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Hi everyone,

Am looking into my Grandad (Albert's) merchant history during ww2. I know he was on an Artic Convoys and identified he was part of Operation FB on board SS Empire Scott in 1942.

Am trying to pin down where/what Fort Simpson did between July-Oct 1944. Albert was an Able Seaman on board but all his discharge book states 'Special Operations of Europe' while he was on board and this is the same when I've retrieved Fort Simpson's log book from British Archives.

So if anyone could suggest where to look or who to contact for possible more info that would be great. If by the off chance someone already knows that would be incredible.

I've 2 aims with this research, firstly I want to create a video about Albert and where he want and what life for Merch seaman was like in the war. I've already produced a sort of intro to Operation FB though its mostly about Bletchley Park.

Secondly I want to apply for his medals, Albert didn't apply for any he was due and I want to donate these and his story to a museum.

Any help would be really appricated.
Thanks,
Mike
 

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Hi Hugh,

Thank you very much, this is just what am looking for. For info, the crew list which am assuming you got from the book 'Artic Interlude Independent to North Russia' has Alberts name surname spelt incorrect. It's Ramsey rather than Ramsay.

'To apply for his medals you should first contact the Registry of Shipping and Seamen in Cardiff and check if they already have a medal entitlement for him. There is none showing on the online search but you should still contact them.'

Do you have a link so I could check with correct name to see his entitlement for him ?

Thanks,
Mike
 
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