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Richard Stannard

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Richard Stannard

Person  Male  Born 21/8/1902  Died 22/7/1977

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Australia, Norway

Sailor. Born Richard Been Stannard. During the evacuation of Namsos in April to May 1940, his ship, HMT Arab survived thirty-one bombing attacks in five days. On one occasion, he and two of his crew tackled a fire on a jetty, caused by a bomb igniting ammunition. Part of the jetty was saved, which proved invaluable at the subsequent evacuation. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. Died in Sydney, Australia.

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Capt Richard Stannard, V.C. (1902 - 1977) R.N.V.R., hero of the evacuation of...

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