A Good Naval O.B.E. Group covering both the First and Second World Wars.
WW2 OBE (Civil), WW1 British War and Victory Medals ,Commr F.R. Miles R.N.R; 1939-1945, Atlantic, Africa (North Africa 1942-43 bar), Defence Medal, BWM, 1935 Jubilee Medal and KGV Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (1918 hallmarks)
Frederick Robert Miles’s OBE was announced in the London Gazette dated 1st January 1942 as Master, Merchant Navy, Seedie’s Merchant Navy List has the award for service in command of MV Highland Princess.
His RNR RD was announced in the London Gazette dated 14th May 1918.
He was born in France in 1879, attended HM Schoolship Conway 1893-96, RNR appointed Mid 13th August 1896,
S/Lt 25th March 1903,
Lt 19th January 1906,
Lt Cdr 19th January 1914,
Cmr 31st December 1919,
Capt 30th June 1927,
ADC to King 16th April 1934 (honourary apt),
He joined Triender-Anderson & Co as an apprentice, first sailing as Mate was Caraquet 1913, from 1916 he served on AMC Avoca,
Follow this link for details on the Avoca during WW1
His first command was Somme in 1922,
1936-37 he was in command of the cruise ship Atlantis,
WW2 he was in command of Highland Princess which was attacked in error by the French submarine Pascal in Jan 1940.
The Highland Princess was also damaged by a German bomb while in dock in Liverpool 12th September 1940,
his last command was Almanzora 1941-43
With a file containing original and copied photos, Ken Shoesmith postcards, copied LGs, service history, letters, Captains Registers of Lloyds, WW2 convoy details etc.
Condition – GVF, mounted for display