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Terry Brooks

Turret Captain (Sergeant Marine)

HMS Prince of Wales


Survived the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales.


"When the end came, aboard HMS Prince of Wales, turret captain Sgt Terry Brooks, the youngest sergeant in the Corps, ordered his men to remove their boots, inflate their rubber life jackets and jump into the sea. After going below to the ship’s magazine to bring out three more of his men, Sgt Brooks too plunged overboard. The escorting destroyers picked up survivors and returned them to Singapore".


Terry brooks witnessed the salvo arriving on HMS Hood, which resulted in the explosion which sank her.


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