Cyril Ivan Horton, RN

Born  6 Oct 1896

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31 Jul 1914 Mid.
15 May 1916 A/S.Lt.
30 Dec 1916 S.Lt.
15 Mar 1918 A/Lt.
30 Mar 1918 Lt.
30 Mar 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1932 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Retired: 6 Oct 1946


11 Oct 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
28 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Cyril Ivan Horton, RN

HMS Saltburn (J 58)Cdr.Minesweeper28 Jul 193919 Sep 1939
HMS Vega (L 41)Cdr.Destroyer19 Sep 19394 Aug 1940
HMS Protector (T 98)A/Capt.Netlayer1 Oct 194426 Feb 1946

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Destroyer HMS Vega (L 41)

27 May 1940
In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there. (1)


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