There's a Gilbert Richardson referenced within the thread Geoffry Wallace Kitching
, who is listed as a Radio Officer onboard Gay Viking
, one of the blockade running gun boats that went back and forth from the UK to Sweden. Might this be a possible fit? and do you know if he was ever a radio officer?
Just to add to that, the National Archives records for Merchant Navy Awards
shows a Gilbert Richardson of the rank Second Radio Officer, who was awarded an MBE, but as a crew member on MV Hopewell
— another of the blockade runners — which was originally MGB 504