Issue 3 Cover Everyone's War

Issue 3 , Everyone’s War.

CONTENTS – Everyone’s War

  • Editorial
  • Godfrey Talbot – The Voice of the Desert and the 8th Army – David Talbot
  • An Hour of Glory: The Strike at the Luxembourg Post Office, 1 September 1942 – George C. Kieffer
  • Facts and Myths about Bomber Harris – Robin Neillands
  • Dunkirk in Reverse: The French Experience – Eric Gaskell
  • The 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, from D-Day to Bremen – Tracy Craggs
  •  A Telegraphist on the North Russian ConvoysColin Craston
  • The Royal Hospital Lecture Series – Hugh Cecil
  • The Royal visit – H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, 9 February 2001
  • A Wren at War: The Diaries of Charlotte Frances Dyer – Tracy Craggs
  • The Diary of a Far Eastern Prisoner of War – Carol Cooper
  • Volunteers at Work: Geoff Isherwood and Chris Nathan Spread the Word
  • Archival Accessions – Peter Liddle
  • The Mosquito Aircrew Association Archives: an Update – G R T Willis
  • Snippets
  • Book News and Review
  • Correspondence
  • Column and Commodities – Claire Harder
  • Friends Application Form

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Colin Craston - RN Telegraphist (R)

00-0595 Colin Craston

Born in Preston in December 1922 Colin volunteered for service in October 1941. As a Wireless Telegraphist he served aboard HMS Eclipse on convoys to Murmansk, Russia, from June 1942 until March 1943. Colin's diary of early 1943 is a revealing testament to the extreme conditions faced by those serving in the convoys. After Craston's departure from the Eclipse the destroyer headed to the Mediterran