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Mr Charlie Crowe, born 29th February 1920, talks to David Callister about his memories, which include:

  • Royal Navy and training
  • The Battle of Narvick
  • Dunkirk
  • Tours of Duty on various ships
  • Getting married
  • WWII Destroyer The Wakefield
  • The Ivanhoe
  • Sinking of the German Merchant Ship The Atlantis
  • Patrols in the Indian Ocean
  • The Curlew
  • Course in Marine Engineering
  • Celebrating VJ Day
  • Career with the Merchant Navy and promotion
  • Serving on board The Norfolk
  • Leaving the Royal Navy


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