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During 1940-41, I served with the battleship HMS Revenge on convoy escort duties to and from Halifax, Nova...

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It crashed into the deck of the aircraft carrier and burst into flames. We all stood at the muster station...

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Submarine detector operator I served on HMCS Snowberry as a submarine detector operator from April 1941 to...

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