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Pacey, G.J.
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awle, E.
Peace, A.G.
to
Pizey, E.F.
Place, B.C.G.
to
Puxley, W.L.


 
G.J. Pacey   to    E. Pawle
Pacey,
George James
G.J. Pacey
Son of unknown father, and Elizabeth Pacey.

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10.01.1874
Speldhurst, Kent
-
23.03.1958
Chatham district, Kent
Gnr. 05.06.1905?
Cd.Gnr. 05.06.1915 (retd 12.08.1922; own request)
Lt. (retd) 12.08.1922
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 26.08.1942 (reverted to retd < 01.1945)
... - ... ...
26.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for miscellaneous services)
16.04.1940 - (02.)1941 Gunnery Officer, HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
12.11.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)
03.05.1943 - (10.1944) Fitting Out Gunnery Officer, HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
Pack,
Arthur James
"Jimmy"
A.J. Pack (Photo courtesy of Mr Nicholas Parks Young)  
Son of Walter Edward Pack, Leader of Records HM Dockyard Malta, and Beatrice Eleanor Pack.
Married (25.01.1941, Fareham) Eloïse Elizabeth Skey, only daughter of Sg.R.Adm. A.H. Skey, of Catisfiled, Fareham, Hampshire; four sons, one daughter.

18.03.1914 *
Malta
-
05.05.1995

Wickham, Droxford district, Hampshire

* baptized 16.08.1914
Paym.Cadet
01.01.1932
Paym.Midsh.
01.01.1933
A/Paym.S.Lt.
?
Paym.S.Lt.
17.04.1935, seniority 01.11.1934
Paym.Lt.
01.11.1936
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
01.11.1944 [appointed rank]
Cdr. (S)
30.06.1950 (retd 18.02.1958)
A/Capt. (S)
> 05.1950, < 05.1953
Hon. Capt.
18.02.1958
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
1979
as Director of RN Museum
01.01.1932


entered RN
06.09.1932
-
(08.)1934
HMS Malaya (battleship) (Home Fleet)
05.09.1934
-
(07.)1937
HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport)
29.08.1937
-
09.1937
course, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.09.1937
-
(09.)1939
Captain's Secretary, HMS Ganges (boys' training establishment, Shotley)
12.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commodore's Secretary, HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire)
26.08.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Seaborn (RN base, Halifax, NS, Canada) [on the team which handled the transfer of 50 American ''four-stacker'' destroyers under the Lend-Lease scheme]
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.08.1942
-
(02.)1943
Captain's Secretary, Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)]
27.04.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Pacific)
11.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India)
1945
-
1957
Secretary to R.Adm | V.Adm. | Adm. [Sir] Charles E. Lambe
08.1945
-
(04.1946)
Secretary to Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) [HMS Preisdent]
17.09.1947
-
(05.)1949
Secretary to Flag Officer Flying Training [HMS Merlin]
08.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
Secretary to Flag Officer Commanding 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron [HMS Vengeance]
20.03.1953
-
(05.)1953
Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
06.08.1953
-
(07.1954)
Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
(04.1955)
 
 
no appointment listed
28.09.1955
-
(01.1957)
Secretary to Second Sea Lord, Board of Admiralty [HMS President]
Curator, Victory Museum 1965-72; first Director, Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth 1972-79.
Published: Nelson's blood : the story of naval rum (1982); The man who burned the White House : a life of Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1987)
Packard,
Geoffrey Percival
G.P. Packard
Son of Charles Turner Packard (1868-?), and Edith Varley (1876-?).

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08.06.1901
Ipswich district, Suffolk
-
09.01.1960
Bramford, Ipswich district, Suffolk
Midsh.
15.09.1917
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.05.1921
A/Lt.
15.05.1923
Lt.
25.10.1923, seniority 15.08.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1930 (retd 08.06.1946)
Cdr. (retd)
08.06.1946
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37
-
-
NavGSM
-
& Palestine 36-39 clasp
Mention in Despatches MID
1930s?
?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Pacific Star Pac St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
15.01.1915     entered RN
?
-
(01.1919)
HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
(08.1923)
 
 
no appointment listed
25.09.1924
-
(05.)1926
qualifying for gunnery duties, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
17.05.1926
-
(07.)1927
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
10.11.1927
-
(06.)1928
2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship)
28.08.1928
-
(10.)1930
Gunnery Officer, HMS Caledon (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
18.12.1930
-
(09.1932)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) & for duty with submarines
(05.1933)
-
(06.1933)
no appointment listed
23.10.1933
-
(07.)1935
Gunnery Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.07.1935
-
(02.)1937
Gunnery Officer, HMS Valiant (battleship) (Mediterranean)
10.04.1937
-
(06.)1938
HMS Drake (RM base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
01.08.1938
-
(10.)1938
Gunnery Officer, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Home Fleet)
22.11.1938
-
(04.)1940
Gunnery Officer, HMS Effingham (cruiser) & as Fleet Gunnery Officer, Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth
24.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for bookwriting duties)
06.1941
-
02.1942
Fleet Gunnery Officer, China Station [HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore)] (captured)
02.1942
-
1945
POW in Japanese captivity (Zentsuji Camp)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Packer,
[Sir] Herbert Annesley
H.A. Packer
Only son of W.H. Packer, MD, Cressage, Shropshire.
Married (1925) Joy, daughter of late Dr Julius Petersen, Cape Town, South Africa; one son.

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09.10.1894
Cressage, Shropshire
-
23.09.1962
[Claremont, Cape Province, S. Africa ?]
Lt.
15.12.1916
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1929
Capt.
31.12.1935
Cdre. 2nd cl.
10.1943
Cdre. 1st cl.
25.08.1944?
R.Adm.
02.01.1945
V.Adm.
02.09.1948
Adm.
15.03.1952 (retd 18.03.1953)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
08.06.1950
HM's birthday 50
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
04.09.1945
services esp. Italian campaign
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
23.01.1945
planning amphibious operations Sicily & S France
Mention in Despatches MID
18.01.1944
dissolution Force H 11.43
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
11.12.1945
services Mediterranean 43-44
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
1947
S France
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
1947
S France
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.09.1907


entered RN
1914
-
1918
served European War Pacific (HMAS Australia) and Grand Fleet (HMS Warspite) (despatches)
15.08.1920
-
(08.1923)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Dublin (light cruiser)
14.05.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
09.05.1927 - (07.1927) HMS President (for 2 months' study of German in Germany)
07.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS President (for 4 months' study of French in France)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
13.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich
19.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Fleet Gunnery Officer, China Station [HMS Kent (cruiser)]
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
25.05.1934
-
(02.1936)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
21.01.1937
-
07.1939
Naval Attaché Athens, Ankara and Belgrade [HMS President]
(08.1939)


no appointment listed
1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Calcutta (anti-aircraft ship)
13.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Manchester (cruiser)
15.06.1941
-
01.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (Gunnery School, Whale Island, Portsmouth)
23.01.1943
-
12.10.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Warspite (battleship)
10.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commodore (Administration) to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal]
25.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Byrsa]
(04.1946)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
16.10.1946
-
1948
Rear-Admiral Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron [HMS Superb]
29.03.1948
-
(05.)1950
a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of Supplies and Transport
1950
-
1952
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Literature: Joy Packer (widow), Deep as the sea (1976)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Paffard,
Ronald Wilson
R.W. Paffard (Imperial War Museum)

Fourth son of Murray Paffard, and Fanny Wilson.
Married (1933) Nancy Brenda Malim; one son, one daughter.

