From Yorkshire To Archangel: A Young Man's Journey To PQ.17
by David Wherrett
David's father was a young man of seventeen when he joined the Merchant Navy in the early spring of 1939. He may well have been imagining a new life of excitement, and long voyages overseas to faraway places. Within six months of him beginning work as a 'bellboy' on the grand P & O luxury liner, Strathallan, Britain found itself at war with Germany once again. This story centres around my father's experiences of this long hard conflict.