(Transcribed from audio-tape, January 1 1997)
My name is Alwyn Thomas, of Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.
I joined the Royal Navy in 1942 as a volunteer for hostilities only. My civilian occupation was a clerk with Shellmex and BP Petroleum Company and I joined the Royal Navy in 1942 at the age of 18. I served on HMS Bruiser, landing ship tank, a 6,000 ton ship, from June 1943 - 1945.