14.02.1904
Ludlow
-
11.09.1994
Alverstoke, Hampshire
Paym.Cadet 1922
Paym.Midsh. 12.01.1923
Paym.S.Lt. 12.10.1924
Paym.Lt. 12.10.1926
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 12.10.1934
Paym.Cdr. = Cdr. (S) 31.12.1940
A/Paym.Capt. = A/Capt. (S) < 02.1943
Capt. (S) 30.06.1951
R.Adm. (S) 06.08.1957 (retd 06.09.1960)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1960 New Year 60 [investiture 16.02.60]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [investiture 19.10.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
Education: Maidstone Grammar School.
1922     entered RN
... - ... ...
01.01.1941 - (02.)1943 Admiral's Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS King George V]
(06.1943)     no appointment listed
07.07.1943 - (07.1945) Admiral's Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
... - ... Supply Officer of HMS Vengeance, 1946-48; Portsmouth Division, Reserve Fleet, 1948-50; HMS Eagle, 1950-51; Asst Director­General, Supply and Secretarial Branch, 1952-54; Commanding Officer, HMS Ceres, 1954-56; Chief
Staff Officer (Administration) on staff of Commander­in­Chief, Portsmouth, 1957-60
Page,
John Allison
J.A. Page
02.05.1908
-
05.1989
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Sg.Lt.
11.05.1933
26.04.1935, seniority 11.05.1932
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
11.05.1938
Sg.Cdr.
1947?, seniority 11.05.1944
Sg.Capt.
30.06.1957 (retd 02.05.1965)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1965
New Year 65 [investiture 02.03.65]
Mention in Despatches MID
04.06.1946
services as POW
Education: MB, BCh
11.05.1933


joined RN
11.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
course of instruction for medical officers, RN Hospital, Haslar [HMS Victory]
09.08.1933
-
(02.)1935
HMS Laburnum (sloop) (New Zealand)
(07.1935)
 
 
no appointment listed
13.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Resource (repair ship) (Mediterranean)
01.01.1937
-
(10.1938)
RM Infirmary, Plymouth [HMS Drake] (10.09.1937 transferred to Permanent List)
(02.1939)
 
 
short course of instruction
28.02.1939
-
12.1941
Royal Hospital, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
12.1941
-
1945
POW in Japanese captivity in Hong Kong & Japan
06.04.1948
-
(07.)1948
Royal Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
09.08.1948
-
(05.)1949
HMS Devonshire
24.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
Royal Hospital, Portland [HMS Osprey]
16.12.1952
-
(05.)1953
Royal Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
06.1953
-
(04.1955)
RN Hospital, Malta [HMS St Angelo]
16.07.1956
-
(01.)1957
RN Hospital, Plymouth [HMS Drake]
28.10.1957
-
(01.)1959
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
18.11.1959
-
(07.1961)
Fleet Medical Officer, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
05.06.1962
-
(02.1964)
HMS Collingwood (naval electrical school, Fareham, Hampshire)
27.03.1964
-
02.05.1965
also: Honorary Physician to the Queen
Page,
John Birley
J.B. Page

Son of William Holmes Page (1862-?), seaman/sailor, and Elizabeth Peart Birley (1872-1950s?).
Married (24.05.1926, Plymouth St Luke, Devon) Ivy B. Tyson (1907-2004); one daughter, two sons.

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02.11.1905
Battersea, Greater London, Surrey
-
10.12.1941
(KIA) [age 36]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Seaman
? [J104991]
A/Gnr.
01.07.1934 
Gnr.
1935?, seniority 01.07.1934
Mention in Despatches MID
13.10.1942
sinking of HMS Repulse [posthumously]
?
-
(02.)1935
short course of instruction
12.06.1935
-
(07.)1935
HMS Deptford (sloop) (building at HM Dockyard, Chatham) (and on commissioning)
16.11.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS Lupin (patrol sloop) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
09.04.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Delhi (cruiser) (for direction finding duties) (Mediterranean)
26.04.1937
-
(10.)1938
gunnery school, Devonport (for direction finding duties) [HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)]
29.11.1938
-
10.12.1941
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (for direction finding duties)
[ship sunk by Japanese aircraft off east coast of Malaya]
Pakeman,
Richard Neil
"Bob"
R.N. Pakeman
1922 ?
-
16.03.2012
... ...
Lt. (E) 16.02.1941
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1952 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Pakenham,
Thomas Arthur Charles
T.A.C. Pakenham T.A.C. Pakenham (Imperial War Museum © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3215))
 
Son of William Law Pakenham (1869-1937), and Ada Mary Phillips (died 1940).
Married (19.12.1925) Clara Talbot Middleton (died 07.07.1985); two sons.

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04.09.1900
Essex
-
23.01.1981
... ...
Lt. 15.06.1921
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1929
Cdr. 31.12.1935
Capt. 31.12.1942 (retd 08.01.1952)
... - ... ...
03.01.1939 - 24.09.1940 Squadron Gunnery Officer & Staff Officer (Operations), Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Woolwich]
25.09.1940 - (02.)1941 Squadron Gunnery Officer, Home Fleet Destroyer Flotillas [HMS Maidstone]
26.04.1941 - 05.03.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Black Swan (sloop)
07.03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (for flotilla duties, Western Approaches)
15.11.1943 - (07.1945) Chief Staff Officer to Vice-Admiral Malta and Flaf Officer Central Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
... - ... ...
Joined the clergy post-war.
Palliser,
Sir Arthur Francis Eric
A.F.E. Palliser A.F.E. Palliser
A.F.E. Palliser A.F.E. Palliser

Son of Arthur Palliser, and Hester Brenda Boord (1861-1906).
Married ((06?).1921, Wokingham district, Berkshire) Margaret Eva Salter (20.08.1901 - 08.1993), daughter of Julian James King Salter (1865-1947), and Fanny Hills ...; one son [Capt. Arthur Michael Palliser, Coldstream Guards], one daughter.

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20.07.1890
Richmond, Surrey
-
22.02.1956
South Kensington, London
Midsh. 1907
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 28.12.1910, seniority 15.03.1910
Lt. 15.03.1911
Lt.Cdr. 15.03.1919
Cdr. 31.12.1924
Capt. 30.06.1931
Cdre. 2nd cl. 20.11.1936?
R.Adm. 08.07.1941
V.Adm. 07.02.1944
Adm. 16.05.1947 (retd 02.09.1948; at own request to facilitate the promotion of junior officers)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.03.1917 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 02.02.1943 good services in SW Pacific
Grand Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON 19.01.1943 services to Dutch navy
Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France) CdeG 23.03.1917 ?
Education: Bradfield College; RN Colleges, Dartmouth and Greenwich.
15.09.1905     entered RN
... - ... ...
26.02.1923 - (01.)1925 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
26.01.1925 - (03.)1926 Naval Air Section, Admiralty [HMS President]
28.09.1926 - (07.)1927 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
23.07.1927 - (05.)1928 RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
18.05.1928 - (04.)1930 Fleet Gunnery Officer, Mediterranean [HMS Warspite (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
02.07.1930 - (02.)1931 Executive Officer, HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
06.08.1931 - 06.08.1932 Commanding Officer, HMS Blanche (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
10.10.1932 - (01.)1933 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
20.01.1933 - (02.)1935 RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(03.1935)     no appointment listed
30.04.1935 - (10.)1936 Commanding Officer, HMS Leander (cruiser) & to 02/03?.1936 Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Home Fleet)
20.11.1936 - 26.08.1938 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, China Station [HMS Cumberland (cruiser)]
(10.1938) - (12.1938) no appointment listed
19.12.1938 - (04.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
20.05.1940 - 03.05.1941 Flag Captain, HMS Malaya (battleship) (and as Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron)
15.01.1941 - 07.06.1941 also: Naval ADC to the King
07.06.1941 - (12.1941) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
1941 - 1942 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka?]
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
26.03.1942 - 07.1942 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Trincomalee & Fortress Commander [HMS Lanka?]
07.1942 - (08.)1943 Flag Liaison Officer, Delhi [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for service at Delhi)]
[to act as representative and as Naval Adviser to the Viceroy and to the Commander-in-Chief, India, and to be a member of the Commander-in-Chief, India’s, Joint Planning Committee]
29.08.1943 - (02.)1944 Rear-Admiral Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron [HMS London (cruiser), later HMS Kent (cruiser)]
20.03.1944 - 1946 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of Supplies and Transport (Fourth Sea Lord)
09.03.1946 - 1948 Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)]
Palmer,
Edwin Mansergh
E.M. Palmer

Son of Joseph Mansergh Palmer (1850-1924), and Georgina Berlinda (Hartford) Palmer (1846-1940).

