King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

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

GRANT, John (1908-1996), Rear Admiral

Service biography
Midshipman, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 1926; Lt, HMS REVENGE 1930; HMS KENT, China Station 1932; HMS DAINTY, 1 Flotilla, Mediterranean 1932-1934; anti submarine course, RN College Greenwich 1935; specialised in anti submarine warfare 1935-1939; HMS BITTERN, 1 Anti Submarine Flotilla, Portland 1939; service in Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean, World War II 1939-1945; Staff Officer, Convoys, Rosyth 1940; commanded HMS BEVERLEY 1941-1942; Training Commander, HMS OSPREY 1942; HMS WESTERN ISLES 1942; commanded HMS PHILANTE 1943; HMS OSPREY 1944; commanded HMS OPPORTUNE, HMS FAME and HMS CRISPIN 1945-1947; Joint Services Staff College 1947; Executive Officer, HMS VERNON 1948; Deputy Director of Torpedo, Anti Submarine and Mine Warfare Div, Admiralty 1949-1951; commanded HMS CLEOPATRA 1952-1953; Imperial Defence College 1954; commanded HMS VERNON 1955-1957; on staff of Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence 1957-1959; Flag Officer commanding Reserve Fleet 1959-1960; retired 1960

Grant informed LHCMA in 1990 that he wrote an account of his branch of the Grant clan, including his cousin, Col John Duncan Grant, VC, which was incorporated in Baron Strathspey's book, A history of Clan Grant (Phillimore, Chichester, 1983). No reply to approach letter to family, 1996 No papers have been traced

Donald Patrick Trevor Grant of Grant, 6th Baron Strathspey, A history of Clan Grant (Phillimore, Chichester, 1983)

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