Excuse the response to both your posts, but I couldn't find a way to respond individually.
Firstly, PhiloNauticus, thanks for the links, which I had accessed. Pete Bullimore from thamestugs.co.uk has been particularly helpful and we have been exchanging info. Thanks to Ian Dear, author of 'The Tattie Lads', whom I'm now in contact with, I now also have documentation of two Mulberry tows made by the Bandit. So no question she was actively involved, but I'm still hoping that I'll find out more.
Tony - thanks so much for this, and the pointer to fold3 which I haven't accessed to date
I'd be delighted to see what material you have thanks.
For your information, with help from a lot of people, the Bandit research is progressing well, but slowly. For the last week I've been looking at Bandit's role in the rescue of SS Eros which was torpedoed by U-48 off Donegal in June 1940. Fascinating story, which I'd be very happy to share with anyone who is interested.
I'm also planning on extending my research to include Bandit's sister ships in the Brigand class - Brigand, Freebooter, Buccaneer and Marauder, so if anyone can help with those I'd be pleased to hear from you
Kind regards and thanks again