41 relations: Bob Whinney, British Armed Forces, British Army, Charles Lightoller, Commonwealth of Nations, Distinguished Service Medal (United Kingdom), Distinguished Service Order, Flying ace, Geoffrey John Kirkby, George James Macdonald, Guinness World Records, Jack Scatchard, Lieutenant commander, Medal bar, Merchant Navy (United Kingdom), Military awards and decorations, Military Cross, Norman Morley, Orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms, Patrick Bayly, Peter Piper (Royal Navy officer), Richard Minifie, RMS Titanic, Robert Atkinson (businessman), Robert Peverell Hichens, Royal Air Force, Royal cypher, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Red Cross, Skule Storheill, Stanley Orr, Thomas Le Mesurier (RAF officer), Vice admiral, Victoria Cross, World War I, World War II.
Captain Reginald Fife "Bob" Whinney DSC & Two Bars (8 February 1909 – 1992) was a Royal Navy officer who specialised in anti-submarine warfare during World War II.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
Charles Herbert Lightoller, (30 March 1874 – 8 December 1952) was the second officer on board the and a decorated Royal Navy officer.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
Until 1993, the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Navy and members of the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, up to and including the rank of Chief Petty Officer, for bravery and resourcefulness on active service at sea.
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
Captain Geoffrey John Kirkby CBE, DSC & Two Bars (26 August 1918 – 24 October 1998) was an officer in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving mainly at sea in small ships.
George James Macdonald & Two Bars (30 September 1921 – 22 January 1982) was a New Zealand naval officer, civil engineer and inventor.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Vice Admiral Jack Percival Scatchard & Two Bars (5 September 1910 – 22 June 2001) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy.
Lieutenant commander (also hyphenated lieutenant-commander and abbreviated LCdr, LCdr. or LCDR) is a commissioned officer rank in many navies.
A medal bar or medal clasp is a thin metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration, civil decoration, or other medal.
The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and comprises the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews.
A military decoration is an award, usually a medal of some sort that consists of a ribbon and medallion given to an individual as a distinctively designed mark of honor denoting heroism, or meritorious or outstanding service or achievement.
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and used to be awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
Commander Norman Eyre Morley (6 January 1899 – 21 September 1989) was a British Naval Reserve officer who served in both World Wars, becoming the most decorated reserve officer in the Royal Navy, and the only person to have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross four times.
This article concerns the orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms awarded by the sovereign in right of each nation.
Vice Admiral Sir Patrick Uniacke Bayly & Two Bars (4 August 1914 – 1 May 1998) was a Royal Navy officer who became President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
Captain Aston Dalzell Piper, (19 April 1913 – 8 November 1995), known as Peter Piper, was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve in the Second World War.
Richard Pearman Minifie, (2 February 1898 – 31 March 1969) was an Australian fighter pilot and flying ace of the First World War.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
Sir Robert Atkinson, (7 March 1916 – 25 January 2015) was a British businessman and decorated Royal Navy officer.
Lieutenant Commander Robert Peverell Hichens, (2 March 1909 – 13 April 1943) was the most highly decorated officer of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), being awarded two Distinguished Service Orders, three Distinguished Service Crosses and three Mentions in Despatches.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
In modern heraldry, a royal cypher is a monogram-like device of a country's reigning sovereign, typically consisting of the initials of the monarch's name and title, sometimes interwoven and often surmounted by a crown.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is a civilian-manned fleet owned by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, whose purpose is to support the Royal Navy to maintain operations around the world.
The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914Admiralty Circular CW.13963/14, 1 July 1914: "Royal Naval Air Service – Organisation" to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world.
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN; Maori: Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, "Warriors of the Sea of New Zealand") is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. The fleet currently consists of ten ships and eight naval helicopters.
The Royal Norwegian Navy (Norwegian: Sjøforsvaret, "the naval defence (forces)") is the branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for naval operations of the state of Norway.
The Royal Red Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for exceptional services in military nursing.
Skule Valentin Storheill (17 August 1907–25 November 1992) was a Norwegian naval officer who reached prominence in World War II while serving aboard Norwegian warships within the Royal Navy, and received Norway's highest military decoration, the War Cross with Sword.
Stanley Gordon Orr, (28 September 1916 – 11 August 2003) was the highest scoring fighter ace of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
Captain Thomas Frederick Le Mesurier DSC & Two Bars (6 February 1897 – 26 May 1918) was a British flying ace of the First World War credited with seven aerial victories.
Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Conspicuous Service Cross (UK), Conspicuous Service Cross (United Kingdom), Distinguished Service Cross (UK), Distinguished Service Cross (Untied Kingdom), Distinguished Service Cross and Bar (United KIngdom), Distinguished Service Cross and Bar (United Kingdom), Distinguished Service Cross and Two Bars (United Kingdom), Distinguished Service Cross and two Bars (United Kingdom).