They performed, with a great sense of responsibility, the highly skilled and exacting work of maintaining contact with their escorting convoys, living under equally dangerous conditions as the rest of the ships' crews. Not many survived. One who did, my late husband, bore the scars of the 'torpedoed more than once/open boat syndrome' for the rest of his life.
The replacement of Morse code and wireless operators by sophisticated radio transmissions does not mean we should forget those dependable young men who were respected by all on board ship and known merely as 'Sparks'. After 50 years their record of bravery remains undiminished.
DORA G. BOWYER
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