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Re: Don Preece, cartoonist on HMS HECLA
Posted by: Bill Forster ()
Date: January 19, 2011 06:30PM

Don Preece LSA was a talented amateur artists whose humorous cartoons of life at sea in the Royal Navy while serving on HMS HECLA were very popular with his shipmates who sent them home with their letters from Iceland and South Africa.

Sadly, he was one of the 285 who died when HECLA was torpedoed off the coast of North Africa on the 11 November 1942. He left a young widow and a daughter, Christine, who was only a few months old.

Christine has been discovering who he was by reading the letters he wrote home which she discovered when her stepfather died.

She has helped me "bring him back to life" on the web at: [www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk]

If you have other examples of his work please do get in touch.

And if you know who "Old Pie Face" was please let me know!


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