Dyer, Herbert Reginald (Oral history)

Catalogue number
  • 10963
Department
Sound
Production date
1989-10-22
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Duration 45, Number Of Items 2
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  • object name: Oral history
  • object category: IWM interview
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sound

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Object description

British seaman served aboard HMS Westminster in GB coastal waters, 1940-1941; served aboard Motor Launch 457 during St Nazaire Raid, 3/1942

Content description

REEL 1 Background in GB prior to 1940: family; education; employment. Recollections of operations as asdic operator aboard HMS Westminster in GB coastal waters, 1940-1941: enlistment in Royal Navy, 1940; character of ship; accommodation on board; role as asdic operator; attacks on east coast convoys by German E- boats and aircraft. Recollections of operations as asdic operator aboard Motor Launch 457 during 'Operation Chariot' St Nazaire Raid, 3/1942: background to joining launch; character of motor launch; proposed role for launch during raid; character of landing at Old Mole under grenade attack; setting fire to motor launch by German gunfire; period on raft in River Loire estuary; rescue by Germans; treatment of wounded POWs. REEL 2 Continues: trial voyage on launch with commandos aboard prior to raid; crossing Channel from GB to St Nazaire; recapitulation of raid.

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