HMS Wildfire Royal Navy Shore Establishment at Sheerness Royal Dockyard.

Wildfire played a major part in many of the key land and sea engagements during  World War Two.

To find out more about Wildfire’s part in the Dunkirk Evacuations, CLICK HERE.

To find out more about Wildfire’s part in the D-day landings, CLICK HERE.

To find out more about Wildfire’s part in the Channel Dash, CLICK HERE.

(When Sheerness Destroyers attacked German Battleships.)

OFFICERS WHO SERVED AT WILDFIRE SHEERNESS, 1939 TO 1945.
(Use your computers search facility, by pressing Ctrl and F, to find Officers in the following section.)

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST Sep 39
Captain L. C. P. Tudway, DSO, DSC 1 May 39.
Commander H. M. S. Mundy 7 Feb 39.
Lieut.- Com. A. H. Wynne-Edwards (ret) 17 Mar 39.
Lieut.- Com. C. E. P. Harrison 15. March 37.

(For (G) instruction and New Entries.)
Lieut.- Com. J. Quicke. 3 Jan 39.
Lieutenant. J. G. Dewar, DSC. 11 July 39.
Lieutenant. T. F. Taylor 16 Nov 38
Lieutenant. (R) K. W. S. Buckel. 27 Feb 39
Lieutenant. C. E. Sheen 1 July 38.
Chaplain Rev. J. T. B. Evans, BA 10 Apr 39.
Surg. Com. J. A. Cusack, MB, BCh. 13 Apr 39.
Surg. Com. (D) S. E. Brown, LDS. 10 Nov 38.
Paym. Com H. B. Twomey. 24 June 39.
Surg. Lieut. Com. (D) D. D. Craig, BDS 2 Jan 39.
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. M. Calder, MB, chB. 28 July 39.
Surg. Lieut. (D) J. D., Atkins, LDS. 15 June 39.
Paym. Lieut. E. Godfrey 1 Aug 38
Paym. Lieut. P. C. Eliot. 31 Mar 39
Senior Master C. E. Wright. 1 June 39
Cd. Supply Offr. F. Fowler 21 Dec 38.
Gunner.  J. C. Treherne 24 Nov 38
Gunner.  A. N. Littleboy 2 Jan 39
Gunner.  A. H. Felmingham (art.) 12 Apr 39
Boatswain D. H. Easter. 29 Sept 38
Schoolmaster L. E. Greenwood, BSc 9 Dec 37
Schoolmaster E. H. W. Jenkins, BSC 9 Jan 38
Wt. Writer R. J. Snow 20 Feb 39.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST June 1940
Captain G. L. Coleridge (Ret.) 26 Nov 39
Captain G. B. Hartford (Ret.) 24 Feb 40
Commander C. B. Dickson (Ret.) 1 May 40
Commander V. P. Freeman (Ret.) 1 Apr 40
Commander E. C. Cordeaux, MD, BS, MRCS, LRCP (Ret.) 12 Apr 40
(MD Medical Doctor, BS. Bachelor of Surgery (or Bachelor of Science) MRCS. Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, LRCP, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians)
Commander J. Peterson, DSC 6 Dec 39
Commander A. W. J. Long (Ret.) 30 Aug 39
Commander J. Drinkwater (Ret.)) 30 Jan 40
Commander T. H. C. Willoughby (ret) 12 Dec 39
Lieut.- Com. T. S. B. Gubbins (Ret.) 1 Apr 40
Lieut.- Com. J. H. Yorath (Ret.) 25 Aug 39
D. H. T. MacMllan (Ret.). 1 Dec 39
Lieut.-Com., R.N.R.  A. Longmuir. 6 Mar 40
Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R., H. Hardy. 14 Feb. 40.
Lieutenant C. G. R. Hayhoe. DSC (Ret.) 16 Feb 40
(M/S Group Officer in Command.)
Lieutenant W. Stock (Ret.) 15 Apr 40
Lieutenant W. J. Bate (Ret.) 10 May 40
Lieutenant J. G. Dewar, DSC (Ret.) 11 July 39
Lieutenant H. E. Knights (Ret.) 6 Sept 39
Lieutenant F. M. Berncastle 15 May 40
Lieutenant G. B. Chambers (Ret.) 1 Apr 40
Lieutenant (T)H. A. Wilson.  Apr 40
Lieutenant, R.N.V.R.  O. G. Charlton. 5 Dec 39
Temp. Lieutenant R.N.V.R.  A. D. Parkinson 6Mar 40
Temp. Lieutenant R.N.V.R.  H. Mitchell (proby.) 22 Apr 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., P. T. Lovelock. 27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. C. Norton. 27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., P. M. Herring. 27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. R. Smellie. 18 Dec 36
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. Leslie 2.0 Dec 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.,  J. N. Wise 20 Dec 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., F. S. Millington 5 Apr 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., K. W. Kennett 14 May 40
Temp. Lieut.  (Sp Br), R.N.V.R., G. H. Warne 20 April 40
Lieutenant R.N.V.W.R. W. H. Martin. 8 Apr 40
Captain (E) T. E. Docksey 14 May 40
Eng. Com. Temp.  H. J. A. White (Ret.) 1 Sept 39
Temp. Lieut. (E), E. Stanton. 1 Dec 39
Temp. Chaplain, R.N.V.R., A. L. Siderfin, BSC. 9 Mar 40
Paym. Cap.t E. C. Annaheim (Ret.) 9 Jan 40
(Base Accountant Officer, Sheerness.)
Surg. Com. J. S. Gabe, MRCS, LRCP (ret) 6 Sept 39
Paym. Com. R. H. G. Franklin. 1 Jan 40
Surg. Lieut. Com. (D) A. W. Wallace, LDS. 16 Jan 40.
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R. A. McL. Millar, MB, BS. 4 Dec 39.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., E. J. Mann, MB, CHB. 15 Jan 40
Temp. Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R. G. K. Mackenzie, MB, CHB (proby) 8 May 40
Temp. Surg. Lieut. (D) R.N.V.R., O. M. H. Jones, LDS. 27 Mar 40
Paym Lieut. E. Godfrey. 1 Aug 38.
Paym Lieut. P. C. Eliot. 31 Mar 39.
Paym Lieut. R.N.V.R. R. J. H. Slagg. 3 Jan 40
Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. J. Hutton 14 Feb 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R.J. M. Eden 6Mar 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., L. D. Kettle 23 Dec 39
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. N. Lowes (proby) 6 Mar 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., (Sp. Br.) C. E. Ball. 15Apr 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., (Sp. Br.) J. M. Cranmer 15 Apr 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., (Sp. Br.) H. G. B. Morgan (probv) . 20 Dec 39
Temp. Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,  H. T. Curling (proby) 25 Aug 39
(On Base Accountant Staff, Sheerness.)
Temp. Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Wharton 20 Feb 40
Cd. Mech. F. Lawrence (Ret.) 1 Sept 39
Cd Supply Officer. F. Fowler (Ret.) 21 Dec 38
Gunner. H. C. T. Evitt (Ret.) 26 Aug 39
Gunner. I. W. Hunter (Ret.) 18 Apr 40
Gunner. A. E. Sheringham (Ret.). 1 Sept 39
Gunner.  H. H. Smith (Ret.) 28 Aug 39
Gunner. (T) W. E. Wheeler 30Apr 40
Boatswain.  A. J. Rashbrook (Ret.) 4 Dec 39
Wt. Engineer. F. C. Ford (Ret.) 11 Jan 40
Wt. Writer. R. J. Snow 20 Feb 39
Wt. Supply Officer. H.D. Honey (Act.) 15 Apr 40

