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HMS Whelp: Reminiscences of a Young Naval Officericon for Recommended story

There was one period – I think during the journey from Trincomalee to Sydney – when we took on...

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The account which follows is based on the account by Martin Weedon in his book “Guest of an...

The Fall of Hong Kongicon for Recommended story

Back again to the Village the next morning, the 20th, to be told that REPULSE BAY had been captured, so our...

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In the evening of our first day ashore a British resident arrived from the civilian prisoner of war camp to...

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A Soldiers Story Taken from His Taped Record: A POW in China and Japan

At Stanley we were to help protect the coastal guns which were firing inland and inflicting casualties to...

My War Time Experiencesicon for Story with photo

One night a German bomber returning to Germany dropped seven bombs, five on the St. Michael's school...

AC1 William Bridges - A Long Route to Assume Control of Hong Kong

Due to some political debate, American opinion said, the British needn't go back to Hong Kong it should...

HONG KONG FROM HALTON VIA W.W.2

After leaving Halton I joined 102 Squadron at Driffield in Yorkshire, where I was mainly employed to repair...

Round the world at government expense Chapter7: With the RAF in Australia, The Philippines and Hong Kong

On one occasion we held a dance at Camden and Dickie came out giving me the chance to show her around the...

Typhoon In The China Seas

A formal letter dated 4.10.41 from A.G.Hard, the Government Representative on Board, states that a...

War Memories: From Hong Kong to York

Mum started work in 1943 at the Billing Section of the REME on St Georges Field, by the river side. and was...

Billy Barker's War

A lot of Japanese were around in Hong Kong and the little Chinese kids would keep pointing them out to us...

The Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 [cont'd]

He took over as Governor, then Indomitable sailed off to other climes leaving Vengeance to take control of...

Imperial Airways & Naval Tour of Duty

Len Kitchen haslived in Hinckley for the past 25 years but during the war years he spent time in the South...

Evacuation from Hong kong

Mum says she had a really happy time there despite the worry of not knowing the fate her dad, John/Jack...

The Mystery of the East

I am sure that we, the British, could only watch with feeling akin to amazement, at possibly the happiest...

In Honour of my father, Frederick George Pidgeon

He was in Limoon Barracks, Stanley Penninsular, and Stonecutters Island, and he served alongside many of...

Growing up in The Royal Navy

We went in on the inland sea and realised afterwards that we were used as guinea pigs to test whether the...

A Man from Tunbridge Wells

At this time there was a great shortage of sailors so William volunteered for the Navy and was posted to...

A War Crime Punishment

One of my duties was Japanese war crime escort. On one occasion, I was detailed with two others and a...

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