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Ringrose-Wharton,
Christopher Hildyard
C.H. Ringrose-Wharton

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13.11.1890
-
02.03.1974
... ...
Cdr. 31.12.1926
Capt. (retd) 13.11.1935
... - ... ...
15.05.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Merlin (for administrative duties)
Ritchie,
George Lee
G.L. Ritchie
Married (1914, Poplar, London); at least two sons (one of whom is Lt.Col. George Lee Ritchie, OBE, MB, DPH, RAMC).

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12.11.1889
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
29.07.1973

Aberdeen, Scotland
T/Sg. [later: T/Sg.Lt.]
12.01.1915
Sg.Lt.
04.05.1920, seniority 08.01.1915
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
08.01.1921
Sg.Cdr.
08.01.1927 (retd 12.11.1944)
Sg.Capt. (retd)
12.11.1944
Military Cross (1917) MC
26.01.1917
attached to RND *
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1940

for untiring devotion to duty in attending to casualties after having himself been rescued

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in collecting and attending to the wounded under very heavy fire.
Education: MB, ChB
02.03.1923
-
(08.1923)
Medical Officers' course, Naval Medical School, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Impregnable (training establishment for boys, flagship, Devonport)
28.01.1926
-
(05.)1926
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (Devonport)
23.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Lowestoft (cruiser) (Africa)
(08.1929)


no appointment listed
04.12.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship) (and as Naval Health Officer & Medical Transport Officer) (Rosyth)
08.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)
30.12.1933
-
(01.)1934
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] (temporary)
08.02.1934
-
(02.1936)
HM Dockyard, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
14.10.1936
-
(02.1938)
HMS Iron Duke (training ship) (Portsmouth)
18.05.1938
-
(06.1938)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
25.07.1938
-
(08.1938)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
01.09.1938
-
14.10.1939
HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (sunk at Scapa Flow)
04.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
26.07.1940
-
(08.1942)
RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
21.11.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon)
09.10.1945
-
(04.1946)
HM Dockyard, Rosyth [HMS Cochrane]
Ritchie,
George Stephen
"Steve"
G.S. Ritchie G.S. Ritchie

Son of Sir (John) Douglas Ritchie, MC, and late Margaret Stephen, OBE 1946, JP, Officer of the Order of Orange­Nassau, daughter of James Allan, Methlick, Aberdeenshire.
Married (1942) Mrs Disa Elizabeth Smith (née Beveridge); three
sons, one daughter.

30.10.1914
-
08.05.2012
A/Lt.Cr. 01.11.1944
... ...
R.Adm. 07.01.1966 (retd)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 10.06.1967 ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.12.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 21.08.1945 ?
... - ... ...
05.02.1944 - (07.1945) Executive Officer, HMS Scott (Halcyon class minesweeper)
... - ... ...

From Dartmouth he joined the battleship Valiant. During the pre-war Palestine crisis as temporary CO of the trawler Lilac; joined the survey ship Herald on the China Station. At the outbreak of war he was in the newly-built survey ship Franklin which was converted to a minelayer and 1942 was appointed to Endeavour tasked to surveying the ports of North Africa. He trained with the SBS and carried out clandestine surveys of beaches behind enemy lines using a two-man folding canvas boat and was awarded a DSC. On D-Day as first-lieutenant of Scott he surveyed the ports of Europe from Bordeaux to Antwerp. Post-war he commanded four survey ships; 1950-51 he took Challenger on a circumnavigation of the globe during which, using echo sounding, he measured the Challenger Deep, in the Pacific Ocean; modern science has not been able to improve upon his accuracy. 1953-56 he commanded HMNZS Lachlan and the New Zealand survey service; 1959 CO of the British Dalrymple; 1963-65 CO of Vidal. Promoted to rear-admiral 1966 he became the 19th Hydrographer of the Navy and as ‘Droggy’ commanded the RN survey squadron and oversaw the production of Admiralty charts; introducing automation in their production instead of engraving, he merged his headquarters with the chart printing office at Taunton and began the widespread introduction of computers and the metrication of charts; he also campaigned for a new class of survey ships. He was appointed CB in 1967. President of the International Hydrographic Bureau 1972-82 and received numerous international awards including the Founder’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of Navigation. He wrote several books, including an autobiography No Day too Long (1992) and The Admiralty Chart (1967).

Ritchie,
James Stuart McLaren
J.S.M. Ritchie J.S.M. Ritchie
Son of late J.M. Ritchie, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Married (04.04.1929, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London) Joan Karslake, daughter of late Lt.Col. John Preston Karslake; one son, two daughters.

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12.03.1884
Dunedin, New Zealand
-
17.05.1955

Headley, Newbury, Berkshire
... ...
S.Lt. ?
Lt. 15.05.1905
Cdr. 31.12.1916
Capt. 31.12.1923
R.Adm. 31.08.1935 (retd 01.09.1935)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR 1939
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1945 New Year 45 [investiture 16.03.45]
Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav 06.11.1945 services to Norway
Education: Wanganui Collegiate School, Wanganui, NZ (1896-1899); HMS Britannia (1899-1900)
15.05.1899     joined RN
(06.1901)     HMS Royal Arthur
09.11.1905     HMS Leander
17.08.1907     specializing in gunnery, HMS Excellent
      HMS Dunedin
1914 - 1917 Gunnery Officer, HMS St Vincent (battleship) (1st Battle Squadron, Portland)
1917     Gunnery Officer, HMS Iron Duke (battleship)
1917 - 1918 Anti-Submarine Division, Admiralty
01.10.1921 - (08.1923) Gunnery Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.08.1924     senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
13.12.1924 - 09.03.1925 Member, Ordnance Committee
      war course, RN War College, Greenwich
      senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth
01.10.1925 - 1927 Commanding Officer, HMS Diomede (cruiser) (New Zealand Division)
25.01.1927 - (07.1927) Commanding Officer, HMS Dunedin (cruiser) (New Zealand)
07.03.1928 - (02.)1931 Naval Attaché, Washington, USA [HMS President]
10.08.1931 - 19.06.1933 Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.06.1933 - 30.08.1935 Commanding Officer, HMS Furious (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
19.07.1935 - 01.09.1935 also: Naval ADC to the King
19.08.1939 - 02.1940 HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional; for various services [convoys])
02.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Eaglet II (RN base, Birkenhead) (additional; for various services [convoys])
12.03.1940 - 21.03.1940 Vice Commodore, Convoy HG 22 (Gibraltar - Liverpool) (aboard "Calchas")
28.08.1940 - 12.09.1940 Commodore, Convoy HX 69 (Halifax - Liverpool) (aboard "Ulysses")
14.12.1940 - 15.08.1944 Flag Officer-in-Charge, Liverpool [HMS Eaglet]
06.09.1944 - 15.10.1945 HMS Odyssey (additional; for Naval Party 1736) & (from 05.1945?) as Flag Officer, Norway
Ritchie,
John Duff
"Jock"
J.D. Ritchie
1918 ?
-
died between 08.1989 and 12.1991 ?
Lt.
01.01.1939
?, seniority 01.10.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1946 (retd 16.10.1948)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.09.1942
attack R-boats Boulogne [investiture 17.11.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
25.08.1942
action Cap Barfleur 18.06.42
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
10.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
MA/SB No. 3 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey]
(06.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM SGB 4 (steam gun boat)
16.01.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Spartiate
16.11.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Attack
04.02.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS Bee
09.1943
-
(12.1943)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Mackay (destroyer)
28.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lancaster (destroyer)
01.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Catterick (destroyer)
Ritchie,
Richard Duncan
R.D. Ritchie
05.01.1916
-
22.02.1975
Surrey South Eastern district
... ...
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Capt. 31.12.1956 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 1966 ?
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO 1952 ?
... - ... ...
12.06.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
Rivaz,
Percy Montgomery
P.M. Rivaz
Son of Hon. Sir Charles Montgomery Rivaz (1845-1926), and Emily Mcgarel Agnew (1853-1941).
Married (06.1930) Teresa Evelyn Clanchy; one daughter.
1879 *
Punjab, India
-
03.09.1950
Blackheath, Greater London

* baptized 11.11.1879
Sg.
29.11.1904
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
21.11.1912
Sg.Cdr.
01.10.1917 (retd 11.11.1929)
Sg.Capt. (retd)
11.11.1929
Education: MD, BS, DPH
14.05.1923
-
(01.)1925
HMS Curacoa (cruiser) & as Squadron Medical Officer, 2nd Cruiser Squadron (Atlantic Fleet)
11.05.1925
-
(07.)1927
Naval Health Officer, Mediterranean [HMS Egmont (RN base, Malta)]
01.12.1927
-
(04.)1928
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
14.04.1928
-
(08.)1929
Naval Health Officer, Portsmouth Command [HMS Victory]
31.08.1939
-
(07.1945)
Medical Officer, HM Dockyard Chatham & as Certifying Factory Surgeon [HMS Pembroke]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Rivers-Smith,
Stanley Gordon
S.G. Rivers-Smith
Only son of Stanley Gordon Rivers-Smith, CBE, and Marguerite Rivers-Smith,  West Byfleet, Surrey.
Married (30.07.1938, Effingham) Sheila Dorothy Hay Robertson, of Happisburgh, Norfolk (she remarried 1947? William Lothian Wilson); one daughter.

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22.04.1910
Kings Norton district, Staffs. / Warcs. / Worcs.
-
13.04.1946
Norfolk
(illness, contracted on active service) [age 35]
[Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium]
Midsh.
01.05.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1930
S.Lt.
16.05.1931
Lt.
16.05.1933
Lt.Cdr.
16.05.1941 (retd 05.04.1944)
Mention in Despatches MID
21.12.1943
Operation Husky
15.01.1924     entered RN
20.03.1929
-
(08.1929)
HMS Malaya (battleship)
25.09.1930
-
(02.1931)
Lieutenant's course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
01.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
HMS Valiant (battleship)
17.08.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Frobisher (cruiser)
(1937)


ADC to Governor-General of Canada
02.11.1938
-
(08.1939)
First Lieutenant, HMS Jackal (destroyer)
26.01.1941
-
02.10.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Aberdeen (sloop)
(02.1943)
-
(04.1944)
no appointment listed:
(06.1943)


HMS Hilary (additional?)
(1945)


Commanding Officer, Prince of Wales Sea Training School, Stalham, nr Norfolk
Rivett-Carnac,
James William
J.W. Rivett-Carnac
2nd son of late Rev. Sir Clennel George Rivett­Carnac, 6th Bart (1850-1932), and Emily Louisa Crabbe (1854-1894). Brother and heir­ presumptive of Sir Henry George Crabbe Rivett­ Carnac, 7th Bt. (1889-1972). Married (1922) Isla Nesta, 2nd daughter of late Major Harry Blackwood, JP, Kincurdy, Ross­shire; two sons, one daughter.

