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    Do you know if it is possible to knwo why a soldier had this medal, it was during Jubilee Operation.
    His name : Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR Andrew Allan WEDD. He was in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.
    I don't know when he died.
    Many thanks,
    Michel
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    He died in 1988.
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    Here you go - why do you ask? Do you have them? Want to sell them?

    WEDD, Andrew Allan, Sub-Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / LCI(L)-276 at Dieppe - Awarded as per London Gazette of 2 October 1942 (no Canada Gazette).

    Home: Toronto, Ontario.

    Commanding Officer of Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L)-276 at Dieppe.

    WEDD. Andrew Allan, 0-76790, S/Lt(Temp) [18.8.41] RCNVR DSC~[2.10.42] Lt(Temp) [18.8.43]

    Lt(Temp) [18.8.42]

    HMC 3rd LCI(L) Flotilla (15.2.44-?)

    HMC LCI(L) 276, CO, (7.3.44-?) (6.6.44)

    HMCS DUNDAS (K229) Cof, (12.2.45-?) Demob. [9.8.45]

    LCdr [18.8.50] RCN(R) HMCS YORK Toronto Naval Div (2.11.50-?)

    "For gallantry, daring and skill in the combined attack on Dieppe."

    "This Officer was wounded in the shoulder whilst landing the Fusiliers Mount Royal at 0700 with the 4th and 5th LCP. Boats were under fire from the cliffs during the run in, and for the last 200 yards came under intense fire form all the buildings in front of the beach as well as from the cliffs. Having landed his troops, this Officer withdrew his boat, and went alongside a destroyer where his wound was dressed. Later at about 0930 he attempted to land a party of Canadian Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers with a 'Special High Forward Radio'. The landing was not successful as fire was too heavy and the craft had to withdraw after approaching to within about 100 yards of the beach."

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    Medals of Lieutenant-Commander Andrew Allan WEDD, DSC, RCNVR:

    DSC - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - Defence Medal - CVSM & Clasp - 39/45 War Medal.

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    Ouahhhh Many thanks my friend !!!!!
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    I'm curious to hear if you are in possession of this sailors medals.

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    The Canadians suffered heavy casualties in the Dieppe Raid, but much was learned from it and it helped ensure the Normandy invasion in 1944 was successful.

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    Please..
    This is my GRANDFATHER his metals were lost when a family storage unit was sold. Do you have this metal? He died many years ago. We miss him dearly. Would love to track down his missing metals.

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