Currently, I am researching a Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve officer, Sub/Lt Patrick Dalzel-Job. This officer was involved with Norway prior to and during the German invasion of Norway. Against Admiralty orders he helped with the evacuation of Narvik just before the town was razed to the ground by the Luftwaffe. For his deeds he was threatened with a Court Martial by the Admiralty, but was subsequently awarded the St Olav medal by a very grateful King Haakon.
Later in his career, Dalzel-Job became operational wit hthe 54th Flotilla (Norwegian) and worked with the boats on various Combined Ops, he then became involved with VP ops in to Norway and was at one point spying on German shipping from a small island 60 miles north of Bergen. This op was in preparation for a Chariot attack, but was never fully implemented.
I would like to communicate with anyone who has an interest in the 54th Flotilla - it does not have to be connected to Dalzel-Job as I am interested in all aspects. I am often at the National Archives and will willingly share the information I gather.
Bob Pearson - Ipswich