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

PRESTON, Sir Lionel George (1875-1971), Admiral

Service biography
HMS BRITANNIA 1888; HMS ROSARIO, Boxer Rebellion, China 1900; World War I 1914-1918; commanded Grand Fleet Minesweeping Flotilla 1914-1917; Director of Minesweeping Div, Admiralty 1917-1919; in charge of clearance of mines in British waters 1918-1919; commanded patrol, minesweeping training and fishing protection flotilla 1919-1920; Commanding Officer RN Signal School, Portsmouth 1920-1922; commanding aircraft carrier HMS EAGLE 1923-1925; commanded 3 Light Cruiser Sqn 1926-1928; Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport 1930-1932; Commandant, Imperial Defence College 1933-1934; retired 1935; World War II 1939-1945; Advisor on minesweeping 1940; Director of Small Vessels Pool 1940-1945; in charge of provision of small craft for evacuation of Dunkirk 1940; retired again 1945

Preston informed the Imperial War Museum in 1970 that he had no papers

Sea and river painters of the Netherlands in the seventeenth century (Oxford University Press, 1937)

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