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Dick, Royer Mylius

Date of birth:
October 14th, 1897
Date of death:
April 23rd, 1991
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Lieutenant
Unit:
River Gunboat "Razlyff", Royal Navy
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1918
"In command of the River Gunboat "Razlyff" during the Dwina operations, he saved a number of boats and a barge from falling into the enemy's hands, the ship being repeatedly fired on. In the Tchamova operations he handled his ship with conspicuous success."
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commodore (Second Class)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
"For skill and judgment in the organisation of the landing of the Allied Forces in North Africa."
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commodore (First Class)
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1943
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1951
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1957
Commander to the Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ)

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