History & Learning

Convoys Remembered

Brian John Jayson


Written by Paul Jayson (son).

My father, Brian John Jayson, from Bristol, served on HMS Zambesi (Z Class Destroyer) on the Russian Arctic Convoys. He didn’t really talk about it much, but I think he was on the ship when it took part in the evacuation of civilians from the island of Sørøy, Norway.

I’ve attached the few images I have of him during that time:


  1. 3 Mess, HMS Zambesi, dad is on the far left (arrowed)
  2. Names of those in image 1,
  3. Bergen 1945, dad is on the left of the three standing, I don’t know who the others are
  4. Brian John Jayson, again on the left of the three in the image, others not known


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