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12.02.1891
Windsor district
-
09.10.1970
[Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk ?]
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
19.12.1910, seniority 15.05.1910
Lt.
01.10.1912
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1920
Cdr.
30.06.1926
Capt.
30.06.1934
Cdre. 2nd cl.
> 10.1939, < 04.1939
R.Adm.
08.07.1943 (retd 1947)
A/V.Adm.
06.1945
V.Adm. (retd)
03.05.1947
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
18.12.1945
wind up Europe 45 [investiture 28.01.47]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune [investiture 16.03.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.03.1920

for distinguished services as First and Gunnery lieutenant of HMS Cleopatra

Mention in Despatches MID
04.05.1943
Operation Torch
Mention in Despatches MID
18.01.1944
dissolution Force H 11.43
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
liberation of France
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG
?
liberation of France
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
15.09.1905


entered RN
1914
-
1919
served European War
(1919)


First Lieutenant & Gunnery Officer, HMS Cleopatra (Baltic)
15.03.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Carysfort (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.11.1926
-
15.11.1926
Admiralty
15.11.1926
-
(07.1927)
Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
19.07.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Kent (cruiser) (China)
24.06.1931
-
(09.1932)
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord [HMS President]
29.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean) (borne as additional)
29.04.1935
-
(07.1935)
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.10.1935
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
14.11.1936
-
(08.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMNZS Leander & Commodore Commanding New Zealand Squadron
26.03.1940
-
02.04.1940
Admiralty
02.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
07.1941
-
07.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
09.1943


Rear-Admiral, Force H (Salerno)
1944


Chief Naval Administrative Officer (CNAO) to Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Forces (ANCXF) & Flag Officer British Assault Area (FOBAA) (designate) [HMS Odyssey] (Normandy landings)
03.1945
-
1947
Rear-Admiral / Vice-Admiral (Q) British Pacific Fleet [HMS Beaconsfield, since 01.12.1945 HMS Golden Hind II]
Chairman, Thingoe RDC, 1958-1961. DL Suffolk, 1958.
Robb,
James Moffat
J.M. Robb
28.08.1907
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
-
died between 08.1977 and 08.1983
Prob. S.Lt. RNR
13.12.1932
S.Lt. RNR
15.05.1933, seniority 13.12.1932
Lt. RNR
13.12.1934
Lt. (Supplementary List)
14.11.1937, seniority 28.08.1931
Lt.
1938?, seniority 28.08.1931
Lt.Cdr.
28.08.1939
A/Cdr.
11.10.1943
Cdr.
31.12.1944 (retd 02.09.1956)
Cdr. RAN (Emergency List)
05.08.1959, seniority 31.12.1944 (retd 28.08.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.11.1941
Greek withdrawal 04.41
Mention in Despatches MID
13.07.1943
defensive work air raids Benghazi
25.11.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Delight (destroyer) (to complete 9 months' training)
14.04.1937
-
(08.1939)
HMS Penelope (cruiser)
21.08.1939
-
(08.1942)
HMS Coventry (cruiser)
(02.1943)


HMS Moreta (RN base, Haifa) *
01.03.1943
-
(08.1943)
HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria) (for various services)
11.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Campania (escort carrier)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Gosling (training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancs) *
03.11.1948
-
(05.1950)
HMS President
28.10.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Highflyer
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roberts,
Cedric Kenelm
see: RNVR section  
Roberts,
Gilbert Howland
G.H. Roberts

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11.10.1900
-
01.1986
Torbay district, Devon
... ...
Lt. 15.10.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.10.1928
Cdr. 30.06.1935 (retd 28.10.1938) (dispersed 10.08.1945) (reld 05.10.1945) (reverted to retd 06.10.1945; medically unfit; granted war service rank of Capt.)
A/Capt. (retd) 23.02.1942?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 15.02.44]
Polonia Restituta 3rd class (Poland) Pol Rest 02.08.1944 anti-U-boat warfare instruction [investiture 09.08.44]
Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) St Olav 03.12.1946 service to Norway
Officier de la Legion d'Honneur (France) Leg H ? ?
15.09.1913     entered RN
... - ... ...
29.05.1940 - (02.)1941 Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
09.02.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for bookwriting duties)
23.02.1942 - (07.)1945 Director of Tactical Table Unit, Western Approaches [HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool)] (CBE, Polonia Restituta, Order of St Olav, Légion d'Honneur)
1945 - 10.08.1945 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for FPSL)
Roberts,
Peter Scawen Watkinson
P.S.W. Roberts P.S.W. Roberts

