RYDER, Robert Edward Dudley  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley
Date of birth:  February 16th, 1908 (India)
Date of death:  June 29th, 1986 (Yaght "Watchdog", off Guernsey)
Nationality:  British
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Commander
Unit: Royal Navy
Received on: 14 July 1942
Action: At the attack on Saint Nazaire in France March 28, 1942, Commander Ryder was the leader of the British Navy unit which carried out the attack. After the task, the destruction of a floating dock, which had been successfully carried out, Ryder stays behind to coordinate the retreat of his unit. When he thought that all the wounded and killed men were evacuated, he jumped as a last in the gunboat (MGB.314) and could, in spite of violently hostile fire, reach the safe waters.
Details: Robert Edward Ryder's Victoria Cross is publickly displayed at the Imperial War Museum in London, Great Britain.
Robert Edward Ryder, Headington Crematorium, Oxford, Great Britain.
 
     
MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES
Rank: Commander
Unit: Combined Operations HQ
Received on: 2 October 1942
Action: Operation Jubilee (Dieppe)
 
     
MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES
Rank: Commander
Unit: Commander HMS Opportune
Received on: 14 November 1944
Action: Operation Neptune (D-Day)
 
     
MENTIONED IN DISPATCHES
Rank: Commander
Unit: Commander HMS Opportune
Received on: 19 December 1944
 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE (1939-1945)
 
     
CHEVALIER DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - uitgegeven door This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Speciale dank aan Iain Stewart van The History of the Victoria Cross
- WW II Unit Histories & Officers
   
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