George Cunningham Paton Menzies

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Captain George Cunningham Paton Menzies, D.S.O. (30 January, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Dr. W. F. Menzies, a physician passed out of the Training Establishment on 1 January 1916 and was appointed to the battleship Collingwood. He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland and left only on 7 November 1918 when he was sent to Dolphin for instruction in submarines, and in February 1919 to Lucia for service in submarines.[1]

Menzies was appointed to R 2 on 8 May, 1919 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1919.[2]

He would serve in H 48 and L 56 before being appointed to L 33 as third officer in January, 1922.[3]

On 19 January, 1925 Menzies was appointed in command of Group "F" Submarines in Reserve at Portland: H 26, H 33 and H 43.[4]

Menzies was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1927.[5]

Menzies was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1933.[6]

Menzies was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1938.[7]

World War II

Retired 8 January, 1948.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Captain of H.M.S. H 26
19 Jan, 1925[9]
Succeeded by
John Murray
Preceded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. H 43
19 Jan, 1925[10]
Succeeded by
George W. E. Castens
Preceded by
John L. F. Hunt
Captain of H.M.S. H 33
19 Jan, 1925[11] – Feb, 1926
Succeeded by
John Murray
Preceded by
Philip Ruck Keene
Captain of H.M.S. H 34
28 Jul, 1925[12]
Succeeded by
John L. Fletcher
Preceded by
Brereton R. Hooper
Captain of H.M.S. L 15
Jan, 1929[13] – Aug, 1929
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Walter E. Higham
Captain of H.M.S. L 69
21 Mar, 1930 – 31 Mar, 1930
Succeeded by
Thomas I. S. Bell
Preceded by
John R. H. D'Aeth
Captain of H.M.S. L 56
15 May, 1930[14][15] – 22 Nov, 1930[16]
Succeeded by
Sydney M. Raw
Preceded by
Robert S. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Orpheus
30 May, 1933[17][18] – Sep, 1934[19]
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Moir
Preceded by
George F. Renwick
Captain of H.M.S. Viscount
29 Dec, 1936[20] – 1 Feb, 1937[21]
Succeeded by
Peter G. L. Cazalet
Preceded by
Robert C. S. Garwood
Captain of H.M.S. Regulus
12 Feb, 1937[22][23] – 14 Dec, 1938[24]
Succeeded by
John D. Luce
Preceded by
William Derek Stephens
Captain (S), Second Submarine Flotilla
30 Jan, 1940[25] – 1941[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John P. de W. Kitcat
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
15 Jan, 1942[27] – Dec, 1943[28]
Succeeded by
James P. Gornall
Preceded by
Hugh R. Marrack
as Commodore Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
Jul, 1947[29] – 5 Nov, 1947[30]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  2. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  3. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  5. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  6. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  7. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  8. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  14. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 249.
  16. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  17. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 258.
  19. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  20. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  21. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  22. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  23. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 266.
  24. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  25. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  26. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  27. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1. Year MAY be 1943
  28. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  29. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.
  30. Menzies Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/1. f. 1.