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST June 1941
Rear Admiral H. R. Marrack, DSC (ret).12 Dec 39
Secretary Paym.-Lieut. S. G. Gallichan, RNR 7 Dec 39
Commander G. Harper (ret) 21 June 40
J. H. C. Willoughby (ret)... 12 Dec 39 (Staff Officer.)
Eng. Capt., F. J. S. Symons (ret.) 26 Nov 40
Eng. Lieut.-Com. R. W. Cogger (ret) 30 May 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut., E. L. J. Anderson (act) 5 Sept 40
Temp. Paym. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., L. H. P. Norton 1 June 40
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. J. Macrae 22 Jan 40
Captain G. L. Coleridge (Ret.) 26 Nov 39
(And for Administrative and Disciplinary Command of all Tenders.)
Commander A. W. J. Long (ret) 30 Aug 39
(Maintenance Commander, Trawlers.)
Commander F. S. Piper (Ret.) 13 May 41
Lieut. Com.  E. E. Hill (Ret.) 5 Aug 40
Lieut. Com.  A. J. Whittle (Ret.) 6 Nov 39
Lieut. Com.  M. L. Harrison 14 Aug 40.
Lieutenant W. Stock (ret) 15 April 40
Lieutenant W. J. Bate (ret.) 10 May 40
Lieutenant J. G. Dewar, DSC (ret) 11 July 39
Lieutenant G. B. Chambers (ret). 1 April 40
Lieutenant W. F. Everitt (ret) 3 Oct 40.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  D. Dowling, DSO. MC. 27 May 40
Eng. Com H. J. A. White, OBE (ret). 1 Sep 39.
(Base Engineer Officer.)

Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R. W. E. Stanton 1 Dec 39
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R. C. F. L Coggins 24 Dec 40.
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R. F. L. Trunbull. 8 April 41.
Temp. Chaplain, R.N.V.R. Rev. H. G. Collins. 11 Feb 41
Paym. Capt. E. C. Annaheim (ret) 9 Jan 40
(Base Accountant Officer.)
Surg. Com. I. S. Gabe, MRCS, LRCP (ret) 6 Sep 39
Surg. Com R.N.V.R., (S) W. J. Payne, MB, chB, FRCS. 24 July 40
Surg.Com. (D) A. W. Wallace, LDS 16 Jan 40.
Paym. Com. R.N.V.R. H. C. Tidy (ret.) 1 Oct 40.
Surg. Lieut. J. Robyns-Jones, MB, chB. 28 Nov 40.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. E. J. Mann, MB, chB 15 Jan 40
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. Browning, MB, chB (prob.) 30 May 40.
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,  T. G. Paxon, MRCS, LRCP (proby) 10 March 41
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. A. Hendry, MB, chB. 2 May 41
Temp. Surg. Lieut. (D) R.N.V.R., T. Hislop, LDS. 30 June 41.
Paym. Lieut. E. Godfrey (ret) 1 Aug 38.
Paym. Lieut. P. C. Eliot, 31 March 31 March 39
Paym. Lieut. R. T. H. Slagg. 3 Jan 40
Shipwright Lieutenant Temp. C. V. Rowland (ret). 25 Oct 39.
Temp. Elect. Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. H. Warne. 20 April 40.
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R. B., W. C. Roberts. 20 Mar 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.A.N.V.R., A. B. Tenger. 3 Apr 41.
Temp. Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. T. Curling (proby) 25 Aug 39.
Cd. Gunner. (T) W. E. Wheeler. 30 Apr 40.
Cd. Engineer. F. C. Ford (Ret.) 11 Jan 40
Cd. Mech. F. Lawrence (Ret.) 1 Sept 39
Cd. Writer H. Porterfield. 10 Feb 41.
Cd. Supply Offr. F. Fowler 21 Dec 38.
Gunner. H. C. T. Evitt (Ret.) 26 Aug 39
Gunner. A. E. Sheringham (Ret.). 1 Sept 39
Gunner.  H. H. Smith (Ret.) 28 Aug 39
Gunner. W. F. Simmon (ret) 30 Sep 40.
Boatswain.  A. J. Rashbrook (Ret.) 4 Dec 39.
Wt. Teleg. R.N.V.(W)R. W. J. Bailie. 10 Jan 41.
Wt. Engineer T. S. J. Hill (ret) 1 Sep 39.
Skipper, R.N.R. M. Snape. 7 May 41.
Temp. Skipper. R.N.V.R. S. Johnson. 19 March 41.
Temp. Skipper. R.N.V.R. R. H. Maulkinson, 7 May 41.

 For Minesweeping Duties.
Captain P. S. Smith (act.) 1 Mar 41
(Captain M/S.)
Lieut. Com. J. A. McArthur (ret) 26 July 40
Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. A. Longmuir, DSC 6 Mar 40
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. A. D. Parkinson, DSC (act) 6 March 40.
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. j. P. Gilling 29 Apr 40.
Lieutenant F. M. Berncastle 15 May 40.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. D. Pictor 9 Sept 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. W. G. Price 12 Aug 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. T. A. Lowe (proby) 28 Apr 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. W. J. Lucas (Proby) 2 Apr 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. G. Holder (proby) 15 May 41.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. S. Roe 23 Apr 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. C. Norton 27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. M. Herring 27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. L. Sutton 12 Aug 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.  R. H. Burrow 22 June 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. M. C. Innes 4 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. G. L. Hanson 26 Nov 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. W. P. Bush, DSC 4 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. H. L. Choppin 17 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. N. W. Motson 4 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. H. Blunt 5 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. W. A. Freeborn 15 Mar 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. C.E.Ross 7 Mar 41
Temp. Lieut. R.C.N.V.R., A.H.Mayne 1 Nov 40
Temp. Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Wharton 21 Jan 41
Skipper Lieutenant. R.N.V.R. J. T. White 6 0ct 40
Skipper Lieutenant. R.N.V.R. W. J. Jonsen (act) 14 Feb 41
Temp. Elec. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. Brown. 5 Apr 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., N. Lowes 22 June 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. R. Tait (proby) 1 July 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. W. S. Allison 30 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., L. A. Levey 30 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., S. H. Martin (Proby.) 30 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. S. Lee. 28 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. N. Martin. 14 Feb 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H.Stevens 29 Dec 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., S. C. Cravos 7 Mar 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut.(E) R.N.V.R., T. H. H. Vischer 29 Apr

For Extended Defence Duties.
Captain W. E. Cornabe, OBE (ret) 25 Aug 39 (
Extended Defence Officer.)
Commander A. Knubley (ret) 25 Aug 39
Lieut.-Com. C. L. Lawrie (Ret.) 25 Aug 39
Lieut.-Com. J. H. Yorath (ret) .25 Aug 39
Lieut.-Com. J. A. Hall (ret) 21 Aug 39
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R. T. C. Allden 31 July 40
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R. P. C. D. Cotton (proby) 31 July 40
For Examination Service.

Commander R.N.V.R. E. C. Shankland (ret) 27 Aug 39
(Chief Examining Officer.)
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. H. Mitchell 22 Apr 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. G. Douglas (proby) 22 Apr 40
Temp. Lieut. RN . F. S. Millington 5 Apr 40

For Controlled Mining Duties.
Temp. Lieut. Com., R. C. Bickley, OBE 9 July 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. L. Henderson 20 June 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. H. J. Berry 27 Mar 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R. W. E. Gathercole. 18 July 40

For Duty at " Queenborough Pier."
Commander C. B. Dickson (ret) 1 May 40
Lieut.-Com. N. L. J. Pisani, DSO, DSC (ret) 22Feb 41
Lieutenant A. Rowe (ret) 29 July 40
Lieutenant H. E. Knights (ret) 6 Sept 39
Lieutenant E. W. Arkle M) 29 Apr 40
Lieut. Com. (E). Wt. Supply Offr.  L. J. Fox (ret) 3 June 40
Lieut. Com. (E). Wt. Supply Offr. E .H. Pope 30 May 40

For Miscellaneous Services.
Captain E. C. Cordeaux, MD, BS, MRCS, LRCP (Act.) (Ret.) 16 June 40.
Lieut.-Com A. G. Hawke (ret) 18 Nov 40. Temp. Lieut.-Com., A. Spencer.  Sept 40
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. D. DeSola. 2 Aug 40
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. L. Owen 14 May 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., S. P. Pyke 14 Apr 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. K. S. Knill 2 Feb 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. Leighton (proby) 20 Feb 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., W. F. Tyce 13 Jan 41
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. R. Clunies-Ross 28 Apr 41
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. W. Leeds 11 Mar 41
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut. C. E. Ball. 14 Nov 40
Temp Lieut. (Sp. Br.) J. B. Roberts (proby) 4 Apr 41
Cd.Sig.Boatswain. J. Peters... 1 Nov 39
Temp Sig.Boatswain. H. S. Fryer (act) Nov 40.
Temp. Skipper R.N.V.R. A. Osborne 31 Mar 41
Temp Boom Skipper R.N.V.R. E. Mortimer 11 Feb 41
Temp Boom Skipper R.N.V.R. G. E. Adams 11 Feb 41
Temp Boom Skipper R.N.V.R. W. Adams 11 Feb 41
Temp Boom Skipper R.N.V.R. W. Gadman 11 Feb 41
Temp Boom Skipper R.N.V.R. W. M. Mercer 29 Apr 41

 
OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST June 1942
Rear Admiral G. A. Scott, DSC (ret). 11 Nov 41
Secretary Paym-Lieut. S. G. Gallichan, R.N.R. 7 Dec 39
Commander G. Harper (ret) 21 June 40
Commander C. F. Loveless (Ret.) (Staff Officer.)
Eng.Capt. H. G. Marshall (Ret.) 27 June 41
Eng. Lieut.-Com. R. W. Cogger (ret) 30 May 40
Temp. Lieut., S. P. Pyke. 14 April 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Healey. 21 Aug 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., W. D. K. Brown. 10 March 42
Temp. Paym. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., L. H. P. Norton 1 June 40
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. J. Macrae 22 Jan 40
Captain G. L. Coleridge (Ret.) 26 Nov 39
(And for Administrative and Disciplinary Command of all Tenders.)
Commander E. B. Tod (ret) 21 Nov 41
Lieut.-Com D. J. Gavin (ret) 2 Jan 42
Com., R.N.V.R. N. P. Doyle (act) 20 May 41
Lieutenant W. Stock (ret) 15 April 40
Lieutenant W. J. Bate (ret.) 10 May 40
Temp. Lieut. E. Wilson 6 Aug 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. Dowling, DSC, MC 27 May 40
Temp. Chaplain R.N.V.R., Rev. S.  Ratcliffe, AKC. 12 Feb 42
Paym. Cap. E. C. Annaheim (ret) 9 Jan 40
(Base Accountant Officer.)
Surg. Com. I. S. Gabe, MRCS, LRCP (ret) 6 Sep 39
Paym. Com. RNR H. C. Tidy (Ret.) 1 Oct 40
Surg. Lieut. R. M. Coplans, LMSSA 27 Oct 41
Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. Rice. MRC. chB. 15 Jan 40.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. E. J. Mann, MB, chB 15 Jan 40
Surg. Lieut., R.N.V.R., P. J. E. B. Palmer, MRCS,  LRCP , 10 July 41
Temp. Surg. Lieut. (D) R.N.V.R., T. Hislop, LDS. 30 June 41.
Paym. Lieut. E. Godfrey (ret) 1 Aug 38.
Paym. Lieut. P. C. Eliot, 31 March 31 March 39
Paym. Lieut. H. Porterfield 10 Feb 41
Paym. Lieut. F. Fowler (ret) 13 Jan 42
Paym. Lieut.  R.N.V.R., R. B. A .Smith. 5 Feb 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. G. E. Clarke. 18 Apr 42.
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (E) R.N.V.R., S. Jones-Frank, AIMARE. 25 Sept 41
Temp. Paym. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. T. Curling. 25 Aug 39.
Cd. Gunner A. E. Sheringham (ret) 1 Sept 39
Cd. Gunner. H. H. Smith (ret) 28 Aug 39
Gunner W. F. Simmon (ret) 30 Sept 40
Temp Gunner W. Broad 26 Nov 41
Wt. Teleg. RNV(W)R. L. Bailie 10 Jan 41

For Thames Local Defence Flotilla.
Captain E. C. Cordeaux, MD, BS, MRCS, LRCP (Act.) (Ret.) 16 June 40.
Temp. Lieut R.N.V.R., W. F. Tyce 13 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut R.N.V.R., E. H. Ferdinando 14 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut R.N.V.R., J. K. S. Knill. 2 Feb 41
Temp. Lieut R.N.V.R., B. W. C. Roberts 20 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut R.N.V.R., C. R. Clunies-Ross 28 Apr 41

For Extended Defence Duties.
Captain W. E. Comabe, OBE (ret). 25 Aug 39
 (Extended Defence Officer.)
Commander A. Knubley (ret) 25 Aug 39
Lieut.-Com. A. B. R. Sands (ret) 2 Jan 42
Lieut.-Com. M. V. Hoyle (ret) 6 June 41
For Examination Service.
Commander R.N.V.R. E. C. Shankland (ret) 27 Aug 39
(Chief Examining Officer.)
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. H. Mitchell 22 Apr 40
Temp. Lieut. RN . F. S. Millington 5 Apr 40

For Controlled Mining Duties.
Temp. Lieut. Com., R. C. Bickley, OBE 9 July 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. H. J. Berry 27 Mar 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. W. N. Brooks 17 July 41