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23.06.1882
-
1963
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1902?
S.Lt.
04.05.1903, seniority 15.05.1902
Lt.
30.09.1904
Cdr.
30.06.1917 (retd 01.01.1923; own request)
Capt. (retd)
23.06.1927 (reverted to retd 1945/46)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1919
New Year 19
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1918
for services in cruisers employed on escort, convoy & patrol duties 17-18
15.05.1897
 
 
joined RN
(1914)


Commanding Officer, HMS Dalhousie
22.12.1941
-
(06.1944)
Flag Captain & Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Humber & Commanding Officer, HM Naval Base, Immingham [HMS Beaver]
15.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Demetrius (RN Supply & Secretariat School, Wetherby, Yorks.)
Palmer,
Jack Barrington
J.B. Palmer
Son of Thomas Howard Barrington Palmer (1873-), and Emmeline Austin Neame (1872-), of Beauport House, St Brelade's, Jersey.
Married ((06?).1938, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Barbara Allen (died 20.08.1996), daughter of Mr & Mrs Arthur C. Allen, of White Cottage, Fleet, Hampshire.

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25.12.1903
Watford district, Hertfordshire
-
16.03.1990
Midsh. 15.01.1922
A/S.Lt. 15.05.1924
S.Lt. 30.01.1925
Lt. 30.06.1926
Lt.Cdr. 30.06.1934 (retd 25.12.1948)
A/Cdr. 01.02.1944?
Cdr. (retd) 25.12.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.06.1946 wind up Far East
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
15.09.1917     entered RN
02.10.1922 - (08.1923) HMS Diomede (light cruiser)
25.09.1924 - (01.)1925 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.10.1925 - (06.)1928 HMS Keppel (flotilla leader, 3rd Destroyer Flotilla) (China)
07.11.1928 - (04.)1930 HMS Despatch (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
04.04.1930 - (08.)1930 HMS Durban (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
18.11.1930 - (09.1932) staff, RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia]
02.01.1933 - (07.1935) Executive Officer, HMS Dundee (sloop) (America and West Indies) [ship commissioned 23.03.1933]
06.02.1936 - (02.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Cicala (river gunboat) (China)
(06.1938) - (08.1938) no appointment listed
18.07.1938 - 1938 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
29.08.1938 - (09.)1939 Navigating Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser) & as Fleet Navigating Officer, America and West Indies Station
04.12.1939 - 04.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Witherington (destroyer) (despatches)
29.04.1941 - (12.1941) Commanding Officer, HMS Versatile (destroyer)
17.02.1942 - 11.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Versatile (destroyer)
11.1942 - 08.12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Whaddon (escort destroyer)
01.02.1944 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll)
(10.1944)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
12.1944 - 17.10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Pheasant (sloop) & as Senior Officer of Escort Group) (OBE)
27.12.1945 - (07.)1948 an Assistant to Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
Palmer,
Joseph Mansergh
J.M. Palmer
?
-
12.2004 still alive
Cadet
01.09.1929
Midsh.
01.05.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1932
Lt.
01.04.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1942
Cdr.
31.12.1946 (retd 26.04.1962)
Mention in Despatches MID
20.06.1944
action with E-boats Nore area 24.02.44
12.09.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Frobisher (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
16.09.1930
-
(09.1932)
HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
28.12.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Witch (destroyer) (China)
03.04.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
16.12.1936
-
(02.1937)
First Lieutenant, HMS Colne (fishery protection gunboat, trawler)
12.04.1937
-
(07.1937)
long navigation course, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth [HMS Dryad]
02.09.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
02.05.1938
-
(08.1939)
Navigation Officer, HMS Dundee (escort vessel)
16.05.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Eglinton (destroyer)
04.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
10.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Zambesi (destroyer)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
(1950)


Commander [= Executive Officer], HMS Ceylon (cruiser)
19.10.1951

-

(05.1953)
staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
01.03.1954
-
(01.1956)
staff, HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)
(07.1961)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Palmer,
Ralph Murch
R.M. Palmer
Married Olive Mary Wetmore.
1909
-
16.08.1983
Exeter
Midsh. (E)
01.09.1928
S.Lt. (E)
01.01.1931
Lt. (E)
01.03.1933
Lt.Cdr. (E)
01.03.1941 (retd 04.04.1954)
A/Cdr. (E)
09.02.1944?

AMIMechE, MIMarE

13.09.1928
-
(01.1932)
course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
26.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
engineer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
21.07.1933
-
(07.1935)
engineer, HMS Resolution (battleship)
(02.1936)


short course
1936


engineer, HMS Victory
17.04.1936
-
(04.1939)
engineer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
1939


engineer, HMS Drake
26.06.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
12.09.1939
-
(02.1941)
Engineer Officer, HMS Harvester (destroyer)
10.1941
-
(12.1943)
Engineering Officer, HMS Uganda (cruiser)
09.02.1944
-
(04.1946)
Engineering Officer, HMS Ariadne (minelayer)
1946


HMS Tyne
1947


HMS Berryhead
25.08.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Howe
01.07.1950
-
(05.1953)
HMS Orion (for duty with SORF, Plymouth)
Pankhurst,
Richard Dickon Herbert Stephen
R.D.H.S. Pankhurst

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03.12.1907
-
05.05.1991
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1929
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.06.1929
Lt.
01.10.1931
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1939 (retd 03.12.1952)
A/Cdr.
< 04.1946
Cdr. (retd)
03.12.1952
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
24.07.1945
interception enemy torpedo boats Mediterranean 17.03.45
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
action enemy torpedo boats Mediterranean 17.03.45
15.11.1925     entered RN
... - ... ...
10.05.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Ajax (cruiser) (American and West Indies Station)
14.09.1937
-
(08.1938)
First Lieutenant, HMS Saltburn (minesweeper) (signal and navigation schools ship)
29.08.1938
-
(04.1940)
First Lieutenant, HMS Diana (destroyer)
10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Chelsea (destroyer)
07.10.1941
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fortune (destroyer)
29.04.1943
-
(12.1943)
staff, Flag Officer-in-Charge, Malta [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(04.1944)


no appointment listed
04.05.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
20.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Meteor (destroyer)
12.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Sultan (for miscellaneous duties)
05.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Malabar (RN base, Bermuda)
Pannall,
Eric Charles

E.C. Pannall  
Son of Maj. Charles Pannall, and ... Thompson.
Married (05.06.1936, Malta) Dorothy Millicent Phillips, daughter of Henry Francis Travers Phillips, Indian Police (retd).
07.08.1913
Sudbury district, Essex / Suffolk
-
(12?).1979
Hove district
Cadet
01.01.1931
Midsh.
01.09.1931
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1934
S.Lt.
01.07.1934
Lt.
01.12.1935 (retd 1941)
10.01.1931
-
(05.1933)
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
04.01.1934
-
12.08.1934
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.08.1934
-
(02.)1935
promotion course, Portsmouth
29.04.1935
 
 
joined submarine service
29.04.1935
-
(07.)1935
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
13.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Clyde (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops]
(01.1937)
-
(07.1937)
no appointment listed
30.10.1937
-
15.04.1938
HMS Sturgeon (submarine) [tender to HMS Titania]
16.04.1938
-
16.06.1938
HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (as spare First Lieutenant for submarines)
17.06.1938
-
15.12.1938
First Lieutenant, HMS H 49 (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
16.12.1938
-
01.08.1939
HMS Dwarf (particular service vessel) (as First Lieutenant for Reserve Group "D" of submarines)
02.08.1939
-
(09.)1939
First Lieutenant, HMS H 44 (submarine) (Portsmouth) [tender to HMS Dolphin]
31.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Southampton (cruiser)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
Pares,
Anthony
"Tony"

A. Pares
Third son of Lancelot George Pares, BA (born 1865) and Winifred Percy Smith, of Horsell, Woking, Surrey, later of Wellow, Hampshire.
Married (03.1939) Mary Rae Smith [she remarried 29.04.1943 F/Lt. R.L.C. Stuart, RAAF], only daughter of Sir Alan Rae Smith and Lady Rae Smith, of Furzedown, Limpsfield, Surrey; one daughter.
Residence: (1941): Pett's Wood, Kent.

