Gerard Horace Gandy, RN
|Born||29 Apr 1896||Gloucestershire|
|Died||16 Jan 1987||(90)||Torbay district, Devon|
Retired: 5 May 1920
Warship Commands listed for Gerard Horace Gandy, RN
|HMS Cicala (T 71)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||River gunboat||13 May 1940||3 Apr 1941|
|HMS MTB 10 (MTB 10)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||Motor Torpedo Boat||3 Apr 1941||26 Dec 1941|
|HMS Kingfisher (L 70 / K 70)||Lt.Cdr. (retired)||Patrol vessel||22 Jun 1942||Jan 1944|
Lt-Cmdr G H Gandy RN led a party of officers and ratings through the Japanes lines and 3000 miles overland through China and Burma arriving in a deserted Rangoon after escaping from Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941. After five weeks he left onboard the Armed Merchant Cruiser Heinrich Jessen bound for Calcutta along with Lt-Cmdr Gandy, Lt Collingwood, Lt Ashby & Jix Prest, Buddy Hide, Charlie Evans, Al Rutter, John pawley, Jack Holt, Les Barker, Ron Priestley, and others. From Calcutta it was a thirty six hour train journey across the Indian sub-continent to Bombay where they boarded the armed merchant cruiser "Narkunda" bound for Durban where they took onboard 657 Italian POW's before shaping course for Cape Town.
hongkongescape.com. Lt-Commander Gerard H Gandy R.N. (Rtrd) MTB 10 & Senior Officer 2nd MTB Flotilla, Coastal Forces Hong Kong
unithistories.com. Gandy, Gerard Horace
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