After a period aboard the battleship Ramillies escorting troop convoys in the Indian Ocean he also served briefly aboard the heavy cruiser Shropshire in the same area and returned home aboard the heavy cruiser Kent when she had earlier been damaged by a torpedo bomber, before joining Valiant. After the Wallace in the North Sea and in the Med. he joined the destroyer Whelp with the BPF she rescued about a dozen shot-down FAA pilots and observers during the Palembang attacks and later faced the Kamikazes. He was at the surrender in Tokyo Bay. Post-war he joined the destroyer Chequers at Malta, before receiving his own command the sloop Magpie.