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James Alfred Davidson

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James Alfred Davidson OBE (22 March 1921 – May 2004) was a British naval commander and diplomat. After serving during the Second World War, he joined the Commonwealth Relations Office where he held several posts in Cambodia, Brunei, Bangladesh and the British Virgin Islands. Biography Early life Davidson was born in 1921 and was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Christ's Hospital, then at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. His first posting, as a midshipman, was to , but in 1942 he was transferred to the destroyer . In 1943 he was appointed first lieutenant of the frigate . A year later, in February 1944, at the age of just 21, Davidson took temporary command of the ship. Davidson joined a few months later, an Eastern Fleet destroyer which took part in the Battle of Penang. He trained to be a pilot and later served as executive officer and first lieutenant on . Diplomatic career In 1951 he was posted as naval liais
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