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HMS Barham - Last Posticon for Recommended story

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About April 1944 we were transferred to Immingham on the Humber from where we did nightly patrols to thwart...

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HMS Barham - Scapa Flow: August 7th-10th, 1940icon for Recommended story

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Change in our geographic position made our mails home very irregular and infrequent, so I thought it better...

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Among the officers reported missing is Lieutenant Harold Jackson Cholerton RNR of Brighton, navigating...

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Alfred Longbottom of Halifax in West Yorkshire spent the Second World War years in the Royal Navy and three...

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When the time came, when I was sixteen, I joined the Royal Navy as a boy, training for boys in the Royal...

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Offering to take us on trips in the area, One day two mates and myself were offered a trip to the top...

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