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HMS 'Penelope', Sunk by Enemy Action 18th February 1944icon for Recommended story

As we anchored in the bay of Naples at 22:00 captain Belben received a signal ordering him to prepare for...

Me and Mulberryicon for Recommended story

And then, suddenly, two chaps — civilians — came into the cutting-room: one in a blue rain-coat...

Operations Neptune and Overlord June 6th 1944: 37th LCT Flotillaicon for Recommended story

We were guided in by Aldis signals from a Naval Beach Signal station, under an overhead barrage of shells...

HMS Barham: Return to Actionicon for Recommended story

After two months undergoing repairs in Durban, South Africa, Barham sailed on July 31st, 1941 to re-join...

HMS Barham at Dakaricon for Recommended story

It was decided to test the loyalty of the French population in Colonial French West Africa, and attempt to...

Death on The Rock: Smallpox in WW2icon for Recommended story

His only symptom was a slight headache and his temperature was 100°F. Two days later he developed a...

Sinking of HMS PENELOPEicon for Recommended story

My thoughts on St. Valentine's Day are perhaps unusual and for me it is difficult to bring to mind...

Memories of Archangelicon for Recommended story

After the fog incident and leading the convoy to Archangel our first surprise was a Russian woman pilot to...

A Family at War: Service with the Royal Navyicon for Recommended story

The eldest Harold No.1 Son joined the Royal Navy in August 1917 and served 4 years as a Sickberth Attendant...

HMS Barham - Scapa Flow: August 11th-15th, 1940icon for Recommended story

En route to Scapa Flow, Barham had a disastrous collision with HMS Duchess and was later torpedoed off the...

Six Years in the Marinesicon for Recommended story

Pom-poms and Morse code After training I was sent to North Shields to erect guns on either side of the...

Samstrule: Its Tragic Outcomeicon for Recommended story

The ship was called the Samstrule, because it was built by Uncle Sam and named after the Irish river, the...

From Reserved Occupation to the Royal Navyicon for Recommended story

I was promptly sent packing, and when I got back to Fairey's I was given another rollicking by the...

Neville Chamberlain: My Father's Part in His Downfallicon for Recommended story

The "Cairo" at first did guardship duty as part of the Dover Patrol, being anti-aircraft cover for...

Wheezers and Dodgers on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

From August 1939 on, he was at the Miscellaneous Weapons and Development Department of the Admiralty...

Kite Flying at Dunkirkicon for Recommended story

Unusual in that as a naval officer he was on the beach at the evacuation of Dunkirk and he landed on the...

Ambushed by U-boats.icon for Recommended story

The so-called ambush occurred whilst I was a crew member of Her Majesty's Gun Boat 657 in May 1943......

The '12th Submarine Flotilla': Vernon Colesicon for Recommended story

The X-Craft were based at Loch Cairnbaun, North West Scotland, and the operation to sink the enemy ships...

Larry Hazells Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

After this Seaman Gunner Hazell served on destroyers including HMS Mohawk in the Norwegian Campaign and in...

Hesters Way Memoriesicon for Recommended story

After this Seaman Gunner Hazell served on destroyers including HMS Mohawk in the Norwegian Campaign and in...

'Samstrule': Christmas 1944icon for Recommended story

No potatoes only rice cakes The Samstrule remained in the Mediterranean following the invasion of southern...

Tenderfooticon for Recommended story

Now, there are two mainline stations, and as I'd never been this way before, I picked the nearest, St....

My War Service During my Time on the Fleet Aircraft Carrier “Victorious”icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

His Majesty King George VI came aboard the HMS Victorious and came along on exercise with us to see the...

D-Day Side-stepicon for Recommended story

Seeing my expression, and in order to prevent a punch-up, he was obliged to explain to me that some of the...

HMS 'Barrymore' in Rough Seas around the Cape of Good Hopeicon for Recommended story

In June 1942, HMS Barrymore sailed out of the South African city of Cape Town towing a damaged corvette,...

My Grandfather's and My Father's War Stories by "David": Service in the Merchant and Royal Navyicon for Recommended story

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