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Robert Ernest Steadman
Royal Marines HMS Nigeria
from:BirminghamMy father, Robert Ernest Steadman, who was a Royal Marine on HMS Nigeria, during the WW2. I am not sure how long he was on there. I do know that he was on there and after the war, as I have got pictures of him in Malta and South Africa. I have several pictures of him with other Marines and sailors. I have one large picture of the ship's crew. They seem to be in the Mediterranean, only because they are all in their whites.
It seems strange. I have gone through the crew list but there are no references to my father, or any other Royal Marines on board, but from the pictures I have he definitely was there and I remember him talking about the ship. But like most men during war, he did not talk much about it. He did talk about the other Marines because they were his friends. Unfortunately, I cannot remember much about it now, so if anybody out there remembers my father, please get in touch.
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