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  1. #11
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    Richard Graham How i think he ended up in Australia post WW2

    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette - Part 3 - Page 3654

    Australia - 1952 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
    The appointments of Lieutenant-Commanders Richard Graham How and Alan George Watson are terminated on reversion to the Royal Navy, dated 5th August, iQ.52, and 27th June, 1952, respectively.

    So this is probably him

    Richard Graham How
    England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

    birth: 8 July 1918
    death: November 2006 North Surrey, Surrey, England

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    Re: Richard Graham HOW RN.

    HMS Hunter (D80)

    Escort Carrier. Entered service with the RN in January 1943. Returned to the US Navy in December 1945.

    London Gazette, 27 March 1945 - Operation "DRAGOON" - Invasion of the South of France in August 1944.

    HOW, Richard Graham Lt(A) - Mentioned in Despatches.

    Ungazetted award for Operation "DRAGOON"

    HOW, Richard Graham Lt(A) - Croix de Guerre.

    Seedie's List of Fleet Air Arm Awards 1939-1969.
    N.P.,:Ripley Registers,1990.

    and ...

    On 4/5 August, 1943, Lt R.G. How R.N., was aboard HMS "Hunter" (D80), when it was transporting aircraft and supplies to the Mediterranean. The vessel was caught in a mighty gale which caused a great number of the aircraft (Martlets and Seafires), and stores to break their lashings and pile up in the hangar. A petrol fire also started. How and several other officers and men were commended for their actions in securing the cargo and quelling the fire. Thirteen Officers and 13 Ratings were injured, none seriously. The vessel had to return to UK.

    Report from Commanding Officer , HMS Hunter to Commander-in Chief, Western Approaches. ADM 1/15068 - 7 August, 1943.

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