Cdr. Patrick Sullivan Tailyour 1939Patrick joined South Hill as a Cadet on 9 January 1939 and was promoted to Chief Cadet Captain at the start of the Autumn Term.
He left on 24.11.1939 to enlist in the R.N.R. In December of that year he was appointed temporary Midshipman and joined the armed merchant cruiser, 'Laconia' which was refitting in Portsmouth Dockyard. In due course in early 1940 she spent time patrolling the Denmark Straits and then across to Halifax, Nova Scotia to escort east bound convoys across to 30 degrees west longitude. After further service in both destroyers and submarines, he had the ultimate great honour of being in Command of one of HM submarines.
He wrote an article published in All Hands Summer 2008 describing his experiences whilst in command of H.M.S. Sleuth which along with H.M.S Solent, was used to act as 'targets' for allied anti submarine training surface vessels.
Patrick crossed the bar in early February 2009.
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