Joined Dunedin from HMS Rodney in October 1940 as a Midshipman. Part of prize crew of captured French Vichy ship the Ville de Rouen in July 1941.
Left Dunedin for HMS Vansittart 18th November 1941.
Here’s how we marked his death, on the homepage of this website:
Commander Thomas (Tommy) Handley
It is with much regret and sorrow to report that Commander Thomas (Tommy) Handley, RN (Rtd) died, aged 94, on 23rd June. He passed away in Dartmouth peacefully in his sleep, much loved husband of Elizabeth and father of Christina, Stephen and Jonathan. Tommy joined HMS Dunedin in October 1940 and stayed with her until just before her final voyage, on 18 November 1941, when he left to join HMS Vansittart. The Dunedin Society sends its condolences to Tommy’s family.
A service will be held at St Saviour’s Church, Dartmouth, on 18th July at 2.00pm. Family flowers only. All donations to Dartmouth Caring. Enquiries to RC Pillar and sons Ltd, Anzac Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9DL, 01803 832121.