British petty officer served aboard torpedo boat HMS Grasshopper during landings on Gallipoli, Turkey, 4/1915
REEL 1: Aspects of operations as petty officer aboard HMS Grasshopper during landings on Gallipoli, Turkey, 4/1915: memories of Commodore Keys; role aboard torpedo boat Grasshopper landing troops from River Clyde; story of delivering letters to General Hunter-Weston on Cape Helles; story of making football field at Cape Helles; family background; question of social class in navy; opinion of warrant officers; education and question of promotion; story of arithmetic test; use of 12- pounder gun on torpedo boat.
REEL 2 Continues: gun team; shooting at mines; general comments on Gallipoli campaign; opinion of training.
REEL 3 continues: story of navigating tug to Milford Haven, 1919; description of navigating HMS Grasshopper near Mudros and problem of damage to propeller on reef; story of falsifying log and court of enquiry. Aspects of post-war service with Royal Navy: voyages to Malta and Italy; employment as barracks canteen manager in GB; left Royal Navy, 1925.Civilian employment with NAAFI until 1957.