Witton, Frank (Oral history)
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British stoker served aboard HMS Woolston in GB coastal waters, Arctic and Mediterranean, 1941-1945
REEL 1 Background in St Albans, GB, 1922-1941: family; employment. Recollections of operations as seaman aboard HMS Woolston in GB coastal waters, Arctic and Mediterranean, 1941-1945: enlistment, 1941; background to joining ship after initial drafting to HMS Vortigen; escorting troop ship to Faroe Island; clothing worn during Arctic convoy; move of ship to Mediterranean, 1943; trip to Norway, 5/1945; participation in east coast convoys; cramped conditions in stokers’ mess; leaving Royal Navy.
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