Hallo all,

This Telegraphist Air Gunner was crewed with Petty Officer Frederick Charles Rice during 1940-1941 aboard a Swordfish floatplane from HMS Warspite. He made significant contributions to the work of the crew during the Second Battle of Narvik and the Battle of Mapatan. The pilot and the officer observer were decorated for both actions.

In the current issue of 'BRITAIN AT WAR' there is a very good article on the pilot (Rice). In it the author mentions that Pacey was Mentioned in Despatches for the Narvik battle. However try as I might I cannot find Pacey anywhere on the London Gazette website.

Can anyone please help clarify the issue of whether he was awarded the MiD or not ? I am also hoping to find his middle name.


Martin Gleeson.