Peter Dickens joined the Commander-in-Chief's staff as Staff Officer Operations in May 1949.
During the "Amethyst Incident" Rear Admiral Sir David Scott, KBE, CB (born 5 April 1921) was Flag-Lieutenant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Station, Admiral Sir Patrick Brind, KCB, CBE. Scott was later Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Submarines and Chief of the British Navy Staff in Washington D.C. He then held the post of Deputy Controller (Polaris) 1973 - 1976 and from 1976 until his retirement in 1980 he was Chief Polaris Executive KBE, CB. He died in January 2006.
This collection mainly consists of naval signal logs from H.M.S. Amethyst while under attack by Communist forces on the Yangtse River. This was also known as the "Yangtse Incident" and took place 20 April - 31 July 1949. There are also other papers relating to the incident such as reminiscences of those involved, articles and correspondence. There are also Rear Admiral Sir David Scott's reminiscences of events from his career during the Second World War and during the 1970s.
This collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Rear Admiral Sir David Scott in July 1992, September 2002, and June 2003.
The files were arranged into two sub-fonds due to their apparent creation and who they were created by. DKNS I all relate to the "Amethyst Incident" and DKNS II were all written by David Scott.
This collection is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge.