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Sir Rhoderick Mcgrigor, British naval officer. Decorated Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, Distinguished Service Order. Served European war, 1914-1918.

Background

Mcgrigor, Sir Rhoderick was born on April 12, 1893 in York, England. Son of Major General C.R.R. McGrigor and Ada (Bower) Mcgrigor.

Education

Student Royal Naval Colls. Osborne, Dartmouth, 1906-1909. Doctor of Laws, St. Andrews U., 1953, Aberdeen U., 1955.

Career

Served European war, 1914-1918. Participated Dardanelles Campaign, Battle of Jutland. Captain 4th Destroyer Flotilla, 1936-1938.

Chief staff, Commander in Chief China, 1939. Commander His Majesty’s Ship Renown, Malta convoys. Operations Mediterranean and Atlantic, 1941.

Lord Commissioner Admiralty, assistant chief naval staff, 1941-1943. Commander naval forces at capture Pantellaria, Invasion of Sicily, flag officer Sicily, Taranto, Adriatic, 1943. Commander 1st Cruiser Squadron Home Fleet Aircraft Carriers, Norwegian Coast and Russian convoys, 1944-1945.

Lord Commissioner Admiralty, vice chief naval staff, 1945-1947. Commander in chief Home Fleet, 1948-1950, Plymouth, 1950-1951. Lord Commissioner Admiralty, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, 1951-1955.

Now Admiral of the Fleet. Lord rector Aberdeen U., 1954-1957.

Membership

Served European war, 1914-1918.

Connections

Married Gwendoline Glyn Greville, 1931. Children: John, Andrew.

father:
Major General C.R.R. McGrigor Mcgrigor

mother:
Ada (Bower) Mcgrigor

spouse:
Gwendoline Glyn Greville

children:
John Mcgrigor

Andrew Mcgrigor