HMS Vengeance (71)
HMAS Vengeance
Minas Gerais A-11
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June 3, 2008

In January 1945 I did my FIRST deck landings on HMS Vengeance in the Firth of Clyde. When RN sqdn 1849 was disbanded ..I was assigned to 1850 sqdn aboard HMS Vengeance...sister ship, also at Greenock, but not quite ready for first commission. On my third try at landing on I hit the first barrier in my F4U Corsair. My tailhook bounced over wire #1, & #2 & 3 wires had been broken by some other novices!! When I left Vengeance in November 1945...Venerable was in Hong Kong helping with re-patriation.                                        

Norman McKinstry
S/Lt A...RNVR retired

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