For Duty at Queenborough Pier.
Commander, F. G. Russell (ret) 10 Feb 42.
Lieutenant, H. E. Knights (Ret.) 6 Sept 39.
Lieutenant, W. Booth (ret) 4 June 41
Lieutenant, A. T. Board 16 Feb 42
Eng. Com., S. J. Russell (ret) 4 July 41
Temp. Lieut. Com. (E) R.N.V.R. W. E. Stanton (Act.) 1 Dec 39
Lieut. (E) T. W. S. Hook (Ret.) 20 Dec 42.
Lieut. (E)  F.  Lawrence (Ret.) 11 Jan 42
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R. C. F. I. Coggins. 1 July 41
Shipwright Lieut. C. V. Rowland (ret) 25 Oct 39
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. Whitfield 19 Nov 41
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. A. Ballinger 24 Dec 41
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., F. R. Kindell. 17Feb 42
Cd. Gunner (T) W. E. Wheeler 30 Apr 41
Cd. Gunner (T) F. Ford MBE (ret) Nov 41
Cd. Engineer F. C. Ford (ret) 11 Jan 40
Temp. Wt. Supply Officer. H. S. Maltus (act) 27 Oct 40

For Miscellaneous Services.
Lieut.-Com., J. Hatton, RD (Ret.) 7 Aug 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. Leighton 20 Feb 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. D. DeSola. 2 Aug 40
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. A. V. Selth 30 July 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. D. V. Gout. Sept 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. H. Paddock. 8 Sept 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Healy 21 Aug 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., K. Hauxwell 3 Jan 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., C. G. Denman  Apr 42
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. Clarke (act) 2 May 41
Temp. Skipper Lieut. R.N.V.R.  W. S. Dosdale (act) 26 Sept 41
Act. Sub-Lieut. N. R. Turner 13 May 42
Act. Sub-Lieut. J. C. R. Fenwick 13 May 42
Act. Sub-Lieut. E. M. MacDougall 13 May 42
Act. Sub-Lieut. M. B. Elmsley 13 May 42
Act. Sub-Lieut. W. A. Daniell 13 May 42
Act. Sub-Lieut. C. K. Anthony 13 May 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., Sulman 30 July 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. A. Walton. 16 March 42.
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., W. T. Blundell. 29 July 41
Cd.Sig. Boatswain H.  J. Peters. 1 Nov 39
Schoolmaster C.W.O.  L. Dodridge. 1 June 41
Wt. Teleg. S. F. Claxton. 10 Aug 41

For M.L.S.'s
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. P. A. Blue 2Mar 42
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. McLean 10 Nov 41
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. Bowden-Dan 16 Feb 42
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R.F.Seddon 28 Jan 42
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. M. Albone 7 July 41
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. H. Beale 24 June 41
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. M. Leslie 17 Nov 41
Temp Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. G. Staddon 23 Mar 42
For B.Vs.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. K. James 23 Feb 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., E. D. Singer 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. J. Williams 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. O. S. Preston 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. B. Brown 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. D. Fyfe 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. W. Earnsby 23 Feb 42
Temp. Sub- Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. J. H. Burrington 23 Feb 42

M.M.S. 41.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. Walker. April 42


OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST June 1943
Vice Admiral E. A. Taylor, CMG, CVO, (ret) 2 Oct 42
Secretary Paym. Lieut. F. A. K. Betty, R.N.V.R. 21 May 43
Commander G. Harper (ret) 21 June 40
Lieut.-Com. C. L. Sutton (ret) 5 Mar 43
(Staff Officer)
Lieut.-Com. W. C. Musson (re<) 15 Eng.
Eng. Capt. H. G. Marshall (Ret.) 27 June 41
(Fleet Engineer Office)
Eng. Lieut.-Com. R. W. Cogger (ret) 30 May 40.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Healey. 21 Aug 41
Paym. Lieut., A. J. Drummond 12 Apr 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., W. D. K. Brown. 10 March 42
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. J. Macrae 22 Jan 40
Temp. Sig. Boatswain Harris(act) 27 July 42
Commander E. B. Tod (ret) 21 Nov 41
Lieut-Com. M. M. Bright, DSC (ret) 30 Sept 42
Lieut-Com. J. W. Cottrell (ret) 2 July 42
Temp. Lieut-Com. N. P. Doyle (act) 20 May 41
Temp. Lieut-Com. S. R. Bew (act) 9 Nov 42
Lieutenant W. Stock (ret) 15 Apr 40
Lieutenant W. J. Bate (ret) 10 May 40
Lieutenant V. S. Robinson (ret) 12 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. J. E. Wilson 6 Aug 41
Temp. Lieut. (E) R.N.R. S. W. Ledger Mar 43
Temp. Lieut. (E) R.N.R. R. D. Reynolds 14 Apr 43
Temp. Lieut. (E) R.N.V.R. S. Jones-Frank. A1 Mare. 25 Sept 41
Temp. Lieut. (E) R.N.V.R. D. C. Lvnn 11 May 43
Temp. Lieut. (E) R.N.V.R. W. H. Harpur (act.) 17 May 43
Temp Chaplain R.N.V.R. Rev. S. Ratcliffe, AKC. 12 Feb 42
Paym. Capt. E. C. Annaheim (ret) 9 Jan 40
(Base Accountant Officer.)
Paym. Com R.N.V.R.  C. Tidy, RD (ret) 1 Oct 40
Temp Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. J. E. B. Palmer, MRCS, LRCP 10 July 41
Temp Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. C. Ponder. MRCs, LRCP. 22 Apr 43
Temp Surg. Lieut. (D)  R.N.V.R., T. J. N. Knight, LDS (proby) 21 Nov 42
Temp Surg. Lieut. (D)  R.N.V.R., G. K. Lacey (proby) 30 Mar 43
Paym. Lieut. E. Godfrey (ret) 1 Aug 38
Paym. Lieut. H. Porterfield 10 Feb 41
Paym. Lieut. F. Fowler (ret) 13 Jan 42
Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R. R. B. A. Smith 5 Feb 42
Temp. Paym. Lieut. R. H. J. Lowe 8 Sept 42
Temp. Elect. Lieut., R.N.V.R., W. L. Baillie 10 Jan 41
Temp. Sub Lieut. (SP. Br.) R.N.V.R.  G. E. Clarke 18 Apr 42
Cd. Gunner A. E. Sheringham (ret) 1 Sept 39
Gunner F. C. Terry. 10 Oct 42
(For D/F duties.)
Temp. Gunner (T)  W. Broad 26 Nov 41

For Thames Local Defence Flotilla.
Captain E. C. Cordeaux, DSO, OBE, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP (act) (ret) 16 June 40
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R., W. H. Tyce (act) 13 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. H. Ferdihando 14 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. R. Clunies-Ross 28 Apr 41
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., W. S. Hemery 16 Feb 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. M. Murphy 12 Apr 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. C. Gibbons 5 Apr 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. N. Tylor 1 Jan 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., M. O. Nicholson. Apr 43
Temp. Act. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. V. H. Margesson 1 Jan 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., K. S. Jelly 12 Mar 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. B. Mobsby 19 Mar 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. N. Holmes 19 Mar 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., L. J. Percival 23 Mar 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. M. Price 19 Apr 43 J
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. G. Struthers 7 May 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., C. Rowley 7 May 43
Temp. Sup-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. Pickles 7 May 43
Temp. Act. Sup-Lieut. R.N.Z.N.V.R. G- Clark 19 Feb 43
Temp. Act. Sup-Lieut. R.N.Z.N.V.R.  J. B. Tinney.  19 Feb 43
Temp. Mid. R.N.V.R., G. Sloan 21 Apr 43

For Extended Defence Duties.
Captain W. E. Cornabe, OBE (ret) 25 Aug 39
(Extended Defence Officer.)
Commander H. J. F. Cavendish, DSC (ret) 1 Sept 42
Lieut.-Com. A. B. R. Sands (ret) 2 Jan. 42
Lieut.-Com. J. K. Elliot (ret) 11 Jan 43.

