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Naval Service World War2

After a month here doing drill, field-training and learning the requirements to be a Naval Airman we moved...

A Slice of Autobiography (1939 to 1946) — Part 4

The foc'sle hands were standing in the bows, with heaving lines; the Petty Officer was by the steam...

As I Travel Along Life's Sometimes Stony Path - Part 5icon for Story with photo

In that same month Franklin Delano Roosevelt died, with Harry S. Truman inheriting the Presidency of the...

In At The Birth...........In At The Death

Bill Moss is my half brother and he served as a Stoker on HMS The Prince of Wales, the last battleship to...

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Another incident was when we were doing repairs that were needed; we were in the open ended hangers and a...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 6

I recall little of the following day; food must have been brought to me, for I know that by the late...

A Slice of Autobiography (1939 to 1946) — Part 1icon for Story with photo

When H.M.S. Londonderry sailed up the River Foyle on its return from a spell of duty, the Captain would...

A Marine's Tale Part 3

There followed a period of intensive training involving many practice landings along the South Coast and we...

ML238 of 25th ML Flotilla, Royal Navyicon for Story with photo

After passing exams as a motor mechanic I was put on board one of the Motor Gun boats in charge of the...

The Loss of HMS Forfar

I next proceeded back to the boat deck and there still being no officer in sight, in charge of P2, I went...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 5

For me the A/S nets held no fears; I had clambered about on them in Loch Corrie, and on a chariot gone...

As I Travel Along Life's Somtimes Stony Path - Part 3icon for Story with photo

The capture of eight divisions in Tunisia, including Rommel's veterans, and the elite of the Italian...

His Majesties Motor Gun Boat No. 21 Part 2

There was a small cable running from the back of the wireless set, not mentioned by POTS so by tracing the...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 7

In sunny spells Coates and I, with others from the fo'c'sle messes on the Manchester, would...

War Year Memoirs -Part 1

In the case where six staff were required on the capital ships, the manager was made a Chief Petty Officer,...

The Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 [cont'd]

When the Germans were invading Greece, we were sent there to a small airfield just outside Athens. We...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 3

The operation for which the X-craft were being prepared was now deemed of such urgency that Alecto was to...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 4

The operation for which the X-craft were being prepared was now deemed of such urgency that Alecto was to...

The Whirligig of Time

I have seen a Rear-Admiral leave a tank landing craft via a ladder, from her fo'c'sle to the beach,...

War Diary of John Dolphin JUNE 1942 - SEPT 1943 on HMS QUEENBOROUGH

In ” John Brown's Docks after 4 days on Depot Ship “CARRICK”. I was drafted on board...

Wartime Brixton and Naval serviceicon for Story with photo

As this was the site of one of earliest V1 bombs it was visited by the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Frank...

Bill Sanderson's Wartime Experiences -Part 2 - From Training to HMS Carlisle

Some were recalled ‘barrack stanchions’ but our squad instructor: Sergeant Leversley was...

My Life My War - Chapter 12a

Gradually, the sounds faded into the distance as we slowly entered the main channel and made our way...

My Life My War - Chapter 8b

Two of our ships, HMS Malaya and HMS Royal Sovereign were really old ships that did not have the speed of...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 9

Jack had ordered periscope depth, and was studying, through one of them, the effects of the towing manilla...

As I Travel Along Life's Somtimes Stony Path - Part 1icon for Story with photo

Each of the surrounding villages of Gowerton had one or more coal mines, or a steelworks, a tinplate works,...

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