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Three Royal Navy Sailors Off Duty 1944

1944
Three Royal Navy Sailors Off Duty 1944

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John Maley (centre) with Norman Ellis (left) and Jocky Robertson (right) – both from Edinburgh.

“Our huts were made from palm fronds and when the monsoon season came – you never seen anything like it, not a gentle rain, but a torrential rain battering on the roofs of your hut causing puddles all over.” – John Maley

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