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Sunk by Raider 28icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In August while still in the South Atlantic, a rendezvous with the other operating raider 23 and a further...

At Sea in Wartimeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When Ted became Chief Ground Instructor at RAF Guinea Fowl in Gwelo in the centre of the country we moved...

The Voyage of the S.S. Settlericon for Recommended story

To be in the land-lot sea of the Mediterranean was a drastic change from the wide oceans of the Atlantic...

A Cook's Taleicon for Recommended story

It was on one of my trips into Beirut I contracted "Sand Fly Fever", and was admitted into...

The Cyclamen Incidenticon for Recommended story

Much later, we learned that on Christmas Day a German cruiser, “Admiral Hipper”, had spotted...

Serving in the Netherlands Merchant Navy during the war by Nicolas Wensveenicon for Recommended story

While in London, I was trained as a Gunnery Offcier by the Royal Navy. Because the Channel was too tricky,...

Torpedoed in the South Atlantic - A Sequelicon for Recommended story

We heard the shouting from the U-boat and the machine gun firing and the Chief Mate who was in charge of...

Ocean Odysseyicon for Recommended story

The German shells straddled the merchant ship whilst the replies from dad's ship were falling short of...

Memories of a Merchant Navy Officer's Wifeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

She married Chief Officer Donald Orr Harvey of the Merchant Navy in 1940, an officer who always took his...

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They show the German pocket battleship 'Admiral Graf Spee' being scuttled in Montevideo Harbour on...

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War Recollections of Val Burn from June 1940 to December 1945

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A Child's War -Part 13

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64th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery 4

The following day, a Sunday we all took part in “Boat Stations” drill at 0900 hours as usual...

EYE WITNESS ON FIREDRAKE, GIBRALTAR BASED

The Force H consisted of the Renown, a battle cruiser, and the Ark Royal, aircraft carrier, together with...

Tweedale's War Part 2

The Japanese Navy Zero fighter completely outclassed our Brewster Buffalo fighter which was slow, limited...

Lawrence's War Memoirs Part 1

It must have been winter because it was terribly cold, so when one day a notice appeared on the...

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And if this sounds tight which it certainly was, the officers were very well housed indeed compared to...

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All set with Brazilian passport with which to leave the country and a British one with which to enter...

Marching on to Laffan's Plain - Chapter 4icon for Story with photo

A stronger hint was the two page schedule of rates of pay for an officer serving with various branches of...

The Memoirs of Walter Douglas Thain 1918-2001 Part 2 of 4

They used to combine high level bombing by the Italians with low-level dive-bombing by the Germans... It...

The Memoirs of Walter Douglas Thain 1918-2001 Part 3 of 4

Many of our ships were sunk including cruisers and one of our old carriers was sunk off Ceylon...

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