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Dick, Rear-Admiral Royer Mylius (1897-1991)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 DCK
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Dick, Rear-Admiral Royer Mylius (1897-1991)
Date(s): [1912-1991]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13 boxes
Name of creator(s): Dick | Royer Mylius | 1897-1991 | Rear-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dick entered the Royal Navy in 1914, following an education at both Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Naval Colleges. As a Midshipman, Dick saw action at the Battle of the Falklands, Jutland and at Archangel in North Russia. Dick was promoted to Lieutenant in 1918, Commander in 1933 and Captain in 1940, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station (Matapan), 1940-42. Then as Commodore, was Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Mediterranean Station, 1942-44. After the war, Dick served as the Captain of HMS Belfast, 1944-46, before taking several land-based positions, including Director, Tactical and Staff duties, Admiralty, 1947-48 and Chief of Staff to Flag Officer, Western Europe, 1948-50, before his promotion to Rear-Admiral. Dick was then Naval ADC to the King for one year, after which he served as Flag Officer, Training Squadron, 1951-52, before being offered the NATO post of Standing Group Liason Officer to North Atlantic Council, which he held for three years, before retiring in 1955.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Royer Mylius Dick, containing information on practically every aspect of Dick's career, from Royal Naval College to retirement and beyond. This is illustrated with letters, orders, reports, photographs, ephemera, etc, relating to different aspects of a varied career. Present in the collection are letters to Dick from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and President Eisenhower. There is also material relating to the preservation of HMS Belfast through the work of the HMS Belfast Trust and transcripts of a series of interviews with Dick, recorded at the National Maritime Museum in 1986.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Rear-Admiral Dick to the National Maritime Museum in 1991.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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