A Brief History Of 853 Royal Naval Air
Squadron, December 1943 - May 1945.
Avenger Pilot H. J. C. Spencer tells the story of 853
Composite Naval Air Squadron from its formation in the
USA to disbandment after VE Day.
HMS VERNON (R) -
the story of the Torpedo, Mine & Electrical training
establishment at Roedean, Brighton during WW2
[Last updated 07 August 2011]
ALFRED - the story of the RNVR Officer training
establishment at Hove, East Sussex during WW2
[Last updated 17 September 2010]
- a brief account of the Combined Operations Landing craft base
at Shoreham, East Sussex during WW2
[Last updated 19 November 2013]
H.M.S. TAMAR- a history of
the Royal Naval base at Hong Kong.
Avro Lancaster Bomber in RN Service - an account
of the handful of Lancaster bombers operated by 780 Squadron
from Royal Naval Air Station Peplow, Shropshire during 1946.
An analysis of the loss of HMAS SYDNEY
By David Kennedy
In his analysis of the factors surrounding the sinking of
HMAS Sydney in November 1941 David Kennedy looks at what part
Churchill’s personality may have played in her loss. It is known
that Churchill was very anti-Australian, a trait which presented
itself during WW1, he was also a very secretive man who
ruthlessly controlled the flow of military intelligence as Prime
Minister during WW2. These two factors together may have
seriously compromised the safety of commonwealth warships,
especially in relation to German disguised raiders.
months aboard HMS INDOMITABLE
One sailors diary of his first eleven months at sea on the new
Fleet Carrier HMS INDOMITABLE covering September 1941 to August
1942 - combined with another sailors photographs this gives an
insight into the first year of the ship's commission.
Adopted Submarine' H.M.S. UNBEATEN
A short article about the U-Class submarine 'adopted' by
the borough of Hove after a successful National Savings 'Warship
Week' campaign in the spring of 1942.
Training School, Brighton
A short account of the RN school for training ratings of the
Telegraphist (Specialist) branch during World War Two
Flower Class Corvette HMS FRITILLARY
A short history of the ship that served in the South
Atlantic and Indian oceans as an anti-submarine vessel and