** Please do not copy photos to other websites, including Facebook - post a link instead **

Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


HMS Resolution 1933

030.jpg MA_283129.jpg Resolution1933.jpg DSCN0808.JPG DSCN0808.JPG
Rate this file (No vote yet)

Comment 1 to 1 of 1
Page: 1

Joseph J. Meli   [Jul 28, 2014 at 03:26 PM]
Officer Mr Patterson, William Robert known also as "Billy" He was the son of Charles Delamere Patterson (1882-1951), and Haidee Kennedy, of Belfast, Ireland. Married (15.05.1940, St Martin's, Cardiff) Elizabeth Jane Gordon-Jones, of Cardiff On the 07.09.1933 he took command of HMS Resolution (battleship) served in the Mediterranean and stopped in Malta many times. This brave officer Patterson William Robert good to know that on the 01.03.1941 he became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1940 and on the New Year 40 [investiture 06.02.40] received the Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.11.1941 [investiture given to his next-of-kin 17.03.42] If I recall correctly he was missing in action on passage aboard steamship "Parracombe" on a secret mission delivering twenty crates containing Hurricanes to Malta... We salute such a brave person and many others like him, because of them EUROPE is also FREE and ALIVE today ... May God grant them Eternal Rest in Peace.

Comment 1 to 1 of 1
Page: 1

Add your comment
Anonymous comments are not allowed here. Log in to post your comment