Pages recalling the service
lives of f individuals who served in the Royal Navy, Royal
Marines, and WRNS.
World War Two
Kenneth Oakley Royal Navy Commando †
A tribute page and
gallery about Ken's time as an assistant to RN Beach Masters on
invasion beaches during WW2.
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.
Ldg Officer's Steward Lois Lade
A short piece about Lois; time as an 'immobile' Wren
working at HMS Vernon (R) in Brighton during WW2
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 W.A. Clarke, RNVR (A)
Joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve as a direct entry for
service in the Air Branch. Saw combat with No. 879 Seafire
squadron on board the escort carrier HMS ATTACKER.
Lieutenant Patrick Corfe Cother,
A brief account of his WW2 career with
Atlantic escort groups.
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
Robin Knight describes the life and death of an
unsung British hero Lieutenant Mike Cumberlege D.S.O.* R.N.R.
23 December 2018
Post World War Two
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