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Old 06-04-2010, 18:27
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Hello dear Sirs!:
My question is about to find information about the Rear-Admiral Ralph Leatham,he was commandant of the Eastern Fleet of the Royal Navy during 1940-41.He led his warships against the Italian Fleet based in the Red Sea and in Mogadishu and Kismayu port.I know the main destinations of the Admiral Leatham but I dont know diferents aspects of his personal life.If anybody knows aspects of the life of the Admiral Leatham perhaps he can put here this information.

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Old 06-04-2010, 18:54
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Here's some items published in The Times Newspaper at the time

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Old 06-04-2010, 19:07
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Ralph Leatham
born 3 March 1888 Hemsworth Hall, Yorkshire
died 10 March 1954
Entered Navy 1900 as a cadet at Dartmouth
Midshipman 1902 -05 HMS Implacable
Sub Lieutenant & Lieutenant 1906 - HMS Ouse and HMS Cornwall
1909 - 10 specialised as a torpedo officer
1910-11 HMS Vernon and Defiance
1913 - 14 HMS Carnarvon
1915 Vernon
1916 HMS Renown
1917 promoted Commander
1918-21 Admiralty
1922-23 Fleet torpedo officer
1923-24 executive officer HMS Curacoa
1924 promoted Captain
1925-26 Admiralty
1929 - 30 Commanding officer HMS Yarmouth then HMS Durban
1931-33 RN naval college
1934-35 Commanding officer HMS Ramillies then Valiant
1936 promoted Rear Admiral
1937 at Portsmouth
1938 1st battle squadron (flag on HMS Malaya)
1939 - Commander in Chief East Indies
1942 - Flag officer Malta
1943 promoted Admiral
1945 - Commander in Chief Plymouth
1946 retired from navy
served as Governor of Bermuda 1946 - 49

Married in 1910 to Enid Birks; one son, one daughter
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Old 07-04-2010, 18:02
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Very dears Dave and Navalis,hello!:
Very much thanks for your wonderful help for to complet important information about the Rear-Admiral Ralph Leatham.Wholehearted thanks for your exceptional help dear friend Dave.Now I can to complet my study of the naval operations in the Red Sea between the British and Italians fleets 1940-41.


Dave and Navalis one great salute from Ciudad Real,your historian Spanish friend:


Pedro Ruz
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Old 09-04-2010, 18:21
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Dear Sirs,hello!:
Has anybody some photograph of the Rear-Admiral Ralph Leatham,I would like to have a photograph of this British admiral when he led the naval operations against the Regia Marina in the Red Sea and Aden Gulf mainly.Much thanks Sirs.

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Old 18-05-2010, 18:24
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Dear Sirs,hello!:
My question is about this following theme,I would like to know if the Admiral Leatham was a clever an very good student and if he liked read books very much (history,literature,philosophy,etc).I would like to know aspects about the system of studies in the Naval Academy of the Royal Navy when Ralph Leatham,Andrew Cunningham studied.For exemple for to enter in the Naval Academy was necessary to have studies of bachelor got in the institute?.I have read that Cunningham and Leatham entered in the Royal Navy as midshipman with 14 or 15 years,is certain this fact?,then they hadnt bachelor,really this is difficult for to understand for me.I believe that they went to study to one Academy in which they studied the bachelor (Mathematics,Physics,Chemistry,History,Geography,F oreing language as French,Spanish,English language,literature,history of art,Latin,etc).I would like to know the system of studies in the academy of the Royal Navy.

I give very much importance to the studies of the different sciences because the study of the science are useful for to walk in the right way in the life,the studies help us to open our mind to the wisdom.


One salute from Ciudad Real,yours:

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Old 18-05-2010, 19:18
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Pedro,

To possibly see Leatham's academic qualifications you would need to consult his naval service record, available from The National Archives for a fee:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d...esultcount =1

Leatham entered the training ship "Britannia" in September, 1900, at the age of 14. He was a Naval Cadet when he joined. A cadet was rated Midshipman after he left the training ship - if he did well there he became a Midshipman immediately.

British naval officers did not study a degree, although when studying for the rank of Lieutenant they were taught at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, which could be regarded as the Royal Navy's school of higher education. Leatham, for example, took the advanced course in torpedo study, where he would have been taught science at a university level.

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Old 19-05-2010, 17:55
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Dear Simon,hello!:
Very much thanks for your answer and your link.When Ralph Leatham entered in the Royal Navy as cadet that time was other time.The system of studies in Sandhurst were different of the Royal Navy?,I know that for to enter in Sandhurst in the starting of S. XX the aspirant to cadet had to have the bachelor because in Sandhurst the level of the studies was the same in the university.Perhaps the explication why the cadets of the Royal Navy entered soo young is in the need of the great and wide knowledge of the seas and oceans,Englad is a great island and She depends for to live the seas for to import and export products for their industries,towns,food,raw materials,etc.

Dear friend Simon much thanks for your fast and interesting post.Yours:

Pedro
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Old 19-05-2010, 18:14
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Pedro

Information on Sir Ralph Leatham together with some small photos can be found here....(Scroll down the page)

http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RN_officersL.html


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Old 20-05-2010, 17:35
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Dear friend John,hello!:
Much thanks for your link,it is very interesting.I know this pag. because I used for to know dates about the Leutennan-General Sir William Platt,"The Kaid",the commander in chief of the British forces in Sudan between 1940-41.Notwithstanding very much thanks dear John for to put this pag. here,this page is very goog as contained a great information about the British admirals and generals during the Second World War.

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Old 21-05-2010, 15:30
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Dear friend John,hello!:
Much thanks for your link,it is very interesting.I know this pag. because I used for to know dates about the Leutennan-General Sir William Platt,"The Kaid",the commander in chief of the British forces in Sudan between 1940-41.Notwithstanding very much thanks dear John for to put this pag. here,this page is very goog as contained a great information about the British admirals and generals during the Second World War.

Best regards:
Pedro
You are very welcome Pedro!


Regards John
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