Edward Arthur Aylmer DSC, RN
|Born||20 Mar 1892|
|Died||30 Oct 1974||(82)|
Retired: 7 Jul 1944
Warship Commands listed for Edward Arthur Aylmer, RN
|HMS Curacoa (D 41)||Capt.||Light cruiser||5 Dec 1939||10 Aug 1940|
|HMS Newcastle (76)||Capt.||Light cruiser||15 Aug 1940||14 Feb 1942|
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Light cruiser HMS Curacoa (D 41)
24 Apr 1940
After four days serving as AA protection off Aldansnes, Norway HMS Curacoa (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) is seriously damaged by bombs from German aircraft. Repairs lasted into August.
Light cruiser HMS Newcastle (76)
10 Oct 1940
The British cruisers HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) and HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN), with the British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN) and HMS Wanderer (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN) of the 17th DF and the Polish destroyers Garland (Cdr. K. Namiesniowski, ORP) and Burza (Cdr. A. Doroszkowski, ORP) act as a screen to the British battleship HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) during a bombardment of Cherbourg.
25 Jul 1941
HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) intercepts the German merchant Erlangen (6101 GRT) was intercepted south-east off the River Plate estuary. However before the ship could be captured the ship was set on fire by its own crew.