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09.10.1904
Horsell, Chertsey district, Surrey
-
24.05.1941
(MPK) [age 36]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Midsh.
15.09.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1925
S.Lt.
15.09.1925
Lt.
15.06.1927
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1935
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1918     entered RN



HMS Thunderer
17.01.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Emperor of India (battleship) (Mediterranean)
?
-
10.01.1926
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.01.1926
-
(05.)1926
promotion course, Portsmouth
24.07.1926
-
15.04.1928
HMS Danae (cruiser) (China)
16.04.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Caledon (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1929
-
(04.)1930
qualifying for torpedo duties [HMS Vernon]
14.06.1930
-
(02.)1931
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
12.05.1931
-
(07.)1932
2nd Torpedo Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
31.08.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
22.02.1933
-
23.04.1935
Torpedo Officer, HMS Cumberland (cruiser) (China)
24.04.1935
-
05.09.1937
Torpedo Officer, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
06.09.1937
-
19.06.1939
Whitehead Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (engaged in torpedo experimental and research work)
20.06.1939
-
24.05.1941
Torpedo Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) & from 20.06.1939-11.03.1940 & 10.08.1940-24.05.1941 also as Squadron Torpedo Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
[missing, presumed killed when the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic]
Parham,
[Sir] Frederick Robertson
F.R. Parham (Imperial War Museum HU 46128)
Son of late Frederick James Parham, CE, Bath, and Jessie Esther Brooks Robertson, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Married 1st (1926) Kathleen Dobrée (1902-1973), daughter of Eugene Edward Carey, Guernsey; one son.
Married 2nd (1978) Mrs Joan Saunders (née Charig).

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09.01.1901
Bath, Somerset
-
20.03.1991
Chichester, Sussex
Cadet 1913
Midsh. 1917
A/S.Lt. 15.11.1918
Lt. 15.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1934
Capt. 31.12.1939
R.Adm. 08.07.1949
V.Adm. 15.05.1952
Adm. 08.05.1956, seniority 29.02.1956 (retd 31.01.1959)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE 01.01.1959 New Year 59 [investiture 10.02.59]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 09.06.1949 HM's birthday 49 [investiture 26.07.49]
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 09.06.1955 HM's birthday 55 [investiture 12.07.55]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1951 New Year 51 [investiture 14.02.51]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.01.1944 sinking of Scharnhorst [investiture 13.02.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 28.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy, 06.44)
Grand Cross of Military Order of Aviz (Portugal), 1955; Order of Al Rafidain (Class II, Mil., conferred by the King of Iraq), 1956; Ordine al merito della Repubblica, Grande Ufficiale (Italy), 1958.
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
17.01.1917 - (01.1919) Midshipman, HMS Malaya (battleship)
27.09.1923 - (01.1925) specialised in gunnery, HMS Excellent
17.01.1927 - (07.1927) 2nd Gunnery Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship)
11.04.1928 - (08.1929) Gunnery Officer, HMS Canterbury (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
04.01.1930 - (01.1932) Experimental Department, Gunnery School, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent] (and in command of trawler 'Excellent')
15.07.1932 - (01.)1934 Gunnery Officer, HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.04.1935 - (02.1937) Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
04.05.1937 - (07.1937) Commanding Officer, HMS Shikari (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
10.01.1938 - (02.)1938 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
06.04.1938 - (08.)1938 HMS Southampton (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
14.09.1938 - 01.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Gurkha (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
01.03.1940 - 30.01.1941 Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.01.1941 - (06.)1942 Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
29.09.1942 - 04.07.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Belfast (cruiser) [& Chief Staff Officer, 10th Cruiser Squadron]
28.08.1944 - (10.1945) Director of Operations Division (Foreign), Admiralty [HMS President]
? - (04.1946) Director of Operations, Admiralty [HMS President]
29.03.1947 - 28.07.1949 Commanding Officer, HMS Vanguard
21.10.1949 - 1951 Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel and Director of Personal Services [HMS President]
1951 - 1952 Flag Officer (Flotillas) and 2nd in command, Mediterranean
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
1954 - 1955 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
11.10.1955 - 1958 Commander-in-Chief, The Nore [HMS Pembroke]
Member British Waterways Board, 01.1963-1967, Vice-Chairman (part-time) 08.1963-1967. Member of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, 07.05.1963-05.1978. Naval ADC to the King, 08.01.1949-08.07.1949.
Parish,
Anthony Heron

A.H. Parish
Son of Norman Charles and Cora Genevieve Parish; husband of Joan Enid Parish, of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
(12?).1912
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
06.12.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Thurso (Mount Vernon) Cemetery, E.38]
[Prob.] Midsh. RNR
09.11.1931
A/S.Lt. RNR
09.11.1933
S.Lt. RNR
29.06.1935
Lt. RNR
14.09.1936
Lt. (Supplementary List)
13.03.1937, seniority 09.11.1936
Lt.
1938?, seniority 09.11.1936
Lt.Cdr.
09.11.1944
16.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Malaya (battleship)
02.11.1935
-
(02.1936)
HMS Delhi (cruiser) (to complete 9 months' training)
25.03.1937
-
(07.1937)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
11.01.1938
-
(04.1940)
HMS Ajax (cruiser)
12.11.1940
-
(08.1942)
First Lieutenant, HMS Bideford (sloop)
01.11.1942
-
(08.1943)
[Commanding Officer?], HMS Burwell (destroyer)
20.09.1943
-
(10.1943)
HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey) (miscellaneous)
25.10.1943
-
06.12.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Bullen (frigate)
Parish,
Frank Reginald Woodbine

F.R.W. Parish (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Blann)
Married 1st ((12?).1928, St George Hanover Square district, London) Milicent D. James; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd ((03?).1955, Swansea district, Glamorgan) Stella Baines (née Dickens).

