Richard George Onslow DSO, RN

Born  15 Apr 1904

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15 Sep 1924 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1925 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1926 Lt.
15 Apr 1934 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1938 Cdr.
31 Dec 1942 Capt.
8 Jul 1952 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1955 Vice-Admiral
31 Jan 1959 Admiral


9 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
30 Jun 1942 DSO
10 Nov 1942 Bar to DSO
1 Dec 1942 2nd Bar to DSO
31 Oct 1944 3rd bar to DSO
10 Jun 1954 CB
1 Jan 1958 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Richard George Onslow, RN

HMS Ashanti (F 51)Cdr.Destroyer1 Jun 194113 Dec 1942
HMS Quilliam (G 09)Capt.Destroyer30 Nov 1943Jun 1945
HMS Grenville (ii) (R 97)Capt.DestroyerJun 194527 Aug 1945

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Destroyer HMS Quilliam (G 09)

20 May 1945
HMS Quilliam collided with HMS Indomitable in fog, and in the words of Captain Onslow "With no one to blame but myself, I had pushed my stem back to 'A' Gun." As a result, Quilliam was out of action for the rest of the war. (1)


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