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Did you know? We also have a section on The Great War. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.
POMM. George William Charles Clark DSM MTL A449I'am putting together my family tree and would like to know more about my uncle George's naval history. He died in 2005 and whilst he was alive would not talk much about his time on the MTL'S based in scotland and Malta. I know he was based at HMS Hannibal & HMS Fox in Scotland and St Angelo in Malta. He was awarded the DSM and because when he received it the King was too ill to present it to him and so was presented it by some high ranking officer at the time. I would like to know what he did to be awarded the DSM and where, because family history is so conflicting and vauge. Also what was it like being on such a small craft?Michael Clark
Able Sea. Eric George Ealden HMS HannibalMy father Eric Ealden started his basic training at HMS Collingwood in May 1942 and left after 8 weeks' training as an Ordinary Seaman. A year later, when commissioned onto HMS Hannibal in May 1943, he was promoted to Able Bodied Seaman. He served in the theatres of war in the Atlantic, AC Europe, Africa and Italy. Like many others who served in WWII, he would never tell of what he had seen, but he used to slightly impatient with US films which "tinkered" with UK history! All he would ever tell me was about the spectacular thunderstorms, high waves and the dolphins!!!
I am extremely proud of my dad's service to his country and would to love know if anyone served alongside my dad.Carole Nowell
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