Memories of places, events and daily life from those who served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and WRNS.
Leading WRNS (Torpedo Operator)
- Margaret 'Peggy' Smith (Nee Ellis)
remembers her time attending HMS Vernon (R0 in Brighton for
training during WW2.
Anderson remembers her time
in the RN at HMS Caroline in Belfast during WW2.
BEING A WARTIME EVACUEE
Most people hear the word ‘evacuee’ and think of the
mass movement of children from cities and the coast to
the British countryside -John Bedwell recalls how he,
and his brother, became two of the overseas evacuees who
went to the US in 1940, returning home on HMS Thane in
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