Geoffrey Barnard

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Vice-Admiral Geoffrey Barnard, C.B.E., D.S.O. (12 November, 1902 – 19 December, 1974) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Barnard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1924

Barnard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1932.

Barnard was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1935.

World War II

Barnard was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1942.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard S. Lovatt
Captain of H.M.S. Dainty
early 1935[Inference] – Sep, 1935[Inference]
Succeeded by
Richard S. Lovatt
Preceded by
George D. Belben
Captain of H.M.S. Daring
15 Sep, 1935[1]
Succeeded by
Sydney A. Cooper
Preceded by
Patrick V. McLaughlin
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Mediterranean Fleet
16 Dec, 1938[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Harold F. Nalder
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
Dec, 1943[3] – 20 Aug, 1945[4]
Succeeded by
Robert St. V. Sherbrooke
Preceded by
William G. Andrewes
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1956 – 1958
Succeeded by
David C. Cairns


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 228.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1941). pp. 1465-6.
  3. page on the ship.
  4. page on the ship.