Leslie Swain Saunders

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Captain Leslie Swain Saunders, D.S.O. (27 June, 1896 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Saunders joined the navy as part of a special emergency term taken into the Training Establishment in September 1914 and was swiftly appointed to Marlborough on New Year's Day, 1915.

Saunders was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with a seniority of 15 September, later adjusted to 15 April, 1918.

Saunders was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1926.

Saunders was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1932.

Saunders was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1937.

World War II

Saunders was placed on the Retired List on 8 January, 1947.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cyril A. H. Brooking
Fleet Signal Officer, Atlantic Fleet
27 May, 1930[1]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Escapade
3 Sep, 1934[2]
Succeeded by
George V. B. Faulkner
Preceded by
Francis C. Flynn
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
26 Jan, 1940 – 1 May, 1940
Succeeded by
John A. S. Eccles
Preceded by
Peter Dawnay
Captain of H.M.S. Liverpool
4 Jul, 1945 – 29 Dec, 1946
Succeeded by
Kenneth Mackintosh


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 254.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 238.