Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty
King,
Hugh Valentine
POSSIBLY H.V. King (not confirmed yet; see www.dutchsubmarines.com)
portrait unconfirmed

Son of Stewart King and Millicent C. King.
Husband of Brenda Grace King, of Cheltenham, Glos.

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22.02.1901
Poole, Dorset
-
17.01.1947
[age 45]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 82, 2]
A/Lt.
15.04.1923
Lt.
03.10.1923, seniority 15.04.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1936
A/Capt.
> 06.1944, < 07.1945
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.11.1943
U-boat sunk convoy OS51 Western Approaches 07.43
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
15.04.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
01.01.1924
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 20 (submarine) (China)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1927)


short course of instruction
07.11.1927
-
(06.1928)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 23 (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Alceto]
20.04.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
18.05.1931
-
(09.1932)
Staff Officer (Operations), IV submarine Flotilla [HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)] (China)
11.04.1933
-
(01.)1934
Commanding Officer, HMS L 54 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
24.04.1934
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Odin (submarine) (China)
14.01.1937
-
(02.)1937
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(07.1937)


no appointment listed
15.09.1937
-
(09.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Olympus (submarine) (China)
24.03.1940
-
(12.1941)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.01.1942
-
01.09.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambrose (base for 9th Submarine Flotilla, Dundee)
10.1942
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Rochester (sloop)
23.04.1943
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Scarborough (sloop)
20.06.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Rochester (sloop)
03.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Towy (frigate)
(07.1945)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
24.09.1945
-
17.01.1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Beachy Head (escort maintenance ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Serving Brother of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
King,
Leonard William
L.W. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff King)
Married (29.12.1927, Alverstoke district, Hampshire) Eva Mary Attwell; ... children (four sons, two daughters?).

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19.11.1903
Chelsea, London
-

25.09.1951
Wallasey, Cheshire
[age 47]
[Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery]
(formerly of Lockhams, Silverlake, Curdridge, Hampshire)
Ordinary Seaman RNVR 20.09.1922 [from 24.10.1923-08.04.1924 Ordinary Signalman] [247]
Stoker 2nd cl. 12.01.1925 [P/K65538]
Stoker 1st cl. 26.11.1925
A/Leading Stoker 23.05.1930
A/Stoker Petty Officer 31.10.1930
Stoker Petty Officer 31.10.1931
Mech. 2nd cl. 01.07.1934
Mech. 1st cl. 30.12.1935
A/Ch.Mech. 18.12.1940
Ch.Mech. 16.01.1942
T/A/Wt.Mech. 16.07.1945
T/Wt.Mech. = T/Cd.Mech. 1946?, seniority 16.07.1945 (reld > 10.1947, < 07.1948)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM

13.04.1943

Operation Torch [investiture 04.12.45]
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (Naval) LSGCM 22.02.1940 -
Carpenter & cabinet maker.
20.09.1922 - 12.01.1925 served RNVR (London Division)
12.01.1925 - 05.05.1925 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
06.05.1925 - 30.06.1926 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship)
01.07.1926 - 31.08.1926 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
01.09.1926 - 16.09.1926 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
17.09.1926 - 14.11.1927 HMS Spenser (flotilla leader)
15.11.1927 - 28.11.1927 HMS Seymour (flotilla leader) [tender to HMS Dartmouth (cruiser)]
29.11.1927 - 10.01.1928 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
11.01.1928 - 06.08.1928 HMS Concord [till 13.02.1928 tender to HMS Constance]
07.08.1928 - 08.10.1928 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
09.10.1928 - 23.01.1930 HMS Concord (signal school cruiser, Portsmouth)
24.01.1930 - 30.06.1930 HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
01.07.1930 - 05.08.1930 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
06.08.1930 - 12.11.1930 HMS Fisgard (depot for training of artificer apprentices)
13.11.1930 - 15.03.1931 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
16.03.1931 - 30.06.1932 HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
01.07.1932 - 31.12.1933 HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport), renamed:
01.01.1934 - 30.06.1934 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
01.07.1934 - 17.08.1934 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
18.08.1934 - 04.02.1936 HMS Revenge (battleship)
05.02.1936 - 07.09.1936 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
08.09.1936 - 04.03.1937 HMS Malaya (battleship) [till 29.12.1936 tender to HMS Drake]
05.03.1937 - 24.05.1937 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
25.05.1937 - 15.08.1941 HMS Malaya (battleship)
16.08.1941 - 15.01.1942 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
16.01.1942 - 04.05.1942 HMS Paragon (minesweeper base, Hartlepool)
05.05.1942 - 15.07.1943 HMS Spey (frigate) [tender to HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)] (DSM)
16.07.1943 - 21.10.1943 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
22.10.1943 - 30.06.1944 HMS Betony (corvette) [tender to HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
01.07.1944 - 29.07.1944 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
30.07.1944 - 15.07.1945 HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
25.09.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Barrhead (boom defence vessel)
25.03.1946 - (04.)1946 Boom Defence Depot, Clyde [HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
01.06.1946 - (07.)1946 HMS Barcarole (boom defence vessel)
16.10.1946 - (04.)1947 Boom Defence Depot, Southampton [HMS Victory III]
12.07.1946 - (10.1947) Boom Defence Depot, Southampton [HMS Victory IV]
04.1951     recalled to service during Korean Crisis
13.04.1951 - (05.)1951 HMS Bellerophon (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
1951 - 25.09.1951 Engineer Officer for the refit of HMS Middleton at Liverpool in the Borough of Wallasey, Cheshire
King,
Roger

[name of choice for service with the RN]
R. King
?
-
T/Lt.
15.07.1940
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

?

action Channel 03.42
Mention in Despatches MID
31.03.1942
attack on battle cruisers 12.02.42
Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
20.03.1945
Battle of the Seine 06.44
Frenchman, who joined the Royal Navy after the fall of France.



HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William), later HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover):
(03.1941)


Commanding Officer, MGB 341
28.10.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, MGB 41 & SO 3rd MGB Flotilla
31.05.1943
-
(08.1943)
Commanding Officer, MGB 117
01.09.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Grey Shark
King,
Richard Matthew

R.M. King

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02.11.1883
Bath district, Avon / Somerset
-
15.12.1969
[Torquay, Devon ?]
A/S.Lt.
02.11.1902?
S.Lt.
25.03.1904, seniority 02.11.1902
Lt.
02.11.1904
Cdr.
1916
Capt.
31.12.1922
R.Adm.
18.12.1934 (retd 1934)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
1942 (reverted to retd 08.1945)
Distinguished Service Order
DSO
08.03.1918

for services in Destroyer and Torpedo Boat Flotillas 1917

Education: Stubbington House, Fareham; HMS Britannia
15.01.1898


entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War in Grand Fleet Destroyer Flotillas (DSO)
1924
-
1926
Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral (D) Mediterranean Fleet
1928
-
1930
Assistant Director, Mobilization Department of Admiralty
1930
-
1932
Captain of Dockyard, Devonport, and Deputy Superintendent
1932
-
1933
Commanding Officer, HMS Iron Duke
1933
-
1935
Commanding Officer, HMS Cardiff & Senior Officer Reserve Fleet, the Nore
1934


ADC to the King
24.08.1939
-
22.10.1942
Flag Officer-in-Charge Belfast [HMS Caroline]
15.02.1943
-
(07.)1945
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet] *
* Navy List gives 15.02.1942
King,
William Donald Aelian
"Bill"
W.D.A. King

Only son of Lt.Col. William Albert de Courcy King (1875-1917), and Georgina Marie MacKenzie [remarried: Uzielli] (1885-1969).
Married (12.01.1949, private chapel of Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland) Anne ("Anita") Theodosia Moira Leslie (21.11.1914 - 05.11.1985), writer, daughter of Sir John Randolph Shane Leslie, 3rd Bt. (1885-1971), and Marjorie Ide (1882-1951); one son, one daughter.

