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ADAMS V. W. H, Petty Officer (Cox’n), D/SSX.17984: ML 270

ALDER Albert. V, Able Seaman, D/JX.178678: ML 306

ALLEN G. H (‘Geordie’), Stoker(1), C/KX.110906: ML 307

ALLEN H, Stoker(11), P/KX.133296: ML 443

ARKLE Francis Walter Manning (‘Frank’), Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 177

ARNOLD Hugh Wilson, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 446 (DSC)

ASTON Christopher Southcote (‘Kit’), Motor Mechanic, C/MX.89950: ML 192

AXFORD Frank, Leading Telegraphist, C/SSX.23590: ML 270

BACHELOR Kenneth, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 268 (age 22)

BAILEY Ronald James, Leading Seaman, P/JX.150587: HMS Campbeltown (age 21)

BAKER Alfred Sydney, Able Seaman, P/SD/X.1287: HMS Campbeltown (age 24)

BAKER Graham Macnaughton, Lieutenant, RCNVR: ML 447 (MiD), (age 25)

BALL Leonard Harry (‘Len’), Stoker(1), C/KX.121012: ML 262 (DSM)

BANNISTER Ronald William (‘Bill’), Acting Leading Stoker, D/KX.89528: MGB 314

BARBER Edwin Charles, Stoker(1), C/KX.121341: ML 457 (MiD) (age 26)

BARBER Leonard, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.285011: ML 298

BARHAM George Ernest Anley, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 457

BARNES B, Stoker, P/KX.104849: HMS Campbeltown

BARRETT J, Able Seaman, C/JX.154753: ML 447

BARRY Pat St George, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX.258364: ML 307

BARTLETT Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.303020: ML 267

BATTESON Ralph, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.299978: ML 306

BAXTER Claude William Hyston, Leading Stoker, P/KX.88765: HMS Campbeltown (MiD)

BEART Eric Henry, Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 267 (age 37)

BEATTIE Stephen Halden (‘Sam’), Lieutenant-Commander, RN: HMS Campbeltown (VC)

Lt-Cdr. Sam Beattie, VC, RN

The precise manoeuvres required of Campbeltown as she approached the Normandie Dock, made it essential that she be under the command of an officer with extensive destroyer experience. Such was 'Sam' Beattie, who guided her into her target lock gate with pin-point accuracy - contact, which Beattie described dryly as 'a considerable jar' being made only four minutes late after a journey of some 400 miles.

Having seen his ship cleared of crew and casualties he and his officers evacuated onto ML 177 for the long run home. Sadly ML 177 was later hit and destroyed, leaving Beattie and other survivors to be picked up by the Germans in the morning.


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KIA or died of wounds

Forced to turn back (ML 341)


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