John Valentine Wilkinson DSC, RN

Born  14 Feb 1914Ingleton, Durham, England, U.K.
Died  13 Sep 1986(72)Bury Sint Edmunds, Suffolk, England, U.K.


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Ranks

1 May 1931 Cadet
1 Jan 1932 Mid.
1 May 1934 A/S.Lt.
1 Nov 1934 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1936 Lt.
1 Feb 1943 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.
31 Dec 1952 Capt.

Retired: 31 May 1961


Decorations

16 Mar 1943 DSC
11 Jul 1944 GM

Warship Commands listed for John Valentine Wilkinson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Zetland (L 59)Lt.Escort destroyer26 May 19429 Feb 1944
HMS Carron (R 30)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer25 Sep 1944mid 1946

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Events related to this officer

Escort destroyer HMS Zetland (L 59)


30 Jan 1943
HMS Zetland (Lt. J.V. Wilkinson, RN) part of the same convoy escort as HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) arrived back at the scene of the sinking after an asdic search for the submarine of about 20 minutes. They found men in the water, shouting and screaming. Zetland launched a boat but picked up only four survivors from HMS Samphire who were landed at Bone. (1)

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