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Captain Colin Douglas Maud DSO DSC (1903-1980)

Biography of Royal Navy Captain Colin Douglas Maud DSO DSC (1903-1980)

Captain Colin Douglas Maud DSO DSC (1903-1980) was a Royal Navy officer. Maud was born on 21st January 1903 and was educated at Edgeborough School in Guildford before attending Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He became a midshipman in 1921, joining HMS Iron Duke.

Maud spent much of his early career as an officer on submarines. However, by the start of World War II, Maud was serving or commanding surface ships such as the destroyers HMS Somali and HMS Icarus.

Notably, Maud commanded Juno beach during the D-Day landings, famously being portrayed by Kenneth More in the film The Longest Day.

Maud married twice and died in 1980.

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