John Melvill Alliston DSO, DSC, RN

Born  26 Mar 1910London, England
Died  31 May 2004(94)


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Ranks

16 Feb 1931 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1933 Lt.
16 Jun 1941 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1947 Cdr.

Retired: 18 Oct 1949


Decorations

8 Jan 1942 DSC
4 May 1943 Bar to DSC
1 May 1945 DSO

Warship Commands listed for John Melvill Alliston, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Decoy (H 75)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerJun 1941Mar 1942
HMS Janus (F 53)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerAug 1942Dec 1942
HMS Javelin (F 61)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerDec 1942ca. mid 43
HMAS Warramunga (I 44)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Sep 19443 Oct 1944
HMAS Warramunga (I 44)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer5 Oct 194413 Oct 1944
HMAS Warramunga (I 44)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer17 Oct 194419 Apr 1945
HMS Urania (R 05)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Jun 1945early 1946

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Destroyer HMS Decoy (H 75)


18 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
After damage repairs, HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), departed Alexandria, [possibly for post repair trials ?.] She returned the following day. (1)

20 Jun 1941
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Haifa where they arrived at next day. (2)

21 Jun 1941
The French hospital ship Canada (9684 GRT, built 1912) was spotted by aircraft. The destroyer HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN) was ordered to intercept her which she did at 1400/21 in position 34°12'N, 31°05'E (west-south-west of Cyprus). She was orered to take her to Haifa for inspection.

To provide cover for this movement the light cruiser HMS Naiad (Capt. M.H.A. Kelsey, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral E.L.S. King, CB, MVO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Haifa at 1900 hours.

Rendez-vous was made at 0030/22 and HMS Decoy was then ordered to take over the close escort of the hospital ship from HMS Jackal.

All ships arrived at Haifa around 0700/22. Canada was released the next day after an examination. (2)

21 Jun 1941
HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Haifa for an A/S sweep. They returned to Haifa the next day. (2)

25 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMNZS Leander (Capt. R.H. Bevan, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) departed Haifa late in the evening for a sweep to the north of Beirut.

At dawn the following morning (26th), the ships bombarded the Damur area. (2)

28 Jun 1941
HMAS Perth (Capt. P.W. Bowyer-Smith, RN) departed Haifa around 1300 hours to carry out a bombardment of the Damur area. She sailed with the AA cruiser HMS Carlisle (A/Cdr. W. Pope, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) in support. The bombardment was carried out between 1530 and 1620 hours after whic the force set course to return to Haifa.

Shortly after their return the destroyer HMS Ilex (Capt. H.St.L. Nicholson, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Haifa for Port Said. Due to the damage HMS Ilex had sustained on the 15th she was towed by HMS Decoy. They were escorted by HMS Carlisle, HMS Hotspur and HMAS Nizam. (2)

29 Jun 1941
HMS Ilex (Capt. H.St.L. Nicholson, DSO and Bar, RN) under tow by HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and their escorts; HMS Carlisle (A/Cdr. W. Pope, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) arrived at Port Said.

HMAS Nizam then departed for Alexandria while HMS Carlisle, HMS Decoy and HMS Havock returned to Haifa. (2)

1 Jul 1941
HMS Naiad (Capt. M.H.A. Kelsey, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral E.L.S. King, CB, MVO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) departed Haifa at 2030/1 to conduct a sweep along the coast of Syria during the night. They returned to Haifa around 0600/2. (2)

3 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) departed Haifa for Alexandria. (2)

4 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) arrived at Alexandria from Haifa. (2)

6 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Alexandria for Tobruk for service with the Inshore Squadron. (3)

7 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) arrived at Tobruk from Alexandria. They departed on operations later the same day [no further details known]. (3)

9 Jul 1941
HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) returned to Tobruk from operations. They departed again later the same day for Alexandria. On their departure they were dive bombed by German aircraft and both sustained minor damage due to near misses. They arrived at Alexandria later the same day. (4)

19 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Alexandria loaded with supplies for Tobruk. (2)

20 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) returned to Alexandria. (2)

