the diary of signalman John Emrys Williams
back at 2014
Here are some of the HMS Diadem's shipmates' stories
online from the past year.
of George Langton was marked by the Nottingham Post. Mr Langton's
daughter Pat Sporne said: "Most of what he could remember was the
cold and the dark."
was a report of "Leslie
Garrett, aged 87, who was a gunner on the HMS Diadem - one of the
first ships to reach France" - in a piece about D-Day in
Portsmout and Southsea Team Local. There was more about Leslie
Garrett in the Bognor Regis Observer. Photo is copyright Allan
Miller was presented the Ushakov Medal at the Russian Embassy
on Thursday 4 September 2014 and the story of how he dedicated his
medal to Able Seaman Gabriel is told in the Get Reading piece. Gabriel
was the only fatality of an engagement between HMS Diadem and three
enemy destroyers off the coast of Norway.
a BBC Scotland
slideshow of the Arctic Convoys. Slide 2 shows: "Ken Reith
was a young signal boy on-board light anti-aircraft cruiser HMS
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