Ian Fraser was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in Singapore. He and his crew were involved in the sabotage of the Japanese vessel Takeo.
His Victoria Cross citation read "The courage and determination of Lieutenant Fraser are beyond all praise. Any man not possessed of his relentless determination to achieve his objective in full, regardless of all consequences, would have dropped his charges alongside the target. The approach and withdrawal entailed a passage of eighty miles through water which had been mined by both the enemy and ourselves, past hydrophonic positions, over loops and controlled minefields, and through an anti submarine boom".