8 results found for: Cape Matapan

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ELLIOTT, George M (#222)

…the 5th Battle Squadron leader at JUTLAND,, survived torpedo from U-30 28Dec39, in the BATTLE of CAPE MATAPAN 28Mar41; bombed off Crete (2 x 5001b) she had needed repairs in Durban; George had later wartime service with 601 FLOTILLA, COMBINED OPERATIONS, mainly with LANDING CRAFT provision and subsequent repair procedures….

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…#253 FC RICE Lieutenant Commander FC ‘Ben’ RICE DSM MiD First rating pilot to land on an aircraft carrier & first to sink a U-BOAT. SWORDFISH (sole op a/c same for all WW2). Pilot for HMS WARSPITE Narvik NORWAY, sank U-64 and Italian Navy defeat the Battle of Cape MATAPAN

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…aid and Percy Gick supervised the whole operation until further help arrived. The episode is commemorated by a plaque in HMS Daring Street, Argostoli, on Cephalonia, where he is remembered going ashore to functions sporting top hat, tails, cape, cane and a monocle. In 1954 Captain Gick came ashore as…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…to South Africa aboard Empress of Japan; investigation of mine damage to HMS Hecla; dealing with German mines washed ashore; teaching demonstrations on bomb disposal to South African officers at Cape Town; work destroying defective ammunition at Ganspan; reasons for learning to dive; attitude of white South African to Second…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…at HMS Afrikander, Cape Town. Alexander Beaufort Fraser Fraser-Harris was born on November 16 1916 in Nova Scotia, where his father was professor of physiology at Dalhousie University. After Warren Hill School, Eastbourne, Fraser-Harris, aged 13, joined the Exmouth term at Dartmouth under a Commonwealth Scholarship scheme. He became cadet…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

…building and they hoped the raid might allow them to escape; but they also hoped that it would destroy much of the documentation on Danish people and the Resistance that the Gestapo held there, thereby frustrating Nazi attempts to punish or imprison them. On both fronts, they were successful. ‘Citation…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…Sea between the Japanese main force and Task Force 38, Surigao Strait, the biggest surface action since Jutland in 1916, history’s last battle-line action at sea between battleships, Cape Engano, the final sea action of Japanese aircraft carriers and their destruction by the US Third Fleet, and the BATTLE off…

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

…with GLENGYLE full of explosives 18/19Dec 1941 at nearby ALEXANDRIA jetty, the QUEEN ELIZABETH and VALIANT being sunk onto the mud after Italian 2 man torpedo attacks; on to re-supply and unload at MALTA into the caves in incessant raids and another near escape; back to Spithead without real leave,…

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