Philip Ruck-Keene, RN

Born  7 Nov 1897


1 Feb 1916 Mid.
15 Sep 1917 S.Lt.
15 Feb 1919 Lt.
15 Feb 1927 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Capt.
5 Jul 1946 Rear-Admiral
3 Aug 1949 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 3 Aug 1949


11 Jun 1942 CBE
12 Jan 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
23 Oct 1945 DSO
10 Jun 1948 CB

Warship Commands listed for Philip Ruck-Keene, RN

HMS Maidstone (F 44)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship4 Jan 193814 Nov 1939
HMS Cyclops (F 31)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship15 Nov 193927 May 1940
HMS Maidstone (F 44)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship27 May 194013 Aug 1940
HMS Titania (F 32)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship14 Aug 19409 Sep 1940
HMS Medway (F 25)Capt.Submarine Depot Ship20 Apr 194230 Jun 1942
HMS Formidable (67)Capt.Aircraft Carrier23 Sep 1943Jan 1944
HMS Formidable (67)Capt.Aircraft Carrier29 Jan 194413 Feb 1946

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Aircraft Carrier HMS Formidable (67)

9 Aug 1945
Award of the Victoria Cross posthumously to the late Temporary Lieutenant Robert Hampton-Grey, R.C.N.V.R. " For great valour in leading from the Aircraft Carrier Formidable an attack on a Japanese destroyer in Onagawa Wan in the Japanese Island of Honshu, on 9th August 1945. In the face of fire from shore batteries and a heavy concentration of fire from some five warships, Lieutenant Grey pressed home his attack, flying very low to ensure success. Although he was hit and his aircraft in flames, he obtained at least one direct hit , sinking the destroyer. Lieutenant Grey has consistently shown a brilliant fighting spirit and most inspiring leadership." (1)


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