Reginald Fife Whinney DSC, RN

Born  8 Feb 1909

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1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
16 Jan 1930 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1932 Lt.
1 Apr 1940 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.
31 Dec 1951 Capt.


15 Feb 1944 DSC
20 Jun 1944 Bar to DSC
10 Oct 1944 2nd Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Reginald Fife Whinney, RN

HMS Wanderer (D 74)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer20 Apr 1943mid 1944

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Destroyer HMS Wanderer (D 74)

25 Aug 1943 (position 42.03, -18.02)
German U-boat U-523 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Vigo, in position 42°03'N, 18°02'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, RN) and the British corvette HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR).

26 Aug 1943
HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, RN) delivered an advance RAF party to Portugal to implement agreement signed on August 18th 1943 between Britain and Portugal for the use of the Azores to operate their aircraft. (1)


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