Telegraphist (S) Clifford Dennison
Trained as a specialist Telegraphist Clifford found himself at a
remote radio station in India working as part of the naval
signals intelligence organisation based at HMS Anderson in
Colombo, eavesdropping on Japanese morse code transmission.
Torpedoman Barbara Sugden
Barbara enlisted in the WRNS with no expectation of what
role she would play in the war effort; imagine her
surprise when she was allocated to a branch newly opened
to women. She was to train as a Torpedoman and soon
found herself working on depth charges and gyro
compasses, sometimes even at sea.
Wren Anne McCormick
brief account of an accident in 1943 which claimed the lives of
8 WRNS ratings and how one of these young women is still remembered to
Lieutenant Pearce Trewhella
Lovelock DSC, RNVR
One of the first RNVR officers to see active service, Lt.
Lovelock commanded several small ships and spent most of his
service with the Eastern Fleet operating out of East Africa and
Ceylon in minesweeping trawlers.
In search of Mike
Cumberlege Robin Knight describes the life and death of an
unsung British hero Lieutenant Mike Cumberlege D.S.O.* R.N.R. [Last updated:
23 September 2016
Post World War Two
(Specialist) ANGUS KIDD
In "I Spy" Angus recalls his time as a
national serviceman in the Royal Navy, his
selection and training for specialisation in
interception of Russian communications during the Cold War
Leading Coder (S) Dennis Mills Dennis recalls his life in the royal navy as a national service
entrant 1952-54, He trained as a Coder (Special) and served at
H.M.S. Royal Albert in Germany before his demob and then ten
years in the reserves.