WW2 MGB 610 Distinguished Service Cross (1943), 1939-1945, Atlantic, Pacific Stars and BWM attributed to Lieutenant Walter (Bob) Harrop R.N.V.R.
Extremely fine and better.
His DSC was announced in the London Gazette dated 21st December 1943 "For skill and daring in a successful action in enemy coastal waters while serving in light Coastal Craft."
With a copy of the Admiralty letter of notification of DSC "For courage, enterprise and skill in command of M.G.B. 610 in a daring and successful action in Enemy coastal waters on the night of 19th/20th September 1943." This was for the attack on the 17,000 ton liner Strasbourg which had run aground near the entrance to Ijmuiden harbour. MGB 610 was part of the escort for 4 MTBs who successfully hit the Strasbourg with 2 torpedoes. In the fight MGB 610 was set on fire in a battle with the escorts.
With DSC box of issue and an original letter from Miss Gabrielle Harrop (his sister) to Mr Burman (almost certainly Philip Burman) in which she says "it is nice to know the medals are in good hands."
With file of copied research including copied photo of (5) Naval officers after the Strasbourg attack including Harrop, book extracts, L.G. entries etc. He was commissioned 4/9/41, promoted T/Lt 4/12/41, T/A Lt Cdr 3/45, discharged 11/2/46. Assumed to of served in Destroyers towards the end of the war.