continuing with my research into my grandfather.... HMS Violet has Lt. Charles Napier Stewart DSC, RNR appointed Commander on 9th April 1942, where according to anything I can find online, he remained on charge until 10th June 1945, which included several scrapes including being credited with the sinking of U 641 in Jan 44. all well and good........ but.... my grandfathers naval record has HIM, Lt. Ernest Govan McMillan RNR as in command (temporary) according to the typed out record he was in command of the Violet for those 5 weeks or so from 15th April and back on the Philoctetes in Freetown by 24th May so where was Lt Stewart for the first 5 weeks of his command, and why was my grandfather, who had never been on a Corvette before put in command and sail, escorting 4 convoys when his previous experience was on Philoctetes, a destroyer depot ship and Kilmun and Lasso which were both cable layers. the hand written sheet with all his dates etc on it has PHILOCTETES vice Buchan----------------- P.L.T. ---20.12.41--- CW 19.12.41 (5 VIOLET in Cd tempy vice Thomas (RNVS) ---T/LT ----15.4.42 ----CW 6.5.42 (6 PHILOCTETES holds---------------------------------25.5.42-----CW 15.7.42 I'm not 100% sure about the word holds in the third line...., might be Rolds? I'm confused by the right column which starts CW (I think) as the dates here don't line up. the first one has him posted on Philoctetes 20th Dec 41 and the right hand column is 19th dec.... so a day earlier..... the Violet entry is dated 15th April ad the RH column is 6th May..... and the Philoctetes entry is 25th May, and the 3rd column is 15th July..... any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!