M Donegon painting of HMS Eskimo illustrates THE ARCTIC CONVOYS TO RUSSIA.

THE ARCTIC CONVOYS TO RUSSIA

Winston Churchill was piped aboard HMS Tyne and dad after hearing him nightly on the wireless got a glimpse of their wartime leader in person. It was August 1942 and Gunner Thurlow was among the several hundred sailors expecting the pep talk to confirm the rumour that the Arctic convoys to Russia were about to […]

Destroyer HMS Eskimo illustrates you’re a long time dead

YOU’RE A LONG TIME DEAD

When dad took a second slice of cake or spent more time in the garden in the hot sun than mum thought wise, he would say: Don’t worry, Lily, you’re a long time dead. My dad was always cheerful and curious, always interested in what I was doing. He was proud when I became a […]