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BURT Edward Alfred (‘Ted’), Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 262 (DSC)

BUTCHER Ernest A, Stoker(11), P/KX.127210: ML 306

BUTCHER T, D/KX.93807: ML 446

BUTTERWORTH Bert J, Able Seaman, C/JX.287571: ML 307

CARR W. A, P/JX.276007: ML 446

CASTLE John H, Leading Seaman, P/JX.252833: ML 268

CATTON Frederick Herbert Charles (‘Fred’), Leading Seaman, C/JX.151796: ML 270 (DSM)

CHAMBERS Herbert Stewart, Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 447 (MiD) (age 30)

CHAPMAN Frederick G, Stoker(11), C/KX.128894: ML 192

CHICK Edward John, Leading Stoker, P/K.77967: ML 267 (age 34)

CLARK D. C, Able Seaman, P/JX.261761: HMS Campbeltown

CLARK W, Stoker(1), C/KX.123595: MGB 314

CLAYTON John (‘Joe’), Ordinary Seaman, D/SX.256436: ML 443

CLEAR Douglas, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX.276552: ML 298 (MiD) (age 21)

CLEGG Leo Anthony, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, (No. 1): ML 307 (DSC)

COLLIER Thomas Alexander Mackay, Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 457 (MiD) (age 30)

COLLINSON Richard Eric, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 192

COLVIN A, Stoker(11), P/KX.127398: ML 341

CORRAN Matthew, Able Seaman, X.19373A: ML 192

COTTER A. E, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX.263002: ML 447

COWLING R, Telegraphist, C/JX.247493: ML 156

CROFT Donald Kenneth, Able Seaman, RANR, S5010: ML 307

CROOK J, Able Seaman, D/JX.155687: HMS Campbeltown

CURTIS Dunstan Michael Carr, Lieutenant, RNVR: MGB 314 (DSC)

CUTTER J. S, Stoker, P/KX.83565: HMS Campbeltown

CUTTS J. E, Ordinary Seaman, (C.W. list - Officer Candidate): MGB 314

Lt. Dunstan Curtis, DSC

A solicitor prior to the war, Dunstan Curtis had come to the raid from a clandestine Flotilla, based on the south-west coast, whose job it was to run agents into and out of France for SOE and the Secret Intelligence Service.

As such, he and the crew of his heavily armed gunboat, accustomed to running the gauntlet of enemy 'E-Boats', were the perfect choice as Ryder's and Newman's Headquarters ship.

Having put Colonel Newman and his party ashore in the Old Entrance, Curtis then took on board many survivors of the crew of Campbeltown, while Ryder inspected the lie of the old destroyer. Satisfied that she was in place, MGB 314, damaged, and with her many wounded cluttering the decks, made for the open sea, where she was later scuttled.


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