Royer Mylius Dick

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Rear-Admiral Royer Mylius Dick, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.C., (14 October, 1897 – 23 April, 1991) was an officer in the Royal Navy. He specialised in signals.

Life & Career

Promoted to Lieutenant on 15 November, 1918.[1]

Dick spoke French and was an acting interpreter in 1920.[2]

On 3 May, 1924, he was made Flag Lieutenant to Boyle and Squadron Signal officer.

On 15 November, 1926, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander.[3]

Married Agens Mary Harben on 3 November, 1928 at St. Paul's Church in Knightbridge.[4]

Dick was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1933.[5]

Dick was appointed in command of the B-class destroyer Basilisk on 2 August, 1938.[6]

World War II

He was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1940.[7]

Promoted to Rear-Admiral on the retired list on 8 July, 1949.[8]

Dick was close friends with Admiral Cunningham and the American General and later President Eisenhower.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard S. Lovatt
Captain of H.M.S. Dainty
15 Mar, 1936[9] – 29 May, 1938[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward Dangerfield
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
2 Aug, 1938[11] – 4 Mar, 1939[12]
Succeeded by
John R. Barnes
Preceded by
John W. Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
Apr, 1944[13] – Jul, 1944[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frederick R. Parham
Captain of H.M.S. Belfast
24 Jul, 1944 – 12 Jul, 1946
Succeeded by
Edward K. le Mesurier
 

Footnotes

  1. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  2. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  3. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  4. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  5. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  6. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  7. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  8. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/120. f. 66.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 228.
  10. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120. f. 66.
  11. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120. f. 66.
  12. Dick Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120. f. 66.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.