Watch these short videos about the Wildfire Destroyers.
The Channel Dash: 
https://youtu.be/-mtOXFnLVo8
Sheerness Destroyers at D-day: 
https://youtu.be/iftqjOj89Xg

Lieutenant A. E. Anderson, was the Navigation Officer on HMS Garth. At the Dieppe Raid he wrote a minute by minute account of the action while it was happening.

​​Lieutenant A. E. Anderson verbatim record of the Dieppe action  and the photographs below are by kind permission of his son Anthony J. Anderson.

Lieutenant A.E. Anderson, first-hand account of the action at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. 

Lieutenant A. E. Anderson, on HMS Guardian in Jervis Bay, Australia, 1945.

At bottom left of picture, P.O. Bartlett can be seen hauling the line in while Sub-Lieutenant A. E. Anderson “supervises.” (His quote marks!)

Sub-Lieutenant A. E. Anderson photograph, "AFTER DIEPPE" of the Officers on HMS Garth.
Left to right, Lieutenant R. W. V. Board. Sub-Lieutenant A. E. Anderson, Lieutenant Conran, Sub- Lieutenant D. G. Bisland, Lieutenant-Commander J. P. Scatchard, Lieutenant House, Engineer. H. Varley, Surgeon-Lieutenant J. McCagie,
Mr Bennets, Lieutenant G. K. Sivewright. 

Lieutenant A. E. Anderson

HMS GARTH

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20 August 1942, Garth receiving papers via a heaving line from another vessel while on a North Sea convoy.