British marine served with Royal Marines aboard HMS Illustrious in Mediterranean, 1941 and during Madagascar invasion, 1942; served with 41 Independent Commando in Korea, 1950-1951
REEL 1 Enlistment in Royal Marines, 1937. Period of training with Royal Marines in GB, 1938. Recollections of German Air Force attack on HMS Illustrious in eastern Mediterranean, 2/1941. Role in attack on Madagascar, 1942. Role as despatch messenger during Quebec Conference, 1943 and Cairo Conference, ca 1942. Operations with 41 Independent Commando in Korea, 1950-1951: joining unit; first raid on North Korean railway line; role as sergeant major of Headquarters Troop and problems with US supply organisation, Kure, Japan, 1951-1952.
Submarines played a key role in operations throughout the Cold War. Commodore Frederic Thompson, kept himself and his crewmates entertained, by creating ‘radio’ programmes, which were then broadcast over the submarine’s internal speakers.