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Heavo, Heavo, Lash up and stow; A memoir of an East Ender's war by Ken Kimberley. An illustrated account of the Royal Navy’s naval air war in the Pacific in WW2 by a young sailor serving in HMS Arbiter, a ruler class escort carrier. ISBN 0007111258
MOVING BASES: ROYAL NAVY MAINTENANCE CARRIERS & MONABS: In this ground-breaking book Commander David Hobbs, a former Royal Navy pilot, describes the logistic support that enabled British aircraft carriers to carry out extended operations across the globe during World War 2 and the Korean Conflict.
Professor Michael Sturma covers the submarine USS Flier’s WW2 service up to her sinking then continues with the exploits of the 8 survivors, who aided by coast watchers and guerrillas,  managed to escape from the Japanese held Philippines.
NO SURRENDER by W. E. Johns and R. A. Kelly: The remarkable story of the cruiser HMS Exeter, present at the Battle of the River Plate, her loss at the Battle of the Sunda Strait and the survival, of some of her people as POWs of the Japanese; told by one of her people.
Geoffrey Brooke as a young officer in the battleship Prince of Wales fought against the Bismarck, took part in the Malta convoy run and managed to survive her sinking to take part in Torch and Arctic convoys and finish the war serving in carriers in the Pacific In BARRACUDA PILOT Dunstan Hadley describes how the Royal Navy managed to train enough young sailors as pilots and navigators to man the Fleetís Air Arm. He writes about his experiences as a trainee pilot, an operational pilot, as a flight deck officer and in action against the Japanese in Sumatra and the raid on Sigli.
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I Sank the Bismarck by John Moffat with Mike Rossiter. Memoirs of a WW2 Royal Navy pilot: May 1941: the pilots of fifteen canvas-covered biplanes struggle to hold their Swordfish aircraft steady as they head towards the German battleship Bismarck. Two days previously Bismarck, the most powerful warship in the world, had destroyed the Hood and damaged the Prince of Wales.
Although, with only a small number involving the Royal Navy “To Stop a Rising Sun” is a unique record of first-hand accounts recalling what life was really like for British servicemen and women in India, Burma and the Far East during the Second World War.
In 1926, when the young John Hayes entered the Royal Navy's college at Dartmouth, he pledged to serve the Lords of the Admiralty 'at their discretion'. It was a service which would last for forty-two years, taking the author from the South China Sea to the North Cape and from peace to three historic catastrophes of the war at sea — the sinking of the Prince of Wales, the Repulse and Convoy P017.