Richard Francis John Onslow DSC, RN

Born  29 Mar 1896
Died  9 Apr 1942(46)HMS Hermes


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Ranks

15 Sep 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1916 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 Lt.
15 Nov 1925 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.

Decorations

20 Sep 1918 DSC
29 Jul 1937 MVO
10 Nov 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Richard Francis John Onslow, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Coventry (D 43)Capt.Light cruiser18 Aug 193822 Apr 1940
HMS Hermes (D 95)Capt.Aircraft Carrier7 May 19409 Apr 1942 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Coventry (D 43)


1 Jan 1940
HMS Coventry (Capt. R.F.J. Onslow, OBE, DSC, RN) was damaged in a German air attack on the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland.


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