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

OLIVER, Sir Geoffrey Nigel (1898-1980), Vice Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1915; World War I 1915-1918; HMS DREADNOUGHT 1916; HMS RENOWN 1917-1920; specialised in gunnery 1923; HMS CARLISLE, China Station, East Indies 1925-1927; HMS RODNEY 1930-1932; commanded HMS DIANA And HMS VETERAN, 1 Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean 1934-1936; World War II 1939-1945; commanded HMS HERMIONE, Western Mediterranean, Malta, Madagascar and Eastern Mediterranean 1940-1942; Senior Officer, Inshore Sqn, North Africa 1942-1943; commanded British Assault Force, Salerno, Italy 1943; commanded Force 'J', Assault Force, Normandy, France 1944; commanded 21 Aircraft Carrier Sqn 1944-1945; Sea Lord and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff 1947-1948; President of RN College Greenwich 1948-1950; Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station 1950-1952; Commander-in-Chief, The Nore, Home Fleet 1953-1955; retired 1955



Index terms
PLACES home waters 1953-1955

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