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Prince Harry chats with Victoria Cross recipient, Bill Speakman, Westminster Abbey, 5 November 2015

Digital photograph by Sergeant Ross Tilly, Royal Air Force, 5 November 2015.

Bill Speakman served with the Black Watch and later joined the King's Own Scottish Borderers, serving in Korea where he won the Victoria Cross. 'The London Gazette' of 28 December 1951 citation relates how Speakman, despite being wounded in the leg, led his men in successive grenade attacks against Communist human wave attacks.

Speakman later served with the Special Air Service in Malaya, Borneo and Radfan.

From a collection of photographs compiled by Sgt Rupert Frere, Royal Logistic Corps, primarily of British Army units involved in ceremonial duties in London in 2015.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2015-11-53-32

Copyright/Ownership

Crown Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2015-11-53-32

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