HM/SM Alliance (Dolphin Museum)


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I was quite taken by the photo of the main passageway of the submarine Alliance and the young people sleeping in the bunks. The Alliance has just completed a total and very costly restoration at the Submarine Museum in Gosport UK. This is the only remaining “A” class World War two submarine in existence. I served on two A class boats, the Amphion and Alcide, and I actually spent two weeks on Alliance as a spare crew replacement. Come to think of it my bunk was in that same main passageway too, but can’t remember which one though. However I do remember the passageway was less inviting back in my day!! It looks positively like a home away from home in the latest photo. That might be because the bunks are filled with happy smiling boys and their teddy bears rather than occupied by sweaty and smelly tired old submariners as they were in my time. My compliments go out to the staff and people that raised the money to restore this grand old submarine to its present condition. What a wonderful and outstanding exhibit to have at the Museum. It will be enjoyed by thousands as they visit over the coming years. Bravo Zulu.
God Bless and keep reading

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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