Atlantic Russian Convoys 1941-42 a Poem

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Atlantic Russian Convoys 1941-42 a Poem

This short poem (N.C.S Flap) was written in 1941/42 by my mother and was published in The Wren magazine whilst she was based at Aultbea, Loch Ewe, North Western Highlands, Scotland. She was serving with the WRNS (Womens Royal Naval Service) and was attached to N.C.S.O (Naval Control of Shipping Organisation) at Loch Ewe; this location was of immense strategic importance as a forwarding centre for war materials being transported by sea convoy to Russia from the UK, US and Canada. At the time she was only 22 years old and was shouldered with heavy responsibility at an extremely pressured and critical period of the Second World War. I think that this poem captures the moment very well.

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