History & Learning

Convoys Remembered

Eric George Wilson

Eric George Wilson

Written by Clare Wilson (daughter)

My Father was Eric George Wilson   RN number k113386.

He served on HMS Oxlip from Jan to Jun 1945 as a ‘temporary leading stoker’ and so was part of the last few convoys of the war JW65 & JW66 sailing back into the Clyde on VE day.

I attach a photo of him. Although in tropical Kit.

As a small child I remember him telling me of the cold and not taking their clothes off for 3 weeks!

My siblings were very proud to be awarded (posthumously) his Arctic star.

I had been holidaying around Loch Ewe for years before I found out that he had sailed out of the Loch in Feb  ’45.

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