John Gordon Aitchison

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Commander (retired) John Gordon Aitchison, O.B.E., R.N. (5 August, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Aitchison was born the son of Stephen W. Aitchison, Esq., the Director of a Public Company.

Aitchison passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 ranked 31st of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1]

Aitchison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 January, 1916.

He was appointed to Dolphin for a submarine course on 14 February, 1916, lasting through 1 April, when he was sent to Bonaventure for service in submarines. On 16 July, he was appointed to D 8, where he remained until being appointed to E 39 on 21 August. Superseded in E 39 on 29 November, 1916, he went to Cleopatra until 16 October, 1918.

Aitchison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 January, 1924.

Aitchison was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 1 November, 1935.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gordon C. Steele
Captain of H.M.S. PC 73
15 Sep, 1922[2] – 28 Apr, 1923
Succeeded by
Charles G. N. Graham
Preceded by
Pelham A. Maitland
Captain of H.M.S. P38
28 Apr, 1923[3] – 1 Oct, 1924
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Hill
Preceded by
Edward S. F. Fegen
Captain of H.M.S. Forres
3 Aug, 1927 – 7 Oct, 1927
Succeeded by
Alexander M. Donovan


  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 789.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 257.