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  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 5:50pm

    Lieutenant Leslie ‘Mickey’ Budd

    One of HMS Seraph’s crew was a very well-known Gosport figure. Any submariner serving in Fort Blockhouse knew the name ‘Mickey Budd’, and he went on to be one of the early staff members at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. 

    Chief Engine Room Artificer (later Lieutenant) Mickey Budd on board HMS Seraph with Chief Petty Officer Harry Hilder (behind) – Credit: National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 5:31pm

    Lieutenant “Bill” Jewell

    The secret operations of the submarine HMS Seraph in the Second World War are legendary. But who is the man who commanded HMS Seraph?

    Norman “Bill” Jewel in his uniform – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    Norman Limbury Auchinleck Jewell, or “Bill” to those who knew him, was born in 1913 in the Seychelles where his father was a colonial doctor.

  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 4:51pm

    The Jolly Roger of HMS Seraph

    HMS Seraph’s Jolly Roger on display at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    Flying the Jolly Roger Flag when coming into harbour was a long-standing tradition for British submarines in the Second World War.

    First instituted in the First World War, each flag told of the submarine’s operations and sinkings.

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2022 - 4:19pm

    HMS Seraph’s Special Operations And “The Man Who Never Was”

    Header Image: The men of HMS Seraph stand in front of its conning tower – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    HMS Seraph’s clandestine operations during the Second World War are legendary. One of the most famous is Operation Mincemeat and in 1956 the story was turned into a popular British espionage thriller, 'The Man Who Never Was'.

  • Thursday, 7 April 2022 - 5:08pm

    Touching tribute to Her Majesty’s decades of personal and official service to Royal Navy captured by new exhibition  

    “As the daughter, wife and mother of naval officers, I recognise the unique demands our nation asks of you and I will always value my special link with HMS Queen Elizabeth, her ship’s company and their families.”  

    HM The Queen, Commissioning Ceremony, HMS Queen Elizabeth, 6 December 2017  

  • Monday, 4 April 2022 - 6:18pm

    Key figures of the Falklands conflict

    The Falklands conflict touched the lives of many. While it’s unclear exactly how many people took part, at least 40,000 British and Argentinian personnel were involved.

    Due to the complicated nature and geographical challenges of the Falklands, both sides utilised their equivalent navy, army, air force, marines and special forces.

    Here we take a look at some of the key figures who represented Argentina and the UK.


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