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23.06.1910
Farnborough, Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
21.09.2012
Oranmore Castle, County Galway, Ireland
Cadet 01.09.1927
Midsh. 01.05.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1930
S.Lt. 01.03.1931
Lt. 01.12.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1940
Cdr. 30.06.1943 (retd 06.02.1948)
Distinguished Service Order DSO

09.05.1940

successful submarine operations against the enemy [investiture 06.08.40]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 16.01.1945 destruction U-boat Far East 17.07.44 [investiture 30.10.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 06.09.1940 successful submarine patrols [investiture 18.02.41]
Blue water trophy; Sir Francis Chichester Award.
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (1923-1927).
01.09.1927 - (12.)1927 HMS Nelson (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.12.1927 - (08.)1930 HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.09.1930 - 13.04.1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.04.1931 - (12.1931) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
23.04.1932 - (05.)1932 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
15.06.1932 - (08.)1934 HMS Orpheus (submarine) (China)
(11.1934)     no appointment listed
01.01.1935 - (03.)1935 HMS Mackay (flotilla leader, 2nd Submarine Flotilla) (Home Fleet) (for submarines)
12.04.1935 - (07.)1935 First Lieutenant, HMS Pigmy (special service vessel, for reserve group of submarines) (Portsmouth)
13.08.1935 - (08.)1936 First Lieutenant, HMS Starfish (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
31.08.1936 - (08.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Narwhal (submarine) [tender to HMS Lucia]
05.09.1938 - (12.)1938 Submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
16.12.1938 - (04.)1939 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (for submarines)
16.04.1939 - 23.12.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Snapper (submarine)
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
15.03.1941 - 08.04.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Trusty (submarine)
(08.1942) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
10.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
08.01.1943 - (06.)1943 Executive Officer, HMS Medway II (submarine base, Beirut)
21.07.1943 - 20.08.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Telemachus (submarine)
01.09.1945 - (04.)1946 Executive Officer, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship)
Circumnavigated the globe solo at his third attempt, passing five of the great capes.
Published
: The stick and the stars (1958; memoirs) [republished as: Dive and attack : a submariner's story (1983)]; Capsize (1969; yachting); Adventure in depth (1975; yachting voyage around the world); The wheeling stars : a guide for lone sailors (1989); Kamikaze : the wind of God (1997; fiction).
King-Church,
John Bassett
J.B. King-Church
Second son of Maj. W. King-Church, and ... Robertson.
Married ((06?).1937, St Marylebone district, London) Alice M. "Queenie" Sherry, of Beaconsfield.
(12?).1913
Torrington district, Devon
-

15.12.1941
[age 28]
(KIA)
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 44, column 3]
Cadet
01.01.1931
Midsh.
01.09.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1934
S.Lt.
16.09.1934
Lt.
16.01.1937
10.01.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
07.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
promotion course, Portsmouth
07.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
19.11.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Vulcan (trawler) (Portsmouth) (for 1st MTB Flotilla)
25.07.1938
-
(04.1939)
third hand, HMS Express (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
04.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Jervis (destroyer)
02.09.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 70 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 11th MTB Flotilla [HMS Wasp (Coastal Forces base, Dover)]
?
-
15.12.1941
HMS Galatea (cruiser)
King-Harman,
Robert Douglas
R.d. King-Harman

Second son of Sir Charles Anthony King-Harman, KCMG (1851-1939), and Constance Biddulph (died 1961), of Ouse Manor, Sharnbrook, Bedford- shire. Married, firstly (11.01.1916) Lilly Moffatt (marriage dissolved 1926; died 1966), daughter of Alexander Moffatt; one son. Married, secondly (22.04.1927) Elizabeth Lilian Davis (died 1974), daughter of William James Davis. Married, thirdly (1975) Eva Mary Palmer, daughter of Archdale Stuart Palmer.