28.07.1917
Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
-
08.12.1979
Newton Ferrers
[Holy Cross Churchyard, Newton Ferrers
(Efford Crematorium, Plymouth)]
Midsh. 01.09.1936
S.Lt. 01.07.1938
Lt. 16.11.1939
Lt.Cdr. 16.11.1947 (retd 28.07.1962)
Victoria Cross VC 09.06.1942 removing unexploded bombs Mediterranean 16.02.1942 [investiture 30.06.42] *
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 30.06.1942 8 war patrols Mediterranean 06.41-03.42 [investiture 23.05.44]
* On 16th February 1942, HM Submarine Thrasher attacked and sank, in daylight, a supply ship under heavy escort. She was immediately attacked by aircraft and bombs and depth charges from the escorts. On surfacing, after dark, the submarine began to roll and it was discovered that two unexploded bombs were in the gun casing. Lieutenant Roberts and Petty Officer Gould * immediately volunteered to remove them. They were of an unknown type. The removed the first bomb, wrapped it in sacking and manhandled it to the bows, where they dropped it overboard. To reach the second bomb they had to go through the casing, it being so low that they had to lie flat, at full length, in order to move inside it. In complete darkness, they pushed and pulled the bomb for around 20 feet or so before it could be lowered over the side. This act of courage was made more difficult, because HM Submarine Thrasher's whereabouts were known to the enemy. Had the submarine been attacked, it would have dived and the two men would have been drowned.
Education: King's School, Canterbury.
1935     entered RN
01.09.1936 - 1938 HMS Shropshire (cruiser)
06.06.1939 - (08.1939) HMS Saltburn (minesweeper)
09.1939     submarine service
02.1940 - (04.1940) third hand, HMS H 32 (submarine)
06.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Tribune (submarine)
01.01.1941 - (04.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Trasher (submarine)
03.05.1942 - (06.)1942 submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
16.08.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Beagle (destroyer)
18.05.1943 - (06.)1943 HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs)
(08.)1943 - 07.1945 HMS Vernon (training establishment, Portsmouth):
(08.1943) - (12.1943) torpedo course
09.01.1944 - (06.1944) instructional department
15.06.1945 - 07.1945 for miscellaneous duties
07.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Black Prince (cruiser)
1946 - 1948 HMS Defiance
1948     HMS Eagle
1950     HMS Gorregan
1952     HMS Apollo
1953     HMS Cardigan Bay
1955     HMS Dingley
1956 - 1957 HMS Vernon, 1956 (HM Underwater Countermeasures and Weapons Establishment, 1957)
1959     HMS Drake
Roberts,
Philip Quellyn
E.C. Robinson

Only son of Ambrose Oakes Roberts, and Edith Annie Selby.
Married 1st (06.10.1944, Maidstone, Kent) Primrose Phyllis Salt, widow of Capt. A. Hope-Osborne, and elder daughter of Maj.Gen. H.F. Salt, CB, CMG, DSO, and Mrs Salt, of Dolphin Square, London SW1.
Married 2nd (11.10.1955, Altrincham, Cheshire) Mrs Betty Marchington, daughter of Richard Mills-Roberts, of Liverpool.

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04.04.1904
Chester, Cheshire
-
02.03.1977
Chapel House, Poulton, Chester
... ...
Lt. 30.01.1927
Lt.Cdr. 30.01.1935
Cdr. 31.12.1939 (retd 17.09.1947)
A/Capt. 17.04.1943?
15.01.1918     entered RN
... - ... ...
15.11.1939 - 22.08.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Porpoise (submarine)
02.09.1940 - (12.)1941 Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
[The PQ convoys were named after Cdr. Roberts' initials.]
17.12.1941 - (02.)1943 Executive Officer, HMS Sirius (cruiser)
17.04.1943 - 01.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Bonaventure (submarine depot ship)
07.01.1944 - 21.09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship)
25.11.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne)
03.07.1945 - (07.1945) Acting Captain (S/M) Surrendered U-Boats Lishally [HMS Ferret IV]
03.1946 - 01.1947 Commanding Officer, HMS Wolfe (destroyer depot ship) & Captain (S/M), 1st Submarine Flotilla
Robertson,
Charles Livingston
C.L. Robertson
Only son of Dudley Maryon Robertson (1874?-1910), and Maud Elizabeth Livingston (1872-1909).
Married (21.04.1928, Parish Church, Buckland Brewer, Bideford district, Devon) Mary Graham Stokes, (19.01.1906 - 03.2000) (she remarried 1939 R.Adm. Vernon St Clair Lane Magniac, RN (1908-1994), and 1951 Capt. Barrington Lungley Moore, RN (1901-1985)), younger daughter of Graham Stokes, and Esther Frances Bath (from 1925 Mrs Francis Arthur Magniac) (1880-1959), The Glen, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, and sister of Cdr. Edward Henry Graham Stokes, RN & R.Adm. Graham Henry Stokes, RN.

