Category Archives: Journals

David Savin

Here are copies of AB (ST) David H Savin’s personal record of HMS Wager’s deployment, from July 1944 to January 1946. Notice some of the descriptive words that appear from the bottom of page 2 onwards: ‘bombarded’, ‘attacked’, ‘raided’ and so on.

Ted Elwick

The Lucky Wager – a memoir by Stoker Ted Elwick

Stoker Elwick was the Engineer Officers’ Writer in HMS Wager 1944-46.

Len Ackroyd

Len Ackroyd’s Journal, HMS Wager 1944 – 1946

This is a replication of a journal kept by AB (R) Len Ackroyd whilst serving in HMS Wager.

Len Ackroyd

The original photos of the journal are below:

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George R Gayman

A memoir written by Temporary Surgeon Lieutenant George R Gayman RCNVR, Medical Officer, HMS Wager (1944-45)

George Gayman

This is my father’s journal, transcribed from his handwritten notebook. Unfortunately he never described the grizzly bits of war, but only the escapades that the crew got into. . It makes for a good read though.

Leigh Gayman, August 2008