Iwan Geoffrey Raikes DSC, RN

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Ranks

 Cdr.
16 Feb 1941 S.Lt.
1 May 1942 Lt.
1 May 1950 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1960 Capt.
7 Jan 1970 Rear-Admiral
24 Apr 1973 Vice-Admiral

Decorations

20 Jul 1943 DSC
10 Jun 1967 CBE
1 Jan 1976 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Iwan Geoffrey Raikes, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine15 Sep 194313 Oct 1943
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine22 Oct 1943Feb 1944
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine15 Mar 194428 Mar 1944
HMS Varne (P 81)Lt.Submarine30 Mar 19443 Aug 1945
HMS Virtue (P 75)Lt.Submarine3 Aug 1945

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Submarine HMS H 43 (N 43)


30 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed, HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN), conducted post-refit trials off Blyth. (1)

1 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted post-refit trials off Blyth. (2)

4 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (2)

6 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (2)

7 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (2)

8 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (2)

12 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Riskato (Skr. D. Baxter, RNR). (2)

13 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (2)

22 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. C.A.J. Nicoll, RN) arrived at Rothesay. Lt. Raikes then resumed command of HMS H 43. (2)

24 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises H 43 proceeded to Campbeltown. (2)

25 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

26 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

27 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

28 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

29 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

30 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

1 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

2 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

3 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

6 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay where she was immediately docked. (3)

13 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) is undocked. (3)

15 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

17 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

18 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

19 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

21 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

22 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

23 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

25 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

26 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

27 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

28 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

1 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

2 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

3 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

5 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

9 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

10 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

11 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (5)

14 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She is escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (5)

15 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Londonderry. (5)

18 Dec 1943
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

22 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

23 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

24 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

25 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

30 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (5)

1 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

9 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

15 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

19 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

22 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

23 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

24 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

27 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

30 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

8 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

12 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

13 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (7)

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. (7)

19 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (7)

15 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. After these exercises were completed Lt. Raikes resumed command of HMS H 43. (8)

16 Mar 1944
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

19 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

20 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

21 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

23 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

24 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

25 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

27 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)

28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (8)


Submarine HMS Varne (P 81)


15 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from the Tyne to Blyth. (9)

17 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Blyth. (9)

20 Jul 1944
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Blyth. (9)

21 Jul 1944
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Blyth. (9)

22 Jul 1944
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Blyth. (9)

24 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Blyth to Dundee. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR). (9)

25 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) until 2045 hours when she joined HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) and her escort HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) for onward passage. (9)

27 Jul 1944
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (9)

29 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she was commissioned at Holy Loch. (9)

30 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

31 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

1 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

2 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

4 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh. (10)

5 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar where she was to conduct her torpedo discharge trials. (10)

6 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (10)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (10)

8 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (10)

9 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted log trials in the Clyde area. (10)

13 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (10)

15 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises on the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (10)

16 Aug 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (10)

17 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

18 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area including night exercises. (10)

19 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she returned to Holy Loch. (10)

21 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) proceeded to the Campbeltown area. There she conducted RD/F exercises with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR). Upon completion of these HMS Varne went to Campbeltown. (10)

22 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Holy Loch. (10)

24 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

26 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (10)

28 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (10)

29 Aug 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (10)

30 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (10)

4 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. She also conducted a practice attack. (11)

5 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (11)

6 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (11)

7 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. She also served as target for HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) during her attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (11)

9 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (11)

11 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (11)

13 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (11)

15 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (11)

17 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (11)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (11)

20 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

21 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (11)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included night exercises. (11)

26 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (11)

27 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included night exercises. (11)

28 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included night exercises. (11)

29 Sep 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (11)

1 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

7 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (12)

10 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (12)

14 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (12)

15 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (12)

17 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (12)

19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (12)

23 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) is undocked and then conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (12)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (12)

28 Oct 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS Varne during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

29 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) made rendez-vous with HMS Seadog and her escort HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) for onward passage northwards. (13)

31 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0645 hours, HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) parted company with HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) and proceeded to her patrol area. (13)

11 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Holy Loch. (13)

22 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

27 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Fishguard. (14)

28 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (14)

6 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (15)

9 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (15)

15 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted radar trials off Fishguard. (15)

16 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted radar trials off Fishguard. (15)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted radar trials off Fishguard. (15)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (15)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted radar trials off Fishguard. (15)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted radar trials off Fishguard. (15)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (15)

28 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with HMCS Algoma (T/Lt. J.N. Finlayson, RCNVR). (15)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with HMCS Algoma (T/Lt. J.N. Finlayson, RCNVR). (15)

2 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (16)

20 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) and HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) both departed Fishguard for Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (16)

22 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (16)

28 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (16)

7 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Ardrossan where she is to undergo repairs. (17)

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) is docked at Ardrossan. (18)

12 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) is undocked. (18)

24 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Holy Loch, en-route exercises were carried out. (18)

26 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh. (18)

27 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (18)

28 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Lerwick. Passage to Lerwick was made together with HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Totem (Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (19)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (19)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skudesnes-Obrestadt area.

For the daily positions of HMS Varne during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

13 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived in her patrol area. (13)

18 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 0341 hours, HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN), was illuminated by friendly destroyers that were operating in the area. HMS Varne was out of position and did not identify herself before crash diving. She was lucky not to be depth charged.

The friendly destroyers encountered were HMS Scorpion (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, DSC, RN), HMS Savage (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Malins, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. C.G.H. Brown, DSC, RN) and HMS Zambesi (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Palmer, RN). They were on operation 'Invective', an anti-shipping raid. (13)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) departed her patrol area for Lerwick. (13)

27 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. (19)

3 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) and HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) both departed Lerwick for Scapa Flow. (20)

4 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (20)

6 May 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (20)

10 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted RD/F exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (20)

21 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (20)

24 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (20)

7 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

8 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

10 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Tobermory. (22)

11 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

12 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 12/13 June 1945, HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

17 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (21)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

19 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Rothesay. (21)

23 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

24 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

30 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

31 Jun 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (22)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to fuel. Upon completion of which she immediately returned to Tobermory. (23)

3 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varne (Lt. R.H. Akeroyd, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (23)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17808
  2. ADM 173/17809
  3. ADM 173/17810
  4. ADM 173/17802
  5. ADM 173/17811
  6. ADM 173/18503
  7. ADM 173/18504
  8. ADM 173/18505
  9. ADM 173/19357
  10. ADM 173/19358
  11. ADM 173/19359
  12. ADM 173/19360
  13. ADM 199/1815
  14. ADM 173/19361
  15. ADM 173/19362
  16. ADM 173/20244
  17. ADM 173/20245
  18. ADM 173/20246
  19. ADM 173/20247
  20. ADM 173/20248
  21. ADM 173/20249
  22. ADM 173/20250
  23. ADM 173/20251

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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