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06.09.1903
Halstead district, Essex
-
21.12.1973
Upton on Severn, Worcester district, Worcestershire
... ...
Lt. 15.02.1927
Lt.Cdr. 15.02.1935
Cdr. 30.06.1940 (retd 23.10.1950; own request)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 06.08.40]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1917     entered RN
... - ... ....
31.05.1937 - (05.)1939 Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence) to Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf [HMS Shoreham (escort vessel)] (East Indies)
(08.1939) - (09.1939) no appointment listed
27.09.1939 - 19.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Vivacious (destroyer) (DSO)
22.07.1940 - (08.)1942 Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
03.11.1942 - (02.)1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services at Admiralty)
30.03.1943 - 01.1945 Executive Officer, HMS Ceylon (cruiser)
(07.1945)     2nd Battalion Royal Marine Engineers [?] *
04.09.1945 - (04.1946) on staff of Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
20.02.1948 - (07.1948) Commanding Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
07.02.1949 - (05.1949) Commanding Officer, HMS Adamant (submarine depot ship)
02.1950 - (05.)1950 Commanding Officer, HMS Warrior (aircraft carrier) (in reserve)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parker,
Norman John

N.J. Parker (Photo courtesy of Mr J.D. Parker)
Son of ... Parker, and ... Dell.
Married 1st ...; one son (predeceased him).
Married 2nd ((03?).1952, Gosport district, Hampshire) Phyllis Morison Evans (widow of F/O A.J. Whillier and divorced wife of Cdr. Arthur Humphris Abrams, and daughter of Mr & Mrs H.S. Evans, of Farnham, Surrey); two stepsons.
27.05.1912
Fulham district, London
-
15.01.2000
New Forest district, Hampshire
A/S.Lt. RNR
01.09.1933
S.Lt. RNR
06.04.1937, seniority 08.07.1936
Prob. S.Lt.
01.06.1937
S.Lt.
04.08.1938, seniority 01.06.1937
Lt.
27.05.1936
Lt.Cdr.
27.05.1944 (retd 02.04.1957)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.09.1945

destruction of a U-boat off the West Coast of Scotland 21.04.45 [decoration posted]

Mention in Despatches MID
16.08.1940
Dunkirk
Mention in Despatches MID
04.06.1946
anti-submarine operation 23.11.43
(07.1937)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1938)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.04.1938
-
(08.)1938
HMS Sheffield (cruiser)
01.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMS Bittern (escort vessel) (Portland)
18.01.1939
-
(02.)1941
First Lieutenant, HMS Sabre (destroyer)
12.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
[Commanding Officer?], HMS Hurricane (destroyer)
20.07.1942
-
11.12.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Blean (destroyer) [torpedoed & sunk west of Oran (Algeria) by U-443]
18.01.1943
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Bazeley (frigate)
03.1943
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Cockburn, renamed (before launching) HMS Drury (frigate)
05.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Locust (gunboat)
11.1947
-
(05.1949)
Naval Branch Combined Services Division, Berlin [HMS Royal Albert]
01.03.1950
-
(01.1956)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station & School of Aircraft Handling, Gosport, Hampshire)
(01.1957)
 
 
HMS Sultan (RN Mechanical Training Establishment, Gosport, Hampshire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parker,
Peter Francis Noel
P.F.N. Parker 
Younger son (with one brother) of Col. Frederic James Parker, CB (1861-1944), and Emily Margaret Joan "Daisie" Bullock (1883-1957), of Highbridge, Bishopstoke, Hampshire.
Married 1st (22.05.1937, Winchester district, Hampshire; divorced 1947) Helen Margaret Lukin Brown ((12?).1911 - ), second daughter of Theophilus Edward Brown, and Maggie Lukin, of Cyprus House, Harestock, Winchester; two sons.
Married 2nd ((09?).1947, Dorchester district, Dorset) Margaret J. Maybee ((03?).1916 - ).
03.12.1912
Devonport district, Devon
-
1966
Oxfordshire
Cadet (E) 01.05.1930
Midsh. (E) 01.01.1931
A/S.Lt. (E) 01.05.1933
S.Lt. (E) 16.01.1934
Lt. (E) 16.03.1936
Lt.Cdr. (E) 16.03.1944
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1948 (retd 03.12.1962)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 15.09.1942 4 war patrols Meditteranean, destruction U-boat sunk [investiture 22.06.43]
Education: RN College, Dartmouth; RN Engineering College, Keyham.
06.05.1930 - (08.1930) HMS York (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
15.01.1931 - (11.1934) engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Drake]
09.01.1935 - (02.)1935 HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
20.05.1935 - (02.)1937 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean)
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
11.12.1937 - (02.)1938 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (China) (for submarines)
05.1938 - (04.)1940 HMS Perseus (submarine)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
19.11.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS Turbulent (submarine) (DSC)
(06.1943) - (01.1945) HMS Umbra (submarine) *
28.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Sandhurst (depot ship)
(04.1946)     HMS Cyclops *
(07.1948)     no appointment listed
11.1948 - (05.1950) HMS Euryalus
08.01.1951 - (05.1951) HMS Montclare
(05.1953)     no appointment listed
08.06.1953 - (01.)1956 Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous services)
12.11.1956 - (01.)1959 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.09.1959 - (07.1962) Engineer Officer, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
AMIMechE (1951).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parker,
[Sir] Wilfred John
W.J. Parker
Son of Henry Edmond Parker, an engineer working with Edwin Lutyens on the building of New Delhi, and Ida Mary (née Cole).
Married (1943) Marjorie "Mardi" Stuart Jones, Halifax, NS, Canada (died 1999); two daughters.

12.10.1915
hill station, India
-
10.05.2005
East Harting, Petersfield, Hampshire
Cadet
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.09.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1936
S.Lt.
1937, senioirty 01.05.1936
Lt.
01.07.1937
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1945
Cdr.
31.12.1948
Capt.
30.06.1954
Cdre.
< 01.1959
R.Adm.
07.01.1964
V.Adm.
30.09.1967 (retd 1969)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE
01.01.1969
New Year 69 [investiture 04.03.69]
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
12.06.1965
HM's birthday 65 [investiture 08.07.65]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
23.02.1954
Korea cease fire list [investiture 09.11.54]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.12.1943

Operation Husky (Sicily) [investiture 15.02.44]

Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
HMS Sheffield on N Russian (Murmansk) convoys 03-05.42
Mention in Despatches MID
06.04.1943
destruction of an Italian convoy, HMS Aurora (Force Q) Mediterranean 42
Education: Headon Court, London; RN College, Dartmouth (1929-1933).
1929


joined Royal Navy
01.01.1933
-
01.09.1933
HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
02.09.1933
-
(11.)1934
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
10.11.1934
-
(02.)1935
HMS Shropshire (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
22.06.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936
-
30.08.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
promotion course, Portsmouth
17.04.1937
-
(10.)1938
HMS Aurora (cruiser) (Home Fleet)



war service in N Atlantic, N Russia, Mediterranean, Pacific (torpedoed in HMS Newfoundland):
13.12.1938
-
(10.1940)
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet & Atlantic)
06.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron [HMS Ramillies (battleship)] (and as Squadron Signals and Wireless/Telegraphy Officer)
(03.1942)


HMS Sheffield (cruiser) [mined 04.03.1942 off Iceland]
?
-
02.05.1942
Signals Officer, HMS Edinburgh (cruiser) (ship torpedoed by German U-boat & destroyers in Barentz Sea & sunk two days later by RN)
05.1942
-
15.05.1942
HMS Trinidad (cruiser) (ship damaged by German aircraft in Barentz Sea & sunk by RN)
18.05.1942
-
(08.)1942
Signals Officer, HMS Manchester (cruiser)
29.11.1942
-
(06.)1943
Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Commanding 12th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Aurora (cruiser), from ... HMS Newfoundland (cruiser) [torpedoed by Italian submarine 07.1943]] (for Squadron Signals and Wireless/Telegraphy duties)
25.07.1943
-
(12.)1943
Signals Officer, HMS Mauritius (cruiser)
13.12.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
28.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Communications Officer, HMS Venerable (aircraft carrier)
(04.1946)


HMS Tamar (RN base Hong Kong) *
21.07.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
14.04.1949
-
(05.1950)
on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
11.1952
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Comus (Korea)
?
-
(04.1955)
Naval Recruiting Department
(01.1956)
 
