World: Rutland of Jutland

In 1916, after the Battle of Jutland, Flight Commander F. J. Rutland dove from the deck of the seaplane carrier Engandine to rescue a wounded rating whom a ship's heave had plunked into the sea. A proud Britain awarded Hero Rutland one of its most sparingly given decorations: the gold Albert Medal.

After World War I, Britain sent Rutland as technical officer to Japan, instructed him to "withhold nothing" from the ally she was wooing. In the House of Commons last week plain-talking Admiral Sir Roger Keyes told the rest of Rutland's story: "He stayed in Japan until 1923...

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