25 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), both loaded with supplies, departed Alexandria for Tobruk. (2)

26 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) returned to Alexandria. (2)

29 Jul 1941
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk. They arrived at Tobruk later the same day. (1)

30 Jul 1941
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Tobruk for Alexandria where they arrived later the same day. (1)

1 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Alexandria for another supply run to Tobruk. (2)

2 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Alexandria. (2)

5 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Alexandria with supplies for Tobruk. They arrived at Tobruk later the same day. (2)

6 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Alexandria. (2)

8 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria during which HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) served as target. (2)

10 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for a supply run to Tobruk. (2)

11 Aug 1941
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) returned to Alexandria.

At Tobruk they had unloaded their supplies while air attacks were ongoing. They were also attacked from the air while on the return passage to Alexandria but they sustained no damage. (2)

13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Port Said. (2)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (2)

15 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN), HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) departed Port Said loaded with troops for Famagusta. (2)

16 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN), HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) arrived at Farmagusta shortly after midnight.

After disembarking their troops they departed for Haifa where they arrived aound noon. HMS Abdiel however proceeded to Alexandria. (2)

20 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Haifa to Beirut. (2)

25 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Beirut for Alexandria. (1)

26 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (3)

28 Aug 1941
The fast minelayer HMS Latona (Capt. S.L. Bateson, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, RN), HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Alexandria for Tobruk. They were covered by the light cruisers HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO, RN) and HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN).

All ships returned to Alexandria in the afternoon of the 29th. (2)

1 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN), HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN), HMS Kimberley (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, DSO, RN), HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Griffin (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (5)

17 Oct 1941
In the early hours of 17 October 1941 the German submarine U-97 torpedoed and sank the merchant vessels Samos and Pass of Balmaha during their passage from Alexandria to Tobruk.

The destroyers HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN) and HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, RN) departed Alexandria to hunt the submarine. They were joined later at sea by destroyers HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) which had departed Alexandria two hours later then they had did.

They all returned to Alexandria the next day not having found the attacker. (5)

19 Oct 1941
The destroyers HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria at 0700 hours to bombard a military rest camp on the Libyan coast between Bardia and Tobruk during the night of 19/20 October.

Very late on the 19th, HMS Havock ran aground in position 32°02'N, 24°53'E. her propellers and shafts were damaged. She was then escorted back to Alexandria and the bombardment had to be cancelled. (5)

20 Oct 1941
Around 1800 hours HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN), HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) returned to Alexandria. (5)

21 Oct 1941
The destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria at 0830/21 to bombard an enemy gun battery near Tobruk which they did durning the night of 21/22 October.

An enemy submarine was reported by aircraft at 1052/22 in position 32°07'N, 29°44'E and HMS Jupiter and HMS Kandahar were ordered to proceed to that location (north of Alexandria) to hunt the submarine.

HMS Jupiter ran short on fuel and returned to Alexandria. HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), which had just returned from a supply run to Tobruk, departed Alexandria to take over.

The sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. R.J.O. Otway-Ruthven, RN), which was en-route from Alexandria to Port Said, was diverted to assist in the hunt for the submarine but it was not found.

HMS Decoy and HMS Kandahar arrived at Alexandria in the afternoon of 23 October. HMS Flamingo continued her passage to Port Said. (5)

21 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The fast minelayer HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Peydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, RN), HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Alexandria at 0600 hours for a supply run to Tobruk.

They returned to Alexandria in the afternoon of 22 October. (5)

5 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria.

5 Nov 1941
The A/S whaler HMS KOS XIX / Cocker (Lt. L.H. Davies, RNR) sighted a periscope about 32 nautical miles west of Alexandria at 2220/5.

A hunt was started and she was joined by the corvette HMS Snapdragon (T/Lt. P.H. Potter, RNR), A/S whaler HMS Falk (Lt. H.S. Upperton, RNR) and the A/S motor boat HMS MA/SB 2.

Destroyer HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN) was sent from Alexandria to assist. She already sailed at 2325/5.

