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The Sinking of HMHS Newfoundland.icon for Recommended story

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HMS Brilliant then signalled the troopship Leopoldville and the other vessels to commence zagging, a...

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On D-Day he skippered an LCM onto Sword Beach, repeatedly landing troops and equipment ashore....

My Mother's 'Bedouin' Storyicon for Recommended story

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When we went into action, we fired 1150 rockets to strafe the beach before the landings....

HMS 'Bellona': Action on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

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Prior to reaching Cape Town the ships newsheet announced Montgomery had launched his offensive against the...

A Very Brave Manicon for Recommended story

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The Sinking of the Bismark 27th May 1941icon for Recommended story

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GUARDIAN ANGEL: Royal Navyicon for Recommended story

1943/4 HMS Vega East Coast Convoys, qualified as Petty Officer AA2 Whale Island. Took passage to Colombo on...

Landing On Sword: Onboard LSI HMS Princess Astridicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

05:42 on June the 6th 1944 I left my troop ship the LSI HMS Princess Astrid and piloted my landing craft...

Letter from a Dunkirk Heroicon for Recommended story

Sibyl worked as secretary and minute clerk at Skegness Town Hall, and in her spare time she worked with the...

Entertaining the Navyicon for Recommended story

Then one evening an officer representing the Royal Navy's entertainment unit went to see one of Uncle...

A Ships Story: HMS Quail ( A Year in the Life of a Seaman R.N.)icon for Recommended story

When all was satisfactory and the Captain had given his approval we steamed off to Malta, Italy and the 8th...

Sinking of HMS Dorsetshire off Sri Lanka (Ceylon)icon for Recommended story

As an Able Seaman, he had set sail from Wallsend on the Tyne on board HMS Dorsetshire. Finally, after 30...

Cycling/Convoysicon for Recommended story

It was a dark bitterly cold frosty Monday morning when I went to the station with my travel voucher to go...

War Experiences: Dry Dock in Ceylonicon for Recommended story

It was midnight and I was sleeping on the upper deck in my hammock when the Tannoy blared out “Away...

A Cat Evacuated from Dunkirk, 1940icon for Recommended story

About twenty naval craft were sunk in Dunkirk bay, but we were definitely let down by the RAF as only about...

The Hat Among The Capsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Captain Morden was allowed to go up onto the conning tower of the U-boat and, unbeknown to him, was...

Mums all over the Countryicon for Recommended story

The Ministry of Food issued leaflets showing housewives the best way to cook meals and how best to use...

HMS 'Hood': Saved by a Missing Kitbagicon for Recommended story

During early 1939 my uncle, Eric Sykes, and his friend, Samuel Kay, worked as glaziers for George G Kirk, a...

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I was then drafted to H.M.S. Furious an Aircraft Carrier operating in the home fleet serving in Destroyers...

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