Wed 23 May 2007, The Times

Captain Alasdair Watson

Awarded the DSC and twice mentioned in dispatches, Alasdair Watson took part in several significant actions in what the naturalist and war hero Peter Scott has termed “The Battle of the Narrow Seas”, the long series of violent engagements, mostly by night, between the lightly built motor torpedo and gunboats of the Royal Navy and the powerful German E-boats and their well-defended convoys, as well as participation in a multitude of clandestine operations. He was born and educated in Edinburgh, enrolling as a medical student as war broke out.
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