See more ideas about victoria, world war, british medals. Heligoland Bight, Ostend, Zeebrugge Raid. A fantastic original uniform grouping which belonged to Sergeant Thomas Haynes 24389 who served with the Royal Marines during the Great War and fought at the battle of Business. Royal Navy LSGC Group 1902-1929. The raid began with a diversion against the mile-long Zeebrugge mole. The port was used by the Imperial … Events over ten days will mark the centenary of the attack on Zeebrugge, the 'first commando raid', which took place on the night of 22-23 April 1918, under the command of Commodore Roger Keyes. Unfollow Fenian Raid medal to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed. Order … Transferred from the RND to RNR 10 th of February 1915.. 135 words. For the best chance of winning, increase your maximum bid. Medal commemorating the raid on Zeebrugge, 1918. Legend: 'ST GEORGE'S DAY . The Second Ostend Raid (officially known as Operation VS) was the later of two failed attempts made during the spring of 1918 by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy to block the channels leading to the Belgian port of Ostend as a part of its conflict with the German Empire during World War I.The German Navy had … The attack was led by an old cruiser, Vindictive, with two Mersey ferries, Daffodil and Iris II. I did it! Object ID: MEC2103: Description: Medal commemorating the raid on Zeebrugge and Ostend, 1918. BARKER. Zeebrugge Raid Notes: Arthur Harrison was killed during the raid on Zeebrugge on 22/23 April 1918. Born Belfast 1885, son of Wallace and Ann Downie. The blockships at Zeebrugge after the raid. From The Devonian Year Book 1919: "Among those who received the VC in connection with the attack on Zeebrugge on St. George's Day 1918, was Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford R. N., the youngest of seven sons of the late Archdeacon of Exeter, and of Mrs. Sandford who now resides in Exmouth. $5,800.00. Out of stock. The Zeebrugge Raid (French: Raid sur Zeebruges; 23 April 1918), was an attempt by the Royal Navy to block the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. Your bid or registration is pending approval with the auctioneer. The combined forces invasion of the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on 23 April 1918 remains one of Britain's most glorious military undertakings; not quite as epic a failure as the charge of the Light Brigade, or as well publicised as the Dam Busters raid, but with many of the same basic ingredients. 4984 Wallace Downie R.N.R . The Times (Photograph) - St George's Day next week marks the 90th anniversary of the famous naval raid on Zeebrugge and … Many of them may have been unaware of what was going on until they got there, others will have gone over the plans a hundred times to … Swiftsure (battleship) from 13 May 1916. The Victoria Cross (VC) is a naval and military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. Reverse: Inscription above and below a band, 'ZEEBRUGGE & … She was fitted with additional armour, ramps for the troops and additional weaponry for fire support. Service mainly on armoured /protected cruisers. Zeebrugge - Of Glorious Memory (1929) The ferry Royal Iris, which played big part in Zeebrugge, is... British Pathé. Vindictive was an obsolete Arrogant-class protected cruiser, converted to act as the lead assault ship for the attack on the mole at Zeebrugge. In Orders, Decorations, Medals & Militaria. Zeebrugge (1918) Re-enactment of Zeebrugge Naval Raid by Royal Navy during WW1. You need to be registered and approved to bid at this auction. $5,600.00. WW1 medals; Resources; Zeebrugge raid centenary. Near rectangular plaque. This auction is live! group of seven awarded to Chief Petty Officer J. Webb, Royal Navy, a vetera… DSO MUNDY. Feb 13, 2017 - Explore Mike Eastwood's board "Victoria Cross" on Pinterest. Enlisted in the Royal Naval Division. Obverse: St George on horseback spearing the dragon. [1] Vice Admiral Roger Keyes succeeded Vice Admiral … The zeebrugge raid 1918: a story of courage and. The raid on Zeebrugge led to the award of no less than eight Victoria Crosses (VCs), Britain and the Commonwealth’s most prestigious award for courage in the face of the enemy. Inscription (on dragon): 'GERMANIA.' These bases had been bombarded a number of times since August 1915. Please check … He was one of 8 naval officers awarded the Victoria Cross after the raid. Retired Royal Marines commemorate the anniversary of the 1918 Zeebrugge Raid at a service on Merseyside. The Zeebrugge raid was a massive operation involving 1700 people and 75 ships, it was brave and calculating operation that anybody attempting must have had nerves of steel. Original and genuine full size belgium medal for ww1 good condition maker marked medal please see all pics original ribbon. The Zeebrugge Raid 1918;UK Business;City Diary. 1[2]3 > View All Sort by . A fine Great War ‘Zeebrugge Raid’ D.S.M. Zeebrugge raid The blocking of Zeebrugge On 23 April 1918 a second attempt was made, in conjunction with a raid on the neighbouring harbour of Ostend. Armed Forces: Memorial To Those Killed In Zeebrugge Raid In World War One... (1919) Memorial... Reuters. Royal Marines Meritorious Service Medal, GVI, PO17120 Sgt N.L. 1914-15 Star to D.A. 12 results for Fenian Raid medal Save Fenian Raid medal to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. NAVY CAMPAIGN MEDALS. A most interesting and comprehensively researched group of Naval medals covering the period 1902-1929. I managed to get the Zeebrugge Raid into the Times City Diary! Obverse: Victory rising from a cloud, St George slaying the dragon in the background 'ZEEBRUGGE ON ST GEORGE'S DAY APRIL 23D 1918'. AND MAY THE 10TH 1918'. He subsequently took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918, … 16 April 2008. Took part in the Zeebrugge Raid, April 1918 and entered into the Ballot for the Victoria Cross. The British intended to sink obsolete ships in the canal entrance, to prevent German vessels from leaving port. The failure at Ostend led Vice Admiral Roger Keyes, commander of the Dover Patrol, to plan another attack on Ostend.He planned to use the old … Great Savings Free Delivery / … Buy Navy Great Britain WWI Militaria Medals & Ribbons and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! Served on various shore postings and ships, including HMS Valiant and SS Royal Daffodil, which took part in the Zeebrugge Raid … Interesting group to Admiral Godfrey Harry Brydges Mundy Royal Navy. HMS Vindictive during the raid. Posted to the Chatham Division, he served during the Great War in H.M.S. Heroes Of Zeebrugge Laid To Rest (1910) ... King George V presents medals to Zeebrugge heroes on platform in courtyard. Dominic Walsh . The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article The British raid on Zeebrugge and Ostend on 23 April 1918 was intended to block the entrances to the canals linking the German destroyer and U-boat base at Bruges to the sea. May, Royal Marines. A force drawn from the The Zeebrugge Raid 1918: A Story of Courage and Sa . Footnote Frank Joseph Wren was born in Stratford, Essex in June 1898, and enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry 23 June 1915. Watch the auction as a guest You have been outbid. 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