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18.08.1891
Barbados, BWI
-
30.05.1978
[Great Gransden, Cambs. ?]
Midsh.
?
S.Lt.
15.02.1912
Lt.
15.02.1914
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1922 (retd 02.09.1929)
Cdr. (retd)
18.08.1931
A/Capt. (retd)
10.11.1942?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.01.1941
good service in minelayers

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
10.05.1917
action between destroyers HMS Swift and HMS Broke and
German destroyers

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.01.1920
minesweeping
after the Armistice of 1918
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
15.05.1904


entered RN
1914
-
1918

served in destroyers, Grand Fleet and Dover Patrol (Jutland) (despatches):
(1917)


HMS Swift (destroyer)
06.12.1918
-
(1919)
First Lieutenant / Navigating Office, HMS Totnes (Paddle minesweeper)
23.12.1924
-
(01.1925)
Navigating Officer, HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (China)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
1929
-
09.1939
Singapore pilotage
09.1939
-
1946
reactivated RN:
28.09.1940
-
(04.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMS Teviotbank (auxiliary minelayer)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
10.11.1942
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cheshire (armed merchant cruiser)
12.07.1943
-
(12.1943)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Tees-Hartlepool [HMS Paragon]
25.02.1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Lusitania (base, Terceira, Azores) (as such Senior British Naval Officer of the forces in the Azores)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
?
-
12.1945
HMS Hathi (RN depot, Delhi)
1946
-
1948
Singapore pilotage
King-Joyce
Tobias James A
lphonsus
"Spike"

T.J.A. King-Joyce T.J.A. King-Joyce
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of John Edward Joyce (1865-1920), and Anastasia Mary O'Brien (1881-1971).
(06?).1916
Newhall, Ennis, Loughrea district, Co. Clare, Ireland
-
22.06.1948
(killed in an air crash at Durrington, Amesbury, Wiltshire)
[Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire]
RAF:  
(A) P/O (prob) 09.08.1937
RN:  
A/S.Lt. (A) 23.01.1939
S.Lt. (A) 23.01.1940
Lt. (A) 23.09.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. (A) > 10.1944, < 01.1945
09.08.1937     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch)
(08.1939) - (12.1939) Fleet Air Arm
09.01.1940 - 08.05.1941 pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
09.05.1941 - 11.1941 pilot, 804 Squadron FAA [HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
28.11.1941 - (08.)1942 pilot, 813 Squadron FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)]
20.11.1942 - (02.)1943 pilot, 800 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
(06.1943)     HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire) *
(08.1943)     800 Squadron FAA *
09.1943 - 11.1943 HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire) (for instructional duties)
22.11.1943 - (10.1944) pilot, 759 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovil, Somerset)]
01.12.1944 - 09.1945 Commanding Officer, 1835 Squadron FAA *
09.1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, 883 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
02.06.1946 - 22.06.1948 HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services; attached C Squadron A&AEE TP)
[Aircraft Supermarine Attacker TS413 took off from Boscombe Down, Wiltshire for a measured take-off, stability, climb stalling speed and stick forces per g at 30,000ft trials with 270gal ventral tank fitted. Also investigation of Mach number effect at Mach 0.79 at 20,000ft. Aircraft crashed 57min after take-off probably owing to rudder overbalance with ventral tank fitted. The pilot had jettisoned the tank but the aircraft immediately bunted throwing the pilot against the canopy roof, which shattered.]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kingcome
[Sir] John
J. Kingcome

