On this day 75 years ago, the 6th June 1947, my father G.A. (Mick) Stoke MBE, DSC RN was invalided out of the Navy due to severe bomb damage to his legs suffered throughout the Second World War. Firstly when two bombs landed 50 feet from him in Benghazi and during incessant bombing during the Siege of Tobruk in 1941, later during the savage Axis air attacks on the port of Bone, Algeria during Operation Torch, the retaking of North Africa in November and December 1942. His last post was as Captain's Secretary at HMS Collingwood, the Naval Electrical Training Base in Gosport, Hampshire. He was married with a son less than a year old!
To read about his courageous exploits and his gallantry awards go to www.stokebooks.co.uk
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Jeremy Stoke 4th June 2022