BRUCE, D F T

Display Number:  1202  
Name:  Bruce  D F T
Rank:  Commander, Royal Naval Reserve Service Number:  
Date Joined:   Date Discharged:  

As a lieutenant, Bruce was the navigating officer of the cable ship HMCS Iris which intercepted and recaptured Count Felix von Luckner, who with some other prisoners of war had escaped in a stolen motor boat from Motuihe Island.

 

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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • British War Medal - Recognises the successful conclusion of the First World War. Its coverage was later extended to recognise service until 1920, recognising mine clearing operations at sea, and participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and the Caspian.
  • Royal Naval Reserve Decoration - Granted for 15 years commissioned service (sub-lieutenant and above) in the Royal Naval Reserve, active service in wartime counting double.
  • Mercantile Marine War Medal - Awarded to members of the Merchant Navy who had undertaken one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the First World War. The ribbon is green on the left side and red on the right side, symbolising the port and starboard steaming lights.
  • British War Medal (Miniature) - Miniature version of the British War Medal. Recognises the successful conclusion of the First World War. Its coverage was later extended to recognise service until 1920, recognising mine clearing operations at sea, and participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and the Caspian.
  • Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (Miniature) - Miniature version of the Royal Naval Reserve Decoration. Granted for 15 years commissioned service (sub-lieutenant and above) in the Royal Naval Reserve, active service in wartime counting double.
  • Mercantile Marine War Medal (Miniature) - Miniature version of the Mercantile Marine War Medal. Awarded to members of the Merchant Navy who had undertaken one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the First World War. The ribbon is green on the left side and red on the right side, symbolising the port and starboard steaming lights.