Flag Officer Force ‘N’ (Rear Admiral C.S. Holland, CB) sailed from Trincomalee for Singapore on 31 August 1945 in H.M.S. SUSSEX, with the destroyer VIGILANT in company. Rear Admiral Holland, on behalf of the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, was to make preliminary arrangements with the Japanese for the occupation of Singapore Island.
29. A convoy consisting of 26 L.C.I. (L), RFA DEWDALE, Hospital Ship AMARAPOORA, and H.M.S. KEDAH (H.G. Ship of Rear Admiral J.A.V. Morse, CB, CBE, DSO, Flag Officer Malaya designate) sailed from Trincomalee on 28 August 1945 and the troop convoy with the 5th Division embarked sailed from Rangoon on 30 August 1945

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