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02.09.1900
Kingston district, Surrey
-
22.02.1991
Yeovilton district, Somerset
... ...
Lt. 15.06.1920
Lt.Cdr. 15.06.1928
Cdr. 31.12.1933
Capt. 30.06.1940 (retd 08.07.1949)
05.1913     entered RN
... - ... ...
30.01.1933 - (01.)1934 Torpedo Officer, HMS Kent (cruiser) & as Fleet Torpedo Officer, China Station
30.07.1934 - (01.)1937 HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (in charge of Whitehead Department)
12.01.1937 - (07.1937) staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
04.01.1938 - 15.11.1939 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Home Fleet)
(04.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] * [Minesweeping Division, Admiralty?]
10.08.1940 - (08.)1942 Assistant Director of the Torpedo and Mining Department (Bath), Admiralty [HMS President]
11.1942 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Capetown (light cruiser)
03.09.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Kenya (light cruiser)
06.1945 - 06.05.1947 Director of Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division (later: Tactical and Staff Duties Division), Admiralty [HMS President]
06.1947 - 06.1949 Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong, and Commodore Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Charles Patrick
C.P. Robertson

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08.02.1902
Elham district, Kent
-
10.1989
Chichester district, Sussex
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
15.08.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1931 (retd 14.09.1934)
Cdr. (retd)
08.02.1942
Capt. (retd)
?
15.09.1915     entered RN
08.05.1924
-
(01.1925)
First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) (Portland)
04.1927
-
(07.1927)
First Lieutenant, HMS L 26 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
22.02.1929
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS H 23 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
(04.1930)


no appointment listed
14.05.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
17.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Alecto (submarine depot ship)
01.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS L 69 (submarine) (Portsmouth)
20.12.1938
-
(08.1939)
Assistant Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty
03.01.1940
-
(04.1946)
Assistant to the Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Ewart Gladstone
E.G. Robertson
Son of James Forrest Robertson (1860-1940), and Elizabeth Freeborn (1861-1939).

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20.05.1898
Ontario, Canada
-
died between 07.1952 and 07.1959
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
14.12.1917
A/Lt.
? (retd 05.07.1920)
Lt. (retd)
15.03.1921, seniority 14.12.1919
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
14.12.1927
A/Cdr. (retd)
< 07.1945
Cdr. (retd)
08.05.1946
(04.1940)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
(08.1942)


no appointment listed
11.09.1942
-
(02.1943)
Executive Officer, HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Pt Bannatyne)
06.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon) (for LCTs)
01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Ian Greig
I.G. Robertson I.G. Robertson
Married Elizabeth Aitken Robertson.

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09.04.1907
Eastbourne, Sussex
-
07.07.1987
...
...
Lt.
01.06.1930
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1938
A/Cdr.
< 02.1943
Cdr.
30.06.1944
Capt.
31.12.1950 (retd 07.01.1960)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
01.11.1949
Yangtze River 20.04.49 [investiture 17.11.49]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
11.11.1941
Greek withdrawal [investiture 14.04.42]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [investiture 14.04.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
26.09.1940
Norway 04-05.40
15.06.1925     entered RN
... - ... ...
28.04.1939
-
(08.)1939
Signals Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
09.12.1939
-
(04.)1940
First Lieutenant, HMS Curlew
04.07.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS President (for special and miscellaneous services)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
12.12.1941
-
(08.)1942
Signals Officer, HMS Quebec (RN base, Inverary) *
01.04.1942
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Dundonald II (Combined Operations training establishment, Auchengate) *
(08.1943)
-
(06.1944)
Combined Operations HQ *
?
-
(07.1945)
Chief Signal Officer Combined Operations & Chairman Combined Operations Communications Committee, Combined Operations HQ
...
-
...
...
05.1948
-
(05.1949)
Commanding Officer, HMS Consort
...
-
...
...
* either starting date for HMS Dundonald II is incorrect, or the appointment at HMS Quebec is incorrectly carried on too long
**  indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
James Ian
J.I. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Drury)

From Tiverton, Devon.

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08.02.1902
Elham district, Kent
-
31.05.1976
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
15.05.1922
Lt.
15.12.1923
Lt.Cdr.
15.12.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1937
A/Capt.
> 08.1942, < 02.1943
Capt.
31.12.1943 (retd 08.01.1953)
RAF:

F/O
16.06.1924
F/Lt.
01.07.1931
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1935
W/Cdr.
01.09.1938
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45 [investiture 10.06.47]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1944
New Year 44
15.09.1915     entered RN



served in World War I
22.01.1923
-
(08.1923)
HMS Valerian (sloop)
16.06.1924
-
(01.1925)
pilot's course (for Fleet Air Arm) at No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon, Wilts.
12.01.1926
-
(05.)1926)
HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar) (for Fleet Air Arm)
01.05.1926
-
(02.)1927
pilot, No. 421 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet)
25.03.1927
-
(04.)1928
pilot, No. 421B Flight, FAA [HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
05.1928
-
(06.)1928
pilot, No. 421 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet) [attached to RAF]
16.10.1928
-
(08.)1929
HMS Broke (flotilla leader) (Mediterranean)
27.12.1929
-
(04.)1930
Second-in-Command, No. 449 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet) [attached to RAF]
01.07.1930
-
(02.)1931
Second-in-Command, No. 449 Flight, FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Atlantic Fleet) [attached to RAF]
17.12.1931
-
20.09.1932
Flight Commander, No. 449 Flight, FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)] [attached to RAF]
20.09.1932
-
11.12.1933
naval duty:
12.12.1932
-
(06.)1933
First Lieutenant, HMS Sutton (twin-screw minesweeper)
11.12.1933
-
17.01.1934
attached to RAF:
17.01.1934
-
(07.)1935
Second-in-Command, S/R Squadron 820, FAA [HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier)] (Home Fleet) (07.1937 temporarily detached) [attached to RAF]
01.09.1935
-
04.02.1938
Squadron Commander, TSR Squadron 825, FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean) [attached to RAF]
04.02.1938


