Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 30 January 1919

Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 30 January 1919



Lieut. R.H. Palmer. R.N.V.R.

D “Northesk” II No 2022

Cape Helles.

Jan 30 1919

Captain of Base.

H.M.S. “Europa”




I have the honour to request that I may be paid command money as Lieut in Command, observing that I have been in command of Drifters since April 10th 1918 & have not yet received command money.


Previous to April 10th 1918 I had the honour to command H.M. Motor Launch 198 and volunteered for Drifters after being assured I would receive the same command money.


From April 10th until July 8th 1918 I was in command of H.M.D. “Kilmany” (in which vessel was no Skipper) and was also sub-divisional leader of three vessels.


From July 8th 1918 I have been Divisional Leader of “W” Division of Drifters (now 9th Division), a Division composed of 8 Drifters commanded by Skippers.


Request that I may be paid back command money since April 10th 1918.


I have the honour to be


Your obedient servant

Reginald H. Palmer.

Lieut. R.N.V.R.

S.O. of Div.


The necessary examination was passed by me on July 8th 1918.