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Commodore George Raymond Davis-Goff (24 September 1905 – 30 May 1987) was a senior officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Born in 1905, he joined the precursor to the RNZN, the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy as a boy seaman in 1921. By 1941, he had been commissioned as an officer, the first New Zealander to be promoted from the ranks in the Royal Navy. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his services during the latter stages of the Second World War, where he served aboard firstly HMNZS Leander and then HMNZS Gambia in the Pacific. He later commanded a RNZN frigate during the Korean War. He finished his military career in 1959 with the rank of commodore. He died in 1987 as a result of an accident at his home in Auckland.

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  • Commodore George Raymond Davis-Goff (24 September 1905 – 30 May 1987) was a senior officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Born in 1905, he joined the precursor to the RNZN, the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy as a boy seaman in 1921. By 1941, he had been commissioned as an officer, the first New Zealander to be promoted from the ranks in the Royal Navy. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his services during the latter stages of the Second World War, where he served aboard firstly HMNZS Leander and then HMNZS Gambia in the Pacific. He later commanded a RNZN frigate during the Korean War. He finished his military career in 1959 with the rank of commodore. He died in 1987 as a result of an accident at his home in Auckland.
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  • Commodore George Raymond Davis-Goff (24 September 1905 – 30 May 1987) was a senior officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Born in 1905, he joined the precursor to the RNZN, the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy as a boy seaman in 1921. By 1941, he had been commissioned as an officer, the first New Zealander to be promoted from the ranks in the Royal Navy. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his services during the latter stages of the Second World War, where he served aboard firstly HMNZS Leander and then HMNZS Gambia in the Pacific. He later commanded a RNZN frigate during the Korean War. He finished his military career in 1959 with the rank of commodore. He died in 1987 as a result of an accident at his home in Auckland.
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