returned to naval duty
23.03.1938
-
(08.)1938
Executive Officer, HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (Portsmouth)
30.08.1938
-
(02.)1939
Air Personnel Department, Admiralty
15.02.1939
-
(04.)1939
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty with Admiral Superintendent of Contract-Built Ships)
31.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
Commander Flying, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
10.1941
-
(02.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Archer (escort carrier)
(06.1943)


no appointment listed
26.07.1943
-
(10.)1943
Training Captain, HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
10.1943
-
(10.1944)
Training Superintendent, HMS Monck (RN carrier training & administration base)
(07.1945)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
27.09.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Patroller (escort carrier)
08.09.1947
-
(07.1948)
Captain-in-Charge, RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
12.1949
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halifax, Malta) & as Captain (Air), Mediterranean
* (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Robertson,
Wilfrid James Cameron
W.J.C. Robertson

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19.07.1902
-
15.07.1961

Westminster district
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1922
S.Lt.
1923?, seniority 15.09.1922
Lt.
15.06.1924
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1932
Cdr.
30.06.1936
Capt.
30.06.1942 (retd 31.03.1951)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
14.10.1941
Bismarck action [investiture 22.09.42]
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20

-

-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Medals at the National Maritime Museum
15.01.1916     entered RN
... - ... ...
24.08.1939
-
06.01.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Walker (destroyer) (1st Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
14.01.1940
-
(12.1941)
Staff Officer
(Operations) to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS King George V (battleship)]
(08.1942)


HMS King George V (battleship) *
31.08.1942
-
(12.1943)
Deputy Director of Operations Division (Home), Admiralty [HMS President]
02.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Owl (RN Air Station, Fearn, Ross-shire)
12.04.1946
-
10.1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Nigeria (cruiser) (later also Flag Captain)
...
-
...
...
*  indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson-Macdonald,
Alan David James

A.D.J. Robertson-Macdonald

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25.07.1895
-
22.03.1972
... ...
Lt. 15.11.1917 (retd 21.12.1922; own request)
Lt.Cdr. (retd) 15.11.1925
Cdr. (retd) 02.1940, seniority 25.07.1935
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1917 ?
15.05.1908     entered RN
... - ... ...
11.04.1922 - 1922 HMS Venomous (torpedo-boat destroyer)
26.08.1939 - (08.)1942 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
01.12.1942 - (06.)1943 on staff of FLO, Delhi [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
06.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya)
11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Braganza (for duty with Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command)
12.03.1945 - (04.1946) SNALO (Senior Naval Air Liaison Officer?) at HQ East Asia Command [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
Robin,
Alastair Douglas
A.D. Robin
Son of ... Robin, and ... Arnold.
07.01.1912
Honiton, Devon
-
08.07.1999
Guildford, West Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet 01.05.1929
Midsh. 01.01.1930
A/S.Lt. 01.05.1932
S.Lt. 01.11.1932
Lt. 01.12.1933
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1941
A/Cdr. 22.11.1944?
Cdr. 31.12.1945
Capt. 31.12.1951 (retd 17.05.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 08.01.1942 withdrawal from Crete [investiture 11.05.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 09.08.1940 attack enemy light forces 05.40
07.08.1929 - (05.)1932 Midshipman, HMS Ramillies (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1932 - 09.01.1933 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
09.01.1933 - (06.)1933 promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
17.08.1933 - (08.)1934 HMS Carlisle (cruiser) (Africa)
10.1934 - (11.)1934 HMS Decoy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
17.12.1934 - (08.)1936 HMS Witch (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
24.09.1936 - (07.)1937 gunnery course [HMS Excellent]
01.11.1937 - (12.1938) staff, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
03.01.1939 - (04.)1939 HMS Southampton (cruiser) (Home Fleet)) (for gunnery duties)
12.04.1939 - (05.)1939 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
12.06.1939 - 23.05.1941 Gunnery Officer, HMS Kelly (destroyer) (and for flotilla duties)
15.08.1941 - (08.)1943 Gunnery Officer, HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier)
09.1943 - (01.)1944 staff, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
27.01.1944 - (10.)1944 staff officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Renown (battlecruiser)]
22.11.1944 - (10.1945) Gunnery Officer, staff, Commander-in-Chief East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
30.04.1959 - (01.1960) Commanding Officer, HMS Bermuda
Secretary of the Westminster Medical School, London.
Robinson,
Cecil Edmund Charles
C.E.C. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Patrice Gorse)

