Capt Colin Maud, RN Beach Master (Special Edt Miniature)

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Maud’s wartime service included destroying and capturing numerous enemy ships and submarines, taking part in the Second Battle of Narvik, the Dunkirk evacuation, the hunt for the Bismarck, the Spitzbergen raid, Malta convoys, and Russian convoys. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Order and once survived an hour in freezing cold water after his destroyer was sunk by a U-Boat, a feat that he credited to downing a bottle of whiskey before jumping into the sea. After this, he ordered the sailors under his command to always carry a bottle of whiskey in case it was needed.

Commander Maud was selected as the principle Beach Master for Juno Beach during the Normandy landings, for which he was made an acting captain. Complete with his German shepherd, Winnie, Maud too charge of the arrivals and departures on Juno Beach under heavy enemy fire. With his dark beard, shillelagh (a wooden club of an Ancient Irish design) and dog, Maud cut an imposing figure on the beaches, sometimes swimming out to landing craft to point out errors in handling to their crew. His ruthless efficient in running his beach and almost comical disregard for danger resulted in a bar to his DSO. Capt. Colin Maud RN Beach Master DSO & Bar, DSC & Bar (21 January 1903 – 1980). Exceptionally bold and tenacious looking like a latter-day buccaneer he was described as "one of the most popular officers in the British Navy".

Maud acted as a technical advisor for the 1962 movie “The Longest Day”, during which he was played by Kenneth More. He allowed More to use the actual shillelagh which he had carried at Juno Beach for his scenes, although Winnie the German shepherd was replaced with an English bulldog.

Modelled in action on Juno Beach with his faithful (real life) dog Winnie, a German Shepherd, you'll also receive a bonus 'The Longest Day Movie' English Bulldog!

This pack contains:
- 1 metal figure. Capt Colin Maud-D-Day Operation Overlord Special Edt Miniature
- 2 metal dogs

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Metal parts.
Scale: 28mm.

403011099 Warlord

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