Wales Online: "HMS Glamorgan's Casualties To Be Honoured At Long Last"

Discussion in 'History' started by soleil, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. RIP Colin Vickers, and the rest of the souls who perished that day. Gone but not forgotten.
  2. Mick Adcock RIP and the rest of the crew
  3. Former Port Talbot steelworker John Whitton became a hero. The stoker, then aged 19 and at sea for less than a year, swam through flooded corridors to reach bilge pumps.
    Still holding his breath underwater he opened the valves allowing water in the upper levels of the Glamorgan to drain out, steadying the ship.
    Mr Inskip has previously said: “Without ‘Taff’ Whitton’s help there is every possibility the ship would have gone with much greater loss of life.” But Mr Whitton did not get a medal for his brave action

    How on earth can something like this be missed, surely "Taff Whitton's" deeds are in need of recognition, I dont know if he is still with us or has passed over the bar, but even after nearly 30 yrs he should be due something, if not a VC then a GC. Outstanding story of bravery.

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