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FINDLAY Thomas, Able Seaman, P/SSX.32325: HMS Campbeltown (age 24)

FINDLEY William Ritchie, Able Seaman, D/SSX.19545: HMS Campbeltown (age 22)

FISHER Gore Victor, Sub-Lieutenant, RNZNVR: ML 270

FOLKARD Frank, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.278535: ML 443

GAMMAGE William, Telegraphist(1), P/JX.142561: ML 268

GARDENER Thomas, Motor Mechanic, C/MX.76083: ML 270

GARLICK D, Able Seaman, D/JX.156123: HMS Campbeltown

GARNER Thomas Norman, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX.274947: ML 306 (age 31)

GARNHAM Douglas Arthur, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 268 (age 21)

GATTENBY W. F. E, Ordinary Seaman, SV.77 ML 443

GILES Samuel Walter, Able Seaman, P/JX.143517: HMS Campbeltown (age 24)

GLASS J, Able Seaman, P/CDX.2287: ML 160

GLEESON John H (‘Jimmy’), Leading Seaman, D/SSX.18524: ML 267

GOOCH A. R, Leading Steward, P/LX.23432: HMS Campbeltown

GORDON Alexander G. D, Able Seaman, D/JX.155041: ML 447

GOUGH Christopher Hugh Clare, Lieutenant RN: HMS Campbeltown (MiD) (age 26)

GOUGH Ronald George, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX.76180: ML 262 (age 24)

GRAHAM F, P/JX.194066: ML 446

GREEN Alick Reginald (‘Bill’), Lieutenant RN, MGB 314 (DSC)

HAGART H, P/KX.132618: ML 446

HAIGHTON Sam Preston, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR (No. 1): ML 192

HALE Angus Edmund, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX.216489: ML 192 (age 26)

HALL John Grenville, Sub-Lieutenant RANVR: ML 160

HALL J. L, P/JX.275903: ML 446

HALLETT George Henry, Able Seaman, C/SSX.33257: ML 192 (MiD) (age 22)

HAMBLEY Robert, Petty Officer (Cox’n), D/JX.136607: ML 298 (DSM)

P/O Hambley DSM

One of the many 'unsung' heroes of the raid was Petty-Officer Robert Hambley of Lieutenant Bob Nock's ML 298.

This ML's job was to manoeuvre in the estuary narrows, close to where Campbeltown had struck home, and draw fire - which she did at great cost to her crew.

As Cox'n, Hambley's task was to follow Nock's helm instructions in attempting to disrupt the enemy's aim. With both his deck officers dead and the forward gun knocked out, Nock relied on Hambley as the ML attempted to maintain fire from her after gun alone.

Eventually struck in the engine-room and without power, it was time to abandon ship, Hambley ensuring that all spaces were cleared before taking to one of the ML's two Carley Floats to be carried shoreward by the tide.


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