Re: HMS Ibis
Posted by: Frank Thompson ()
Date: December 15, 2012 09:58AM
My late uncle, Patrick "Pat" Dacey, was a survivor of HMS Ibis. A great South London (Manor Place Baths) amateur boxer before WW2. His reminiscences to me as a young teenager (late 1950s) were of being machine gunned in the water and watching his shipmates drown as they became too exhausted to continue swimming - a quiet unassuming, but stoic, character forever changed by such an experience.