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  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8031

    William Charles Piper (standing second from right) and his ship mates guide the lifeboat as it is swung in board, as part of their training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS...

  • LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8199

    Merchant Seamen George Lappin (pictured centre) and colleagues enjoy a drink at the bar in the London Seamen's Home and Red Ensign Club. According to the original Ministry of Information caption, the bar is 'where Merchant Seaman gather, meet...

  • WEST INDIES MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOSTEL, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND, 1941

    WEST INDIES MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOSTEL, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division official photographer

    D 5762

    Three West Indian Merchant Seaman are welcomed by the warden upon arrival at the hostel at 14-16 Lovaine Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8016

    For the first time during his training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, William Charles Piper takes the wheel on his own. The Chief Petty Officer watches his progress. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS...

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8008

    A new contingent arrives at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, carrying their kit bags with them. William Charles Piper can be seen in the centre of the photograph, directly under the 'V' on the wall. These new...

  • LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8204

    A female canteen worker gives a cup of tea to a Merchant Seaman as he and a colleague stand at the counter of the cafe bar in the Modern Lounge of the Merchant Seamen's Home and Red Ensign Club.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8012

    In the gymnasium of the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, William Charles Piper and his new ship mates learn about rope splicing. Here, Piper has a point explained to him by the instructor. This photograph was almost certainly...

  • A MERCHANT SEAMAN COMES TO TOWN: THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, PICCADILLY, LONDON, 1942

    A MERCHANT SEAMAN COMES TO TOWN: THE WORK OF THE MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, PICCADILLY, LONDON, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 11754

    A group of Merchant Seaman chat outside the entrance to the Merchant Navy Club on Rupert Street in London.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8035

    William Charles Piper climbs the rigging during his training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS GORDON at Gravesend in Kent.

  • LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    LONDON MERCHANT SEAMEN'S HOME AND RED ENSIGN CLUB, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8203

    George Lappin (on the right) and a fellow Merchant Seaman write letters in the peace and quiet of the Library at the Merchant Seamen's Home and Red Ensign Club.

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