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Date: 09 Oct 1914


Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later Lord Milford Haven] stating that he could not pass over Rear-Admiral Alexander Duff in favour of Rear-Admiral Horace Hood for the post of Rear Admiral, 4th Battle Squadron, as Duff was senior, and had been promised the post once mobilisation was complete. WSC recommends Hood for the Dover Patrol. [Hand-written copy, unsigned].



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