Trans Atlantic crossing on Queen Elizabeth

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Title

Trans Atlantic crossing on Queen Elizabeth

Description

Three press clippings showing the liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in their wartime roles, front cover of 'Souvenir Calendar 1943'.

Date

1943

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Three press clippings, calendar cover, hand written notes on an album page

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PThompsonKG15010040

Transcription

We left Moncton - by rail - 1.15 pm. arrived 5 pm next day - 5 Jan '43 in New York. Boarded the Queen Elizabeth and set sail 6.30 am 6 Jan. She was packed with U.S.A. troops and their M.P's. Two meals Breakfast and Dinner were served in a big Mess Hall.Had to hold tight to plate otherwise it would slide down long table when ship rolled. Joined a gun crew watch - .05" Brownings on the Promenade Deck, - it was the only way of getting out into fresh air. Arrived in Scotland 6pm 11 January & disembarked 1 pm next day. L.M.S. overnight train to Harrogate, our base until May '43. Whitley Bay - 3 weeks - rifle drill, assault course, threw live hand grenade & "Dubbined" army boots - good fun! 4 weeks E.F.T.S. (Tigers) - Carlisle - cross country flights.

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“Trans Atlantic crossing on Queen Elizabeth,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17512.

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