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.
This is a replication of a journal kept by AB (R) Len Ackroyd whilst serving in HMS Wager.
The original photos of the journal are below:
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