Tag Archives: Royal Navy

European Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002.  The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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S.A.S. Somerset

This post has been written many years after the fact and to be honest prior to today I have never really had much to add to a SAS Somerset post. However, I have recently found the handout I received when … Continue reading

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Royal Naval Division Memorial in London

The Royal Naval Division Memorial is located on Horse Guards Parade in London, but unfortunately is almost lost in the space as it is such a modest structure. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was unveiled on 25 … Continue reading

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George Leslie Drewry VC

George Leslie Drewry (03/11/1894 – 02/08/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions  at V Beach in the Landing at Cape Helles, during the Gallipoli Campaign. on  25 April 1915. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 13 August 1915, Supplement: 29264, … Continue reading

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John Travers “Jack” Cornwell VC

John Travers “Jack” Cornwell 08/01/1900 – 02/06/1916 was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on board HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. The Citation reads: “The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the … Continue reading

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Richard John Hammersley Ryan GC, RN

Richard John Hammersley Ryan (23/07/1903-21/09/1940). was awarded the George Cross for his actions on 16-21 September 1940 in Dagenham, Essex. “He was 37 years old and serving in the Royal Navy when he was one of two officers who dealt … Continue reading

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George Paterson Niven EGM

George Paterson Niven (1898 ? – 02/02/1947) was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal for his actions on 26/07/1929 at Skiathos, Greece, as a member of the crew of HMS Devonshire. “On 25th July 1929, HMS Devonshire was carrying out full … Continue reading

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Richard John Knowlton AM

Richard John Knowlton (11/05/1899 – 24/08/1981) was awarded the Albert medal for participating in the events of 14/09/1917 at Horsea Island, Portsmouth. “He was 18 years old and serving in the Royal Navy when a seaplane collided with a Poulsen … Continue reading

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Reginald Vincent Ellingworth GC

Reginald Vincent Ellingworth (28/01/1898-21/09/1940) and Richard Ryan were awarded the GC for their actions during operations between 16 and 21 September 1940 at Clacton, Essex. “He was 42 years old and serving in the Royal Navy when he was one of … Continue reading

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John Wallace Linton VC, DSO, DSC

John Wallace Linton (15/10/1905 – 23/03/1943) was posthumously awarded  the Victoria Cross while commanding HM Submarines.  (The convoy attack specified in the citation occurred off Libya on 28/29 May 1942) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Linton) The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May 1943 Supplement: 36028 Page :2329 … Continue reading

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