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Old 18-09-22, 06:07 AM
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Default HMS Amethyst during the Yangtze incident

Would anyone be able to provide a full list of the ships company of HMS Amethyst during the Yangtze incident? I have searched the net, but to no avail.

Still looking for an Amethyst tally if anyone has one spare

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Old 19-09-22, 12:11 PM
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Appendix 15 in the current edition of British Battles and Medals shows Officers, Petty Officers and Ratings in HMS Amethyst from the 21st of April until the 31st of July 1949.



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Would anyone be able to provide a full list of the ships company of HMS Amethyst during the Yangtze incident? I have searched the net, but to no avail.

Still looking for an Amethyst tally if anyone has one spare

Many thanks in advance,

Andrew
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Thank you Frank, I will look into it.
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Don't forget to include Simon, the ship's cat. Recipient of the Dickin Medal.
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Old 21-09-22, 05:46 PM
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Yes of course. When my daughter was younger, she would delight in the heroics of Simon. I remember listening to a radio broadcast a couple of years ago (can't remember which station) and they were talking about the Dickin medal. Simon came up and they scoffed and asked what could a cat do!

Poor Simon died in November 1949.
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Not wishing to hijack your thread, Andy, but feel compelled to add a mention of my Great Uncle, Leading Seaman, C/JX 804754 James Henry Arkell, who was killed during the Yangtze Incident, whilst serving in HMS London.

JHA.jpg HMS London.jpg NSM YC.jpg

Jim's Naval Service Medal, seen here with Yangtze clasp.

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