Heroes Honoured 1941

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    Title reads: "Heroes Honoured".

    Buckingham Palace, London.

    M/S of servicemen and civilians leaving Buckingham Palace after an investiture. C/U of Mr Thomas Alderson with his wife, he is wearing the George Cross medal. Alderson is the first recipient of the medal. M/S of Lieutenant Charles Marshall R.N. and Lieutenant Commander William Sinclair with their families on the Palace forecourt.

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    M/S, taken from another ship, of a minelayer in a heavy sea. C/U Lt. Marshall aboard his ship HMS Teviot Bank during a mine laying operation. C/U of a line of mines passing along the deck of the ship on a conveyor belt. C/U Lt. Sinclair aboard the ship checking gauges, he is the chief engineer. Various shots of mines being dropped overboard astern of the ship, camera pans with the mines as they float away.

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    01:34:50:00 / 01:35:54:00
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  • Details of the actions for which Thomas Alderson was awarded The George Medal are here.......


    "Lieutenant Marshall R.N" is Charles Marshall. "Lieutenant Commander Sinclair" is William Sinclair. Both men were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC).

    "Marshall aboard his ship" - his ship is HMS Teviot Bank (sometimes spelt Teviotbank).

    jamied 20th May 2012
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    British Pathé 13th Aug 2012

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