For Examination Service.
Captain, R.N.V.R. E. C. Shankland, RD (act) (ret) 27 Aug 39
(Chief Examining Officer.)

For Controlled Mining Duties.
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. R. C. Bickley, OBE 9 July 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. F. Irvine 5 Oct 42
Temp. Lieut., (Sp.Br.), R.N.V.R., I. Reynell 4 Jan 43

For Duty at Queenborough Pier.
Commander, F. G. Russell (ret) 10 Feb 42.
Lieutenant, H. E. Knights (Ret.) 6 Sept 39.
Eng. Com., S. J. Russell (ret) 4 July 41
Lieut.-Com. (E) T. W. S. Hook (Ret.) 20 Dec 42.
Lieut. Comm. (E) G. W.  Barnes (Ret.) 3 Oct 42
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E) W. E. Stanton (Act) 1 Dec 39
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E) F.  Lawrence (Ret.) 11 Jan 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. (E) E. Greenhalgh. 3 June 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., (E) A. A. Smethurst (Act) 8 Dec 42.
Shipwright Lieut. Com. C. V. Rowland. (Ret.) 25 Oct 39.
Cd. Gunner (T) W. E. Wheeler. 30 Apr 41.
Temp. Boatswain, F. W. Dawson. (act) 28 Sept 42
Temp. Boatswain C. R. Fooks. 21 Oct 42
Temp. Wt. Supply Officer. H. S. Maltus. 27 Oct 40

For Miscellaneous Services.
Lieut.-Com., J. Hatton, RD (Ret.) 7 Aug 41
Lieutenant E. J. Manning (ret.) 16 Apr 43
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R. A. L. Knapp  8 June 42
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. R. Leighton 20 Feb 41.
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R. R. H. Paddock. 8 Sept 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R. F. W. Earnsby (act.) 12 June 42
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R. D. Clarke (act) 2 May 41
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. L. Wallace 5 Sept 42
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. W. Pattulo 19 Jan 43
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. E. D. Williams 24 Oct 42
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. G. Silcock 10 Feb 43
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. A. Walton. 16 Mar 42
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. J. Perry 19 Jan 43
Temp Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. Woodin (act) 25 Jan 43
Lieut-Com. (E) R.N.V.R. W. Barnes (ret) 1 Oct 42
Sub-Lieut. C. K.Anthony 13 May 42
Sub-Lieut. M. B. Elmsley 13 May 42
Sub-Lieut. N. R. Turner 13 May 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. J. D. Sulman 30 July 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., W. E. Saul 5 Sept 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. J. Bates 10 Feb 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. H. McLean-Laing 5 Apr 43.
Temp. Lieut-Com. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., H. C. Hodges (act) 3 Mar 43
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., W. T. Blundell 29 July 41
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. M. Evans 20 Aug 42
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., G. J. Willis 19 Jan 43
Schoolmaster CWO. L.  Dodriage 1 June 42.
Wt. Teleg. J. E. Brocklehurst 16 June 42.

For M.L.s.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. P. A. Blue 2 Mar 42 Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., A. F. Shepard 9 Aug 42
Temp. Lieut., RANVR. F. P. Wallis 29 May 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. M. Albone 7 July 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. T. B. Desmond 14 Oct 42
Skipper R.N.V.R. W. Godfrey 18 June 42

W.R.N.S.
First Officer E. M. Hudson 16 Mar 43
(In charge W.R.N.S.)
Second Officer A. M. K. Traynor 13 May 40
Second Officer M. K. Gilbert 5 Dec 40
Second Officer G. B . Evans 3 Mar 41
Second Officer G. Waller 4 Oct 41
Second Officer K. M. Radcliffe 8 Nov 41
Third Officer, M. Harwood 31 May 42
Third Officer, I. J. Hampton 5 July 42
Third Officer, M. Catleiugh 12 July 42
Third Officer, C. I. Courage 27 July 42
Third Officer, M. F. Moore 20 Sent 42
Third Officer, E. C. Whatman 29 Sept 42
Third Officer, M. Casebourne 12 Oct 42
Third Officer, S. M. Mackie 19 Oct 42
Third Officer, M. K. Wicks 27 Oct 42
Third Officer, C. M. Bellamy 12 Feb 43
Third Officer, D. I. Cozens 2 Apr 43
Act. Third Officer. M. D. Brand 1 Nov 42
Act. Third Officer. C. W. Herbert 22 Nov 42
Act. Third Officer. J. F. Duckworth 15 Dec 42
Act. Third Officer. D. J. Tatchell 28 Dec 42
Act. Third Officer. I. G. M. Cramp 15 Mar 43
Act. Third Officer. M. I. Austen 21 Mar 43
Act. Third Officer. M. A. C. Thornton 22 Mar 43

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST June 1944
Rear-Admiral C. S. Thomson (ret) 9 July 43
(Commodore-in-Charge Sheerness Sub-Command)
Secretary Paym. Lieut. F. A. K. Betty, R.N.V.R. 21 May 43
Commander G. Harper (ret) 21 June 40
Eng. Capt. H. G. Marshall (ret) 27 June 41
 (Fleet Engineer Officer.)
Eng. Lieut.-Com. R. W. Cogger (ret) 30 May 40
Temp. Lieut-Com. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R.  J. Macrae (act) 22 Jan 40
Vice-Admiral E. A. Taylor, CMG, CVO (ret) 2 Oct 42
Secretary Paym. Lieut. R.N.V.R. R. B. A. Smith, 5 Feb 42
Commander. E. B. Tod (ret) 21 Nov 41
Lieut.-Com. J. W. Cottrell (ret) 2 July 42
Lieut.-Com. W. Stock (ret) 15 April 40
Lieut.-Com. W. J. Bate (ret) 10 May 40
Lieut.-Com. E. J. Manning (ret). 16 April 43
Lieut.-Com. A. R. Warren (ret). 23 March 44
Lieut.-Com.  C. J. Cawdry(ret). 6 April 44
Temp. Lieut-Com., R.N.V.R.  N. P. Doyle (act). 20 May 41
Lieutenant J. S. Dalglish. 1 April 43.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., D. A. Goodrich 14 March 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. J. Stephens April 44
Captain (E) G. L. M. Salter 20 Jan 44
Eng. Com. S. J. Russell (ret) 4 July 41
Temp Lieut (E) R.N.V.R.,, A. Smethurst  8 Dec 42
Temp Lieut (E) R.N.V.R.,, W. Adams 1 June 43
Temp Lieut (E) R.N.V.R.,, F. Wheeler 3 May 44
Surg. Capt., J. C. Kelly, DSC, MD, Bch (ret) . 17 June 43.
Paym. Capt., E. C. Annahelm (ret)
(Base Accountant Officer.)
Paym. Com., R.N.R. H. C. Tidy, (ret) 1 Oct 40
Tempy. Surg. Lieut.-Com. R.N.V.R. W. W. Darley, MRCS, LRCP 23 May 44
Temp. Surg. Lieut-Com. (D) R.N.V.R.,, G. K. Lacey, LDS. 30 Mar 43
Tempy. Paym. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. R. H. J. Lowe (act). 8 Sept 42
Tempy. Surg. Lieut., R.N.V.R. J. Carrick, MB, chB. 8 Jan 44
Tempy. Surg. Lieut. (D), R.N.V.R. T. J. N. Knight, LDS. (proby). 21 Nov 42
Paym. Lieut. E. Godfrey (ret) 1 Aug 38
Paym. Lieut. F. Fowler (ret) 13 Jan 42
Tempy. Paym. Lieut., R.N V.R. G. Snow 16 May 44
Shipwright Lieut.-Com. T. H. Stonehouse (ret). 12 Apr 44
Cd. Gunner, A. Bowles 16 July 43
Cd. Gunner, E. Wenman. 16 July 43.
Cd. Boatswain. K. J. Rashbrook. 4 Dec 39
Wt. Teleg J. H. Hayes. 1 May 44.
Wt. Writer C. R. Collings 22 Oct 43

