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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