Honour - ALEXANDRIA 1882
The action took place at Alexandria, and was intended to quell anti-Foreign
riots which were taking place.
The port and installations were bombarded by the British Mediterranean Fleet, comprising eight armoured ships plus other smaller vessels.
A VC was earned by a gunner on board the flagship Alexandra, when he picked up a live shell and put it into a bucket of water to render it harmless.
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