For Extended Defence Duties.
Captain W. E. Comabe, OBE (ret). 25 Aug 39
(Extended Defence Officer.)
Commander H. J. F. Cavendish, DSC (ret) 1 Sept 42
Lieut.-Com J. K. Elliot (ret) 11 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com R.N.V.R., N.E Sandiford(Act.) 2 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut.-Com R.N.V.R., E. O. Dunne  10 Apr 44
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. G. McWhannell 17 Apr 44
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., (SP Br) R.N.V.R., J. H. Dewer 29 Dec 43

For Thames Local Defence Flotilla.
Captain P. G. Wodehouse, DSO (ret) 2 July 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. H. Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.,, Ferdinando 14 Jan 41
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., E. M. Murphy (act) 12 Apr 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. Harrison 4 Aug 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., D. M. Paulsen 17 Aug 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. D. Wellard 17 Noy 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., F. H. Lushington 21 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. A. Smith 17 Mar 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., R. G. Roberts (act) 27 Mar 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. E. E. P. Powell (act). 3 Apr 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. S. C. Dealey 28 Jan 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., R. C. Cotter (probv) 17 Apr 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. E. Davidson 22 May 44
Temp. Lieut., R.A.N.V.R. H.M. McGhie 30 Aug 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., M. Hobbs 24 May 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. Ashton 5 July 43
Temp. Mid., R.N.V.R., S. W. Hoard 20 Mar 44
Temp. Mid., R.N.V.R., T. R. Walker 20 Mar 44.

For Examination Service.
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.R., R. S. Browning 26 Aug 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., G. B. Fowle.  9 Sept 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., R. G. D. Saggers 21 Sept 39

For Controlled Mining Duties.
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. R. C. Bickley, OBE 9 July 40
Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., A. P. Milner 30 Nov 43

For Thames Estuary Special Defences.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., R. W. Patullo 19 Jan 43Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., D. E. D. Williams 24 Oct 42
Temp. Lieut., R.N.R., N. B. Underwood 1 July 42
Temp. Lieut., (Sp. Br.), R.N.R., C. G. Willis 19 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut., (Sp. Br.), R.N.R., R. M. Evans 20 Aug 42
Temp. Lieut., (Sp. Br.), R.N.R., G. N. Howe 14 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut., (Sp. Br.), R.N.R., G. W. Gold 1 May 44

For Duty at Queenborough Pier.
Commander F. G. Russell (ret) 10 Feb 42.
Lieutenant J. R. Harrison (ret.) 9 July 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. E. Wilson. 6 Aug 41
Lieut.-Com. (E) T. W. S. Hook (Ret.) 20 Dec 42.
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E)  J. M. C. Copeland (act) 13 Apr 44.
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E)  F.  Lawrence (Ret.) 11 Jan 42.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. (E)  E. Greenhalgh. 3 June 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. (E)  E. Dobson. 28 Feb 44.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., (E)   S. Jones-Frank 23 July 42.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., (E)  T. N. Griffin, 28 Feb 44.
Cd. Gunner (T) C. S. Carter (ret.) 1 June 42.
Temp. Boatswain, F. W. Dawson. (act) 28 Sept 42
Temp. Boatswain C. R. Fooks. 21 Oct 42
Temp. Wt. Teleg. D. R. Jardine (act) 1 May 44.
Temp. Wt. Supply Officer. H. D. Young (act) 19 July 43

Miscellaneous Services.
Lieut.-Com A. E. Bailey (ad) (rrf) 20 Nov 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R., R. A. Walton (act) 16 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R.,, S. A. Notcutt (act) 1 Oct 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., H. W. White 4 Aug 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, R. H. Paddock 8 Sept 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, D. G. Silcock 10 Feb 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, G. J. Perry 19 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, A. S. H. Bodden 27 July 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, S. Goodall 6 Dec 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R.,, C. A. G. Bearpark 15 Dec 43
Temp. Paym. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  A. J. Dmmmond 12 Apr 43
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., T. E. Schilizzi 27 May 44
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R.,, R. Whitworth 1 Dec 43
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R.,, H. M. Angus 21 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R.,, S. R. Friday (act) 12 May 44
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.), R.N.V.R.,, S. G. Jones. 15 July 43.
Temp. Boatswain, E. Thundercliffe (act) 21 Feb 44
Temp. Boatswain, (A/S) E. J. L. Bouette 10 Mar 44
Temp. Sig. Boatswain C. W. Harris (act) 27 July 42
Temp. Boom  Skipper, R.N.V.R. W. Hackford 21 Jan 44.

