William Eric Patterson DSC, RNR

Birth details unknown


2 Sep 1939 Skr.
6 Jan 1943 A/Skr.Lt.

Retired: 1 Sep 1953


2 Jun 1943 DSC
8 Feb 1950 RD

Warship Commands listed for William Eric Patterson, RNR

HMS Elbury (FY 656)Skr.MS Trawler27 Oct 1940early 1942
HMS Typhoon (FY 1703)Skr.MS Trawler29 Apr 194224 May 1943
HMS Varanga (FY 1625)A/Skr.Lt.MS Trawler24 May 1943mid 1945

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MS Trawler HMS Varanga (FY 1625)

29 Jan 1944
HMS Varanga picked up Sgt S.C.B.Parker [RAF] from the North Sea. He was one of four crew from a Halifax returning from a bombing run to Berlin. They had bailed out and were picked up by three minesweeping trawlers. The other two were HMS Prospect and HMS Property. They were in a group anchored 10 miles off the Wash. These four men were the only ones to survive out of a crew of seven from 431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force flying out of RAF station Croft. (1)


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