LOASBY, R.W.

Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Fusiliers
Police Intake: 
1st Police Intake
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
6482237
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Loasby was taken prisoner of war at Pantellaria whilst doing a beach recce. He came to 2 Special Boat Section from the 1st Police Intake at Achnacarry [1].
He received a Mention In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [2].
 
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.] [3]. 
 
Sources
[1] 2 SBS Timeline document, see linked content below.
[2] London Gazette 37528, page 1836.
[3] National Archives file WO373/94/455.
 
* illegible but possibly Sleipner ?
 

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