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K. Venables

 

Another Canadian Raleighite spent his lower deck time in HMS Repulse operating out of Scapa Flow. Then he served in other ships in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and West Africa. He tells the rare story of picking up some German U-boat survivors whose boat had been sunk by an aircraft which in turn had been shot down in the sea by the U-boat. The statements of the U-boat survivors were used to award the Victoria Cross (posthumously) to a RNZAF pilot, the first time an award had ever been given on the recommendation of the enemy. 

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