ROBERT ‘HAMMY’ GRAY

VICTORIA CROSS

A bold attack on a Japanese destroyer resulted in Robert Gray being the last World War Two recipient of the Victoria Cross, as Graham Pitchfork explains

ROBERT ‘HAMMY’ GRAY

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Robert ‘Hammy’ Gray was born in British Columbia and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve as an ordinary seaman in August 1940. He began training as a pilot in December and joined his first squadron in March 1942.

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