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{{CaptRN}} '''Jack Grant Bickford''', (12 June, 1897 – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} '''Jack Grant Bickford''', D.S.O. (12 June, 1897 – 1 September, 1940) served in the [[Royal Naval Reserve]] and the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Bickford transferred into the Navy from the [[Royal Naval Reserve]] on 25 March, 1915.
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Bickford was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 15 May, 1927.
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Bickford was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1932.
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Bickford was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1939.
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He was awarded his D.S.O. posthumously for action at Dunkirk, where he died in command of {{UK-Express|f=p}} when she struck a mine.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 15:24, 22 May 2020

Captain Jack Grant Bickford, D.S.O. (12 June, 1897 – 1 September, 1940) served in the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bickford transferred into the Navy from the Royal Naval Reserve on 25 March, 1915.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1919.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1927.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1932.

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1939.

He was awarded his D.S.O. posthumously for action at Dunkirk, where he died in command of H.M.S. Express when she struck a mine.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Geoffrey C. Fryer
Captain of H.M.S. Torrid
24 Mar, 1928
Succeeded by
Eric B. K. Stevens
Preceded by
David J. R. Simson
Captain of H.M.S. Wren
15 Aug, 1928[1]
Succeeded by
St. John A. Micklethwait
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Arrow
10 Oct, 1930[2]
Succeeded by
Reginald F. Morice
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Hotspur
Oct, 1936[3]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alan MacG. Sheffield
Captain of H.M.S. Acasta
28 May, 1939 – 25 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
Percy J. Oliver
Preceded by
Percy J. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Express
25 Aug, 1939 – 1 Sep, 1940
Succeeded by
David H. Maitland-Makgill-Crichton
Preceded by
Alfred J. L. Phillips
Captain (D), Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla
25 Aug, 1939 – 1 Sep, 1940
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 249.