Guy Charles Cecil Royle

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Admiral SIR Guy Charles Cecil Royle, K.C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (17 August, 1885 – 4 January, 1954) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Royle was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 052 on 1 November, 1906.[1]

Royle was present at Battle of Jutland as Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. Marlborough, in which capacity he'd been appointed 17 September, 1913.[Citation needed] Promoted to Commander to date 30 June, 1916. Promoted Captain on 23 June, 1923 while serving in the Naval Ordnance Department.

In December 1927, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Canterbury.

Royle was appointed as Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of the Royal Naval Air Services on 21 November, 1939, vice Sir Alexander R. R. Ramsay.[2]

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 March, 1946.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Guy Royle" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 6 January, 1954. Issue 52822, col C, pg. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph L. Clayton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
1 Nov, 1906[3][4] – 23 Nov, 1906[5]
Succeeded by
Reginald C. Richardson
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
12 Dec, 1927[6] – 14 Dec, 1929[7]
Succeeded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Preceded by
Charles A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
1 May, 1930[8] – 26 Jul, 1932[9]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Pridham
Preceded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Captain of H.M.S. Glorious
10 Dec, 1932[10] – 30 Jun, 1934[11]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Crane
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
17 Sep, 1934[12][13] – 7 Jun, 1937[14]
Succeeded by
William J. Whitworth
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
as Vice-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers
Rear-Admiral, Aircraft Carriers
27 Jul, 1937[15] – 26 Jul, 1939[16]
Succeeded by
Lionel V. Wells

 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400.
  2. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 171.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400.
  4. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  5. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  6. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  7. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  8. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  9. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  10. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  11. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  12. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  13. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 17 September, 1934. Issue 46861, col C, p. 17.
  14. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  15. Royle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 170.
  16. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/181., f. 97.