father, Ralph Stobart Robson, died on September 16th 1994
at the age of 76. A very unique individual, he is greatly
missed by us all.
the last 2-3 years of his life he began to record his experiences
from the 2nd World War, something he had never talked about
he had several strokes before he died and lost his facility
to read and write, he continued to add to the story with the
help of my mother.
The notes were recorded on a very old typewriter, and the
following is my attempt to decipher and interpret them. The
full transcript is not yet complete and I will be adding to
the tales when time allows!
script is raw, i.e. no editing has been made. It is reproduced
exactly as my father transcribed it, and much of it is from
his spoken recollections.
anyone with an interest in this era it is worth mentioning,
before you decide to read any more, that my father served
on both the Prince of Wales
and the Repulse and was
one of the lucky survivors when these ships were sunk by the
Japanese in the Indian Ocean.