Cyril Ivan Horton, RN
|Born||6 Oct 1896|
Retired: 6 Oct 1946
Warship Commands listed for Cyril Ivan Horton, RN
|HMS Saltburn (J 58)||Cdr.||Minesweeper||28 Jul 1939||19 Sep 1939|
|HMS Vega (L 41)||Cdr.||Destroyer||19 Sep 1939||4 Aug 1940|
|HMS Protector (T 98)||A/Capt.||Netlayer||1 Oct 1944||26 Feb 1946|
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Destroyer HMS Vega (L 41)
27 May 1940
In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there. (1)
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