Reginald Lewis Willoughby, RNR

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Ranks

24 May 1941 T/Lt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Reginald Lewis Willoughby, RNR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 28 (N 28)T/Lt.Submarine24 Mar 194318 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (N 34)T/Lt.Submarine24 Apr 194317 Jul 1943
HMS Stratagem (P 234)T/Lt.Submarine15 Jul 194327 Mar 1944
HMS Vulpine (P 79)T/Lt.Submarine30 Aug 1944Sep 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 28 (N 28)


26 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

27 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

31 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) and HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, DSC, RN) both departed Londonderry for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (1)

2 Apr 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Rothesay for Plymouth. H 28 was to proceed to the Sheerness Dockyard to refit there. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (1)

5 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Plymouth. (1)

6 Apr 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Plymouth to Portland. She was still escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (1)

7 Apr 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was still escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (1)

8 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She was escorted by the Free French submarine chaser Chasseur 15 (1)

9 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at the sheerness Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit. (1)


Submarine HMS H 34 (N 34)


25 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) (2)

1 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

2 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (3)

15 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was undocked at Kames Bay she then immediately proceeded to Rothesay. (3)

16 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted diving trials/exercises off Rothesay. (3)

17 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) proceeded from Rothesay to Campbeltown. En-route several exercises were carried out. (3)

18 May 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

19 May 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

23 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

24 May 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

26 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (3)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (4)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) proceeded from Campbeltown to Ardrishaig off which port A/S exercises were carried out with ML's. (4)

3 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (4)

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 34 proceeded to Campbeltown. (4)

6 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (4)

7 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (4)

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR), HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

9 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (4)

10 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (4)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (4)

16 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Lough Foyle. There she conducted A/S exercises with HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN), HMS Wellington (Cdr. G.A. Thring, DSO, RN), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Coreopsis (T/Lt. B.C. Hamilton, RNR), HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN) and HMS Anchusa (T/Lt. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR). (4)

17 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wellington (Cdr. G.A. Thring, DSO, RN), HMS Folkestone (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, OBE, RN), HMS Enchantress (Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (4)

18 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN), HMS Exe (A/Cdr. M.A.O. Biddulph, DSC, RN) and HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR). (4)

19 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Gorleston (Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN), HMS Exe (A/Cdr. M.A.O. Biddulph, DSC, RN) and HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR). (4)

23 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Limbourne (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN), HMS Wensleydale (Lt. J.A. McClure, DSC, RN), HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR). (4)

24 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMS Nene (Cdr. J.D. Birch, RD, RNR), HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. H.K. Hill, RCNVR) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (4)

30 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMCS Fennel (T/Lt. R.B. Warwick, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Orillia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR). (4)

1 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Meadowsweet (T/Lt. W.E. Saunders, RNVR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR). (5)

2 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sabre and HMS Fame (Capt. R. Heathcote, DSO, RN). (5)

3 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sabre and HMS Fame (Capt. R. Heathcote, DSO, RN), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, RN) and HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR). (5)

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fame (Capt. R. Heathcote, DSO, RN), HMS Warwick (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Burnham (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN). (5)

9 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fame (Capt. R. Heathcote, DSO, RN), HMS Warwick (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Landguard (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RN). (5)

10 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR), HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR). (5)

11 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN), HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR), HMS Saxifrage (T/Lt. J. Renwick, DSO, RNR) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR). (5)

16 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) and HMS Jonquil (T/Lt. R.W. Tretheway, RNR). (5)


Submarine HMS Stratagem (P 234)


24 Sep 1943
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. (6)

25 Sep 1943
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (6)

30 Dec 1943
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) and HMS Unswerving (Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. They were escorted by HMS Arcturus (T/Lt. H.R. Grief, RNR). (7)

1 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Lerwick. (8)

3 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Norwegian Sea (anti-uboat patrol).

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


HMS Strategem 1st war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (9)

16 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Lerwick for Dundee. (8)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Dundee. (8)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Dundee to Methil. (8)

21 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Methil for Sheerness. (8)

22 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Harwich.

23 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Harwich to Sheerness where at the Sheerness Royal Dockyard the battery was changed. (8)

27 Jan 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was docked at Sheerness. (8)

22 Feb 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was undocked. (10)

23 Feb 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. (10)

24 Feb 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) arrived at Portsmouth. (10)

25 Feb 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (10)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (10)

2 Mar 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (11)

3 Mar 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (11)

5 Mar 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was docked at Portsmouth. (11)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was undocked. (11)


Submarine HMS Vulpine (P 79)


30 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown during which served HMS H 44 (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) as the target. (12)

31 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (12)

1 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (13)

3 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (13)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (13)

7 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (13)

9 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (13)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17756
  2. ADM 173/17793
  3. ADM 173/17794
  4. ADM 173/17795
  5. ADM 173/17796
  6. ADM 173/18126
  7. ADM 173/18129
  8. ADM 173/18840
  9. ADM 199/1874
  10. ADM 173/18841
  11. ADM 173/18842
  12. ADM 173/19457
  13. ADM 173/19458

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


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