Horace Geoffrey Norman, RN

Born  25 May 1896

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1 Jan 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1917 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1918 Lt.
15 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Capt.
8 Jul 1947 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 1 Dec 1950


2 Jun 1943 CBE
9 Jun 1949 CB
8 Jun 1963 KCVO

Warship Commands listed for Horace Geoffrey Norman, RN

HMS Ausonia (F 53)Capt.Armed Merchant Cruiser9 Jun 194012 Sep 1940
HMS Queen Elizabeth (00)Capt.BattleshipApr 194331 Mar 1945

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Battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth (00)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN), HMS Valiant (Capt. G.E.M. O’Donnell, DSO, RN), HMS Illustrious (Capt. R.L.B. Cunliffe, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C. Moody, CB, RN), HMS Racehorse (Cdr. J.J. Casement, DSC, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMS Paladin (Lt. E.A.S. Bailey, DSC, MBE, RN), HMS Pathfinder (Lt. T.F. Hallifax, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) arrived at Trincomalee around 1230 hours.

HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) had arrived around dawn to embark the Commodore (D) S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN who was to take charge of the destroyers entering the harbour. (1)


  1. ADM 53/119575 + ADM 53/120303 + ADM 53/120675

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