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11.09.1898
Portsea Island, Hampshire
-
29.05.1940
(KIA) [age 41]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 1]
Lt.
15.04.1919
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1927
Cdr.
31.12.1932
08.1914
 
 
entered RN
02.07.1923
-
(08.1923)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar) (and for duty with 6th Destroyer Flotilla)
15.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
29.01.1926
-
(07.)1927
Gunnery Officer, HMS Despatch (cruiser) (China)
13.12.1927
-
(08.)1929
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
21.10.1929
-
(10.1930)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no appointment listed
03.04.1931
-
(01.)1932
Gunnery Officer, HMS Royal Oak (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.07.1932
-
(09.1932)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Vindictive (cruiser) (and for gunnery duties in Reserve Fleet)
(05.1933)


no appointment listed
02.05.1933
-
(06.)1933
Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
28.07.1933
-
(07.1935)
Squadron Gunnery Officer, Destroyer Flotillas of the Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Coventry (cruiser)]
(02.1936)


no appointment listed
12.01.1937
-
(10.1938)
Commanding Officer, HMS Electra (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
03.01.1939
-
(09.1939)
an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty [HMS President]
18.01.1940
-
29.05.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Grafton (destroyer) (damaged off Dunkirk by U-62 and sunk by RN [killed in action])
Robinson,
Edward Cordeux
E.C. Robinson
Son of R.Adm. Eric Gascoigne Robinson, VC, OBE, and Edith Gladys Robinson (née Cordeux), of Liss, Hampshire.
07.05.1922
Liss, Petersfield district, Hampshire
-

19.12.1941
(KIA) [age 19]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
Paym. Cadet
01.09.1939
Paym. Midsh.
01.05.1940
01.01.1940
-
15.05.1940
HMS Malaya (battleship)
16.05.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Warspite (battleship) (for duty in Admiral's office of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station)
11.09.1941
-
19.12.1941
HMS Neptune (cruiser) (sunk off Libyan coast by a mine)
Robinson,
Eric Gascoigne
"Kipper"
E.G. Robinson
Son of Rev. John Lovell Robinson, MA, RN (1849-1939), and Louisa Aveline Gascoigne (1846-1934).
Married (1913) Edith Gladys Cordeux (1891-1938); two sons (both killed in War of 1939-1945: Midsh. (S) Edward Cordeux Robinson, RN & P/O Patrick John Noble Robinson, RAFVR), one daughter.

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16.05.1882
Greenwich
-
20.08.1965
Royal Hospital, Haslar
[buried at St John’s Church, Langrish, Hampshire]
Midsh.
?
A/S.Lt.
15.11.1901
S.Lt.
27.03.1903, seniority 15.11.1901
Lt.
15.08.1903 *
Cdr.
20.04.1915 **
Capt.
31.12.1920
R.Adm.
03.01.1933 (retd 04.01.1933)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
24.08.1939
Victoria Cross VC
16.08.1915
***
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.11.1919

for valuable services in command of the Coastal Motor Boats in the Caspian Sea

Mention in Despatches MID
09.1900
China
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross Hkn
26.08.1947
in recognition of services rendered to Norway during the war
China War Medal & Clasp "Relief of Pekin" (1900). 1914-1915 Star. British War Medal 1914-1920. Victory Medal. 1939-19145 Star. Atlantic Star. Defence Medal. British War Medal 1939-1945. King George VI Coronation Medal (1937). Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1953). Fourth Class Order of the Nile (Egypt) (04.12.1916). Knight, Order of St Anne (Russia). Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan).Knight, Legion of Honour (France). Croix de Guerre (France).

* Special promotion.
** Special promotion: in recognition of the distinguished service rendered by him on the night of the 18th April, 1915, as Commanding Officer of the force which torpedoed and rendered useless Submarine E.15, thus preventing that vessel from falling into the enemy's hands in a serviceable condition.
*** Lieutenant-Commander Robinson on the 26th February advanced alone, under heavy fire, into an enemy's gun position, which might well have been occupied, and destroying a four-inch gun, returned to his party for another charge with which the second gun was destroyed. Lieutenant-Commander Robinson would not allow members of his demolition party to accompany him, as their white uniforms rendered them very conspicuous. Lieutenant-Commander Robinson took part in four attacks on the mine fields - always under heavy fire.
Education: St John's, Leatherhead; The Limes, Greenwich; HMS Britannia (1897)
15.01.1897
 
 
joined RN (HMS Victory)
 
 
 
HMS Majestic (battleship)
(1900)
 
