A 1/10 scale resin bust of Lt George Dare Dowell VC.
He was 24 when his VC action took place on 13 July 1855 at the Fort of Vibor in the Gulf of Finland. His VC citation read:
“An explosion having occurred in one of the rocket-boats of the “Arrogant,” during the attack on some forts near Viborg, Lieutenant Dowell (who was on board the “Ruby” gunboat, while his own boat was receiving a supply of rockets) was the first to jump into the quarter-boat of the “Ruby,” and with three volunteers, himself pulling the stroke-oar, proceeded instantly, under a heavy fire of grape and musketry, to the assistance of the cutter s crew. The Russians endeavoured to prevent his object of saving the men and boat, but Lieutenant Dowell succeeded in taking up three of the boat’s crew and placing them on board the ” Ruby;” and, on his returning to the spot, was mainly instrumental in keeping afloat, and bringing off the sinking cutter.
(Dispatch from Rear-Admiral Honourable Sir B. S. Dundas, 17th July, 1855, and Letter from Colonel Wesley, Deputy Adjutant-General of Royal Marines.)”
He is depicted wearing the dark blue Patrol Jacket.
The bust comes in 4 parts – head, headgear, torso and pedestal.