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20.04.1890
Calcutta, India
-
15.07.1950
[Bath ?]
Eng.S.Lt.
01.08.1909
Eng.Lt.
?
22.08.1912, seniority 01.08.1910
Eng.Lt.Cdr.
01.08.1918
Eng.Cdr.
30.06.1924
Eng.Capt.
30.06.1935
Eng.R.Adm.
04.03.1941
Eng.V.Adm.
25.01.1945 (retd 1947)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Education: Plymouth; RNE College, Keyham
1905


joined RNE College & RN College, Greenwich (1909)
1914
-
1918
served European War
24.07.1939
-
1940
Fleet Engineer Officer, Home Fleet [HMS Nelson]
14.01.1941
-
1947
Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]:
09.03.1942
-
25.01.1945
Deputy Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet, Admiralty
25.01.1945
-
1947
Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet, Admiralty
Kingsley-Rowe
Charles Alfred

C.A. Kingsley-Rowe
Son (with four siblings) of Alfred Rowe (1853-1912; died in Titanic disaster), ranchowner in Peru & Texas, USA, and Constance Ethel Kingsley (1865-1948), of Glandwr Hall, Barmouth, Merioneth.
Married (06.07.1935, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Mairi Irving Robertson, younger daughter of John Cameron Robertson, and Mrs Robertson, of Newmore, Invergordon, Scotland; two daughters, two sons.

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29.01.1904
Kensington district, London
-
31.07.1970
Milfdord-on-Sea, New Forest district, Hampshire
Midsh. 15.01.1922
S.Lt. 15.02.1925
Lt. 15.04.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1935 (retd 1948?)
Cdr. (retd) 1948?
RAF:  
F/O 19.04.1927
Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1938, seniority 01.01.1938
15.01.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Lowestoft (light cruiser)
25.09.1924 - (01.)1925 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
03.11.1925 - (02.)1927 HMS Mistley (twin screw minesweeper)
19.04.1927 - (07.)1927 pilot's course, No. 1 Flying Training School, RAF (Netheravon)
01.11.1927 - (06.)1928 pilot's course, RAF Base, Leuchars
1928     HMS Furious (and for D.L. training in 405 Flight and for F.F.D. (on completion of D.L. training))
08.04.1929 - (02.)1931 pilot, No. 402 Flight FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
13.08.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.05.1932 - 07.07.1932 ... [attached to RAF]
08.07.1932 - 16.07.1933 HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies) [attached to RAF]
16.08.1933 - (07.)1935 pilot, Fighter Squadron 800 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
03.11.1935 - (02.)1936 observer, 2nd Battle Squadron [HMS Nelson (battleship)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF]
01.05.1936     HMS Victory (for RAF Farnborough) [attached to RAF]
19.06.1936 - (10.1938) observer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship), then HMS Warspite (battleship)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
(02.1939)     no appointment listed [attached to RAF up to 11.02.1939]
06.03.1939 - 23.05.1939 Fighter Squadron 801 FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) [attached to RAF], unit renumbered:
24.05.1939 - 01.12.1939 Commanding Officer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle), deck landing training at HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) 06.1939, 07.1939 & 09.1939]
15.01.1940 - 12.10.1940 Commanding Officer, 750 Squadron FAA (Observers Training) [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
20.10.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) (additional; for various services)
16.02.1942 - (08.1942) 788 Squadron FAA [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
21.01.1943 - (04.1946) HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
Kingswell
Albert Edgar

A.E. Kingswell
Son of ... Kingswell, and ... Salter.
Married 1st Gladys (née ...); three daughters.
Married 2nd Barbara (née ...); three sons (one died as an infant), three daughters.
02.07.1914
Isle of Wight
-
14.04.1992
S.Lt. (A)
01.01.1945
Lt. (A)
01.01.1946
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1954 (retd 02.07.1959)
28.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
observer, 828 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
24.02.1948
-
(05.)1949
observer, 719 Squadron FAA [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)]
12.12.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn, nr Padstow, Cornwall)
19.11.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire) (for miscellaneous services)
15.03.1954
-
(04.)1955
Second-in-Command, 845 Squadron FAA
20.06.1955
-
(01.1959)
HMCS Shearwater (for miscellaneous duties) [lent to RCN]
* indexed, but not listed as such
 
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