William Eric Patterson DSC, RNR
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 1 Sep 1953
Warship Commands listed for William Eric Patterson, RNR
|HMS Elbury (FY 656)||Skr.||MS Trawler||27 Oct 1940||early 1942|
|HMS Typhoon (FY 1703)||Skr.||MS Trawler||29 Apr 1942||24 May 1943|
|HMS Varanga (FY 1625)||A/Skr.Lt.||MS Trawler||24 May 1943||mid 1945|
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MS Trawler HMS Varanga (FY 1625)
29 Jan 1944
HMS Varanga picked up Sgt S.C.B.Parker [RAF] from the North Sea. He was one of four crew from a Halifax returning from a bombing run to Berlin. They had bailed out and were picked up by three minesweeping trawlers. The other two were HMS Prospect and HMS Property. They were in a group anchored 10 miles off the Wash. These four men were the only ones to survive out of a crew of seven from 431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force flying out of RAF station Croft. (1)
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