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210 December 1971 6 Navy News
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Navy News Issue Month / Year Page Index
210 December 1971 6 Navy News
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Cheered on by
men of courage

It was comforting to read about naval men who remem-
bered the days of Jutland.

I even had a letter from Rhodesia from one who was a
signal boy and had served with my husband.
(Mrs) C.M. Pratt
Pembroke Dock.
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May I add a somewhat belated word to Mrs. Pratt's letter
re H.M.S. Invincible at Jutland (July issue).

As an ord. signalman I was on the bridge of H.M.S. Lion
when the bow and stern of the Invincible floated past. There
were about 12 to 15 survivors clinging to the hull.

As we steamed past at about 30 knots, with other battle
cruisers in line astern, the survivors waived and cheered us
on, although they knew their chances of being picked up
were remote.

I have often told this story as one of the most courageous
events of that war.
Alec S. Tempest
(Lieut.—Cdr.(SCC), R.N.R. ret).

Scarborough.

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See also issues:
083
205
207
210

Lion
Tempest, Alec Saville
Ordinary Signalman
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Navy News Issue Month / Year Page Index
210 December 1971 31 Navy News
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