Burnett, Robert Lindsay "Bob"

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1887 (Old Deer/Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
July 2nd, 1959 (Westminster/London, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Rank:
Commander
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1925
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Unit:
Convoy PQ 18, Merchant Navy
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1942
Action:
"For daring, skill and resolution in taking a Convoy to North Russia in the face of sustained and relentless attacks by enemy aircraft and submarines."
Details:
Operation EV
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear-Admiral
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1943
Action:
"For bravery and skill in Northern Waters."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Fleet, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1944
Action:
"For good services rendered in the pursuit and destruction of the Scharnhorst on the 26th December 1943."
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Action:
For valuable services rendered to the U.S.S.R.
Orden Suvorova 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1945
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vice-Admiral
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1946
Commander to the Venerable Order of Saint John (CStJ)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Action:
"For valuable services to the Royal Hellenic Navy during the war in Europe"
Details:
With swords
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Grand Commander
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1950
Details:
New Year '50 Honours
Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1950
Action:
For services rendered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in South Africa during the War.
Details:
Royal Degree No. 13 (19 March 1949)
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)

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