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Convoy Service

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The couldn't do nothing without the Royal Navy because they had to land the soldiers over there, you know, and get all the food around. All the time I was convoy service. That's taking ships out to the ports, as many as forty and fifty. Collect up the ships for the freight ships having them all in one place then they call for us, the guards, everyone team up see. They go all around Britain and drop ships off in the ports loaded with provisions, you know, everything. Every kind of thing they carried, and the submarines had the intelligence people and I don't know how they got the news but they got it, and they'd be in a certain place waiting for them, the German submarines.

Mr. Andrews discusses the value of the Royal Navy in shepherding convoys in British waters against the threat of German submarines.

George Andrews

George Andrews was born in August, 1900 in Point Leamington, Newfoundland. He was the eldest of five sons and attended the Salvation Army and United Church schools to age thirteen, at which time he went to work in a lumber camp. Mr. Andrews enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1916, serving aboard both the HMS Loch Maree and HMS John Barry. Mr. Andrews contends that without the Royal Navy, the war would have been lost.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
George Andrews
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War
Ordinary Seaman

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