Walsh, Ronald A. In the Company of Heroes

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In the Company of Heroes

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In 1940 Ordinary Seaman Ron Walsh was on HMS Foylebank in Portland Harbour as Porrtland's defence ship. An attack of 26 Stukas sank the ship after 22 direct hits. Ron survived, but his war was not over. Atlantic convoy duty on HMS Bulldog among the U-boat packs, the invasion of North Africa, Gold Beach on D-Day for Operation Overlord...Ron Walsh served on 55 ships and naval establishments in a 33 year career with the Navy, until retirement in 1969...and even then he worked as a civilian driver at HMS Collingwood until 1984! This is a personal account of Ron's Naval experiences at home and abroad, through war and peace.

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A simple tale told of a seaman's life .. has an easy-going connection with a matelot's daily life."The Northern Mariner"This fine book deserves a place amongst all the others in the telling of how life at sea really was in war and peace. A good tale well told."Sea Breezes"Well written with a plethora of photographs and an absolute must if you want a good - very good - read about the Senior Service."Warship World Magazine"A well told autobiography ... this is a tale of life in the Navy as it really was and [it] makes a thoroughly good read. Highly recommended."Ships Monthly"In good company"Navy News"All ex-RN on reading this book will think of the occasions when they have been urged to write a book..."Military History Online

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