Bartosik, Czeslaw Jozef "Joe"

    Date of birth:
    July 20th, 1917 (Topola Wielka/Wielkopolskie, Kingdom of Poland)
    Date of death:
    January 14th, 2008 (United Kingdom)
    Nationality:
    Polish

    Biography

    Promotions:
    1941: First Lieutenant
    1942: Flag Lieutenant
    1944: Captain
    ?: Major (Polish Resettlement Corps)
    June 1952: Commander (Royal Navy)
    1957: Captain (Royal Navy)
    1966: Rear Admiral (Ryal Navy)

    Career (Polish Navy):
    1935-1938: Naval officer cadet school in Torun;
    1939: Watchkeeper schooner ORP Iskra
    1940: Ship base ORP Gdynia
    1940: Second Gunnery Officer ORP Blyskawica
    1941: Gunnery Officer ORP Garland;
    1943: Gunnery Officer Blyskawica;
    1945: Gunnery Officer ORP Conrad;
    Career (Royal Navy):
    1948-1949: HMS Anson & Vanguard
    1950-1951: HMS Seavaig
    1953-1954: Deputy Director of Operational Division of the British Admiralty
    1955-1956: Commanding Officer HMS Comus
    1957-1959: Deputy Director of Operational Division of the British Admiralty
    1959-1960: Commanding Officer 5th Frigate Squadron
    1961-1963: Commanding Officer, Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose
    1963-1966: Commanding Officer HMS London
    1966-1968: Head of Operational Division of the British Admiralty

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant
    Unit:
    O.R.P. Garland, Polish Navy
    Awarded on:
    March 11th, 1943
    Details:
    Admiralty Fleet Order *1032. (H. & A. 910/42.11.3.1943.)
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Rank:
    Rear-Admiral
    Unit:
    Operational Division, British Admiralty, Royal Navy
    Awarded on:
    June 8th, 1968
    Details:
    HM Birthday Honours
    Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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