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|554||September 2000||7||Navy News|
|At Malta the remains of the jars were wheeled in a handcart to HMS Phoenicia, declared dest- royed through enemy action and replaced. We flogged watered down samples to 'dry' Yankee landing craft sailors, spliced the mainbracc every birthday and still had spare rum left months later while engaged in the Normandy landing on D-Day.
For the record, L/Stoker Gilbey was 62. a veteran of Jutland, while the youngest on board was OS Tom Foster, who was 15 when join- ing 127 in New York the previous year. - D. Satherley, Warwick