WWII British Sailor Uses Signal Lights on Deck of HMS BATTLER.
SFA-Flight At Dusk.
Using signal lights, a British officer skillfully brings in a Swordfish plane to the flight deck of the H.M.S. Battler escort carrier built in the U.S. and serving in the Royal Navy. A soda fountain and a cafeteria dining hall for 70 officers and 450 men are signs of the Battler’s american birth. She was built and christened at Pascagoula on the Gulf of Mexico, joined there by her British complement.
Credits Line ACME, 5/24/43.
On board the Polish destroyer ORP Piorun the ship’s pet cats Żaba (Frog) and Tygrys (Tiger) are being encouraged to make friends with a stowaway which must have escaped from an oiler. The Poles make a great fuss of their pets for they hold it as an ill omen if cats voluntarily leave the ship before she sails.
Generals Bubbles Barker And Monty.
Lieutenant Basil Beal wearing foul weather gear taken in 1914 on the HMS B1 duffle coat leather gauntlets and heavy sea boots.
Duffle coats aboard H.M.S Atherstone off Plymouth, 7-March-1942
H.M.S Iron Duke, Royal Navy.
David Van Epps, in a duffel coat, with members of the 894 Royal Naval Air Squadron. He and other Americans chose to fight for Britain before the U.S. entered World War II.