Tag Archives: Royal Navy Submarine Museum

My Lead Soldier Collection – The WW2 Submarine Captain

Submarine Captain

During the Second World War, the Royal Navy lost two hundred and fifty-four major warships in addition to over a thousand minor vessels and auxiliary vessels due to enemy action and to counter these losses a huge shipbuilding programme was undertaken.

The enormous expense involved forced the Government to appeal to the British people to assist in meeting the bill and weeks were set aside during which local communities were encouraged to save to adopt locally a warship.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

British Submarine Crew Arrive Home:

Not my picture obviously so perhaps considered cheating but there is a good tale to tell:

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HMS TAKU – Community, Bravery and Achievement

A couple of year’s ago at work I was visited by two members of the Spalding Naval Veterans Association who offered the donation of a six foot model of the British Naval submarine H.M.S. ‘Taku’ which really meant nothing to me until I looked into it and discovered a story of community, bravery and achievement.

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HMS TAKU, Submarine Warfare in World War Two

HMS TAKU at sea in 1943

A couple of year’s ago at work I was visited by two members of the Spalding Naval Veterans Association who offered the donation of a six foot model of the British Naval submarine H.M.S. ‘Taku’ which really meant nothing to me until I looked into it and discovered a story of community, bravery and achievement.

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