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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #9 on: Friday 12 July 19 09:57 BST (UK) »
This is amazing.  If you look up HMS L26 there was an explosion at Campbeltown, Scotland. 10 crew survived.  He always talked about a chlorine gas explosion.  However he died in 1985 so fibrosis of the lungs is maybe not what he actually had!  He re-entered the merchant navy as an electrician during WW11 so again he can't have been permenently discharged.  He may have lied again about his health.  we know he lost a lung in the accident.  is there any way of finding out the survivors names from the above incident??

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« Reply #10 on: Friday 12 July 19 11:20 BST (UK) »
How do i get hold of service record J98655? 

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« Reply #11 on: Friday 12 July 19 11:39 BST (UK) »
Looking at newspaper reports of the L26 explosion in October 1933, one of the badly injured survivors was named Taylor but he was Henry Taylor, a stoker first class, who suffered a broken ankle and was airlifted to hospital in Glasgow.

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How do i get hold of service record J98655?

It's on Ancestry. You can also buy it from National archives for 3.50, or view a watermarked image for free:
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14848144

 
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He re-entered the merchant navy as an electrician during WW11 so again he can't have been permenently discharged


The merchant navy is not the Royal Navy.
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