Harold Hickling

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Harold Hickling, R.N. (17 September, 1892 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hickling was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1914.[1]

Hickling served in the light cruiser Glasgow at the Battle of Coronel and the Battle of the Falklands.[2]

Later in the war, he served in Lowestoft in the Mediterranean, and then as gunnery officer in the battleship Commonwealth.[3]

Hickling was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1922.[4]

Hickling was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1927.[5]

Hickling was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1935.[6]

Hickling was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 January, 1945.[7]

He commanded the Torpoint shore establishment H.M.S. Raleigh from September, 1944 to January, 1945.

Hickling was placed on the Retired List on 12 January, 1948 and subsequently promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 September, 19248.[8]

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard S. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Duncan
30 Jul, 1937 – Jul, 1939
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. B. Back
Preceded by
Richard S. Benson
Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
30 Jul, 1937[9] – 1 May, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain (D), Twenty-first Destroyer Flotilla
1 May, 1939 – 16 Aug, 1939[10]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. B. Back
Preceded by
Frank H. Pegram
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
6 Jun, 1940 – 5 Jan, 1941
Succeeded by
John W. Cuthbert
Preceded by
John W. Cuthbert
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
Feb, 1941 – 27 Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
John W. Cuthbert

Footnotes

  1. Uboat.net page on the man.
  2. "8th Flotilla Command" The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 30, 1937; pg. 10; Issue 47750.
  3. "8th Flotilla Command" The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 30, 1937; pg. 10; Issue 47750.
  4. Uboat.net page on the man.
  5. Uboat.net page on the man.
  6. Uboat.net page on the man.
  7. Uboat.net page on the man.
  8. Uboat.net page on the man.
  9. "8th Flotilla Command" The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 30, 1937; pg. 10; Issue 47750.
  10. Back Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/78. f. ?.