At Sea

Books featuring the activities of waterborne military personnel during the Second World War

A Bootnecks Footsteps

by Mike Pinnock
The author sets off on a nostalgic journey to retrace his father's movements with the Royal Marines 1921-45.
A Diver in the Dark by Sydney Knowles

A Diver in the Dark

by Sydney Knowles BEM
Memoir of a WW2 Royal Navy Clearance Diver and diving partner of Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb

A Divers Escapades

by Glennys E Forrester-Brown
The wartime experiences of a lad from the Potteries who served in the Royal Navy as a diver during World War II

An Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times

by Percy Shipperbottom
The maritime exploits of an RAF High Speed Launch (HSL) Wireless Op/Signaller in the UK and Far East during World War II

I Married a Princess

by Thomas Soars
The unusual story of an English RNVR officer who married a Persian princess during World War II and brought her home to a distinctly unglamorous life in England.

Inside and Out

by Robert Cosh
My  experiences as a sailor in the wartime Royal Navy (1939-46) and postwar career as a prison officer in HM Prison Service (1946-81)

Intercepted at Sea

by Leslie Howson
& John Nixon
An investigation into the human cost of insecure Royal Navy communications during two World Wars.

Malta Remembered – by those who were there during World War II

edited by Frank Rixon
A collection of stories about the George Cross Island of Malta contributed by military personnel who served there during the Second World War.

On a Sailors Grave No Roses Grow – Maritime Disasters of World War II

by Mike Kemble
A respectful tribute to those who lost their lives in some of the worst Maritime Disasters of the Second World War.

Percys Piece of the War

by Percy Shipperbottom
Exploits of an RAF High Speed Launch Wireless Operator in the UK and Far East during World War 2.

Ships and Stars and Isles

by G.A. Taylor RNVR
The letters and diaries of a sailor with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) during World War II.

This is My Story, This is My Song

by Ray Oram
Experiences of a 20-year-old Landing Craft (Tank) Skipper on D-Day 6th June 1944 and elsewhere during World War II.

Will We Fly Above Those Clouds?

by Michael P Sutton
A pilot's varied experiences with the RN Fleet Air Arm, De Havilland, JC Bamford, Lear Jet and Dassault 1943-73.