Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Honored Allies Wednesday: Frederick T. Peters (Canada)

"...for valour in taking H.M.S. Walney, in an enterprise of desperate hazard, into the harbour of Oran on the 8th November, 1942.  Captain Peters led his force through the boom towards the jetty in the face of point-blank fire from shore batteries, a Destroyer and a Cruiser.  Blinded in one eye, he alone of the seventeen Officers and Men on the bridge survived.  The Walney reached the jetty disabled and ablaze, and went down with her colours flying." 

From Captain Peters' Victoria Cross citation, awarded on 14 May 1943.
Another honored ally,

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