 
Midshipman, HMS Endymion (light cruiser) (served with the International Expedition under the command of Sir E.H. Seymour for the relief of the Pekin Legations & in subsequent operations at Tientsin; wounded in action at the taking of Pei-Yang Arsenal)
(1907)
 
 
qualified for torpedo duties [HMS Vernon]
19.12.1922
-
(08.)1923
HMS Shakespeare (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 6th Destroyer Flotilla
01.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Spenser (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
(05.1926)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.07.1926
-
(06.)1928
Commanding Officer, HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
10.08.1928
-
(08.1929)
Commanding Officer, HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
(04.1930)
 
 
no appointment listed
22.09.1930
-
(10.1930)
tactical course [HMS Victory]
19.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
course at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness [HMS President]
04.05.1931
-
(01.)1932
Commanding Officer, HMS Fisgard (depot for training of Artificer Apprentices) & as Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments
11.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
Captain of the Dockyard, Devonport & Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master, Devonport, Berehaven and Pembroke [HMS Vivid]
14.10.1932
-
03.01.1933
also: Naval ADC to the King
11.1939
-
(02.1941)
HMS Eaglet II (RN base, Liverpool) (addtional; for various services) *
07.06.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Cressy (RN base, Dundee) & Naval Officer-in-Charge, Dundee
* (12.1941) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Robinson,
Terence Corin
T.C. Robinson
One of two children of George Edward James Antoine Robinson (born 1869), WWI artillery officer, and Alice Maud Fox.
No children.

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14.06.1903
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
25.03.1987

Portsmouth district, Hampshire
Midsh.
15.05.1921
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1923
S.Lt.
15.06.1924
Lt.
15.10.1926
Lt.Cdr.
15.10.1934
Cdr.
31.12.1941 (retd 14.06.1953)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
24.04.1945
bombardment Gothic Line Adriatic 09.44 [decoration posted] 
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1946
wind up Far East
15.01.1917     entered RN
04.12.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
18.08.1924
-
(01.)1925
promotion course, Portsmouth
13.03.1925
-
(05.1926)
HMS Lowestoft (cruiser)
19.05.1927
-
(07.)1927
HMS Wakeful (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
31.08.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Viceroy (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
06.01.1930
-
(10.)1930
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
12.12.1930
-
(09.1932)
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
11.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
09.05.1934
-
30.11.1934
in charge of HMS Eclipse (destroyer) while under construction & for duty with Commander Superintendent of Contract-Built Ships
01.12.1934
-
(02.)1935
First Lieutenant, HMS Eclipse (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
01.05.1935
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Restless (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
23.12.1936
-
(02.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Harrow (twin screw minesweeper) (Mediterranean)
11.04.1937
-
(02.)1939
Commanding Officer, HMS Diamond (destroyer) (China)
(04.1939)
 
 
no appointment listed
06.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
06.07.1940
-
13.01.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Fury (destroyer) (deployed off the Libyan coast to bombard positions to the rear of Sollum)
14.01.1942
-
(02.1943)
Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.1943)
-
(08.1943)
Combined Operations HQ *
11.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Undine (destroyer)
21.03.1946
-
(10.1947)
Executive Officer, HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)
20.06.1948
-
(05.)1949
Manning Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.06.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Osiris
(05.1953)
 
 
no appointment listed
Robson,
[Sir] William Geoffrey Arthur
W.G.A. Robson
Son of Maj. John Robson (1872-1936), and Jennie Mories Clark (1875-1927).
Married 1st (1925) Sylvia Margaret Forrester (died 1968); one son.
Married 2nd (1969) Elizabeth Kathleen, widow of Lt.Col. V.H. Holt.

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10.03.1902
Ceylon
-
25.12.1989
Midsh.
1918
Cdr.
31.12.1935
Capt.
31.12.1941
V.Adm.
26.08.1954 (retd 1958)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
31.05.1956
HM's birthday 56 [decoration posted]
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1953
New Year 53 [investiture 24.07.53]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.02.1941
sinking Torricelli 12.06.40 [investiture 12.05.42]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.01.1942
withdrawal from Crete [investiture 12.05.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.11.1941
Greek withdrawal 04.41 [investiture 12.05.42]
Mention in Despatches MID
22.11.1940
capture Galilei 19.06.40
Mention in Despatches MID
09.05.1944
Operation FW
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche
Commander of the Order of St. Olav (Norway) StOlav
19.02.1957
rescue Dovrefjell 03.02.56 [decoration presented]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne & Dartmouth.
1918


Midshipman, HMS Malaya
1922
-
1937
served in destroyers
1934


Commanding Officer, HMS Rowena
1935
-
1936
Commanding Officer, HMS Wren
1937


RN Staff Course
1938


RAF Staff Course
08.05.1939
-
(08.1939)
Tactical Course, Portsmouth
1939
-
1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Kandahar (destroyer)
02.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Monck
1942
-
(02.)1943
Captain Combined Training and Staff, Combined Operations HQ
01.05.1943
-
(07.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hamilcar
25.07.1943
-
(10.1943)
Chief Staff Officer, Commodore Force "N" (Mediterranean) [HMS Hannibal]
10.12.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hardy (destroyer)
31.01.1944
-
(04.1944)
Captain (D) 26th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Tyne]
(06.1944)


no appointment listed
1945
-
06.1945
Captain Coastal Forces, Nore (Chatham)
06.1945
-
1947
Commanding Officer, HMS Superb
1948
-
1950
Commanding Officer, HMS Ganges
1950
-
1951
President of Admiralty Interview Board
1951
-
1953
Flag Officer (Flotillas), Home Fleet
1953
-
1956
Flag Officer, Scotland
1956
-
1958
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic
1958
-
1964
Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey
 
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