Alan George Despard Twigg

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Captain Alan George Despard Twigg, Royal Navy, Retired (25 August, 1884 – ?) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Twigg was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1906.[1]

In November 1912, as Lieutenant (G) aboard Cornwallis, he was blamed for poor results in gunlayers tests attributed to a "general want of initiative on the part of all concerned which was accentuated by inexperience.[2]

Twigg was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1914.[3]

He served as Gunnery Officer in Agincourt from 10 October, 1916, and in Thunderer from 26 February, 1919.[4]

Twigg was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.[5]

Twigg was promoted to the rank of Captain on 11 April, 1931.[6]

In 1937 Twigg was selected to take the Sea Transport Officers Training Course which he took between 23 February and 5 March. On 1 August Twigg received Admiralty permission to be appointed Vice-Consul at Patras. In 1939 he became Consul at Brest.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Andrew Johnstone
Captain of H.M.S. Snapdragon
2 Dec, 1924[7][8] – 19 Jul, 1926[9]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
Preceded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
1 Aug, 1928[10] – 14 Nov, 1928[11]
Succeeded by
Alfred W. Sprott
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Thisbe
10 Oct, 1929[12] – 10 Oct, 1930[13]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  2. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  3. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  4. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  5. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  6. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 270.
  8. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130?
  9. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130?
  10. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  11. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  12. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.
  13. Twigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 130.