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32 YEARS MAN & BUOY - NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK
A memoir of a Royal Navy Career - Ian Atkinson
"Excellent read. I get a mention in the book, it was good to relive some old experiences. Recommended reading, for serving and retired Submariners, or for anybody who would like a no holds barred look on Navy life."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was a fascinating account of a massive life circle, from HMS Raleigh, back and beyond, first as a recruit and back as divisional officer (i never knew what that was, but all is explained), very funny in places and sad also, especially helping to clear up after a hurricane. If you are not services (and i am not) you will still understand how the book flows (and a submarine works) in a lighthearted manner."
Reviews taken from Amazon.co.uk
COMING SOON - IAN ATKINSON'S DEBUT NOVEL
"Back In Action"
The WRS 2016 pin is now available for purchase
Please come to the WE REMEMBER SUBMARINERS facebook page for full details. Funds go to many SM related charities, the British Legion, Lady Haigs Poppy Factory and to provide wreaths for deceased submariners, serving and retired.. We are also providing funds to a submariners only welfare fund.
Website for all things about this great boat including dits, reunions, commisions, news and much more.
A great site for ex Submariners.
The North Atlantic Fleet sailed from 1941 to 1945 from the UK to North Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel to aid Russian Allies. The Russian Convoys were called ‘the Suicide Missions’ by many of those men who sailed on them. Merchant ships with supplies and ammunition were escorted by British Royal Naval ships and aircraft carriers. These supplies were vital to the war effort as German forces had Russia completely blockaded.
During the war young men of 18 were drafted into the forces and some lads in the Merchant Navy were only 16 years old. With German u-boats and aircraft intent on stopping supplies to Russia many ships were lost and over 3,000 young men perished in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, their bodies never to be recovered.
Supplies came initially solely from British sources with a greatly increasing quantity from America from January 1942. Allied supplies transported to Russia included 7,411 aircraft, 4,932 anti-tank guns and 5,218 tanks. For Prime Minister Winston Churchill, these supplies were a vital demonstration of Allied solidarity. He did however call the Arctic Convoys The Worst Journey in the World
With a total of 78 Convoys to Russia, Loch Ewe in Wester Ross, Scotland was where 19 of the convoys departed, a further 23 left from Liverpool, The Clyde (Glasgow), Oban and Reykjavik (Iceland). From Russia to the UK there were 36 convoys.
TON CLASS ASSOCIATION
Loads of history, information, photographs and an active forum make this the go to site for anything 'Ton' related.