Sir Geoffrey John Audley Miles, RN

Born  2 May 1890Chelsea, London, England
Died  31 Dec 1986(96)Holyport, Windsor and Maidenhead, England


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Ranks

15 May 1906 Mid.
15 Sep 1909 S.Lt.
15 Jun 1911 Lt.
15 Jun 1919 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1924 Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Capt.
8 Jul 1941 Rear-Admiral
9 Mar 1944 Vice-Admiral
4 Jan 1948 Admiral

Retired: 15 Apr 1948


Decorations

11 Jun 1942 CB
14 Jun 1945 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey John Audley Miles, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Nelson (28)Capt.Battleship19 Jul 193914 Jun 1941

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS Nelson (28)


30 Oct 1939
U-56 (Zahn) attacked the Home Fleet and hit HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN) with torpedoes which failed to explode.

28 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1415A/28 the battleship HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN, flying the flag of A/Adm. J.C. Tovey, CB, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN) departed Scapa Flow to patrol to the east of the Iceland Faroes passage.

They were to be joined the next day, around 1230A/29, by the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) which was already on patrol. (1)

31 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 1230A/31, HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN, flying the flag of A/Adm. J.C. Tovey, CB, DSO, RN), HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN) and HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Wright, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow from patrol.

HMS Edinburgh (Capt. C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN) arrived a little earlier, around 1100A/31. (1)

12 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the afternoon and evening, HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN, flying the flag of A/Adm. J.C. Tovey, KCB, DSO, RN), conducted 6" gunnery exercises off Scapa Flow. One of the destroyers which escorted her was HMAS Nestor (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/122130 + ADM 53/112867 + ADM 199/361 + ADM 199/376
  2. ADM 53/114760 + War diary of HMAS Nestor for March 1941

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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