George Bodley Kingdon, RN
|Birth details unknown|
|Died ||1 Aug 1940||Killed in an air crash|
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|1 Jan 1929||S.Lt.|
|1 Oct 1930||Lt.|
|1 Oct 1938||Lt.Cdr.|
Warship Commands listed for George Bodley Kingdon, RN
|HMS Boadicea (H 65)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||16 Dec 1938||mid 1940|
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21 Nov 1939
Around 2100 hours the British destroyers
HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, RN with Capt. G.E. Creasy, MVO, RN aboard), HMS Gipsy (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Crossley, RN), HMS Keith (Cdr. H.T.W. Pawsey, OBE, RN), HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Kingdon, RN) and the Polish destroyer Grom (Lt.Cdr. A. Hulewicz, ORP) were ordered to leave Harwich and establish a patrol in the North Sea. Shortly before that, a German He 59 seaplane dropped two magnetic mines nearby, but there was no time for searching. HMS Gipsy hit one of those mines which tore her into two pieces. Most of the survivors were picked up by HMS Griffin and HMS Keith.
6 Feb 1940
HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Kingdon, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) sail from Boulogne with the Prime Minister, War cabinet and Chief of Staff for Dover.