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NOTES

AWARD ABBREVIATIONS

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS

1 Killed on duty

2 Award not for RMS or BD

3 Reason for award unknown

VC: Victoria Cross
GC:
George Cross
CBE: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
DSO: Distinguished Service Order
OBE: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
MBE: Member of the Order of the British Empire

DSC: Distinguished Service Cross

MC: Military Cross

CGM: Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

GM: George Medal
DSM: Distinguished Service Medal

BEM: British Empire Medal (now superseded by MBE)

MID: Mention in Despatches
Commend'n: King's Commendation for Brave Conduct

B&MD: Bomb & Mine Disposal
BD:
Bomb Disposal
BSO:
Bomb Safety Officer
LCOCU:
Landing Craft Obstruction Clearance Unit
RMS:
Rendering Mines Safe

 

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NAME

RANK/RATE

UNIT

DATE
GAZETTED

AWARD

REMARKS

A

ALDRIDGE
Maurice Henry Gordon
P/JX125186
PO Unknown 3 Aug 43 BEM B&MD - BEM awarded for great bravery and undaunted devotion to duty.
ALI
Barkat
5845
LS RIN HMIS Adyar 23 Oct 45 BEM B&MD - BEM awarded for courage, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving with HMIS Adyar in the salvage of aircraft and depth charges.

ALLERTON
Victor

Establishment Senior Artificer

Admiralty Mine Design Department

4 Jan 44

BEM

Mine Design - New Year Honours 1944.

AMBROSE
William Albert
C/J25282

CPO (Torpedo Gunner's Mate)

XD Party Boulogne
Unknown

26 Jul 40
20 Dec 40

DSM2
MID

BD - DSM awarded for good services in successful operations which prevented much war material from falling into the hands of the enemy.

 

MID awarded for courage, coolness and devotion to duty.

ANDERSON
Sidney Arthur

Lt RANVR

HMS Forte (Falmouth)

28 Apr 42

OBE

BD - Appointed OBE for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Narrowly escaped death with Wadsley when Type D exploded while being defuzed in London.

APPS
David Sidney

A/Lt (Sp) RNVR

Department of Unexploded Bombs, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)

28 Apr 42

OBE

BD - Appointed OBE for gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.

ARMITAGE
Robert Selby

Lt RNVR (Later Lt Cdr)

Mining Department
HMS Vernon

27 Dec 40
15 Feb 44

GC
GM

BD and RMS See below. 

GC awarded for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty.  Lieutenant Armitage did a great deal of very dangerous work in disabling land mines in September and October 1940, accepting great risks in the course of his duty. One of the mines he dealt with was hanging from a tree at Orpington, Kent, and could only be reached from a ladder which offered no chance of escape if the fuse had been activated. On another occasion he heard the clock ticking and was only 30 yards away when the bomb exploded. In spite of this he returned with undaunted bravery to carry on with the same work next day.

 

George Medal awarded whilst he was a Temporary Lieutenant-Commander with HMS Vernon for mine disposal work at Corton Sands, Suffolk, on 15th June 1942.

AVISON1
William

Lt RNVR

Staff NOIC Naples

30 May 44

MID

BD and Minesweeping - MID awarded posthumously for courage and skill in dangerous minesweeping operations. Operation ANTIDOTE - minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia May 1943.

   

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