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FRED (KIWI) LEMBERG

H.M.S. Scarab 

Able Seaman   Service No 3486 

Royal New Zealand Navy.

June 1943 – 1944

 

 

Kiwi’s first hand account

 

We have been very fortunate in receiving a video, of Kiwi being interviewed and filmed by his daughter Jeni.

 

The video includes details of

Kiwi joining HMS Scarab Royal Navy Insect Class River Gunboat, at Alexandria,  Egypt in March 1943

                       Onboard duties, shipmates and life aboard HMS Scarab

 The invasion of Sicily  (Operation Husky)

    The invasion of Italy   (Operation Baytown)

 

 

The camaraderie, fellowship and spirit among these serving men was outstanding. From water polo to battle they endured and shared.

On shore leave and in their duties they were a team. The photographs and personal accounts bear eloquent witness to this.

The confinement of the ship and the constant threat of destruction no doubt played their part but these men were a very closely knit ‘band of brothers’.

 

 

Please click here to view Kiwi’s interview with Jeni

 

 

Frederick John Eastwood Lemberg

(Kiwi)

 

 

 

Sarah (granddaughter) Jeni (daughter) Fred and Gary)

 

 

In addition please also refer to Fred (Kiwi) Lemberg’s story and first hand account click here Fred (Kiwi) Lemberg

 

 

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