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Battle in the Channel December 43

After 6 weeks basic training at HMS Collingwood I was sent to Edinburgh where I joined HMS Enterprise that...

The Tramp and the Lady

The lady’ refers to the Royal Navy ships I served on, like the minesweepers. When I joined the navy,...

Look, Duck and Vanish

I met Mr March at a Victory tea dance in Bishops Stortford, Herts where I was gathering stories for BBC...

D Day Landing and Return Home

We begun at Devonport on landing craft waiting for the seas to calm down a bit before we set off for...

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A seaman’s scrapbook

He served on quite a few ships: Duke, Medina, Daedalus, Merlin, Landrail, Ashbury, Heron. In his collection...

D Day Landing and the trip Back

We begun at Devonport on landing craft waiting for the seas to calm down a bit before we set off for...

A small ship snaps back at the big bad wulf

My brother William Arthur Martin was second officer on the SS UMGENI. The survivors of the Focke-Wulf were...

Valentine Harlandicon for Story with photo

They were in contact with Ronald Hayter an shipmate of my uncle Valentine on the Ben Nevis and a fellow...

A MEETING IN CAIRO

During this visit Georges' uncle, John Maharg, who was only a few years older than himself and serving...

WW2 North Atlantic Flag Ship - Duke of York

I was known to colleagues as "West Brom". It would be nice to hear from anyone who has stories...

Memories of life in the Navy

We arrived in Trieste the day after VE day to find ourselves in another war situation, as there was a...

Tales of the Supernaturalicon for Story with photo

My dad left HMS Snapper on the 30th February 1941 to go on a well earned shore leave he had arranged for...

Barage Submarine

A few weeks prior to April a German Submarine got into Scapa Flow and sank the Royal Oak with 1300 men...

Germany has Surrendered!icon for Story with photo

From the very beginning of the Second World War the Merchant Navy was in the front line of battle. Hence...

A Gunnery Officer on the Arc Royal

On one occasion one of the Japanese said that he'd rather give up Tokyo than give up his sword. The...

Joining the Armed Services

Home from War

After the Japanese surrender Father helped with the rehabilitation of prisoners of war and visited...

The Lend-lease Destroyer

I went back again in March, and I got aboard a Lease-Lend American destroyer, with 4 funnels. But on...

A Delayed Home-Coming!

We were grounded in Chinese waters, between the Communists and the Nationalists. I missed the Plymouth home...

Thoughts of Patricia Thompson (nee Bennett), a Convoy Plotter, 1944 — 45

Using information received through headphones from our radar colleagues, ships were moved and removed from...

The Williams at War

Margaret Williams, as a Fleet Street reporter on the Sunday Dispatch, went to Berlin in 1946 with the first...

Hit by shrapnel

This brief autobiographical note by Bertie Throld is submitted to the site by a member of Market Harborough...

Entertaining King Faruk

The British Admiralty agreed to a request by King Faruk of Egypt to visit the Royal Navy in Alexandria. As...

My War

We still keep in touch with the survivors of Rusian, opposite James St rail station every month, and we...

Tokyo Bay Part 2icon for Story with photo

An American Patrol Boat pulled alongside the 'Duke of York' Two lads came on board and spotted...

From the Indian Ocean to England in HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19

From the Indian Ocean to England in HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19...

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