D.S.M. (GV1) group P.O. Telegraphist fine submarines award H.M.S. Unswerving for war patrols in the Aegean, March - October 1944, during which time she accounted for the sinking of 7 vessels

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Medal Description

Distinguished Service Medal, (GVI), (P.O. Tel.),  1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, copy clasp, North Africa 1942-43, Italy Star, War Medal,
 
L. Leadbetter
 
mounted as worn.
 
D.S.M. L.G. 19/6/1945:
 
‘For gallantry, tenacity and undaunted devotion to duty in patrols in the Aegean area throughout one of the most dangerous periods of the war in the Mediterranean.’
 
Leslie Leadbetter  of Prescott, Lancashire.
 
Awarded his D.S.M. for serving during war patrols in the Mediterranean, March - October 1944.  Joined the 1st Submarine Flotilla at Malta, 11/3/1944, patrolling the south-west Aegean four days later. Over the course of the next seven months during several  patrols over various parts she sank at least seven vessels, including the German tanker Bertha, 2 German guardships and various vessels in German hands
Received his D.S.M. at Buckingham Palace, 20 November 1945.
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