Sidney Ward, 1920 – 2020

We pay tribute to WW2 Royal Navy veteran Sidney Ward, 99, who died in April 2020, just months before his 100th birthday.

Sidney joined the navy aged 19 and became Chief Petty Officer on HMS Berwick from 1939 to 1944. He also served on the Illustrious-class aircraft carrier HMS Victorious when the war in Europe ended. Victorious was part of Task Force 57 and operated with the US Navy in the Pacific until V.E day.

Sidney is the recipient of the Arctic Star medal from the Russian Embassy for his role in the Russian Convoy.

Photo: Chief Petty Officer RN. Served aboard HMS Berwick & HMS Victorious during the war, recipient of the Arctic Star medal from the Russian Embassy

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