Echo: "Portland Memorial To HMS Illustrious Tragedy Victims"

Discussion in 'History' started by soleil, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

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    Re: Echo: "Portland Memorial To HMS Illustrious Tragedy Vict

    Must admit I was surprised to learn of this peacetime tragedy through this article. Having served on the current Illustrious (93-96), I surprisingly don't recall learning of the historical incident - all the more reason for a fitting memorial.
     
  2. Just for the record, Alfred Lowe was awarded the Albert Medal as a Boy 1st Class. He later exchanged this for the George Cross (GC), not the "St George Cross" as the article describes it.

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