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Len Chester
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Scapa Flow
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Royal Marines
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06 April 2004

I joined the Royal Marines on 3.5.1939 as a Boy Bugler aged 14years 28 days, I was sent to HMS Iron Duke in Dec.1939.The story I wish to tell happened in March, 1940, but had an amazing sequel in Sept.2003 when I returned to Scapa Flow. The first part I wrote in 1985, the sequel in Oct.2003 having found the graves I was looking for. The 2 stories are too long to fit in this restricted space, but I can forward them to an address. I have also written a small book of cameos

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Message 1 - Hi

Posted on: 07 April 2004 by Andy1971

Hello Len, I would love to read your story, its a shame its too long for on here. I dont know if you could send me a copy?,please email me if possible and maybe we can sort something out.
Many thanks for your service


Message 1 - Long Stories

Posted on: 30 April 2004 by Peter - WW2 Site Helper

Hi Len

No stories are too long for this site, a story can be any length providing that it is divided up into 3,000 word chapters.

If you already have it in a text file on disk, just copy and paste it in, dividing it into 3,000 word sections.


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