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Paul Bevand
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I live in Worcester and have been interested in World War 2 since Secondary School.

In the late 1990s I got onto the internet and became involved in running the HMS Hood Association web site www.hmshood.com My work with the site has involved a lot of talking to veterans and finding out about their stories. Many of these are on our web site. I am now adding them here in the hope that they will find even wider readership and allow more people to understand what it was like to serve in the Royal Navy, and in HMS Hood in particular, during World War 2.

Stories contributed by Paul Bevand

Jim Taylor - Wartime service in H.M.S. Hoodicon for Story with photo
I was There! Where? - Introduction (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? - Thoughts on the Royal Navy (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? - Chapter 1 Early Navy days
I was There! Where? Chapter 1b Early Navy Days (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)icon for Story with photo
I was There! Where? Chapter 1c Early Navy Days (Continued) (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 2a - HMS Hood (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)icon for Story with photo
I was There! Where? Chapter 2b - H.M.S. Hood (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? - Chapter 2c H.M.S Hood (The Naval Autobiogrpahy of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 2d - H.M.S. Hood (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 3 - Portsmouth Barracks (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 4 - H.M.S. Cossack (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 5a Coastal Forces (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 5b - Coastal Forces (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 5c - Coastal Forces (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 5d - Coastal Forces (The Naval Biography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? - Chapter 5e - Coastal Forces (The Naval Biography of Alec Kelloway)
I was There! Where? - Chapter 5f - Coastal Forces (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 6a - H.M.S. Skate (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 6b - H.M.S. Skate (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 7a - H.M.S. Loch Tarbert (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 7b - H.M.S. Loch Tarbert (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 8a - H.M.S. Concord (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)
I was There! Where? Chapter 8b - H.M.S. Concord (The Naval Autobiography of Alec Kellaway)icon for Story with photo
William Stone - Memories of Dunkirk and Russian Convoysicon for Story with photo
William Stone - H.M.S. Newfoundland: Operation 'Husky' and to Boston for repairsicon for Story with photo
Ken 'Nobby' Clark - Part 1: Joining up, H.M.S. Hood and first Dunkirk tripicon for Story with photo
Ken 'Nobby' Clark - Part 2: Back to Dunkirkicon for Story with photo
Dick Turner's Wartime memories - Part 1: Joining up and H.M.S. Hoodicon for Story with photo
Dick Turner's Wartime memories - Part 2: Wartime service after leaving H.M.S. Hoodicon for Story with photo
Frank Pavey's Naval Memories - serving in H.M.S. Hood and the sinking of Foylebankicon for Story with photo
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 1, War begins and Athena is sunkicon for Story with photo
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 2, U-Boat contact!icon for Story with photo
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 3, Collision!
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 4, Northern patrol: Troon and Scapa Flow
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 5, We found only threeicon for Story with photo
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 6, Farewell Electra, on to the big ships
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 7, Africa and India in Resolution
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 8, Carrier service
A Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier at War by Jack Taylor Chapter 9, In the Pacific with Nimitzicon for Story with photo

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