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Spitfires of the Sea

Issue Number: 5195

Fast and agile, the Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy were feared in the seas around Britain. Determined to defend the coast, their ferocity under pressure caused them to be dubbed ‘Spitfires of the Sea.’ But that meant nothing to young Able Seaman John Dawes. He longed to be posted to a mighty destroyer […]