Sir Henry Bernard Rawlings OBE, RN

Born  21 May 1889The Downes, Hayle, Cornwall, England
Died  30 Sep 1962(73)Bodmin, Cornwall, England


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Ranks

15 May 1905 Mid.
15 Jul 1908 S.Lt.
15 Jan 1910 Lt.
15 Jan 1918 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1923 Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Capt.
15 Jan 1941 Rear-Admiral
7 Nov 1943 Vice-Admiral
15 Sep 1946 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 23 Aug 1946


Decorations

15 Oct 1920 OBE
4 Oct 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Jan 1942 CB
11 Jun 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
8 Jun 1944 KCB
4 Sep 1945 KBE
13 Jun 1946 GBE

Warship Commands listed for Henry Bernard Rawlings, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Valiant (02)Capt.Battleship26 Aug 193924 Oct 1940

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Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS Valiant (02)


9 Jul 1940

This photograph show HMS Valiant (nearest to the camera) and HMS Resolution and is most likely taken during an Italian air attack (by SM 79 bombers) against Force H on 9 July 1940. The photograph is taken from HMS Enterprise.

Photograph with thanks to John Hancocks whose father Lt.(E) J.P. Hancocks served at HMS Enterprise during that time.


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