British storeman served with Fleet Air Arm in GB and Far East, 1942-1952
REEL 1 Aspects of family and educational background. Recollections of period as storeman with Fleet Air Arm, 1942-1946: joining Royal Navy, 4/1942; volunteering for Fleet Air Arm; training; summary of career; description of duties; role of HMS Unicorn; duties at Yeovilton, 1942-1943; method of keeping track of stores; social life; attitude towards work at Yeovilton; memories of bombing of Bristol; living conditions; posting to HMS Unicorn, Tricomalee; visit to South Africa; story of the Lady in White that sang for docking ships.
REEL 2 Continues: move to Manus, Admiralty Islands; role of Manus as maintenance base for aircraft from front line carriers; attitude towards period at Leyte; ferrying aircraft and equipment to Australia after end of war; living conditions on board HMS Unicorn; trip Columbo to collect stores; living conditions on board HMS Unicorn; morale on board HMS Unicorn; social life; question of efficiency. Aspects of period when called back on reserve to Fleet Air Arm, 1950-1952: recall to Fleet Air Arm at start of Korean War; posting to HMS Meon; posting to HMS Eagle.