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Re: Why did the Admiralty summon Cdr Walker to London?

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Posted by Martin Honor on January 20, 2019 at 12:31:29 user MartinH.

In Reply to: Why did the Admiralty summon Cdr Walker to London? posted by Robin Selby on January 19, 2019 at 07:21:02:

I don't have a copy of WDMTGTS immediately to hand, but was it explicitly stated that Cdr Walker was posted to HMS Ganges?

In WW1 Harwich was the base of Commodore (later Admiral) Tyrwhitt's Harwich Force of light cruisers and destroyers. Base facilities were rundown after the Armistice, and later reinstated for WW2. With no formal naval presence at Harwich Cdr Walker could have been borne on the books of HMS Ganges while on detached duty to review local facilities. From 1939 the area became a base for destroyers, minesweepers and coastal forces, and later landing craft for the invasions of Normandy and the Scheldt.

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