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    While I am not able to help with any further research I can say that Freeport seems to have been a busy place during WW2. My wifes grandfather was a carpenter on the Armed merchant cruiser Dunnottar Castle and from 1940 to 1942 it went from the UK to Freetown on seven occasions.
    Below is a picture of Freetown that he had from that time and a Xmas card from the Dunnottar Castle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Gowers View Post
    While I am not able to help with any further research I can say that Freeport seems to have been a busy place during WW2. My wifes grandfather was a carpenter on the Armed merchant cruiser Dunnottar Castle and from 1940 to 1942 it went from the UK to Freetown on seven occasions.
    Below is a picture of Freetown that he had from that time and a Xmas card from the Dunnottar Castle.
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    My father was in the RAF during the war; he was stationed at Freetown for 2 / 3 years on an anti submarine base.

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    Nice old Pic of the Dunnottar Castle there , that was my first Ship of course a lot later!
    Sailed out of Cape Town her in 1958 great Memories!
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    Hello Alison
    Well sorry that i could not find any info on him, but was looking of course for Merchant Navy, which i now see by the post from Hugh , he was with the RN.


    But glad now that you have a lot more info to go on with!
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