if so, see my info and offer for help right at the bottom of this page. Dad wasn't a particularly good or keen sailor, so his memories of the voyage are, understandably, rather scant.
On gaining access to his service record, we did indeed discover the truth in the family 'legend' that he was not originally posted to Malta at all.
He also served with 204 ASRU, servicing wireless sets on their high-speed rescue launches.
See further down for photos of HSL 2625, an ASR launch dating from 1943, upon which he had many a hair-raising ride.
On the whole, I think he enjoyed his service career.
One of my main memories of those days, as a young lad, was that having signed up for so long in the first place, he spent the next 10 years waiting to get out ...
Being a groundcrew technician, he generally didn't fly. when he had to go up in the kite and test out the equipment he had repaired or serviced.
Maybe that was when he was able to sneak a few photos.
Hearing of that vacancy was a sheer stroke of luck.His collection of funny stories, and of flying with really mad airmen, usually ex-WW2 Czech or Polish bomber pilots, are a joy.