Richard Robertson, Jnr
The author’s father was on His Majesty’s Trawler Alouette, a minesweeper, when it was sunk by enemy fire off Cape Espichel in September 1942. His father survived but 13 of the crew did not. After nine hours in the water the survivors were picked up by fishermen and taken to Setúbal. They spent time in Lisbon before returning to the UK. The author describes the event as told to him by his father and also describes his attempts to track down records of the dead, with the help of BHSP Chairman Edward Godfrey, as well as the location of a photo of the survivors taken in Lisbon.
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