 
Admiralty [HMS President] *
(01.1957)
 
 
no appointment listed
1957


Imperial Defence College
05.06.1958
-
1960
Senior Naval Officer, West Indies and Island Commander, Bermuda (NATO) [HMS Ulster]
14.03.1960
-
06.11.1961
Director of Signal Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
05.12.1961
-
30.09.1963
Captain Britannia RN College Dartmouth [HMS Dartmouth]
07.10.1963
-
1966
Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operational Requirements), Ministry of Defence
12.07.1966
-
(02.)1969
Flag Officer, Medway, and Admiral Superintendant HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
President, RN Communication Chief Petty Officers Association, 1969-1994. Personnel director for Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parkes,
Albert Edward
"Jerry"
A.E. Parkes (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A.E. Parkes (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
A.E. Parkes (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A.E. Parkes (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

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17.05.1901
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
16.07.1992
Penzance district, Cornwall
Seaman ? [M24901]
Wt.Eng. 01.04.1932
Cd.Eng. = Sen.Cd.Eng. 01.10.1941 (retd 17.05.1951)
A/Lt. (E) > 10.1943, < 12.1943
Lt. (E) (retd) 17.05.1951
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1941 New Year 41 [investiture 28.07.42]
22.06.1932 - (03.)1934 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(07.1934) - (08.1934) no appointment listed
03.09.1934 - (02.)1935 HMS Curacoa (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
12.04.1935 - (02.)1937 HMNZS Dunedin (cruiser)
(07.1937)     no appointment listed
06.01.1938 - (09.1939) HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
15.03.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Venomous (destroyer) (DSC)
03.03.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Tanatside (destroyer)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMS Tanatside (destroyer) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Brilliant (destroyer)
24.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Oceanway
(07.1948)     HMS Resource *
19.04.1949 - (05.194) Admiralty [HMS President] (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1950)     HMS Resource *
(05.1951)     HMS Bellerophon *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parkinson,
Reay
R. Parkinson
12.09.1917
-
13.02.1979
Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, Harlow district, Hertfordshire
Cadet
01.01.1935
Midsh.
01.09.1935
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1938
S.Lt.
01.10.1938
Lt.
01.01.1940
Lt.Cdr.
01.01.1948
Cdr.
31.12.1951 (retd 25.04.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
18.09.1945
Japanese heavy cruiser sunk 16.05.45
Mention in Despatches MID
26.12.1944
Operation Neptune
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
Operation Neptune
21.01.1936
-
(02.1936) HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Devonport)
11.02.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Devonport)
03.01.1938
-
(08.1938) promotion course, Portsmouth
19.09.1938
-
(10.1938)
anti-submarine course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS Osprey]
15.10.1938
-
(04.1939)
HMS Esk (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
17.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for Motor Torpedo Boats)
22.12.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)
01.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, MTB 24 [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
04.01.1943
-
(12.1943)
HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory) (anti-submarine duties)
31.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Vigilant (destroyer) (anti-submarine duties)
(06.1944)


HMS Kempenfelt (destroyer)
(05.1945)


HMS Saumarez (destroyer)
19.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Boscawen (RN base, Portland)
12.09.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, ML 2592
09.07.1951
-
(05.1953)
Officer-in-Charge, HDTC [HMS Defiance]
02.05.1955
-
(01.1956)
HMS Vernon (training establishment, Portsmouth) (miscellaneous duties)
Parry,
Cecil Ramsden Langworthy

C.R.L. Parry
Son of late Colonel P.E. Langworthy Parry, DSO, OBE.
Married (1931) Alison Fielding Blandford; one
son, one daughter.

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03.09.1901
Croydon, Surrey
-
31.03.1977
Westbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire
Midsh.
1917?
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.02.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1931
Cdr.
30.06.1935
Capt.
31.12.1941
R.Adm.
08.01.1951 (retd 15.09.1953)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.05.1944
E-boat sunk & one damaged Nore 22.02.44
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky (Sicily landings)
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
15.05.1915     entered RN
1917


Midshipman, HMS Tiger
15.02.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Bluebell (sloop)
11.06.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Vendetta (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
qualifying for torpedo duties, HMS Vernon
(08.1929)


short course of instruction
02.08.1929
-
(02.)1931
Torpedo Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
04.05.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
01.08.1933
-
(07.)1935
Torpedo Officer, HMS Barham (battleship) (Home Fleet) & as Squadron Torpedo Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron
20.07.1935
-
(07.1937)
Squadron Torpedo Officer, Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Galatea (cruiser) (Mediterranean)]
(02.1938)


no appointment listed
28.02.1938
-
(04.)1939
Tactical School, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)]
31.07.1939
-
(09.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Vivacious (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet, Rosyth)
27.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Montrose (destroyer)
26.11.1940
-
1942
an Assistant Naval Attaché, Washington (for the USA & Panama) & Liaison Officer with with US Pacific Fleet, Hawaiian Waters [HMS President]
07.07.1942
-
(08.)1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Campbell (destroyer)
16.09.1942
-
(10.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Mendip (destroyer)
11.1943
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Garth (destroyer) & Captain (D), 21st Destroyer Flotilla
21.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Deputy Director of Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)


Admiralty [HMS President] *
20.03.1947
-
(07.)1948
Deputy Superintendent and Captain of the Dockyard, and King's Harbour Master, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
07.01.1949
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Duke of York (battleship)
06.1949
-
(05.)1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Euryalus (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
15.05.1951
-
(05.)1953
Flag Officer Ground Traning [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
Secretary, Commonwealth Trans­Antarctic Expedition, 1955-1959. Secretary, British National Appeal, World Wildlife Fund, 1961-1964.

* indexed, but not listed as such
Parry,
[Sir] William Edward
W.E. Parry

Son of late Sir Sydney Parry, KBE, CB.
Married (1922) Maude Mary Phillips (died 1971); one son, one daughter (twins).

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08.04.1893
St Marylebone, London, Middlesex
-
21.08.1972
London
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.05.1913
Lt.
15.06.1914
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1922
Cdr.
30.06.1927
Capt.
31.12.1934
Cdre. 2nd cl.
> 04.1940, < 02.1941, still 08.1942
Cdre. 1st cl.
< 02.1943, still 12.1943
R.Adm.
08.01.1944
V.Adm.
01.01.1948
Adm.
01.05.1951 (retd 26.01.1952)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
02.01.1950
New Year 50
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
23.12.1939
action with Admiral Graf Spee 13.12.39
Commander of the Legion of Merit (US)  LM
17.07.1945
Normandy invasion
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France)  LegH
1944?
Normandy invasion
Education: RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth; Imperial Defence College (1938)
15.09.1905


joined RN



served afloat throughout War of 1914-1918:
26.02.1917
-
(01.1919)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Birmingham (light cruiser)
29.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
04.05.1926
-
(07.1927)
Torpedo Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) (and as Squadron Torpedo Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron)
01.08.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Dolpin (submarine depot ship)
11.10.1929
-
(01.1932)
Naval Staff, Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.1932
-
(09.1932)
in charge, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (while under repair?)
05.09.1932
-
(02.)1935
Executive Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)
(07.1935)


no appointment listed
13.01.1936
-
(02.1936)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth
14.04.1936
-
(07.)1937
Captain Anti-Submarine & Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (Anti­Submarine School, Portland)
18.01.1938
-
(10.1938)
Imperial Defence Course, Imperial Defence College [HMS President]
27.01.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Achilles (cruiser) (Battle of the River Plate) [lent to New Zealand Division]
1940
-
1942
Chief of Naval Staff and First Naval Member of New Zealand Naval Board (Navy Office, Wellington)
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
02.01.1943
-
16.11.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser)
08.07.1943
-
08.01.1944
Naval ADC to the King
(12.1943)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed:
 early 1944
-
(06.1944)
Naval Commander, Force L (Normandy invasion)
(1945)


Chief of Staff (Post Hostilies) to British Naval Commander-in-Chief, Germany (HQ at London)
1945
-
07.1946
Deputy Head of Naval Division, Control Commission for Germany, Berlin
07.1946
-
1948
Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty [HMS President]
15.08.1948
-
1951
Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy & Chief of Naval Staff (Naval HQ, New Delhi) [HMS Bluejacket]
Parsons,
Stanley Seymour Conway

S.S.C. Parsons
Son of Harry Stanley Parsons (1853-1926), and Marian Augusta Salusbury Conway (1857?-1896).
Married (03.12.1927, St Mary's, Byfleet, Chertsey district, Surrey) Beatrice Joan R. Stevens ((09?).1907 - ), elder daughter of Leonard Ridsdale Stevens (1878-1951), and Amy Beatrice Gardner (1876-), of "Weycote", Byfleet; ... children (one son?).

