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From: "John Stevenson" <>
Subject: Re: [Mar] DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:04:27 -0000
Good afternoon David,
I take it you have checked the citation for the masters award and the CPR
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.
John D. Stevenson,
Spring is sprung, flat calm, 15C
> 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
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