In September Robert Hobson visited the famous Italian naval base at La Spezia Northern Italy whose history goes back to the first world war when swimming to enemy ships, thought to be safely at anchor in a harbour, became a target for swimmers and their explosive device. It was these brave and the dedicated Italian…

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Today’s submariners paid their respects to some of their bravest wartime forebears in a remote part of Scotland. Veterans of midget submarines were guests of honour at a service next to Loch Cairnbawn, from where 70 years ago X-craft sailed to cripple Hitler’s flagship, the Tirpitz. On a cold, wet and windy day in one…

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Chariots Of War

The most technical book ever published covering the Italian and British wartime operations based on accounts of the men involved now available. Forward by HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. On sale through The Underwater Heritage Trust for £29.95 plus P&P. Also available from Eden Camp Museum and Amazon.

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The Latest Project The Trust has taken on the task of building a replica “Sleeping Beauty”, a motorised Submersible Canoe (MSC). First built in 1942 and used by a contingent of the SOE that subsequently became the Special Boat Service (SBS). We are very interested in locating anyone or member of their family involved with…

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Veterans of the human torpedo attacks on enemy shipping were reunited for the donation of one hero’s medals to the organisation set up in their honour. Yesterday’s reunion at Eden Camp Modern History Museum, near Malton, saw former Charioteer Len Berey’s decorations presented to the Underwater Heritage Trust. They were accompanied by chairman of the…

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