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    Default Re: Capt Sir Benjamin Chave KBE

    The Rosette on the Africa Star ribbon is in lieu of the clasp on the medal, one of three clasps for service in Africa. I wear the same for service between 1942 to 1943 at the landings at Algiers Nov 11th 1942. Didn't do anything like your grandfather. Cheers, Eric

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    Eric what braid did you have on your reefer jacket. Or could you not afford and wore the navy blue battle dress and epaullettes or maybe the blue style No. 10 jacket with the same. Don't know if you have been following the sparky braid discussion or not. Hope your not overdoing the partying bit cheers JWS

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    Nah, JWS, only used reefer jacket at mealtime in the saloon. Thanks, I'm doing OK, cir cumcis ions being what they are!! Keep well yourself mate. Way past my bedtime 11.30 p.m. .... gotta go. Cheers, Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    Four: Captain Sir Benjamin Chave, K.B.E., Royal Naval Reserve
    1914-15 Star Trio, M.I.D. (Commr. B. Chave, R.N.R.); Mercantile Marine War Medal (Benjamin Chave) the group mounted as worn, together with bullion Torpedo badge, nearly extremely fine (4)

    These were Auctioned see google.
    The full story of this episode is recounted by John Masters in his book I.D., chapter VI, ‘The Ordeal of Captain Chave’. He concludes: ‘No finer feat of seamanship has been performed in living memory: it ranks with the great voyages of the Elizabethans.’
    I wonder if anyone can help with the book quoted above 'John Masters book I.D. (chapter VI, ‘The Ordeal of Captain Chave’)? I have failed to locate even a mention of it, never mind a copy?

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    Plenty on the Internet about Benjamin https://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page3443.html

    and this about John Master but no mention of a book call I.D. don't think it is the same author though as looks like this John Master wrote historical novels.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Masters
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Gowers View Post
    Plenty on the Internet about Benjamin https://www.bandcstaffregister.com/page3443.html

    and this about John Master but no mention of a book call I.D. don't think it is the same author though as looks like this John Master wrote historical novels.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Masters
    Thanks for your help - I too wondered if the John Master of historical novels (army related) could be the same John Master who would have written something non-fictional on a nautical theme. It seems unlikely. The book "ID" is proving a bit of a mystery.

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    Ah ha, book mystery solved. The book in question is ""I.D.” New Tales of the Submarine War", by David Masters. Chapter VI, ‘The Ordeal of Captain Chave’. First published 1935, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London. Link to an example https://www.submex.co.uk/product/i-d-by-david-masters/

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    Haven’t really followed this post but if it hasn’t already been mentioned the KBE is a neck decoration . JS
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    Reply to my own post. Does anyone know what happens to a neck decoration after its owner dies. With the lower Orders Members, Officers and Companions they don’t have to be returned and family members are allowed to wear on the right breast . With a neck decoration the opposite to the front is the back hardly the place to show , so just maybe this medal or gong has to be returned ? The only request they make is that the Chancellory be advised by the next of kin so the death can be recorded .i think another Register is kept at St Paul’s as members of the Grand Order of the British Empire have their own dedicated chapel. I know that as was asked for a donation to its upkeep, and being the generous person I am I put a fiver in the box, pounds not dollars . Thought about trying to get 3/9d change out but the box wouldnt let me. JS.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Haven’t really followed this post but if it hasn’t already been mentioned the KBE is a neck decoration . JS
    For some so is the hangmans noose.!!!!!
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