Philip Ruck-Keene, RN
|Born||7 Nov 1897|
Retired: 3 Aug 1949
Warship Commands listed for Philip Ruck-Keene, RN
|HMS Maidstone (F 44)||Capt.||Submarine Depot Ship||4 Jan 1938||14 Nov 1939|
|HMS Cyclops (F 31)||Capt.||Submarine Depot Ship||15 Nov 1939||27 May 1940|
|HMS Maidstone (F 44)||Capt.||Submarine Depot Ship||27 May 1940||13 Aug 1940|
|HMS Titania (F 32)||Capt.||Submarine Depot Ship||14 Aug 1940||9 Sep 1940|
|HMS Medway (F 25)||Capt.||Submarine Depot Ship||20 Apr 1942||30 Jun 1942|
|HMS Formidable (67)||Capt.||Aircraft Carrier||23 Sep 1943||Jan 1944|
|HMS Formidable (67)||Capt.||Aircraft Carrier||29 Jan 1944||13 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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