Replica of AGAR VC motorboat launched in Portsmouth

Replica of AGAR VC motorboat launched in Portsmouth

WL (Bill) Collard (S55-58) spotted an “Agar” artucle in a recent  “Britain at War” magazine and sent it to James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52)  who writes “A couple of marine experts saw a CMB9 on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in 2015 and got the idea to reconstruct the CMB4 in which Augustus Agar torpedoed the Russian  cruiser Oleg at Kronstadt in 1919 for which he was awarded in secret the Victoria Cross as the Mission was classified.”

Porstmouth Naval Base Property Reconstruction have over 7 years created a faithful  reconstrution of CMB4 (the original is at the back of a hangar in IWM  Duxford).  The replica was launched at Portsmouth on 7 September 2023 in the presence of nephew Rodney Agar and it is now on display at the  Historic Dockyard.

The Distinguished article has been updated to carry an article in the Portsmouth News – click here for full distinguished article and click here to see the original article which has a fascinating video.


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