Category Archives: 1944/04

April 30th 1944 – St Ives


I go out and see Peggy’s father at Frewin Road and a friend of his, Bruce, an ARP Warden, comes in and we consume some beer. Next day off down to St Ives where I am now, staying in the … Continue reading

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April 26th 1944 – Liverpool


We dock on the 24th and are met by a band. Off on the 25th at 5.15am on a train to London, Naafi giving us tea, buns and chocolates on Lime Street Station. Arrive at Addison Square, we are met … Continue reading

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April 24th 1944 – Liverpool


We tie up in the stream off Liverpool but cannot get ashore for two days yet – having reached the bar yesterday morning. Visibility poor from Great Orme Head round to the “Tower” at Blackpool, and a glorious ‘beat-up’ by … Continue reading

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April 19th 1944 – Mid-Atlantic


We come through the Mediterranean OK and are now in mid-Atlantic. The sea changes from blue to green and we heave and pitch a bit. Ritchie and I see an unidentified aircraft which acts in a most suspicious manner, but … Continue reading

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April 12th 1944 – Mediterranean


We leave Port Said early on the 8th and are now about level with Bizerta. I shout to Johnny Benbow on “Lancashire” in Port Said. We have a 16 ship convoy but some leave for Italy and another one has … Continue reading

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April 9th 1944 – Suez


We reach Suez and embark a few more passengers. It suddenly gets damn cold, the day before in the Red Sea, and I get my battledress out. P.T. every afternoon followed by deck hockey, a la Razmak only no roller-skates, … Continue reading

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April 2nd 1944 – Aden


We reach Aden yesterday despite plots of four submarines near the mouth of the Gulf, one German. We have “Dilwara”, “Stratheden” and “Lancashire” in convoy, with five corvettes ahead. Aden is full of shipping but not much to see. We … Continue reading

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