Another friend, another MiD - does this refer to *the* HMS Cossack? Surely a more shore-based role? But how would you be MiD in a shore-based classroom? And the date seems right for River Plate? AEW served in the Navy until 1964 and was awarded an OBE 4000 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 28 JUNE, 1940 Warrant Schoolmaster Arthur Ernest Willsteed, B.Sc., Royal Navy, H.M.S. Cossack.