Merchant Navy: Atlantic and Arctic Convoys, signed by veteran Cyrill Pettitt
Royal Navy Gunner Cyril Pettitt
The Merchant Navy: The Atlantic and Arctic Convoys Miniature Sheet first day cover with Imperial War Museum image and Liverpool first day of issue postmark 19th September, 2013. Signed by Royal Navy Gunner Cyril Pettitt.
Cyril Pettitt - born on 6th June 1925 in Camberwell, London. Four Atlantic Convoys, first trip Queen Mary from Tail o' Bank Greenock carrying US troops, 6" gun at stern.
The Liberty ships out of Baltimore - 12 Royal Navy gunners to each ship. He ws on the 4" Oerlikons (Swedish gun), carrying ammunition, sea going tugs, drones etc to Taranto, