Our Granddad Walter Jackman b 1881. Served in the Royal Naval Reserve 921/TS, served on various RN Trawlers mine sweeping in the Atlantic, blowing up mines for safe passage for the convoys. Luckily he survived-or I wouldn't have been here! but it wasn't an easy job (nor were any of them). He earned his 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. I just thought he deserved a mention today.
John also had an Uncle who fought hand to hand with the Japanese on land and another whose boat was torpedoed by the Germans and they spent 10 days in an open boat.When he died Hedon Road was lined with people and John Prescott was there too.
My Dad was actually in a Japanese port when they came into the was and they had to sail out and escape under cover of darkness.
Carol x x