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The Making of a Man

The Making of a Man

When I was just 17, I joined my first ship H.M.S. Devonshire at Scapa Flow.…

The Curse of Drakes Drum

The Curse of Drakes Drum

Being Devonport Division sailors, "Devonshire's" crew was familiar with the legend that Drake‚Äôs Drum should never be taken away from Devon, except perhaps in time of war.…

Two Commissions on Devonshire

I served on the Devonshire twice. Firstly, from 29th. May, 1939, (my 17th birthday) to 30.11.1940.…

Sink that Dhow

A burly leading seaman was lowered into the dhow and had a large, sharp, damage control axe swung down to him.…

Rememberance Day

Rememberance Day

It will be a sad day as we remember the dark days of war and the comrades who did not return. …

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