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10.12.1887
Chester, Cheshire
-
(09?).1970
Devon Central district, Devonshire
Asst. Clerk 15.01.1905
Clerk 15.01.1906
Asst.Paym. 10.12.1908
Paym.Lt. 10.12.1912
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. < 01.1919
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 10.12.1918
A/Paym.Cdr. < 08.1923
Paym.Cdr. 10.12.1926 (retd 10.12.1937; age)
Paym.Capt. (retd) =
Capt. (S) (retd)
10.12.1937
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 1919 for services in connection with the organization of the mining bases for the laying of the Northern Barrage
15.01.1905     entered RN
15.01.1905     HMS Cumberland
25.01.1906     HMS Adventure
27.03.1906     HMS Black Prince
04.04.1908     HMS King Alfred
(03.1911)     HMS Bellerophon
25.03.1911     HMS Neptune (additional; as Secretary's Clerk)
10.03.1914     HMS Iron Duke (additional; as Secretary's Clerk)
1914 - 11.1917 on the staff of Vice-Admirals Gamble and Sturdee, commanding 4th Battle Squadron, and of Adm. Colville when Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
11.1917     Secretary to R.Adm. Clinton-Baker, Admiral of Mining
29.09.1921 - (08.1923) Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [HMS Southampton (light cruiser)]
07.07.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
29.07.1925 - (02.)1927 Office of the Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
06.05.1927 - (07.)1927 Admiral's Secretary of Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
04.10.1927 - (06.)1928 Accountant Officer, HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
01.10.1928 - (08.1930) Accountant Officer, HMS Tamar II (for accounts of destroyers, Hong Kong)
(02.1931)     no appointment listed
02.09.1931 - (01.)1932 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
(09.1932)     no appointment listed
18.10.1932 - 07.1935) Accountant Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(02.1936)     no appointment listed
13.02.1936 - (07.1937) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory) (as Registrar of Royal Fleet Reserve)
25.08.1939 - (04.)1940 Base Accountant Officer, HMS Torch (RN base, Holyhead)
17.04.1940 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (on staff of Director of Welfare Services)
Paterson,
Hugh William

H.W. Paterson
Son of Rev. Thomas Frederick Paterson (1856-1928), and Alice Clara Fleming (1862-1958).
Married 1st (08.06.1927, Kenya) Enid May Bowman (13.09.1908 - 13.01.1944); one son.
Married 2nd (1947) Beatrice Avelyn Bett (1909 - 1968).
Married 3rd (1969) Alice Celia Springer.

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15.11.1897
'Burnmoor', Durham
-
25.04.1983
Nairobi, Kenya
... ...
Lt. 15.02.1919 (retd 1922)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.02.1927 (reverted to retd > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
09.1910     entered RN
... - ... ...
01.02.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(08.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) *
17.04.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) (in charge of Extended Defence Duties)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hugh Paterson was educated for the Navy at Osborne and Dartmouth, where he knew Alfred Russell. He was a midshipman in the King George V at the "Battle of Jutland" and transferred in 1917 to the destroyer Lance as a sub-lieutenant. After World War I, he was sent by the Navy to Trinity College, Cambridge, for six months, after which he joined the destroyer Whirlwind. In 1922 he served in the battleship Malaya. The following year he left the Navy, and went to Kashmir in India, where he spent a couple of years cutting wood on the Bannihal Pass. In 1925, Hugh Paterson went to Kenya to visit an ex-naval friend, and stayed on. He bought Kwanza farm, completely virgin country one hundred miles walk from the nearest railhead, and some two hundred and fifty miles west of Nairobi. This he developed over the years into a prosperous 4000 acre farm. On the outbreak of World War II, Hugh Paterson left the farm to his wife and joined Contraband Control in Malta, an effectual job since all contraband came from Italy and was not controlled. When H.M.S. Garland put into Malta, the commanding officer of the ship went sick and Hugh Paterson took over command. The ship had an entirely Polish crew, including Midshipman Joseph Bartosik who subsequently rose to the rank of Rear-Admiral. At the end of 1940, Hugh Paterson left the Garland due to trouble with his eyesight, and went to Freetown in Sierra Leone, to handle Convey Control. Two years later, he moved to Mombassa in charge of harbour defences, 500 WRNS, etc. It was a most enjoyable station, well away from the most arduous part of the war; nothing was rationed except whisky. After the end of World War II, Hugh returned to his farm in Kenya, which he continued to develop. He paid a visit to Scotland in 1968. Hugh Paterson was first married in 1927 to Enid May Bowman, whose family came from Australia. May died suddenly in 1944, whilst her husband was away to the war. Hugh was married for a second time in 1947 to Beatrice Avelyn Bett (1909-1968), born in Russia with a Scottish father and a Swiss/English mother. Because at the time of her birth Russia was still using the old Greek calender, Eve could claim two dates for her birth, 17th or 30th July. Her parents had quit Russia for Kenya at the time of the Russian Revolution. She had been first married in1937, and had two children from her first marriage. After her death, Hugh was married for a third time, in 1969, to Alice Celia Springer, a widow who survived him.
Paton,
John

J. Paton
?
-
12.2004 still alive
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1944
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.02.1944
Lt.
01.10.1945
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1953
Cdr.
31.12.1960 (retd 31.03.1973; own request)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Whimbrel (sloop) *
11.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Ulysses (destroyer)
02.04.1948
-
(05.1953)
Assistant Surveyor, 4th Class, HMS Dampier (survey ship)
22.02.1955
-
(04.1955)
Assistant Surveyor, 1st Class, HMS Shackleton (survey ship)
(01.1956)


HMS President *
18.03.1961
-
(07.1961)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cook (survey ship)
28.08.1962
-
(02.1963)
Superintendent of Oceanographical Branch, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
16.01.1967
-
(02.1969)
Superintendent Aurvey Planning, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
31.07.1969
-
(06.1971)
Commanding Officer, HMS Vidal (survey ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Paton,
[Sir] Stuart Henry
S.H. Paton
Son of William Henry Paton and Winifred Powell, Norwood, of Sunfield, Shrewsbury.
Married (1925) Dorothy Morgan (died 1984), daughter of G.H. Morgan,
of Ardwyn, Shrewsbury; two sons, two daughters.