W.R.N.S.
First Officer E. M. Hudson 16 Mar 43
(In charge W.R.N.S.)
Second Officer, A. M. K. Traynor 13 May 40
Second Officer, G.B.Evans 3 Mar 41
Second Officer, E. Roberts 28 June 43
Second Officer, B. E. J. Mungavin 5 Nov 43
Second Officer, D. T. Tatchell 28 Dec 42
Second Officer, D. M. Whittome 27 May 44
Act. Second Officer A. M. Warner 17 June 43
Third Officer, C. M. Bellamy 12 Feb 43
Third Officer, I. M. Austen 21 Mar 43
Third Officer, I. G. M. Cramp 15 Mar 43
Third Officer, J. T. Roberts 2 Oct 43
Third Officer, M. J. Twine 29 July 43
Third Officer, M. Linington 6 Dec 43
Third Officer, A. M. Dix 12 Aug 43
Third Officer, E. J. Cohen 15 Aug 43
Third Officer, H. B.Mayes 25 July 43
Third Officer, A. M. Onton 31 Jan 44
Third Officer, S. E. Whyte 29 Mar 44
Third Officer, B. G. Mocatta 14 Apr 44
Third Officer, H. D. Barham 6 May 44
Third Officer, A. P. Denne 9 May 44
Third Officer, V. M. R. Mason 13 Apr 44
Third Officer, D. C. Harrod 22 Nov 43
Act. Third Officer. M. Stanley 18 July 43
Act. Third Officer. D. E. Allen 28 Nov 43
Act. Third Officer. J. L. Harrison 17 Jan 44
Act. Third Officer. B. J. Thompson 23 Mar 44
Act. Third Officer. D. E. Symes 29 Mar 44
Act. Third Officer. L. B. Cross 29 Mar 44
Act. Third Officer. P. P. Myers 7 Apr 44
Act. Third Officer. S. M. Willmett 7 Apr 44
Act. Third Officer. J. C. Baker 7 Apr 44
Act. Third Officer. M. D. Ironmonger 15 Apr 44
Act. Third Officer. J. M. V. Marno-Edwards. 14 May 44
Act. Third Officer. E. T. Law 14 May 44.

OFFICERS ON THE NAVY LIST JULY 1945
Rear-Admiral C. S. Thomson (ret) 9 July 43
(Commodore-in-Charge Sheerness Sub-Command)
Secretary Lieut.  Com. F. A. K. Betty, R.N.V.R. 21 May 43
Captain P. G. Wodehouse DSO (ret) 2 July 43
(In Command H.M.S. Wildfire)
Secretary Tempy. Sub-Lieut. (S) R.N.V.R., F. G. Chilcott 11 Dec 44
Commander H. J. F. Cavendish, DSC. (ret) 21 June 40.
Commander,  J. S. Black (act) (ret) 17 July 44
Lieut, Com., A. R. Warren (ret) 23 March 44
Lieut, Com. C. J. Cawdry (ret) 6 April 44.
Temp. Lieut, Com., R.N.R., N. P Doyle (Act.) 20 May 41.
Lieutenant, J. S. Dalglish 1 April 43.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., D. A. Goodrich 14 March 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.,  (N) A. H. B. McClatckey.  20 Nov 44.
Captain (E) G. L. M. Salter 20 Jan 44.
Eng. Com., S. J. Russell (ret) 4 July 41
Lieutenant (E) D. R. Dibben (act) 20 June 45
Temp. Lieut. (E) A. A. Smethurst 8 Dec 42.
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R.,  L. W. Adams. 1 June 43.
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R., F. H. Brothers. 18 June 44
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R., G. J. N. Van der Erf.  19 Oct 44.
Temp. Lieut. (E), R.N.V.R., N. Marczyk  3 July 45
Surg. Capt., J. C. Kelly, DSC, MD, Bch (ret) 17 June 43
Captain (S), M. A. W. Sweny (act) 1 July 45
(Base Supply Officer)
Paym. Com., R.N.R. H. C. Tidy, (ret) 1 Oct 40
Temp. Surg. Lieut.-Com. R.N.V.R. W. W. Darley, MRCS, LRCP 23 May 44
Temp. Surg. Lieut-Com. (D) R.N.V.R., G. K. Lacey, LDS. 30 Mar 43
Lieut-Com. (S) R.N.V.R., H. T. Curling (Act.) 26 Aug 44.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. R.N.V.R., E. R. Keyworth, MRCS. LRCP. 6 Sep 44.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. (D) R.N.V.R., T. J. N. Knight, LDS. 21 Nov 42.
Temp. Surg. Lieut. (D) R.N.V.R., P. C. Grummit BDS. 12 March 45.
Lieutenant (S) F. Fowler (ret) 13 Jan 42.
Temp. Sub-Lieut.(E) S. J. W. Byrne. 7 Dec 44.
Temp. Lieut-Com., (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. J. Macrae (act) 22 Jan 40
Temp. Lieut-Com., (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. M. Parrington-Jackson 5 Dec 44
Temp.  Gunner. G. Luland. 2 July 45
Temp. Gunner. F. W. Wood 3 July 45
Temp. Boatswain. F. A. James 25 June 45
Temp. Boatswain. W. H. Wolhart 2 July 45
Wt. Teleg., A. C. S. Gower, DSM 1 Aug 44
Wt. Shipwright. R. F. Needham 9 July 45
Wt. Writer Offr. C. R. Collings 22 Oct 43
Temp. Wt. Stores Offr., W. Wood (Act) 22 Nov 44

 For Extended Defence Duties.
Temp.  Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R., N. E. Sandiford (act) 2 Feb 44
Temp.  Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. G. McWhannell 17 Apr 44

For Thames Local Defence Flotilla.
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  E. M. Murphy (act) 12 Apr 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  H. E. E. P. Powell 3 Apr 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  R. C. Cotter (prob.) 17 Apr 44

For Examination Service.
Temp.  Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. R. S. Browning 26 Aug 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. G. B. Fowle 9 Sept 39
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R. R. G. D. Saggers 21 Sept 39

For Controlled Mining Duties.
Tempy. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R. R. C. Bickley, OBE.  9 July 40

For Thames Estuary Special Defences.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. H. Greenfield 6 July 45~
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., C. G. Willis 19 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. M. Evans 20 Aug 42

For Duty at Queenborough Pier.
Commander F. G. Russell (ret) 10 Feb 42
Lieutenant J. R. Harrison (ret) 9 July 43
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R. J. E. Wilson. 6 Aug 41
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E) J. C. Copeland (act) 13 Apr 44.
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R., (E) A. S. Turner (act) 2 Jan 45
Temp. Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R. (E)  F.  Lawrence (Ret.) 11 Jan 42.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., (E) D. C. Coleman 14 Sept 44.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., T. N. Griffin, 28 Feb 44.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., G. F. C. Martin-Smith, 2 Jan 45.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. L. Holland, 9 Jan 45.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., E. E. Linaker, 1 Mar 45.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. Dunajski 11 May 45.
Temp. Sub-Lieut., (E), R.N.V.R. C. S. Sutton. 7 June 44.
Temp. Cd. Boatswain C. R. Fooks. 21 Oct 42
Temp. Gunner (T) S. J.  Bell.  3 July 45
Temp. Boatswain D. Lyons, (Act). 22 May 45.
Temp.  Wt. Teleg. D. R. Jardine (act) 1 May 44.
Temp.  Wt. Stores Officer. B. J. Woolman. 1 Sept 44

For M.L.’s.
Temp. Com. R.N.V.R. D. G. Bradford (act) Feb 45
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R.  J. H. Weir 26 Mar 45
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., F. S. Rumsey Feb 45
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., A. Aimers 30 Oct 44
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., F. D. Bramston 30 Oct 44
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. C. Giles 9 Oct 44
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. A. Hailwood 20 Nov 44
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., R. A. Morgan-Jones.  May 45
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. K Ford 27 Jan 45
Temp. Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. E. Morris 25 June 45
Temp. Act.  Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. H. M. Parkes 16 Oct 44
Temp. Act.  Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., P. E. Scroggs 27 Jan 45
Temp. Act.  Sub-Lieut. R.N.V.R., C. F. Shelley. 25 June 45

