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Merchant Navy Ammunition Ship - The Forgotten Men

I served in the Merchant Navy in the specially mobilised ammunition ships K124X....

Defending Cape Town

The Coastal Defence Force were to keep an eye on the coast line around Cape Town in case the German or...

Poetic Justice

Mumia, described as native, the wife of Nicholas Farr P.I.E. was on board with crew and passengers of some...

Watching a Convoy of Ships through Dover Strait

On one occasion John and his mates were on the cliffs at Capel, watching the progress of a convoy of ships...

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Two War Memories

When called up I served as a Radio Officer with Alfred Holt and Co., Liverpool. On D-Day + 3 we arrived and...

From Battleships to VE Day in Queens Gardens Hull

So I was on my way back to Hull on the train to Leeds, as I changed trains at Leeds to get...

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France and Germany Clasp Denoted entilement to the France & Germany Star. The Silver rose Emblems shown...

Up Spirits

George Crew and Blue Mariners were unlucky enough in being stationed off Lowestoft on the wooden...

Richard Wilson's Story

I was trained as a signalman and sent to Scapa Flow then seconded to the Polish ship, ORP Piorun. It took a...

OUR NAVY HERO

My wife Barbara's cousin Harold Forbes joined the Royal Navy as a boy. At 16, he was sent out and he...

I Thought The War was Over!

Whilst carry out my duties as a member of the minesweeping party on board the HMS Aries on the RAF... I was...

CONVOY RESCUE SHIP NEEDED RESCUING

During the war I worked on Convoy Rescue ships in the Atlantic Ocean, rescuing survivors from ships that...

The tragedy of war

They are not sure whether he was killed by a German or Italian bomb or by a mine. He was on a...

A2643022 - HUSBANDS DAD

WE DON'T KNOW HOW HE GOT TO HMS ST ANGELOS OR HMS ROOKE AND WE DON'T NOW WHER HMS BRISTOL WAS...

Merchant Navy

Originally my ship was headed to Russia but due to an accident in the engine room we couldn't make it...

The Sailor who Refused to go to Sea

His name was Able Seaman Nuisance a Great Dane. He would travel between Cape Town and Simonstown by train...

Naval Operations 2

On one occasion we sailed from Saltash and went 100 miles west to avoid being spotted before turning South...

Scappa Marine

In 1942-43, when I was posted to HMS Sparrowhawk, the RN Air Station on the Orkneys, I remember watching...

The Man Who Never Was

My dad was a replacement Petty Officer engineer on the submarine HMS Seraph when it went on the mission...

Invasion

Having swept for mines prior to the landings we assumed patrol across the bay ,guardihg the Empress of...

Anecdotes of WW2 Part 4

RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U Boat off south west Ireland and this was instrumental in persuading...

The Quiet Man

MY NAVAL CAREER

I HAD VARIOUS JOBS, BUT IN AUGUST 1943 I JOINED THE ROYAL NAVY I COMPLETED THE BASIC TRAINING AT HMS....

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In the Royal Navy the daily rum ration was used as a kind of currency on board ship and was termed...

Saved by HMS Aurora

There was only the forward guns left, and we had no boats or anything like, so we slid down the side to...

Life in the Fleet Air Arm

They were on land, but called HMS. I spent time on HMS Seahawk, HMS Ariel, HMS Siskin, HMS Peregrine, HMS...

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