Ruck-Keene, Philip

Date of birth:
November 7th, 1897 (Copford/Essex, United States)
Date of death:
May 28th, 1977 (Tavistock Hospital/Devonshire, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
H.M.S. Medway (F 25), 1st Submarine Flotilla, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
H.M.S. Medway (F 25), 1st Submarine Flotilla, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1943
Action:
For gallantry and leadership in attacking enemy supply bases in the Mediterranean.
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
H.M.S. Formidable (67), 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Iceberg
Action:
For good results while commanding air strikes against enemy positions on Okinawa on 3 April 1945.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1946
Action:
"For distinguished service to the Allied Cause throughout the war."
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Action:
"For valuable services to the Royal Hellenic Navy during the war in Europe"
Details:
With swords
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Commander
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1948
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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