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HMS WAGERicon for Story with photo

Some of the crew from HMS Wager enjoying themselves during the crossing the line ceremony. My father, David...

Swimming the opposite way..

My grandfather on my wife's side was a navy personnel of Normandy beaches in 1940 evacuating personnel...

Minesweepers

I joined the Royal Navy in 1943 at the age of eighteen. I was drafted on the minesweepers in the...

HMS Resolution anti aircraft gun crew in actionicon for Story with photo

This picture was taken aboard HMS Resolution whilst under heavy attack by aircraft, it comes from a...

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War Widowicon for Story with photo

The weekly amount awarded in 1943 was £1 11s 0d and for two children the sum of 16s 6d making a total...

George Stoakesicon for Story with photo

Ship torpedoed near Eddystone Lighthouse 19th November 1942 by E boat while Escorting a night convoy...

Life on Flat Bottomed Ships 1944-6 (Pic)icon for Story with photo

This photograph was taken on our ship as we were told that the Japanese had surrendered in August, 1945......

Worrying Times

My father Commisioned Bosun P.R. Sheppard R.N. served twice on H.M.S Warspite during the 2nd World War....

I broke my wrist!

Seaman, Torpedo man. But while making the tea, I fell and broke my wrist!...

HMS Whelpicon for Story with photo

HMS Whelp...

World War 2 In Trawlers (Pic)icon for Story with photo

World War 2 In Trawlers. The trawlers carried out mine sweeping duties around the North Sea and English...

H.M.S. Loch Killinicon for Story with photo

I am wondering if there is any one out there ever served on the H.M.S. Loch Killin, from 1943 - 1946... His...

Naval operations 4

We did many landings at Digelli on the North African Coast dropping off tanks, troops and supplies, these...

HMS RAVAGERicon for Story with photo

My father John Anthony Birtle served on the Idefatigable and always told stories about planes overshooting...

Japan bombs Pearl Harbour

Another wartime memory was the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour... I had never heard of Hawaii at that...

Geoffrey Knight, Royal Marines

Demob

After a period at home, I joined the Merchant Service and returned once more to the sea, which of course, I...

Derek Tolfree - Bridge of HMS Westminstericon for Story with photo

This picture was submitted by Derek Tolfree....

Harry Tates Navy

'Harry Tates' a name given to smaller ships where attitudes were more easy going between officers...

Exmouth Buoy Store log book 1940-1944

Jim Shapter has kindly provided Exmouth Library with copies of extracts from the Exmouth Buoy Store log...

The Sinking of the Marco Foscarini (pt 2)icon for Story with photo

The Sinking of the Marco Foscarini. The photograph shows the Marco Foscarini sinking having been hit by two...

HMS Tartar

My late husband Frank Nicholls who served on the Tartar,has written his story in WW2 in a cca 30 page typed...

Naval operations 4

We did many landings at Digelli on the North African Coast dropping off tanks, troops and supplies, these...

Bristol Evening Post -

This article was submitted by Brian Paul his son....

Conscienous Objectors

My grandfather Donald Milne Ross was onboard HMS Kingston during his time in the Mediterranean. I know he...

Crew of HMS Unisonicon for Story with photo

William Barnett is officer standing under the skull and cross bones flag, just left of the flag's...

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