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Captain Geoffrey Charles Candy, O.B.E., R.N., Retired (18 May, 1883 – 14 January, 1935) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bombay and raised by his mother, Candy underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to Britannia's term of August, 1897, his 1630 marks placing him first among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

Candy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1904.[2]

Candy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1912.

Candy came to specialise in wireless telegraphy. On 10 February, 1913 he was appointed to Hercules as torpedo officer and for W/T on the staff of Vice-Admiral, Second Battle Squadron. He moved over to King George V on transfer of flag and Candy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916. On 18 January, 1917, he left his seaborne post for Vernon, eventually winding up at the Director of Torpedoes and Mining where his work with radio continued.

Post-War

Candy was appointed in command of the destroyer Truant on 1 May, 1919.[3]

Candy was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 20 May, 1926.

Candy was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 18 May, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Albert P. Addison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 110
17 Nov, 1903[4] – 5 Sep, 1904
Succeeded by
Charles R. Blane
Preceded by
?
Squadron W/T Officer, Second Battle Squadron
12 Feb, 1913[5]
Succeeded by
John P. Money
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Truant
1 May, 1919[6] – 1 Jun, 1921
Succeeded by
Edward C. Watson
Preceded by
Vincent B. Cardwell
Captain of H.M.S. Heather
1 Aug, 1921 – 30 Jun, 1922
Succeeded by
George L. Massey

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 877.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 391.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 335.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 877.