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Royal Navy

Fleet Air Arm Submarine Service

Royal Marines

Combined Operations & Royal Navy Commandos

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service

Women’s Royal Naval Service

 

  Reminiscences

 

Memories of places, events and daily life from those who served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and WRNS.

 

  WRNS Reminiscences

 

  • Leading WRNS (Torpedo Operator) - Margaret 'Peggy' Smith (Nee Ellis) remembers her time attending HMS Vernon (R0 in Brighton for training during WW2.

  • WRNS (Torpedoman) - Kathleen Anderson  remembers her time  in the RN at HMS Caroline in Belfast during WW2.
     

 

Memories from those who served with MOBILE NAVAL AIR BASES (MONABs) and their component units during WW2. These pages are a part of 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy - the MONAB Story' web site.

 

Memories of MONAB 1 HMS NABBINGTON

 

Memories of MONAB 2 HMS NABBERLEY

 

Memories of MONAB 3 HMS NABTHORPE

 

Memories of MONAB 4 HMS NABARON

 

Memories of MONAB 5 HMS NABSWICK

 

Memories of MONAB 6 HMS NABSTOCK

 

Memories of MONAB 7 HMS NABREEKIE

 

Memories of MONAB 8 HMS NABCATCHER

Memories of MONAB 9 HMS NABROCK

 

 

Memories from those who served with British Pacific and East Indies Fleets during WW2. These pages are a part of The British Pacific & East Indies Fleets web site.

 

 

 

General WW2 memories:

 

 

National Service memories:

  • .CODER (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 era.
     

 

Other memories:

  • MEMORIES OF 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 1944.

 

 

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