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A Little Bit of the Life of a Minesweeper

I was an electrican on minesweepers in the north sea and russian convoys... The main hazards in the north...

An Embarassing moment

This happened early in 1945 when I was serving on Ponam, a remote island in the Pacific, with the Fleet Air...

Eric Clayton's story

I was in a mine-sweeping flotilla based at Mulberry Harbour in Normandy, France, just after the D-Day...

An Heroic Count on my Fingers

Name: Jim Boddington Location: Sebastopol. We were anchored in Sebastopol harbour....

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Malta Convoys

During the war I was enlisted into the Navy, where I served as leading seaman LR2 on HMS Dido as part of...

Bruce MacKay - HMS Dunedin

He was in the RNVR The first place he went to was the Cloch in Gourock much to his disgust at the...

Lucky for Some

My uncle James Muir was in the Royal Navy during the war as a radio operator. The American solders would...

Off Duty Time Ashore

We were docked in Liverpool, our last day before sailing to Lagos, we were allowed to go ashore in the...

A Flight for Survival

Naturally these had to be got off the ship first, so by the time Jimmy and other members of the crew were...

Minesweeping in Veniceicon for Story with photo

We were in Venice for 3 months, sweeping the entrance to the harbour. On our return to Venice, to continue...

Vivacious

My grandfather who served on HMS Vivacious which saw action at Dunkirk and in the sinking of the Scharnost...

Old Sailor

My Dad, George Gardner, was a 56 year old Navy pensioner in 1941 who had fought with the Dover patrol...

Fear On Board

I want people to know what it was like to be on a troop ship in the Mediterranean, with torpedoes all...

Evacuation from Crete

The Germans had invaded Crete and the Commonwealth forces were being overwhelmed... We were the beach party...

To Miss the Liver Buildings

My father John was in the Navy from the age of 14 on the HMS Courageous which was an early battle ship...

A little bit of the life of a minesweeper.

I was an electrician on minesweepers in the North Sea and Russian Convoys.The ships in fitilar would pick...

The sinking of the Marco Foscariniicon for Story with photo

It was during this time that Unison came across the new Italian ship Marco Foscarini, which had a torpedo...

V.J. Day signing in Tokyo

I was sent back to Devonport after fighting in the Battle of the Atlantic and was transferred onto the Duke...

Attacked by U Boats

Several were attacked by U boats and sank, even though they were in convoys and guarded by destroyers and...

A travelling Wren

Bess's skills were in great demand and she was gicen a South African passport and VIP transport to...

Where I got Sent to!

My family had been rather tied up with the Navy so as soon as I was seventeen and a half I went...

HMS Courageous

My father John was in the Navy from the age of 14 on the HMS Courageous which was a n early battle...

Life in the Navy

Our first trip was from Grenock to Gibralta and I remember having to pick up Merchant Navy soldiers after...

School to the WRNS

At first I was at HMS Forte l in Falmouth and then HMS Forte 4 at Penryn — which was Coastal Forces....

Demob from HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19

Demob from HMS Nigella, Flower class Corvette K19...

On board HMS Salopianicon for Story with photo

But Michael was called into the Navy before the papers came for the Army, so he informed the Army of his...

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