Two more destroyers, HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), joined in the morning 6th. They had sailed at 0900/6 and 1000/6 respectively.

The destroyers were recalled to harbour at 1800 and arrived later in the evening. No contact had been obtained.

As an oil slick was sighted in the area of the hunt on the 7th the destroyers HMS Hotspur and HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St.Clair-Ford, RN) were sent to hunt in the area again. They departed Alexandria at 1200 and 1400 hours respectively.

The search continued during the night of 7/8 November. HMS Encounter joined the destroyers in the morning. She sailed from Alexandria at 0815/8.

The hunt was however soon abandoned as no contact could be obtained and and the three destroyers then escorted the light cruiser HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN) during a practice bombardment at Aboukir. HMS Neptune had departed Alexandria at 1000/8.

Following the exercise HMS Neptune immediately returned to Alexandria arriving at 1630/8.

HMS Encounter, HMS Hotspur and HMS Kipling returned to Alexandria at 1015/9 having remained outside on patrol for another night. (6)

2 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Alexandria between 0600 and 0730 hours to conduct a sweep along the coast of Cyrenaica. (7)

4 Dec 1941

At 1800 hours the destroyers HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, RN), HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN), HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) returned from their sweep along the coast of Cyrenaica.

While proceeding to her mooring buoy HMS Decoy serously damaged her bow when she collided with the Polish steam merchant Warszawa (2487 GRT, built 1915). (7)

5 Jan 1942
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) is docked in No.2 Dock (???) at Malta. (8)

11 Feb 1942
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) is undocked from No.4 Dock (???) at Malta. (9)

17 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)

Convoy AT 25

This convoy departed Alexandria for Tobruk on 17 February 1942. It arrived at Tobruk on 18 February 1942.

The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Empire Patrol (British, 3334 GRT, built 1942) and Robert Maersk (British, 2294 GRT, built 1937).

Escort was provided by the destroyer HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN), escort destroyers HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN) and HMS Southwold (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN) and the corvette HMS Hyacinth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.C. Hopkins, DSC, RNR). (10)

19 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) departed Tobruk for Alexandria. (1)

20 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (1)

20 Feb 1942
HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) departed Alexandria at 2210 hours. They were to proceed to Port Said, then pass the Suez Canal and then proceed to the Indian Ocean to join the East Indies Command. (11)

21 Feb 1942
HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) arrived at Port Said after which they passed the Suez Canal southbound and arrived at Suez later the same day. They then departed for Aden. (12)

24 Feb 1942
HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) arrived at Aden. They departed for Bombay later the same day. (12)

1 Mar 1942
HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) arrived at Bombay. HMS Decoy and HMS Fortune departed for Colombo later the same day. HMS Griffin remained at Bombay for some repairs. (12)


Destroyer HMS Javelin (F 61)


15 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Pakenham and HMS Javelin intercept and sink the Italian Agosto Bertani (8328 GRT) south of Lampedusa.

19 Jan 1943
Javelin and HMS Kelvin on patrol from Malta intercept and sink (13) enemy ships in a night action lasting three hours. (13)

20 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Kelvin and HMS Javelin intercept a small Italian convoy off Tripoli, Libya and completely destroy it. Some 11 ships were sunk among them the small Italian minesweepers RD 31, RD 36, RD 37 and RD 39.

22 Jan 1943
With units of the East Med Fleet in a night action Bombarded the port of ZUARA. (13)

1 May 1943
Convoy escort from Alexandria to Tripoli, attacked by enemy dive bombers off Benghazi two merchant ships sunk and one damaged. (13)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/2558
  2. ADM 199/415
  3. ADM 187/14
  4. ADM 187/14 + ADM 199/415
  5. ADM 53/115215 + ADM 199/415
  6. ADM 53/115216 + ADM 199/415
  7. ADM 53/115217 + ADM 199/415
  8. ADM 53/116423
  9. ADM 53/116424
  10. ADM 199/650
  11. ADM 53/ + ADM 199/650
  12. ADM 199/2558 + ADM 199/2564 + ADM 199/2569
  13. Personal communication

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


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