King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
CROMBIE, John Harvey-Forbes (1900-1972), Rear Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1913; HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS OAK, World War I 1914-1918; qualified in signals 1924; World War II 1939-1945; HMS REPULSE 1939-1941; HMS BRAMBLE, Senior Officer, Minesweepers, White Sea, North Russia 1941-1943; attached to Operations Div, Admiralty, for liaison duties with Fighter Command 1942; Director of Minesweeping, Admiralty 1943-1946; in charge of HMS VENGEANCE 1946-1948; HMS MERCURY, Naval Signal School 1948-1950; Flag Officer, Scotland and Adm Superintendent Rosyth 1951-1953

Papers
No reply to approach letter to family, 1972 No papers have been traced

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