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Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn, Victoria Cross

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn, Victoria Cross Reply with quote

"The exploits of a Victoria Cross recipient are being recognised at his former home in south west Scotland. Lt Cdr Malcolm Wanklyn spent part of his childhood at Knockinaam Lodge in Portpatrick.
A commemorative blue plaque is being put on the property as part of a wider project by the Submariners Association.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40118163

WANKLYN, MALCOLM DAVID.
Rank: Lieut-Commander
Date of Death: 14/04/1942
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M. Submarine Upholder
Awards: V C, D S O and 2 Bars.
Panel Reference: Panel 61, Column 3.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Additional Information:
Son of William Lumb Wanklyn and Marjorie Wanklyn; husband of Elspeth Wanklyn.


Citation
The Citation in the London Gazette of 16th December, 1944, gives the following details: On 24th May, 1941, while off the coast of Sicily, Lieutenant-Commander Wanklyn, in command of H.M. Submarine Upholder, sighted an enemy troop convoy escorted by destroyers. Observation by periscope could not be relied on, owing to failing light, and a surface attack would have been easily seen. Upholder's listening gear was out of action. Despite these difficulties, Lieutenant-Commander Wanklyn, though aware of the risk of being rammed by the escorting destroyers, pressed home his attack and sank a large troopship. The destroyers at once counter-attacked, and dropped thirty-seven depthcharges. With great courage, coolness and skill, and without listening gear, Lieutenant-Commander Wanklyn brought Upholder clear and back to harbour. Before this outstanding attack and since being made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Lieutenant-Commander Wanklyn had torpedoed a tanker and a merchant vessel. He continued to show the utmost courage in the face of the enemy, and carried out attacks on enemy vessels with skill and relentless determination, sinking one destroyer, one U-boat, two troop transports, one tanker and three supply ships. He also probably destroyed, by torpedoes, one cruiser and one destroyer, and probably hit another cruiser.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also commemorated Meigle War Memorial, Perthshire

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=253&highlight=meigle
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR , ex UKNIWM, memorial 72727.

Would welcome a photo of the plaque to be able to complete the report
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