For Miscellaneous Services.
Lieut.-Com A. E. Bailey (act) (ret) 20 Nov 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R. A. Walton (act) 16 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R., S. A. Notcutt (act) 1 Oct 42
Temp. Lieut., H. W. White 4 Aug 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., D. G. Silcock 10 Feb 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., G. J. Perry 19 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., A. S. H. Bodden 27 July 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. A. G. Bearpark 15 Dec 43
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., J. M. Montgomery 20 June 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., H. E. J. Brown 29 June 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. T- Stephens (act) 21 July 44
Temp. Lieut., R.N.V.R., C. T. Bruton 22 May 45
Temp. Lieut. R.N.V.R., D. E. Nixon 19 June 45
Temp. Elect. Lieut. R.N.V.R., J. A. Holman (2) 29 Nov 44
Temp. Elect. Lieut. R.N.V.R., T. E. Schilizzi. 27 May 44
Temp.  Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R., S. G. Deans 2 Oct 44 #
Temp.  Sub-Lieut., (S) R.N.V.R., D. P. Grump 10 Sept 44
Temp. Act. Elect.  Sub-Lieut. K. N. Dixon 20 June 44
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., H. M. Angus 21 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., S. R. Friday (act) 12 May 44.
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., J P. G. Cruikshank 28 Sept 44
Temp. Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., R. Sheppard 10 July 45
Temp. Sub-Lieut. (Sp. Br.) R.N.V.R., S. G. Jones, 15 July 43.
Temp. Cd. Boatswain (A/S) E. J. L. Bouette (act) 10 Mar 44 (
Temp. Boatswain, C. H. Hall (act), 14 May 45
Temp. Boatswain (A/S) E. J. L. Bouette 10 Mar 44
Temp. Boatswain (F/F) A. H. P. Driver Oct 44
Temp. Sig. Boatswain S. E. Savory 1 Aug 44
Temp. Boom Skipper, R.N.V.R., A. D. McRuire 28 June 44

W.R.N.S.
First Officer E. M. Wilberforce 8 Oct 44
Second Officer, I. G. M. Cramp 15 Mar 43
Second Officer, J. M. Dickman 9 Oct 44
Second Officer, E. G. Egerton 31 Jan 45
Second Officer, L. Gove 16 Nov 44
Second Officer, E. B. Rendle 25 July 43
Second Officer, V. Barrow 2 July 45
Act. Second. Officer, A. M. Wamer 17 June 43
Third Officer, J. T. Roberts 2 Oct 43
Third Officer, V. M. R. Mason 13 Apr 44
Third Officer, D. E. Allen 28 Nov 43
Third Officer, J. L. Harrison 17 Jan 44
Third Officer, E. M. Hamill 28 May 44
Third Officer, J. Dallas 10 Oct 44
Third Officer, C. R. Dewar 5 Aug 44
Third Officer, D. B. Kennedy 15 Jan 45
Third Officer, N. Smith 12 Mar 45
Third Officer, L. V. Allington 15 Oct 44
Act. Third Officer. L. Harrison 17 Jan 44
Act. Third Officer, M. J. Thornton 18 Feb 45.

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Royal Navy Land Base at Sheerness HMS WILDFIRE with swing bridge in foreground.

WILDFIRE
ROYAL NAVY LAND BASE AT SHEERNESS.


Established in 1889 HMS Wildfire was a Royal Navy shore base at Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, England. It closed in 1933 but with the threat of war was re-commissioned on the 16 February 1937.

 In 1665 King Henry VIII ordered the first Royal Navy dockyard and fort to be built at Sheerness to protect the River Medway from invasion by the French. The Navy Board wanted a dockyard where “warships might be provisioned and repaired”.

 Following the Dutch attack in 1667, when they captured British ships in the Medway, attacked and captured the Royal Navy Dockyard at Sheerness the fortifications protecting the dockyard were strengthened. These included the Garrison Fort, the Moat around the Royal Naval Dockyards (Sheerness Lines) and later the Military Canal (Queenborough Lines) which both protected the Royal Naval Dockyard and the Royal Navy Base from attack from landward.  

A Dutch engraving by Willem Schellinks showing the storming of Sheppey by the Dutch



OFFICERS AT WILDFIRE WHO RECEIVED AWARDS FOR GALLANTRY.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
Pearce Trewhella LOVELOCK, Ty Lt. R.N.V.R. 3 Sep 40, Minesweeping - DSC awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in Minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.

MID, Mentioned in Despatches.
Charles Edward BALL, T/S/Lt R.N.V.R. 3 Sep 40, Minesweeping - MID awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in minesweeping operations off the coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.

MID, Mentioned in Despatches/Commendation.  
John Michael CRANMER, Electrical Sub Lt R.N.V.R. 3 Sep 40, Minesweeping  - MID awarded for minesweeping ops Belgium, Holland and French coasts.

27 Jun 41, Commendation awarded for brave conduct and devotion to duty (mine disposal).

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross and Bar.
Arthur Douglas PARKINSON Ty Lt RNR, 11 Jul 40, Minesweeping - DSC awarded in King's Birthday Honours 1940.
3 Sep 40, Bar to DSC, Bar to DSC awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.

DSO. Distinguished Service Order.
Jack PETERSON, Cdr RN, 18 Oct 40, Minesweeping - DSO awarded for bravery, skill and enterprise in minesweeping operations.

Plan of Sheerness Royal Naval Dockyard showing position of HMS Wildfire.

OPERATION LUCID

Following Dunkirk, in preparation for the German invasion of England, landing barges began to build up in the channel ports of German occupied Europe.

Mimicking Sir Francis Drake's attack on the Spanish Armada, Operation Lucid was planned to send fire ships in amongst the German invasion barges.

At Sheerness, an old tanker was being prepared as a fire ship. She was loaded with petrol and explosives and would be positioned at the entrance of Calais where an on-shore wind would let her drift in amongst the barges. On the first attempt the Fire ship fouled the Thames Estuary Boom and was forced to return to Sheerness. On the next attempt the operation was aborted when one of her escorts the Destroyer VENETIA on the 19th Oct, 1940 detonated a mine and sunk with the loss of 34 of her crew.

On the third and final attempt the Calais defenses had been alerted by a failed diversionary air raid and the Fire ship and escorts were illuminated by search lights from the shore. With the element of surprise gone Operation Lucid was abandoned.

September 1939 to December 1940.  In the early part of the war everything depended on the constant flow of convoys. The Germans did their very best to stop this flow with over 249 British and Allied ships being sunk in the Nore Command during that period. Mines sunk more ships on the East coast  than enemy guns, torpedoes and bombs together. Of the 249 ships sunk,179 were sunk by mines.

​July 1940. The first Flotilla of HDML's (Harbour Defence Motor Launche's) was formed at Sheerness to patrol the Thames Estuary.

​For much of the war at least three convoys a week would be heading south into the Thames Estuary and a further three heading north.  Pinned in by sand banks and the mine barrier they were only two ships wide and perhaps eight or nine miles long. Their would never be enough escorts and Wildfire ships would always be hard pressed.