AB Leslie Bell MID ML 296

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dinger149
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AB Leslie Bell MID ML 296

Postby dinger149 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:32 am

MID AB Leslie Bell D/JX256333
I know he was on ML 296 in west africa. he talked about the trip out there.
back in the UK he was on "I think RML 523. he told about a rescue of downed US aircrew and being under fire, I think this is when the MID was awarded. that's all. any more info will be most welcome.
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Brian Holmes
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Re: AB Leslie Bell MID ML 296

Postby Brian Holmes » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:17 pm

I dont have a lot here but the MID was awarded for service in ML 523.

Wind up of the war in Europe was a round up for actions in the later part of the war and covered lots of different actions.

ML_296 Dorset Yacht Co, Hamworthy 8/10/41

For fire fighting following an explosion on board off the West African coast 1/7/44
BEM POMtrMch Dennis Patrick Fearon P/MX96902

Known Crew
POMtrMch Dennis Patrick Fearon P/MX96902

Wartime Activities
1/7/44 Explosion on board off the West African coast

Post War Fate
11/45 For disposal at Freetown

ML_523 H J Percival, Horning, Norfolk 2/7/42

Wind up of the war in Europe (Gazette Date - 11/12/45)
MID PO John Cole C/J48211
MID AB Leslie Bell D/JX256333
MID AB Frank Harold Webb P/JX326806

Known Crew
PO John Cole C/J48211
AB Leslie Bell D/JX256333
AB Frank Harold Webb P/JX326806

Wartime Activities


Post War Fate
12/45 For disposal

dinger149
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Re: AB Leslie Bell MID ML 296

Postby dinger149 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:41 am

many thanks Brian. like many he never said much on his award. just the job they did daily. makes you feel humble.


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