Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford

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Vice-Admiral Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford, C.B. (2 August, 1881 – 5 DEcember, 1949) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Rear-Admiral Sir F. Bedford was born at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 August, 1902.[1]

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 2 August, 1910.

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Bedford was appointed in command of the scout cruiser Forward on 11 May, 1918.[2]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the battleship Iron Duke in May, 1919.[3]

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.

Bedford was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Tiger on 31 December, 1929.[4]

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 July, 1931.

Bedford was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 January, 1936.

Placed on Retired List 11 December, 1937.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil G. Chichester
Captain of H.M.S. Forward
11 May, 1918[5] – 19 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Captain of H.M.S. Emperor of India
21 Feb, 1921 – 1 Apr, 1921
Succeeded by
H. Ralph Crooke
Preceded by
H. Ralph Crooke
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
1 Apr, 1921 – 9 Sep, 1922
Succeeded by
James F. Somerville
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Captain of H.M.S. Glowworm
15 Sep, 1922[6] – Sep, 1923
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Le Mottée
Preceded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
20 Aug, 1924 – 1 Jul, 1926
Succeeded by
John G. Crace
as Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
Preceded by
Charles J. C. Little
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
24 Sep, 1926 – Sep, 1928
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
5 Oct, 1928[7] – 1 Jan, 1930[8]
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence
Preceded by
Dudley B. N. North
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
31 Dec, 1929[9] – 21 Sep, 1931[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Humphrey T. Walwyn
as Flag Officer Commanding and Director, Royal Indian Marine
Flag Officer Commanding, Royal Indian Navy
13 Oct, 1934[11] – 23 Nov, 1937[12]
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Fitzherbert

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 6.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 795.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 793.
  4. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 30 December, 1929. Issue 45397, col D, p. 3.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 795.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 763.
  7. Bedford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/17. f. 17.
  8. Bedford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/17. f. 17.
  9. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 30 December, 1929. Issue 45397, col D, p. 3.
  10. Bedford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/17. f. 17.
  11. Bedford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/17. f. 17.
  12. Bedford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/17. f. 17.