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A Girl and Her Banana!

I was a stoker on HMS Marne there was five destroyers Milne, Muskiteer, Maratta and Matchless. On the last...

Sailor's Coincidence

This flotilla was formed by Free French Sailors who came to England after France was defeated... To my...

Operation Tungsten April 3rd 1944 (Royal Navy carrier attack on Tirpitz)

I was Senior Telegraphist Air Gunner flying with the C/O of 831 Barracuda Squadron. Our squadron was...

Ireland and Dunkirk

Towards the end of May, 1940, a crew of the fledgling Irish Marine Service arrived in Hampshire to collect...

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Radios and Cockroaches

Whilst serving on HMS Matchless based at Scapa Flow and working on convoy duties, there were a couple of...

Mishap in Naples

Overseas draft

Theatre of Ops served in UK and Africa Davenport Rating. Calekery Fleet Mail, served ‘Davenport,...

Training

I thoroughly enjoyed my naval training at HMS Collingwood near Portsmouth... We only had a few weeks in...

An Old War Horse

Having read that the Royal Yacht had steamed a million miles in her life of 40 years or so, I reminded...

Cribbage Board made by a Carpenter whilst on standby

My grandfather, Jack, spent much of his time in St. Margarets Bay, Dover, on standby... My grandfather was...

An Able Seaman on HMS Peacock

I joined HMS Peacock when my former ship, HMS Ramillies was 'payed off... I have a framed photo of the...

Convoys Fogbanks and Sledges

Stan was in the convoy sailing to New York in 1944. Why don't you two report it to the captain, as you...

German and Japanese Surrender

We learnt later that several of our aircraft carriers had already been involved. it was with great relief...

Midshipman- Roayal Naval Reserve

It covers most of the more important naval activities of WW2 outside the Pacific Ocean.From tedious patrols...

Cox

The destroyer led the landing craft parallel to the French shore, then, at a signal, they all headed for...

Italian Surrise

My Aunt had recieved a telegram to say her husband Alex Sutton had been lost at sea following the sinking...

Call Up

I was working at covent gardens when i got my call up in 1943 i had to report to hms collinwood in...

HMS Indomitable Crippled - Photo No.1icon for Story with photo

In his story “In the Main, Here and There”, Dugg Wakefield wrote about his ship HMS Phoebe and...

Saving the Exiled Spanish Government

As France fell my great uncle Ioannis Colentzos was captain of a Greek freighter berthed in Bordeaux. He a...

HMS Nigeria

A neighbour of mine ,Jack Edwards,served on HMS Nigeria throughout her WW2 service and has written a book...

ROYAL REUNION after 51 YEARS

51 years later, in 1992,I heard that she, now of course the Queen Mother, was coming to visit Walmer...

What a child learnt from the Merchant Navy

I was looked after by Merchant Navy seamen. At the Thanksgiving Service on arrival at Liverpool, then at...

The dry land sailor

I was selected for an officer's candidates course, we went training for 3 months. After failing the...

Operation Torch

Firstly we carried out deck landing training around Scotland. Then we set off for the Mediterranean and...

Teamwork in the Middle of the Ocean

Down in the sick bay of the British aircraft carrier Victorious — on loan to the US Pacific fleet...

THE QUIET MAN

My Dad was on one of the last ships to leave the Channel Islands before the German occupation. He told us...

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