HMS Diadem
HMS Diadem

the diary of signalman John Emrys Williams

Here's a message that arrived via email from Mrs Anne Altomare:

"My father lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex. This year he celebrates his 90th birthday. He was a torpedo operator on HMS Diadem. He was on the Russian Convoys until 1944 and served in the Invasion. As a child and still today my father talks of the extreme cold which seemed to get into his very bones, also the huge seas. His name is James William Prophet and must be one of a few old sailors left alive. I am his very proud daughter."

Regards - Mrs Anne Altomare, daughter of James William Prophet, June 2010.

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