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CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire
People in story: 
Mr Stan Hilton
Location of story: 
W Africa and Liverpool
Background to story: 
Royal Navy
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Contributed on: 
29 July 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by a volunteer from CSV Actiondesk on behalf of Mr Stan Hilton and has been added to the site with his permission. Mr Hilton fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

In the Royal Navy aboard HMS Rother we had some very sad times and lived through some very dangerous times. We also had some good times aboard ship.

When in dock in West Africa we were able to go ashore and often would be able to buy parrots. We would probably have four or five at a time. On the return journey these parrots would soon pick up on conversations and sell very well in places like Liverpool.

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