Harold Malcolm Collier, RNR
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|30 Jul 1939||S.Lt.|
|30 Apr 1940||Lt.|
|30 Apr 1948||Lt.Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1954||Cdr.|
|30 Jun 1962||Capt.|
Retired: 30 Jun 1967
|18 Apr 1958||Clasp to RD|
|17 Jun 1966||2nd Clasp to RD|
Warship Commands listed for Harold Malcolm Collier, RNR
|HMS Anglia||Lt.||Armed Yacht||early 1941||22 Nov 1941|
|HMS Valse (T 151)||Lt.||ASW Trawler||24 Sep 1942||4 Aug 1943|
|HMS Burdock (K 126)||Lt.||Corvette||3 Mar 1944||mid 1945|
RD awarded on ???
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7 Jul 1944
BAY OF BISCAY. HMS Burdock picked up approx. 200 survivors from torpedoed Fighter Direction Tender 216.(FDT 216). FDT 216 was torpedoed by a Junkers 88,as it was sinking the order to abandon ship was given and the ship deliberately sunk to keep it out of enemy hands. Five crew were lost, 1565310 ACI J H Ferguson RAFVR. 1036266 LAC J Gaughan RAFVR. 1001089 Cpl. G Logan RAFVR. 1434174 LAC R J Peckham MID RAFVR.1681468 ACI T C Rolt. RAFVR.
My father Alan Hamilton was a survivor and is still with us at the grand age of 89.