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09.07.1900
Croydon, Greater London, Surrey
-
14.07.1987
Maybury Hill, 
Woking, Surrey
Midsh.
1916?
A/S.Lt.
15.05.1918
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.02.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.02.1928
Cdr.
31.12.1932
Capt.
31.12.1940 (retd 07.01.1950)
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
08.07.1965
HM's birthday 65: King George's Fund for Sailors
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45 [investiture 23.07.46]
Mention in Despatches MID
16.03.1943
Operation Pedestal (Malta convoy)
Education: Hillside, Godalming; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
15.07.1916


Midshipman, HMS Marlborough (Grand Fleet)
22.06.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Orcadia (destroyer) (English Channel)
28.09.1922
-
(08.1923)
qualifying for torpedo duties, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
25.09.1924
-
(01.)1925
advanced torpedo course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.10.1925
-
(07.)1927
Torpedo Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
12.10.1927
-
(04.)1930
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
09.04.1930
-
(01.)1932
Torpedo Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
23.06.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
01.02.1933
-
(07.)1935
Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
30.10.1935
-
(02.)1936
HMS President (for miscellaneous service at Admiralty) 
24.03.1936
-
(04.)1939
Executive Officer, HMNZS Achilles (cruiser)
12.04.1939
-
(02.)1941
Captain, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth)
01.06.1941
-
(12.1941)
Joint Intelligence Staff, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
1942
-
13.06.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (East Coast Convoys)
28.06.1942
-
01.05.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser) (Home Fleet and Eastern Fleet) [also Chief Staff Officer & Flag Captain, 10th Cruiser Squadron till early 1943?]
(06.1944)


no appointment listed
11.08.1944
-
(04.)1946
Deputy Director of Plans (Q), Plans Division (Q), Admiralty [HMS President]
1947


student, Imperial Defence College
07.11.1947
-
(05.)1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Newcastle (cruiser) (Mediterranean Fleet)
08.07.1949
-
07.01.1950
also: Naval ADC to King George VI
General Secretary to King George's Fund for Sailors, 1950-65. 
Patterson,
Frederick John

F.J. Patterson

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13.01.1887
Frome, Somerset
-
30.08.1943
Wigan district, Lancashire
Ldg.Sea. ? [ON 223018]
A/Gnr. 07.11.1915
Lt. 22.06.1920 (retd 15.05.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. 22.06.1928 (retd) (reverted to retd < 08.1942)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 19.11.1915 Gallipoli
... - ... ...
25.08.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Beaver (RN base, Hull)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Patterson,
[Sir] Wilfrid Rupert
W.R. Patterson W.R. Patterson
W.R. Patterson W.R. Patterson
W.R. Patterson
W.R. Patterson
W.R. Patterson W.R. Patterson
Son of William Robert Patterson, and Elizabeth Fleming, of Belfast.
Married (10.03.1923) Maureen Mahon, daughter of James Mahon, Belfast and New York; one son, one daughter.

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20.11.1893
Belfast, Ireland
-
15.12.1954
Charing Cross Hospital, London
Cadet 15.09.1906
Midsh. 1911
S.Lt. 30.04.1914
Lt. 30.07.1915
Lt.Cdr. 30.07.1923
Cdr. 30.06.1928
Capt. 30.06.1933
Cdre. 2nd cl. 02.09.1939-31.10.1939
Cdre. 1st cl. < 08.1942
R.Adm. 28.07.1942
V.Adm. 15.03.1946
Adm. 03.08.1949 (retd 01.12.1950)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB 12.06.1947 HM's birthday 47 [investiture 08.07.47]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 14.10.1941 Bismarck action [investiture 14.04.43]
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO 20.05.1937 ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 11.06.1946 wind up Far East [investiture 19.11.46]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.02.1945 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
Bronze Medal of the Royal Humane Society RHSBr 1915 ?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US)   LM 16.07.1946 ?
Education: RN College.
15.09.1906     joined RN
1918     specialist in gunnery
(01.1919)     HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
15.08.1923 - (01.)1925 Gunnery Officer, HMA Dauntless (light cruiser) (Mediterranean)
11.09.1925 - (02.)1927 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.06.1927 - (06.1928) Gunnery Officer, HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
26.04.1929 - (08.)1930 Squadron Gunnery Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Revenge (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
(10.1930)     no appointment listed
05.01.1931 - (02.)1931 tactical course [HMS Victory]
05.05.1931 - (06.1933) HMS Kent (cruiser) (China) (from 1932? Exceutive Officer)
(01.1934)     no appointment listed
17.03.1934 - (08.)1934 senior officers' war course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.10.1934 - (11.1934) senior officers' course, Army School, Sheerness [HMS President]
(02.1935)     no appointment listed
01.06.1935 - (07.1935) Commanding Officer, HMS Folkestone (sloop) (China)
06.01.1936 - (02.)1936 tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
03.03.1936 - (02.)1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth) & as Flag Captain, Reserve Fleet & as Chief Staff Officer
01.04.1938 - 11.04.1938 passage to Australia per SS Port Wellington
12.04.1938 - 01.09.1939 Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer, Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
02.09.1939 - 31.10.1939 Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) & Commodore 2nd Class Commanding HM Australian Squadron (temporarily)
01.11.1939 - 05.06.1940 Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer, Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
06.06.1940 - 14.06.1940 HMAS Penguin (additional; to await passage)
15.06.1940 - 07?.1940 passage to UK per SS Dominion Monarch
15.07.1940 - 06.05.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS King George V (battleship) & from 01.04.1941-05.05.1942 Flag Captain, Home Fleet
05.1942 - (02.)1943 Member, Joint Staff Mission [HMS Saker II, later HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC)]
08.03.1943 - 02.1945 a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty & Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Weapons)
14.05.1944 - 22.06.1944 Rear-Admiral Commanding 2nd Cruiser Squadron & Commander of Bombarding Force D
03.1945 - (04.)1946 Rear-Admiral/Vice-Admiral Commanding 5th Cruiser Squadron [HMS Norfolk (cruiser)] (East Indies)
17.10.1947 - 31.10.1949 Admiral Commanding Reserves [HMS President]
(05.1950)     no appointment listed
Director of Axia Fans, Ltd, 21 Pall Mall, since 1951 and Vent­Axia, since 1953.
Patterson
William Robert
"Billy"
W.R. Patterson (Photo courtesy of Mr Adrian Patterson)

Son of Charles Delamere Patterson (1882-1951), and Haidee Kennedy, of Belfast, Ireland.
Married (15.05.1940, St Martin's, Cardiff) Elizabeth Jane Gordon-Jones, of Cardiff.

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30.01.1910
Belfast, Ireland
-
02.05.1941
(MPK) [age 31]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 41, 1]
Cadet 01.05.1927
Midsh. 01.01.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1930
S.Lt. 01.01.1931
Lt. 01.03.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1940 New Year 40 [investiture 06.02.40]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.11.1941 [investiture next-of-kin 17.03.42]
15.09.1923     entered RN
30.04.1927 - 23.08.1927 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
24.08.1927 - 24.11.1927 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
25.11.1927 - 30.04.1930 HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1930 - 04.01.1931 promotion courses, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.01.1931 - 16.08.1931 promotion courses, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.08.1931 - (01.)1933 HMS Campbell (flotilla leader, 6th Destroyer Flotilla) (Atlantic Fleet, then Home Fleet)
(05.1933) - (06.1933) no appointment listed
07.09.1933 - (10.1935) HMS Resolution (battleship) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1936 - (02.)1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Tern (river gunboat) (China)
(06.1938) - (10.1938) no appointment listed
15.11.1938 - (03.)1940 HMS Jersey (destroyer) (OBE)
11.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Jersey (destroyer) (DSC)
05.04.1941 - 02.05.1941 Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
[missing in action on passage aboard steamship "Parracombe" on a secret mission delivering twenty crates containing Hurricanes to Malta; see article on the last voyage of the ship in The Naval Review]
Pawle
Ernest
E. Pawle

Married Phyllis ...; one daughter, two sons.

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24.08.1903
Sevenoaks district, Kent
-
16.07.1966
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
... ...
A/S.Lt. 15.01.1924
S.Lt. 30.08.1924
Lt. 30.08.1926 (retd 09.11.1932; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 30.08.1934 (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
15.05.1917     entered RN
... - ... ...
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
06.07.1925 - 1925? HMS Venomous (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
02.1926 - (03.1926) HMS Ceres (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
... - ... ...
09.1940 - (02.)1943 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)
02.1943 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Levant, later Flag Officer Eastern Mediterranean [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
       
 
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