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Joe Pizey

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Hi signed up today to try and shed some light on my Grandfathers service in the Royal Navy during WW2. He was called Robert Hugh Pizey, the only info i have on him is a list of temporary sub-lieutenants (special branch) and things people that knew him have told me as he never liked to talk about the war whilst he was alive. I've been told that he was part of a mission in Malta and someone said they thought he was a member of the SBS. When i do any research myself lots of info comes up on 'Admiral Sir Charles Thomas Mark Pizey' but that isn't the relation i'm looking for. If anyone has any idea or can point me in the right direction to find more info i'd very much appreciate it. I'll link the list below as may help. Thanks

http://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/pageturner.cfm?id=93447630&mode=transcription
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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Has any member of your family got his medals or Service Certificate?

If not, first port of call is to obtain a copy of his records which will show his drafts and appointments, including dates, honours, decorations, promotion history, etc: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/overview

Not sure what evidence there is to indicate possible involvement within the SBS but hope "special branch" wasn't grounds for the link as that is unlikely unfortunately.

Do you know what branch of the service he joined or what specialist skills he acquired?

Hopefully a copy of his service record will help establish a foundation to conduct further research, particularly in relation to the appointment/draft dates & decorations (which may have been gazetted).

The only thing I'd caution is the fact that quite often, when someone doesn't talk much about their operational service it can either mean the experience was simply too harrowing to relate and maybe ultra top secret or simply that there was nothing of interest to relate.
 
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Nippit

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Hi signed up today to try and shed some light on my Grandfathers service in the Royal Navy during WW2. He was called Robert Hugh Pizey, the only info i have on him is a list of temporary sub-lieutenants (special branch) and things people that knew him have told me as he never liked to talk about the war whilst he was alive. I've been told that he was part of a mission in Malta and someone said they thought he was a member of the SBS. When i do any research myself lots of info comes up on 'Admiral Sir Charles Thomas Mark Pizey' but that isn't the relation i'm looking for. If anyone has any idea or can point me in the right direction to find more info i'd very much appreciate it. I'll link the list below as may help. Thanks

http://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/pageturner.cfm?id=93447630&mode=transcription
Tempy.Act. Lieut(Sp) Robert Hugh Pizey was listed on HMS Diadem in June 1945. Diadem served in the 10th Cruiser Squadron and was sold to Pakistan in 1956 and named Babur
He was stationed at HMS St Angelo, Malta in 1944and as a pink striped SP Officer and could have been doing anything from de-cyphering meteorology map making to taking photographs or translating- St Angelo had about 10 Sp Officers headed by a Lt Cmd Sp KA Beal RNVR.
A further look at the relevant navy list says he was Special Branch Cyber Staff .
 
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Hello,
I've just signed up today. I think your grand-father was briefly married to my mother. The marriage was annuled. They met when he was in Egypt just after the war. Let me know if you think I have the right person as there are not many Robert Hugh Pizey around. I have a copy of the divorce papers.
 

fishhead

War Hero
Hello,
I've just signed up today. I think your grand-father was briefly married to my mother. The marriage was annuled. They met when he was in Egypt just after the war. Let me know if you think I have the right person as there are not many Robert Hugh Pizey around. I have a copy of the divorce papers.
It doesn't look like @Joe Pizey has visited for 12 months. You may have to use the Private Message system to elicit a response.
 
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