Witton, Frank (Oral history)

Catalogue number
  • 34069
Department
Sound
Production date
2014-09-04
Dimensions
  • whole: Duration 30, Number Of Items 1
Alternative names
  • object name: Oral history
  • object category: IWM interview
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Category
sound

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Object description

British stoker served aboard HMS Woolston in GB coastal waters, Arctic and Mediterranean, 1941-1945

Content description

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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