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