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TAIT James Adie, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR (No. 1): ML 160 (DSC)

TEELING R, Signalman, P/LDX.3750: HMS Campbeltown

TERREY J. Ernest, Leading Seaman, D/JX.148779: ML 447

TEW Albert Walter, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.303154: ML 446 (CGM)

THOMPSON William John, Leading Stoker, C/K.60547: ML 156 (DSM)

THORPE W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.315296: ML 341

TIBBITS Nigel Thomas Bethune, Lieutenant RN: HMS Campbeltown (DSC) (age 29)

TILLIE Arnold Bertram Kingsley, Lieutenant RNVR: ML 268 (MiD)

TOLLEY C. J, Able Seaman, JX.277638: ML 160

TOY Arthur John, Sub-Lieutenant (E), RNVR: (att) ML 177 (20th ML Flotilla Base Staff) (age 28)

TURNER D. E, Leading Stoker, P/KX.92972: HMS Campbeltown

TURNER W, Able Seaman, D/JX.146824: ML 270

UNDERHILL Reginald Francis, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K.66657: HMS Campbeltown (DSM)

VALLANCE Arthur R, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.260084: MGB 314

VARDON-PATTON Peter Henry Dennis, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR: ML 298 (age 26)

VENTURE J, Stoker, P/KX.93468: HMS Campbeltown

VERITY Reginald George Arthur, Lieutenant RNVR: (att.) ML 443

VYALL David Manning, Stoker(11), D/KX.117366: HMS Campbeltown (age 19)

WADE Albert Thomas Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX.75027: HMS Campbeltown (age 34)

WALKER Cowan Dunn, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/FX.78743: ML 160 (DSM)

WALKER James Donald, Able Seaman, C/JX.238901: ML 262 (age 21)

WALLACE Lawrence Ferguson (‘Sam’), Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX.68875: ML 268 (age 27) (20th ML Flotilla Base Staff)

WALLACH Cecil William (‘Bill’), Lieutenant RANVR: ML 270 (DSC)

WALLIS Norman Bryan Hamilton, Lieutenant RANVR: ML 307 (DSC)

WARD Raymond Reginald, Petty Officer, P/JX.132189: MTB 74 (age 29)

WARRICK Peter, Acting Leading Seaman, D/JX.266488: ML 307

WATT W, D/JX.285642: ML 446

Lt. Nigel Tibbits DSC

Nigel Tibbits' primary duty for the raid was to design, and oversee the installation of, the huge explosive charge to be fitted deep within Campbeltown's hull - which he accomplished with some assistance from the Special Operations Executive's secret weapons centre.

Just prior to entering the estuary of the Loire, he and his team set the fuses hidden within the charge; and in the run-in to target Nigel took over the wheel and in conjunction with Lieutenant Commander Beattie, conned the old ship to the exact spot where it had been planned she should hit the huge dock gate for maximum effect.

Nigel evacuated from Campbeltown onto Rodier's ML 177. Sadly, she was hit and set on fire, then Tibbits was cut down by machine-gun fire from the shore while in conversation with Campbeltown's No. 1, Lieutenant Chris Gough.


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