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The C.O. held a full battalion parade and explained that the War Office had been most impressed with our...

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Apparently the reason Britain moved so quickly to occupy Iceland was that some information had come out of...

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On our way through Reykjavik, we passed an Icelandic lady in National costume with apron and the most...

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Tom's Story -Part 1

To understand what O.A.S. means is simply that of all the personnel in the R.N. only those who actually...

Fire Orders: Chapter 10

As duty operator I was not allowed to leave the office on any pretence, not even to fetch my supper from...

Fire Orders Chapter 7

Mr. Murdoch and his batman, Les Morgan, are going to Reykjaskoli with Sergeant Speake and I want you and...

Fire Orders Chapter 8a

One evening I went with some of the D.L.I. lads to the local cinema, and as we strolled leisurely along the...

Fire Orders Chapter 5

We did turn in eventually, but with the greatest reluctance, only when the Orderly Sergeant came on deck...

Fire Orders Chapter 6

My companions were Arthur, Les, Charlie and Harry, all signallers; and Bert, Ted and Ray, of the Company...

Fire Orders Chapter 9a

Lieutenant Murdoch, our signals officer, who had travelled down from battalion H.Q. at Reykjaskoli to...

Fire Orders Chapter 9b

In rotation round the hut our nine-man signal section were: Corporal 'Ashy' Warman, N.C.O. i/c.,...

Fire Orders Chapter 4

The next day the destroyers again swept around in searching circles as the U-Boats were thought to be still...

Reflectionsicon for Story with photo

We didn't know about Dunkirk, but in June 1940, we were evacuated from the port of St. Nazaire by a...

Russian and Malta Convoy Part 2icon for Story with photo

In May 1941, HMS Nigeria escorted the 'pride of the Navy' - HMS HOOD - out of Scapa Flow into the...

Eye Witness on Firedrake, Chatham to Glasgow and Iceland

We left Glasgow on July 8 and set sail for Iceland as escort to the Aircraft Carrier, Argus on its mission...

Fire Orders Chapter 8b

That gave me the chance to pass the tea surreptitiously to Charlie before returning to get some sugar... We...

Up The Spout

I then climbed over the side of the cockpit to see Nicol floumdering in the water but felt a bit relieved...

From Iceland to Normandyicon for Story with photo

Next morning we were taken on transport with the infantry down to Tilbury Docks, boarded the landing craft...

H.M.S. Wisteria

When I came out Wisteria was on patrol, so I was transferred to a drifter ‘ Fairhaven ‘ which...

Persil Washes Whiter

The Icelanders had plans, delayed because of the war, to centrally heat all the houses in Reykjavik with...

Experiences in Iceland and Normandy

Orders came and the landings commenced into France and as he called it 'chasing Jerry'. Arriving at...

War Memories of the RAF Transport Pool [Mr.White]

I served for six years in the RAF throughout the war, initially stationed in Iceland. There was no bombing...

A Cold Weather Story

We went straight to Coast Defence in Dorset and from there made several trips to Iceland, a neutral...

The Untold Deaths of WW2

My father worked as an apprentice in Portsmouth Dockyard prior to WW2. He rose to become a Chief Petty...

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