Lt Cdr. (E) 31.08.39 to end April 1940.At the 2nd Battle of Narvik – praised in the Captain’s report. He won the DSC at Narvik & was Mentioned in Despatches for his service on HMS Warspite. ( London Gazette 34885 28 June 1940)Engineer in Chief, Bath 1957, Director of Marine Engineering Admiralty 1958-1961. Retired a Rear Admiral. Walter Lane (1909-1988) Rear Admiral, CB, DSC.M.I Mech. E, M.I Mar. E. Son of Walter Herbert Lane, and Blanche Gertrude Adams, of Portsmouth, and Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Born 7.2.1909 and died 24.5.1988 in Winchester.Married 15 August 1931) Gladys Anne Littlecott (1908-1991), daughter of Edwin Littlecott, of Southsea; one son Richard Lane. (Ealing London 2015)Midshipman 15.09.1926S.Lt. 01.01.1929Lt. 01.11.1930 Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.11.1938Cdr. (E) 30.06.1942Capt. (E) 31.12.1950R Adm 23.09.1957 (retd 20.01.1961)CB 01.01.1960New Year 60 [investiture 23.02.60]28.06.1940 DSC2nd Battle of Narvik [investiture 17.11.42]MID 03.02.1942Battle of Cape MatapanEducation: RN Engineering College & RN College 1924 joined RN as an artificer apprentice at HMS Fishguard 1926RNEC as a Midshipman apprentice (E)HMS BarhamHMS Valiant 1933Advanced Engineering course Greenwich –won Admiralty PrizeHMS MALAYA 1934HMS Hermes – Senior Engineer 1936Engineer – in Chiefs Department 31.08.1939 (04) 1940HMS Cossack (destroyer) (DSC) 27.05.1940HMS Warspite (battleship) (despatches) no appointment listed 19.10.1942an Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President] 1943Commander to E-in-C BathChatham dockyard –Assistant manager – design and development of the ASRI engine 1948Director of Studies at the Royal Naval Engineering College Manadon 1950 Promoted to Captain serving with E.A.P. Mar 52SEO( Flotillas) Mar 54Assistant E-in-C Technical Admiralty Bath—nuclear propulsion 1957Deputy Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President] (Flag Rank) 01.10.195801.10.1958Director of Marine Engineering, Admiralty [HMS President] (CB) 1961 FIMechE, MIMarE.