This walk is dedicated to Ian Fraser VC, DSC, RD & Bar, JP. 1920-2008 During World War II Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fraser commanded H.M. Midget Submarine XE-3 in a successful mission against the Japanese heavy cruiser Takao in the Johore Straits, Singapore on 31st July 1945. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery. A resident of Wallasey and a local magistrate, Ian Fraser was presented with the freedom of the Borough of Wirral on 26th April 1995.