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Re: HMS Trinidad 13th May 1942
Posted by: robert oakley ()
Date: March 13, 2013 09:11AM
hello Beth,myfather was on HMS TRINIDAD when she torpedoed herself he is mentioned on page81 of Frank Pearce,s book The Ship That Torpedoed Herself,petty officer oakley ,i am applying for the arctic medal as he and anyone else who were on those convoys did go to the gateway to hell as it was so aptly called he died in 1989 aged 83 i wish i had talked to him more about those aufull days he seemed understandably reluctant to talk about it, needless to say you have read the book me and my brother went to the reunion in 1992 and met Frank Pearce and families of the survivors they were all heroes wernt they? isnt it sad that they could not collect the medals themselves? but we can and i certainly will .best whishes to you from Robert Oakley yongest son of Edward Thomas Oakley.