Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 30 January 1919
Lieut. R.H. Palmer. R.N.V.R.
D “Northesk” II No 2022
Jan 30 1919
Captain of Base.
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.
S.O. of Div.
The necessary examination was passed by me on July 8th 1918.