Richard Bell Davies VC, DSO, RN

Born  19 May 1886
Died  26 Feb 1966(79)

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15 Oct 1902 Mid.
15 Dec 1905 S.Lt.
30 Jun 1908 Lt.
30 Jun 1916 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1919 Cdr.
31 Dec 1926 Capt.
11 Jan 1938 Rear-Admiral
29 May 1941 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 30 May 1941


10 Apr 1915 DSO
1 Jan 1916 VC
10 Oct 1919 AFC
8 Jun 1939 CB

Warship Commands listed for Richard Bell Davies, RN

HMS Dasher (D 37)Vice-Admiral (retired)Escort Carrier24 Feb 194211 Aug 1942
HMS Pretoria Castle (F 61)Vice-Admiral (retired)Escort Carrier18 Mar 194312 Oct 1944

Career information

World War Two

Richard Bell Davies retired on 29 May 1941, then a Rear Admiral serving at Naval Air stations (HMS Daedalus). He joined the Royal Naval reserve with the lower rank of Commodore. In this new role he served as a convoy commodore and then took command of the escort carrier HMS Dasher.


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