HM Submarine Saracen - Stoker Metcalfe


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Following received by the Submariners Association Hon Sec.

I am putting the finishing touches to a book about HMS/m Saracen, scuttled on 14 August 1943 off Bastia, Corsica.
The crew was taken from Bastia to Italy and the ratings were held in Campo Marina N.1. Manziana to the north of Rome until the Italian Armistice on 8 September.

Stoker Metcalfe escaped and was not recaptured, but other that I can find no other information on him (except a short excerpt on a website selling medals in which he describes his experience at Bastia) other than the fact that he belonged to your association.(Submariners Association)

Do you know of anyone I might contact to find out some more details? I have an email address for his granddaughter which I obtained from the daughter of another crew member but despite having sent two or three emails I have received no response. Perhaps he recounted the story of his time on the run in Italy to other members of the association

Yours sincerely,
Janet Kinrade Dethick
Researcher 2nd World War, Italy
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