Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob
Dennis Thompson Forster, a native of Enderby, British Columbia, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (left) for helping to save HMS Nabob.
Forster, who had considerable knowledge about damage control, was an electrical officer in HMS Nabob when the German submarine U-354 torpedoed the carrier. By helping shore up damaged bulkheads to prevent further flooding, and through his instrumental role in getting the ship under way again, Forster was partly responsible for keeping Nabob afloat during the arduous five-day, 1,600 kilometre journey back to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals