LOASBY, Ronald William

Police Intake: 
Metropolitan Police
Royal Fusiliers
P.O.W. number: 
Honours & Awards: 
Wednesday, August 29, 1917
Corporal Ronald Loasby was taken prisoner of war 31 May 1943 during a beach reconnaissance at Pantellaria whilst serving in 2 Special Boat Section. He received a Mention In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at Gilmour House, Lambeth. In 1942 he was posted to 2 Special Boat Section from the 1st Police Intake at Achnacarry. 
Award Recommendation
Oran Landings. Assault on Port by H.M.S. Walney and H.M.S. Hartland - 8th November 1942.
This man formed one of the crew of No. 2 Folbot, launched from H.M.S. Walney. Though forced by intense A.A. fire to seek the shelter of some barges in the Port he nevertheless tried to attack a sl..... * class destroyer, but was unable to do so owing to our own light Naval forces in the area. In the confusion and trying conditions, this man displayed courage and determination of a high standard." [Recommended by Captain H.V. Holden-White.]. 
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/1.
2 SBS Timeline document, see linked content below.
Award:  London Gazette 37528, page 1836.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/94/455.
The 1939 Register covering Lambeth.
* illegible but possibly Sleipner ?

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