Gerard Horace Gandy, RN

Born  29 Apr 1896Gloucestershire
Died  16 Jan 1987(90)Torbay district, Devon

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15 Jan 1909 Cadet
15 Sep 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1916 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1917 Lt.
15 Sep 1925 Lt.Cdr. (retired)
1 Mar 1945 A/Cdr. (retired)
8 May 1946 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 5 May 1920


13 Oct 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Gerard Horace Gandy, RN

HMS Cicala (T 71)Lt.Cdr. (retired)River gunboat13 May 19403 Apr 1941
HMS MTB 10 (MTB 10)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Motor Torpedo Boat3 Apr 194126 Dec 1941
HMS Kingfisher (L 70 / K 70)Lt.Cdr. (retired)Patrol vessel22 Jun 1942Jan 1944

Career information

Lt-Cmdr G H Gandy RN led a party of officers and ratings through the Japanes lines and 3000 miles overland through China and Burma arriving in a deserted Rangoon after escaping from Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941. After five weeks he left onboard the Armed Merchant Cruiser Heinrich Jessen bound for Calcutta along with Lt-Cmdr Gandy, Lt Collingwood, Lt Ashby & Jix Prest, Buddy Hide, Charlie Evans, Al Rutter, John pawley, Jack Holt, Les Barker, Ron Priestley, and others. From Calcutta it was a thirty six hour train journey across the Indian sub-continent to Bombay where they boarded the armed merchant cruiser "Narkunda" bound for Durban where they took onboard 657 Italian POW's before shaping course for Cape Town.

Sources Lt-Commander Gerard H Gandy R.N. (Rtrd) MTB 10 & Senior Officer 2nd MTB Flotilla, Coastal Forces Hong Kong Gandy, Gerard Horace

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