The HMS Glory was commissioned in 1945, and set sail from Belfast on the 23rd of March. She sailed around the Mediterranean and then to Fremantle, arriving shortly before V.J. Day on the 15th of August.
On the 6th of September 1945, the Glory found herself in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, where the ceremony of surrender of Japan took place on board. Over the next two years she travelled to Canada and Sydney on repatriation missions, eventually returning to Britain in October 1947.
Throughout the Glory‘s Far East Tour, Graham wrote regular letters to his parents and his sister Jean, back in Birmingham, UK, detailing his life on board ship and ashore, and describing what he saw of the missions the Glory was involved in. 71 years later, these letters are being published by his family.
Website maintained by Graham’s grandaughter, Victoria.