I have been scratching around looking for some information on Hugh Burboyne VC RN, specifically the action in which he won his VC.
It appears that he and two other men landed on a beach and burned stores belonging to the Russian army in the face of some opposition. That three men could do such a thing seems completely extraordinary, but I suppose that it why they give out VCs. There is frustratingly little detail in the London gazette about the specifics of the action. Google, while turning up plenty of interest about about his later naval career, hasn't anything about his actions at the Sea of Azov.
Does anyone know of any online sources for this action?