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Two Men and a Model

The Coxswain, know familiarly as Cox'y was named, Walter George Philips, the Captain was Lieut. The...

My Life My War - Chapter 10b

Arriving at Jardine Steps in Singapore Harbour, a sergeant in the Military Police took me in tow and...

Operation Brassard The Invasion Of Elbaicon for Story with photo

The troops would be able to step ashore directly onto dry land and only a few yards from the islands road...

I was Navigational Leader on D Day (Part 2 of 3)icon for Story with photo

Around September 1943, my small Motor Launch was appointed a Navigational Leader for the Normandy landings...

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My Life My War - Chapter 13b

Next door was the Admiralty building and at five minutes past midnight, the beach, which was out of bounds...

My Life My War - Chapter 11b

Our ‘Reward’ for this small service, was to retain our official police arm bands, to be served...

A Slice of Autobiography (1939 to 1946) — Part 3

First we called at Bone, in Algeria, a delightful little "French" seaside resort, then on to...

A Navy Wife's War

Well Charybdis was already in commission, Scylla had reached the stage when one of the early people, still...

Looking Back On Life

The crew of the Duncan left Tobermoray with feelings of relief, for after surviving all the antics of...

My Fleet Air Arm Experiences 1939-45

After new entry training at HMS Victory in Portsmouth I and my class went for our technical training to the...

My Time In Partyfunshore 1944

There was plenty going on all around us, some shells were exploding on beach and among the landing craft,...

Life in the Services 1939-46, Chapter 4

We then pressed on to La Goulette, where I found myself with a Petty Officer and two other ratings in the...

Tom's Story -Part 1

To understand what O.A.S. means is simply that of all the personnel in the R.N. only those who actually...

A Slice of Autobiography (1939 to 1946) — Part 2icon for Story with photo

I realise now that, on an unhappy ship, we would have been bullied unmercifully; on Londonderry the tone...

The Granville Raid

A USPC - a large American Motor Patrol Boat - was also stationed at Granville, usually anchored outside the...

A "Bolshie" Royal Navy Reservist (1)icon for Story with photo

We were on North Sea convoy duty and were often attacked during daylight by German fighters and bombers,...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 1

The little vessel rode the successive wakes of the cruisers and the merchantmen, lingered to record also...

HMS Whelp: Memories of a Young Stoker. Part 5

Left Sydney 16th on way to Melbourne, expect to arrive 17th... Flinders Street Station and Melbourne,...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 2

We were to proceed up Loch Striven on board Alecto to a kind of offshoot of the main headquarters called...

The Last Commission of H.M.S. Achates

In September we formed another convoy for Iceland and from there P.Q.18 set off for Russia, it was a large...

My Life My War - Chapter 1

Chapter 1 An Escape from My Old Life A4112371 Chapter 2a May 1935, The Birth of a New Life A4112452 Chapter...

Bill Sanderson's Wartime Experiences -Part 4 - 40 Commando

At one point the heavy weapons troop was stationed in ‘Merlin Villa’ which belonged to the...

The Life of Ethel Jenkins Chapter 5

The British were considerably embarrassed when the French not only chose to fight but also to do so from...

Tom's Story - Part 3

The 10th Cruiser Squadron, led by Belfast, which we realised was carrying some very high ranking Navy and...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 5

But the recollection of the torpedo striking the Manchester was still vivid in my memory, and I could not...

A Marine's Tale Part 5

The hospital ship sailed that same evening and docked that night in Portsmouth ,we were then taken by...

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