Speaking to a Raid survivor

In 1994 Colin McKenzie traced one of the last living survivors of the Raid and visited him in an old folks home near Guildford

Alfred Hutchinson then approaching his 100th birthday was still lively and alert and gave a fascinating account of the Raid. Alfred describes:

Approaching the Mole

On the Mole

Seeing Keyes on their return to Dover 

He was one of the detachment of Royal Marines who crossed to Zeebrugge onboard the ferry 'Iris'

Alfred is pictured above (far right) at the IWM with the last surviving WW1 members of the Royal Navy in 1996

Alfred's service record (above)