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Ken GaRNER
Naval Messenger
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39
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Hi.
When I left school in 1944, there werent many jobs going, so I got a fill in job as a Naval Messenger on the Grimsby Naval Base, HMS Beaver, bell bottoms a flat hat and a funny salute! One day I was stood outside the Fleet Mail office watching a frigate coming through the lock gates, going on patrol. There was a lot of signalling going on between the frigate and the Captains Bridge. I asked a Petty Officer next to me what was being said. He said. There was an air raid last night and Kittywake was asking if jerry laid any mine in the Humber Roads, the bridge answered, we'll soon know, you'r first out!!!

Ken

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