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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 442

(x) Five: Engineer Commander S. S. Vincent, D.S.C., Royal Navy

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with Admiralty forwarding slip with handwritten notes, in original card forwarding box addressed to ‘Mr. S. S. Vincent, D.S.C., Windwhistle Cottage, Downland, Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon’, good very fine or better (5)

Stanley Samuel Vincent witnessed active service as an Engineer in the Royal Navy during the Great War and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

He was awarded the D.S.C. for his subsequent services as an Engineer Commander in the destroyer H.M.S. Venetia during operations off the Belgian and French coasts in 1940 (London Gazette 27 August 1940, refers). On 23 May 1940, Venetia was involved in the evacuation of troops from Boulogne. She came under fire from the captured French batteries and was hit seven times and set ablaze aft. Resultant casualties were high.

Vincent received his D.S.C. at Buckingham Palace in an investiture held on 22 February 1941.

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