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

ROBSON, Sir (William) Geoffrey (Arthur) (1902-1989), Vice Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1915; World War I 1915-1918; Midshipman, HMS MALAYA 1918; service in destroyers 1922-1937; Cdr, HMS ROWENA 1934; HMS WREN 1935-1936; RN staff course 1937; RAF staff course 1938; World War II 1939-1945; Cdr, HMS KANDAHAR 1939-1941; combined operations 1942-1943; commanding 26 Destroyer Flotilla, HMS HARDY 1944; Capt of Coastal Forces (Nore) 1945; commanding HMS SUPERB 1945-1947; HMS GANGES 1948-1950; President of Admiralty Interview Board 1950-1951; Flag Officer (Flotillas), Home Fleet 1951-1953; Flag Officer, Scotland 1952-1956; Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic 1956-1958; retired 1958; Lt Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey 1958-1960

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Copy of memoirs - 'My Naval Life' (Ref: RBSN); IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: Memoirs relating to his career 1915-1958; photograph of HMS KANDAHAR towing captured Italian submarine, c 1940; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: The papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include personal correspondence with Robson 1955-1956 (ref: MB1/I162)


Index terms
SUBJECTS underwater warfare 1940

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