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Brock, Patrick Willet

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Title Rear-Admiral (RN)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 30/12/1902 Death 10/10/1988
Place Kingston Place Haslemere
Area ON Area Surrey
Country Canada Country UK
Honours CB. DSO. M.I.D. Croix de Guerre (France). Bronze Star Medal (USA).
He was an Honourary Trustee of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. He was the Chairman of the Naval Review 1967-1978. He served as a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich UK) 1960-1974. He was the Vice-President of the Society for Nautical Research in 1970. He was a noted author of nautical history articles and books.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1917. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada. He was a member of the eighth term of the RNCC. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1920) serving in HMCS Diana. He transferred from the RCN to the RN in 1921. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN 1921. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN 1924. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RN (With seniority dated 01/10/1932). He served at H.M.S. Vernon 1934. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 31/12/1938). He served on the staff of the Admiralty. He served in H.M.S. Mauritius as Executive Officer 1942. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 31/12/1944). He was appointed as Senior Naval Officer Schleswig-Holstein 1946. He served in H.M.S. Kenya (In command) (Far East 1949 and Korean War service). He was appointed as a Commodore RN. He served as the Director of the Operations Division 1951. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN 1954. He served as Flag Officer Middle East (Ismailia and Cyprus) 1954. He served in the Admiralty Material Requirements Committee 1956. (He was retired 1959.) (He was qualified for torpedo duties.)
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Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992);
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