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Honour - BELGIAN COAST 1914-18


Date - 04-Aug-1914 / 19-Oct-1918
Conflict - World War 1; 1914-18
Type - Campaign Awards

 
Description For the four years of World War 1, the Belgian Coast marked the extreme left of the battle lines which stretched from there to the Swiss frontier.

Initially the port of Antwerp was of strategic importance and was reinforced by a Royal Navy Division, 2,000 marines and tens of thousands of troops. However it fell and the Navy evacuated the defenders to the UK.

From then on, German forces on and near the coast were bombarded in a series of operations which lasted for 4 years and included assaults on Zeebrugge and Ostend in 1918.

The bombarding ships included old battleships and 40 year old gunnery tenders.

 

 
 
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Afridi 16-17 Albyn 15-16 Amazon 14-16 Ariel 14 Attentive 14-18
B         
Botha 17-18 Brighton Queen 15 Brilliant 14 Broke 17-18 Bustard 14-16
C         
Cambridge 15 Carysfort 16 Centaur 16-17 Cleopatra 16 Columbia 14-15
Cossack 14-16 Crane 14-17 Crusader 14-16 Curran 15  
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Devonia 15  Duchess of Montrose 15       
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Erebus 16-18 Excellent 14-16 Exmouth 14    
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Falcon 14-17  Faulknor 17-18  Fawn 14-18  Ferret 17  Flirt 14-15 
Foresight 1914         
G        
General Craufurd 15-18 General Wolfe 16-18 Gipsy 14-17 Glen Avon 15 Gorgon 18
Gransha 15 Greyhound 15-18 Gurkha 14-16    
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Hazard 14  Humber 1914       To Top
I        
Iris 18 Irresistible 1914      
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Jupiter II 15-16   Kangaroo 14-16 Kempton 17  
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Lady Ismay 15 Lance 17 Lapwing 14 Laurel 14-16 Leven 15-16
Lightfoot 16 Lizard 14 Lochinvar 16-17 Lord Clive 15-18 Lucifer 16
Lysander 15-16        
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Manly 16-18 Mansfield 16-18 Maori 14-15 Marmion II 15 Marshal Ney 1915
Marshal Soult 15-18  Mastiff 16-18  Matchless 16-18  Medea 16  Melpomene 16-18 
Menelaus 15 Mentor 17-18 Mermaid 14-17 Mersey 14-15 Milne 16
Miranda 16-18 Mohawk 15-16 Moorsom 17-18 Morris 17-18 Murray 16
Myrmidon 14-16        
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Nimrod 17 Nubian 14-15 Nugent 17    
P        
P11 (16) Peary 15 Phoebe 17-18 Prince Eugene 15-18 Prince Rupert 15-16
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Queen Victoria 15        
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Racehorse 15-16 Radiant 17 Ravenswood 15 Recruit 17 Redoubtable 15
Retriever 17 Revenge 14-15 Rinaldo 14 Riviera 15 Russell 14
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Sapphire 14 Saracen 15 Sargetta 15 Satyr 17 Severn 14
Sharpshooter 17 Sirius 14 Sir John Moore 15-18 Skilful 17 Springbok 17
Starfish 17 Surprise 17 Swift 17-18 Syren 14-17  
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Tartar 14-16 Taurus 17 Termagant 18 Terror 16-18 Thruster 17
Truculent 17        
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Undaunted 16 Ure 15-16      
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Venerable 14-15 Velox 18 Vestal 14  Viking 14-15  
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Westward Ho 15         
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Zulu 15-16         
         
Monitor's
 M23 (17-18) M24 (17) M25 (15-18) M26 (17-18) M27 (17-18)
         
ML's
103 (18) 105 (18) 110 (18) 239 (18) 252 (18)
272 (18) 276 (18) 279 (18) 280 (18) 282 (18)
283 (18) 532 (18)      
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CMB's
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7 (17-18) 8 (17) 9 (17) 10 (17-18) 12 (17-18)
13 (17) 14A (18) 15A (17) 16A (18) 19A (18)
20A (18) 21B (18) 22B (18) 23B (18) 24A (18)
25BD (18)  28A (18) 30B (18) 33A (18) 38B (18)
63BD (18) 64BD (18) 66BD (18) 68B (18) 70A (18)
71A (18) 73BD (18) 74BD (18) 76A (18) 86BD (18)
89BD (18) (list incomplete      
         
TB's
4 (15) 24 (15)      
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This page last edited - 14 June, 2012.

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