Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 31, 1944

[London] Had very nice trip with five of us and 3 A.T.S. Arrived in London about 1030. Checked in at Queensborough Club. Slept all afternoon. Went down to pub at night and met some old friends. To bed about 2400. … Continue reading

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August 30, 1944

[Belfast/Scotland, enroute to London] Up at 0600. Back on board at 0645. Swept out troop spaces. Prepared for leave. Caught train at 1645. Caught ferry to Scotland, arrived there about 2100. Caught train right for London.

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August 29, 1944

[Belfast] QM from 0800-1000. Cleaned No. 2 gun until noon. Went ashore at 1600. Had some Guinness and went to dance at Ulster Hall. Nice dance but very rough. Stayed at Canadian Legion overnight.

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August 28, 1944

[Belfast] On watch 2400-0300. Arrived in Belfast at 0900. Tied alongside jetty. De-ammunitioned ship in afternoon. QM from 1800-2000. Jetty sentry 2000-2200. Had shower. To bed about 2315.

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August 27, 1944

[Irish Sea] On watch 0600-0900. Still very quiet & still heading north. On watch 1500-1800. Getting lots of sleep. Turned west toward Ireland about 1730.

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August 26, 1944

[Plymouth/Irish Sea] Left Plymouth at 0700 with 9 other LCI’s and a destroyer. On watch 1200-1500. On watch 2100-2400. Very quiet. Heading up west coast of England.

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August 25, 1944

[Plymouth] Painted numbers on dinghy until 10:30 and then left to refuel. Refueled and rewatered. Back to buoy about noon. Went ashore at 1330. Saw show, had some beer. Back aboard at about 2230.

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