Seaplane carriers

Cecil L’estrange Malone (1890-1965) was a young naval and RNAS officer. In later years he became an MP representing successively the Liberal, Communist and Labour Parties.

28th Jany 1916
HMS Ben-My-Chree
c/o Navy House
Port Said

Dear Glyn

I am writing to ask you if you know of anyone available who would care to come and assist me in the Military Intelligence work connected with Seaplane Carriers.

Wemyss has appointed me in command of the four seaplanes-carrying ships so I hope we may now get something done.

6 to 12 volunteers for observers have been asked for officially, so if you know of anyone, he could come in under that heading.

Perhaps you could drop me a line to the above address if you think there is anything doing, as soon as possible, if not I must make other arrangements.

I am confident it would make for efficiency, and keep us in closer touch with your requirements.

I enclose a copy of Smyrna reconnaissance, perhaps you will be so good as to circulate it to anyone interested.

Yours truly,

Cecil L’estrange Malone

Letter to Ralph Glyn (D/EGL/C32/5)