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From the Azures to America

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Michael Butcher. Father D K Butcher (CJX183945)
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City of Venaires
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Royal Navy
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21 December 2005

My father was on the Hurricane which was the first to get to the city of Venaires where the children had been torpedoed in the Atlantic.

The Hurricane got sunk in 1942, in The Azures. He managed to survive and swam to rescue boats, which got him to the Azures — but the people were Portuguese. They let him go the American Navy base and they took him to America.

He took Lease Lend boats across the Atlantic.

He also served on The Brighton.

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