Hugh Boyle Sailor
Vanguard Class. Large Battleship
Hugh Boyle Petty Officer ER
While serving on board HMS Crocus
he sent an Armed Forces Postcard to his brother. It reads:
To. You kid wishing you all the best for Easter.
His younger brother Jack had used his Birth Certificate at the age of 15 to join the Royal Air Force in March 1943. Consequently Hugh Boyle Sailor signed the postcard "Kevin" as he was sending the card to his younger brother. Who was now known as Hugh Boyle LAC 1796858 W/OP/GD.
He also enclosed a photograph of himself.
The rear of the photograph reads:
9-4-45 (Date 09/04/1945)
To. The overseas kid
From. His big Brother
West Africa Command served convoys shipping essential supplies to the Middle East. The passage via the Suez Canal to reach the newly formed SEAC would have been suicidal.
The route chosen would entail sailing to Freetown Sierra Leon via Gibralter, Capetown and around the Cape of Africa. Onward to Cylon, India and finally to South East Asia Command in Burma.Tags:
- Armed Forces Postcard,
- HMS Cavendish,
- HMS Crocus,
- HMS Vanguard,
- Hugh Boyle,
- Hugh Boyle Sailor,
- Royal Navy
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