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Torpedoed three times!

Throughout the whole war he was torpedoed three times. Being torpedoed three times didn't put him off...

Anecdotes of WW" Part 2

This cost the US Navy a submarine. She was spotted by a sharp eyed Japanese Navy lookout and a destroyer...

The Thunderbolt.

During the war I was in the Navy on HMS Artifex. There was a sub on trial for Liverpool called Foetus....

Anecdotes of WW" Part 3

One of the queen liners, either RMS Queen Mary or RMS Queen Elizabeth while engaged on troop convoying...

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Invarion

At Oran H.M.S.Coriolanus was one of these , after which we then went to submarine patrol at the moyuth of...

Long Stories

I joined the Royal Marines on 3.5.1939 as a Boy Bugler aged 14years 28 days, I was sent to HMS Iron Duke...

Singapore 1942

Telegraphist Memory

He was "Chesty" Draper from Rugby. On the way down from Greenock the train stopped just outside...

E & J Allen, East Dean

Commissioned at Greenwich then two years in Rothesay on submarines, very rewarding. In April - May 1943...

H.M.S. Phoebe Crewicon for Story with photo

Ships crew and marines H.M.S. Phoebe February 1941 Mediterranean Sea. Greece and Crete evacuation....

S/S Adolph-s-ochs

During All this time till 7 bells calling the watch out, to busy to talk to any one, I was signed on...

The bottle of rum by Ian Burton

When you served in the royal Navythe saolors were given a daily tot of rum, but as my great grandad did not...

Wren out of the war

Did my training in London at Westfield College, then went to Scotland. Then the Americans took over and I...

World War II for me

Early 1939, I joined ARP as a boy messenger aged just 14. I graduated to dispatch rider with the AFS and...

H.M.S. Ramilliesicon for Story with photo

A fully iced 'HMS Ramillies' 'R' class Battleship on convoy escort duty the North Atlantic...

Wren at Seaicon for Story with photo

There was a choice between the land army and the navy and she opted for the navy: there was a shortage of...

Click HMS Valiant crew notice board

Go to HMS Valiant crew notice board. then click crew notic board and my story will come up, I can add to...

HMS Wessexicon for Story with photo

This is a picture of destroyer HMS Wessex taken from aboard HMS Wager. My father, David H Savin, was a...

Convoy

Memory of a West Cowick, Yorks. resident. Apart from the hardship and death on these journeys, I remember...

HMS Boxer and HMS Rajah

My father volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1941. After his initial training at HMS Collingwood and HMS...

Joining the Navy

Was back in nineteen forty one, that my Dad went to sea. So proud was I, of my sailor dad I was,...

CAN ANYONE HELP ME

I AM TRYING TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER REGINALD BOWYER BORN 27/11/1924 SERVING IN THE ROYAL...

Playing Football in Hong Kong

Between 1945 and 1946 I was in the Navy on HMS Artifex. We had fun playing football for the ship's...

Mine sweepers

He used to row out in a wooden boat to mines taking the officers who had to disarm them.We are all so...

HMS Wager/flotilla photoicon for Story with photo

This picture was taken from HMS Wager, and my father, David H savin, who was a torpedo man aboard Wager,...

Convoy duty

I served looking after the merchant ships from Plymouth to Gibraltar. We all thought it was the lap luxury,...

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