|Sir Richard Onslow|
KCB DSO*** DL
|Died||December 16, 1975|
|Years of service||1918 - 1962|
4th Destroyer Flotilla
World War I|
World War II
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Distinguished Service Order & Three Bars
He served in World War II becoming Captain of the destroyer HMS Ashanti in 1941 in the role of defending Russian convoys. He took over the anti-submarine training establishment HMS Osprey in 1943 and went on to be Captain of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla in 1944 in which capacity he earned the third of his three bars to his DSO.
After the War he became Senior Naval Officer in Northern Ireland and then, from 1948, Director of the Tactical Division at the Admiralty. After taking command of the training ship HMS Devonshire in 1951 he became Naval Secretary in 1952. He was made Flag Officer (Flotillas) for the Home Fleet in 1955 and Flag Officer commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1956. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1958. He retired in 1962.
In 1932 he married Kathleen Meriel Taylor; they had two sons.
- Obituary: Admiral Sir Richard Onslow The Times, December 1975
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "No. 36771". 27 October 1944. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36771/page/
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