1. Alec B. Doyle later became an Australian Navy
Admiral. The subject of his 'bete noire' in this
letter are the Royal Navy personnel. When he refers
to 'they', I can only assume he is referring to
"Flag" - Vice Admiral Patey.
When he says 'we have strong reason to suppose', I
can't help but wonder on what basis Doyle makes this
statement.This is only the second reference to enemy
involvement that I have located to date by a
reputable source, the first being in Aubrey
Hodgson's notes of the period.
the day this letter is dated, HMAS Warrego
discovered the 'KOLONIA" up on a reef near the
Bainings, and it would have been interesting to hear
his comments on this.
'snubbing any junior who dares to offer a
suggestion.' - is a reference I believe to the
apparent disinterest of Lieutenant-Commander BESANT
on AE1 to answer signals on the 14th, between him