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A Naval Christening (pic)icon for Story with photo

A Naval Christening. This is a photograph showing the christening party and the ship's bell which was...

WW2 Weddingicon for Story with photo

Our WW2 wedding took place in Greenock, Scotland, whilest I was based on the River Clyde doing fueling...

John Smith's Navy Story Picture 2icon for Story with photo

This is a picture of HMS Newfoundland entering Sydney Harbour flying the Japanese Flag which we took after...

Getting started.

But the story's are mainly about his times of being shipwrecked three times. He was originally in the...

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HMS Wager/photoicon for Story with photo

Some of the crew of HMS Wager... I would love to get in touch with any surviving crew members, and will...

HMS Idefatigable crewicon for Story with photo

I'm assuming it shows the crew of the Indefatigable, the ship he served on. It is signed on the back by...

Isle of Man Boat (Fleetwood to Douglas)

Isle of Man Boat. When we used to sail across to the Isle of Man, there were constant warnings against...

HMS Escort

My grandfather, Sid Holt, served on HMS Escort... He was based at HMS Nimrod after the 11/07/40....

my grandad

I would often ask him about what it was like but he would never tell. the only thing he told me was...

Mine Sweeper H.M.S.Kurd

I was on Huff and Duff which was an early form of Radar.The next I knew was a mine exploding back aft,The...

H.M.S.Recuit 1945/46

Same ERA John D Morley . A brummy from the old country now British Columbia ....

Mine Sweeper HMS Kurd

I was on what was then known as Huff and Duff, later called Asdic sweeping for loose mines.I just remember...

TALES FROM ARK ROYAL

ALL I KNOW IS THAT MY FATHER cHIEF PETTY OFFICER NOLAN WAS SERVING WITH THE ROYAL NAVY ABROAD THE ARK ROYAL...

My friend as a Wren.

My friend Doreen Almond a wartime Wren, was invited on board ship by a naval officer. In due course he left...

Surrender in Tokyo Bay

Our ship HMS WHimbrel was sent to Tokyo Bay when the Japanese signed the surrender. I think there was just...

War Service with the Royal Marines.icon for Story with photo

John was a Troop Seargenat Major in the Royal Marines. He served on HMS Barham in the Mediterrean and also...

Releasing a WREN from active service

Two and a half years in the Mediterranean on the shore stations, he was returned home after VE day, then he...

VJ Day in The Pacific

My lasting Memory of World War II is…at the time of VE Day I was serving on an Escort Carrier in the...

Eched in Stone?

The Lords of the Admiralty boobed again Commissioning RNAS St Merryn HMS Vulture. Their boob was etched in...

German U-Boaticon for Story with photo

This was first brought up the Thames to Westminster Pier, but at low water it was found that the "poor...

Battle of Britain

I was the wireless operator of HMS Basset, the senior ship of convoy, which went through the channel at the...

Trawlers to Navy by Ian Burton

After sitting all his exams he became a Chief Engieer and when the Second World war started he joined the...

naval submrine

He picked up a german submarine on sonar and the ship deployed depth charges. Eventually my grandfather...

prisoner of war

My father joined the RNVR in Singapore at the outbreak of the war... In February 1942 his ship was blown up...

Naval Operations 3

Our landing craft followed the Maidstone submarine supply ship which was escorting a sub on the port side...

Royal Marine Driver

My grandfather signed up to the Royal Marines in 1917, posted to Murmansk in 1918 and went on to be a Royal...

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