Bernard William Murray Fairbairn

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Vice-Admiral Bernard William Murray Fairbairn, C.B.E., R.N. (18 April, 1880 – 5 April, 1960) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fairbairn was the eldest son of Reverend W. M. Fairbairn.

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1901.

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1909.

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Post-War

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 April, 1931.

Fairbairn was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 January, 1936 and placed on the Retired List the following day, ending sixteen months' service as President of the Ordnance Committee.

World War II

Fairbairn served at Liverpool as a Commodore of Convoys. On 12 May 1942 he was appointed sa Flag Officer in Command, Milford Haven, vice Phillips.

Fairbairn died at Winslow at age 79.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil V. Usborne
Captain of H.M.S. Dragon
15 Aug, 1922[1] – 14 Oct, 1924
Succeeded by
Isham W. Gibson
Preceded by
William F. Sells
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
18 Jul, 1925[2] – 16 Apr, 1927
Succeeded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Preceded by
Isham W. Gibson
Director of Training and Staff Duties
24 Dec, 1928[3] – 15 Apr, 1929
Succeeded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Preceded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
c. late Apr, 1929 – 1 Dec, 1930[4]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Bridges
Preceded by
Henry R. Crooke
Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee
2 Jan, 1932 – 1 Aug, 1934
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Herbert Willes Webley Hope
President of the Ordnance Committee
1 Aug, 1934 – 2 Jan, 1936
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Pridham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 234.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 284.
  3. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  4. Superseded that day. Bridges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/34. f. 34.