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Re Tom Lennon...picked Tom up a couple months ago on the internet and exchanged our sea experencies....we were on the Duchess of Bedford together 1942/43...my first ship as a Radio Officer....Tom has certainly had a varied life .....I was so sad to hear about his problems...he told me about Salerno etc....I was on Duchess of Bedford Set 1942 when we sank a uboat 300 odd miles off Boston...we were sailing independantly with passengers aboard...Boston we loaded US troops for Iceland and brought Brits back to UK...then we exercised around Western Isles for invasion of North Afria at Arzue(near Oran) I left her in late 1943 and Marconi sent me to London to P&O..sailed on QE from Glasgow as passenger to NY...three days on train to San Fransisco(Jan10th 1944)...US Navy told us ship keel not even laid in San Pedro..Feb moved to Los Angeles our ship Empire Crossbow a Landing Ship Large keel just laid in San Pedro!!!!We sailed end of March for Portsmouth independantlyUS Navy gave RN..13 of this type of ship carried 5000 troops......we did exercise landing on south coast...Empire Crossbow was at Le Hamel on Gold Beach at ZERO hour.....we were on T124X articles and White Ensign...left August 1944...joined ARAWA in Liverpool...after war sailed with Harrisons...swallowed anchor and worked Liverpool area for Decca Radar....USA doesnt dock pensions...I believe Canada does makes one "ponder" just discovered your website...searching for British Merchant Navy website....kindest regards Geoffrey Hayes born Ambleside 1924 retired to Palm Desert California(miss the sea but view BBC Liverpool and its webcams)
Having mislayed my badge after atended the anniversary in Liverpool 1993 with my ship HMNZS Canterbury. I keen to contact the badge producters so I could purchase another I beliver there were two made at the time.Has another badge been made for the 65th this year. Thank you for your help.
I have recently read your post on the Retired Merchant Seafarers website about the Battle of the Atlantic. I am called Mark Sweeney, I am 14 and live in Liverpool. I am taking part in project on behalf of my School, St. Edward's College, about the role Liverpool played in the Battle Of The Atlantic, in partnership with a school in Canada. After reading your post, I was wondering if you would be prepared to assist me in my project, which would take the form of a short film. Our partner school, has told me that a documentarist had expressed an interest in the short film we are making. It is, of course at your discretion that I would use any information you would be willing to provide me with.
Thanks for your time,