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From: "John Stevenson" <>
Subject: Re: [Mar] DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:04:27 -0000
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Good afternoon David,
I take it you have checked the citation for the masters award and the CPR
archives ?
If you have could you please let us know what they state.
Do the citation /archives state no sub was sunk ?
Your comment could just be a bit unfair on Captain Busk- Wood his crew and
many others for that matter .
I do , however, accept your generalisation completely.
I have a relative in WW2 who claimed to have destroyed two enemy aircraft
while serving with FAA and never got the credit.

Regards.
John

John D. Stevenson,
Spring is sprung, flat calm, 15C
Edinburgh.


c
> The difference is actually between the action and the claim - the
> Duchess of Bedford may have been in action with a sub. and the
> Master given a 'gong', but no U-Boat was actually sunk. It was not
> unusual in both world wars for ships to claim a sinking which
> post-war was found to be optimistic
>
>
> David
>
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