• D Honour DSO X23 Mini Sub 1944 veteran signed WW2 D Day Navy cover F333

RARE autograph of Lt G Honour DSO commander of X craft X23 Mini Sub 1944 on D Day Navy signed cover F333

George Butler Honour DSC (10 October 1918 – 16 May 2002), was a British submariner during World War II. He was captain of HMS X23, one of the X-Craft (midget submarines) responsible for guiding landing crafts onto Sword Beach during D-Day. onour was a member of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. During the Second World War, Honour served in Operation Gambit which was part of Operation Neptune (Normandy Landings). During the operation, X20 and X23 acted as lightships to help the D-Day invasion fleet land on the correct beaches (Operation Gambit), as part of the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP).[3] Setting out on 2 June, HMS X20 and HMS X23, captained by Honour, arrived in position on 4 June.[4][5] Due to the delay caused by bad weather, they were ordered to remain in position until 4:30 a.m. on 6 June (D-Day) when they finally surfaced before erecting the navigational aids, an 18-foot telescopic mast with a light shining to seaward, a radio beacon and echo sounder, tapping out a message for the minelayers approaching Sword Beach

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D Honour DSO X23 Mini Sub 1944 veteran signed WW2 D Day Navy cover F333

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