Colin John Lawrence Bittleston

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Captain (retired) Colin John Lawrence Bittleston, C.B.E., D.S.C., (23 may, 1893 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Son of Colonel G. H. Bittleston, Royal Artillery.

Bittleston passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 ranked 34th of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1] He gained one months' time on passing out of the Training Establishment.

Bittleston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1916.[2]

Bittleston was promoted to Midshipman on 15 January, 1911.[3]

Bittleston was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the patrol boat P48 on 30 April, 1918.[4]

Post-War

Bittleston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1924.[5]

Bittleston was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.[6]

World War II

Bittleston was granted the acting rank of Captain on 15 November, 1939.[7]

Bittleston was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 23 May, 1943.[8]

Bittleston reverted to the Retired List on 29 March 1946.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. P48
30 Apr, 1918[10][11] – 18 Oct, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
James C. Collie
Preceded by
Robert A. Cassidi
Captain of H.M.S. Achates
29 May, 1931[13] – 6 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Henry W. U. McCall

Footnotes

  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 859.
  5. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  6. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  7. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  8. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  9. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  10. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 858.
  12. Bittleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/155. f. 155.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 214.