FAR AWAY BUT CLOSE TO HOME - VETERANS STORIES 2
Depth Charge : A bomb like an oil
drum that goes off under water at a depth set before it is dropped.
There was plenty of action. The last couple of days of patrol we'd go and beat up some place. We looked out for M.T.B's. M.T.B's are Motor Torpedo Boats. They are the sort of fast light craft which were a perfect menace to us. They had depth charges and torpedoes, and guns. They were very dangerous for us. We would go and shoot up where they docked. We wanted them out of the way for certain. We also destroyed the places where the Caiiques were built, refitted and bottom scraped. Where train tracks ran along the coast, we would shoot up the trains. We had a four inch gun, and the last two days on patrol were spent venting our spleen on everything German we could find. It was really good fun. It was a wild life. Very well ordered, very exciting.
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