Tainaron

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Tainaron

 

(also Matapan), a cape on the Peloponnesus, in Greece, formed by a ridge of Mount Taygetus. It constitutes the southern extremity of the Balkan Peninsula (36°23′ N lat., 22°29′ E long.).

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Philip was mentioned in despatches for operating battleship HMS Valiant's searchlight during the British victory at Cape Matapan in 1941.
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It bombarded the African and Italian coasts and took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan off Greece on March 28, 1941, sinking three enemy destroyers.
In March 1941, he was searchlight control ocer on the battleship HMS Valiant and was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the battle of Cape Matapan against the Italian eet.
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Cape Matapan is the southernmost mainland point of which European country?