1946 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT POST WORLD WAR II DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A ROYAL NAVY PILOT SAILING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA ABOARD THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS TRIUMPH

By: LEN KEMP, R.N.

Price: $1,495.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting, original 1946 diary handwritten by a Royal Navy Pilot serving aboard the British Aircraft Carrier HMS Triumph. The author L[en] Kemp creates a very full detail laden account of his time aboard ship from 1946 through the first month of 1948. Much of 1947 was spent in or around Malta with trips to Greece, Larnaca and Tripoli +++. Many of his days are spent on flying exercise but he also includes details of his leisure time including deck hockey and deck football, swimming, and going ashore on liberty with his friends, visits to restaurants for what he describes as "Big Eats." Notably he records visits made on board by the Queen and the two Princesses, as well as a later visit by the King of Greece. The 4 x 3 inch book is G+.

Title: 1946 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT POST WORLD WAR II DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A ROYAL NAVY PILOT SAILING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA ABOARD THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS TRIUMPH

Author Name: LEN KEMP, R.N.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: ABOARD THE HMS TRIUMPH, 1946

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0001784

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