Monthly Archives: December 2012

From still or storm

If you are fortunate enough to be able to go sailing on the Norfolk Broads with amiable companions, perhaps enjoying the simple pleasures of Hunter’s Yard’s boats – mahogany-built in the 30s, gaff-rigged,¬†and with no engines – so that you … Continue reading

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The troubled North Sea, 1942

My dad, Ernest Armstrong, joined the navy as a 16 year-old in 1937. He spent part of the war in the North Sea in motor launches . These were relatively small (up to 100 feet long), lightweight boats used for … Continue reading

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