Tell tales of the navy’s colonial forces

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LOST stories from the Royal Navy’s colonial forces are wanted to form part of an exhibition.

Portsmouth’s National Museum of the Royal Navy is appealing for stories to form part of an upcoming project, HMS – Hear My Story.

One rare story that has already been discovered is that of Leading Seaman Mohammed Rahim who was awarded the Distinguished Services Medal for Bravery during the Second World War for risking his life to save a wounded seaman in a night-time secret operations raid in Burma.

Matthew Sheldon, from the museum, said: ‘Little has been recorded about the lives and contributions of these and other colonial forces of the Royal Navy.

‘Our new exhibition will tell undiscovered stories from ordinary men, women and ships which have made the Navy‘s amazing history over the past 100 years.’

For more information or to share a story for the exhibition, contact the museum on (023) 9272 7595.

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