|Born||9 Nov 1919||Southampton|
Roster information listed for Raymond Betteridge
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|HMS Scotstoun||Armed Merchant Cruiser||Ordinary Seaman||13 Jun 1940||U-25 (1)|
Raymond Betteridge was the last man to abandon HMS Scotstoun before she sank, observing the Captain to jump over the rail before he did. Afterwards he served for a time on HMS Javelin as Able Seaman (Gun Layer 3rd class) on 4.7 inch guns. He also served on HMS Dulverton as Able Seaman (Gun Layer 3rd class) on 4 inch guns. While on this ship he was involved in the action against U-559 resulting in the capture of Enigma codebooks. Raymond also survived when HMS Dulverton was sunk by a German gilder bomb off Kos on 13 November 1943.
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