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1) Andrew Raikes  Male
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My father, Henry Raikes. passed away 5 years ago, and my mother last year. On going through some papers, I came upon a letter written to my mother (then girlfriend) where he describes very movingly the rescue efforts. He was a coder on HMS Mermaid at the time. He also describes what it was like for a wholly male compliment to have to look after young children with no English. Shame I didn't find this web site when he was still alive, but having said that, he never really spoke about the war, though I do know he found it traumatic, so reading the letter, was the first I knew about it, and his involvement.
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