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We flew in a formation of 40 Mosquitos to attack German shipping in Porsgrunn Harbour in Norway. Ron was...

A Rhodesian Pilot's Story - Chapter 1 - Shot Down in Norwayicon for Recommended story

At the Stavanger Hospital, in which all the nurses were Norwegian, the top two floors were serviced by...

X-craft and Operation Sourceicon for Recommended story

In addition to handling the boat, the divers had to practise cutting through antisubmarine nets. This meant...

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From his position in the nose of the aircraft, he called on the intercom; skipper this is the navigator, I...

Miracles at Sea: From Sullom Voe to Newcastleicon for Recommended story

HMS Electra had struck our shipside just forward of my cabin, and the forward bulkhead of my cabin had been...

Eight Years in the RAFVR - Part Three - Radar in Norwayicon for Recommended story

IFF was a system that enabled radar stations to distinguish between incoming German and British aircraft....

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This made the mission even more dangerous, as the R.A.F. would quite likely suffer an attack in an aircraft...

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Although only four boats made it to the fjord to attack, all the crews were at the same peak. He and I...

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Pom-poms and Morse code After training I was sent to North Shields to erect guns on either side of the...

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The "Cairo" at first did guardship duty as part of the Dover Patrol, being anti-aircraft cover for...

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The X-Craft were based at Loch Cairnbaun, North West Scotland, and the operation to sink the enemy ships...

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On M.T.B 666 we sailed from Lerwick carrying supplies for the Norwegian Underground Fighters... We were...

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