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X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 7

Geordie Nelson, X5's diver, then came to talk with, me. At once I imagined the diver there in the half...

A Marine's Tale Part 7

A few more days took us through the Gulf of Aden and across the Arabian Sea to the Indian port of Bombay...

War Year Memoirs -Part 2

The Germans had their bombers based in Tunis and the Italians on Sicily and in Southern Italy so it was on...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 12

I think Jack muttered 'Christ!' under his breath and turned away. We were welcomed inboard by Jack...

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My Life My War - Chapter 8a

In this harbour sheltered a full flotilla of the latest class of German warships i.e. ten Destroyers, which...

EYE WITNESS ON FIREDRAKE, GIBRALTAR BASED

The Force H consisted of the Renown, a battle cruiser, and the Ark Royal, aircraft carrier, together with...

D-Day on the minesweeper HMS Chamois

The following account of D-Day was written by my father Leslie Hasker, who served as a sub-lieutenant on...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 3

Toop was there, giving the final items of the Captain's orders to the turret hoist crew. So in order to...

As I Travel Along Life's Somtimes Stony Path - Part 2icon for Story with photo

When opposite Algiers the convoy turned due south and so, on the 8th of November, Operation...

HMS King George V - My Experiences

I was born in Worcester, the second child, but eldest son of James Hancox and Ada Florence Hancox. I was...

My War Years: From the Scouts to the Royal Navy

Within a few days I left HMS Ness returned to my home base Portsmouth and immediately given a draft chit...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 8

As I took my seat, I studied them closely: could they be in the pay of the enemy, not real army officers,...

"MY WAR": In the Royal Navy

Memories of D Day

It is hard to describe the bombardment from battleships, cruisers, destroyers, aircraft, the smoke screens...

Mr Robinson's War Memories

There were children sleeping in doorways dressed in rags and tatters, begging, and the only job I did there...

X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 11

Jack Smart had complained about the porpoising, now we knew, with a vengeance, what he meant, for we were...

Ben Waters: Six years in the RNVR.icon for Story with photo

Ben, as a Flotilla Officer, travelled on board the ‘A'6, which was captained by Lieutenant John...

Wartime Memories of Lt. COmmandewr Norman Yates. 1939-1945 Episode 4

The bomb which had fallen previously had demolished the Oberon Hotel close to Grimsby Dock Railway...

Tom's Story -Part 2

We spent some time in Oran and Algiers and in the latter Port we were subject to one of the heaviest air...

One of the Misfortunes of War.

When we had left the Mulberry Harbour the weather had been reasonable at force 3-4 but by this time it had...

Bristol Home Guard 1940-41

My unit - “G” Section, No.11 Platoon, 11th.Gloucester Battalion - was very seriously involved...

A Marine's Tale Part 6

The pier was really just a short ,ramshackle jetty ,but it was home to us and G6 ,which lay alongside.It...

Malta Convoy - Chapter 2

Action stations sounded at that moment, and we rushed for the turret door, unsure whether in the next...

Life in the Services 1939-46, Chapter 5

There were about 12 L.C.T. of the British Navy, each with an R.N.V.R. or R.N.R. Lieutenant in charge....

His Majesties Motor Gun Boat No. 21 Part 3

Normally our commonwealth captain would be briefed by a Royal Navy Commander at the naval headquarters...

Family Pilgrimage to HMS Barham War Graveicon for Story with photo

James, Robert, Alexander and David joined me after a while and we spent an hour or so in the Chania...

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