Hi all. I'm new here... thought I'd post it in the History section as that is my main interest. At 46 I am a mature student at Sussex Uni studying history.... but I am the keeper of the family's heirlooms. My Dad's father joined the Navy at Chatham in 1911 (he walked from Dover with his mate, John (?) Jervis), and signed up for 12 years. Served on the Dwarf, Calypso, Africa, London, Vindictive (and others) and on the Repulse when she did the Royal Tour in 1923/24. He ended his career as Leading Stoker... (apparently didn't want promotion as = responsibility and cost of uniform!), and was signed off in 1931. Now my Dad told me that he was recalled for a 'little ship' at Dunkirk, but I only have his word for that, and which ship I have no idea, but would love to find out. Luckily I have several photos of him in Med' uniform etc, and medals and a beautiful hand-tinted large photo of the Repulse. Anyway, enough waffle ! Happy to be here.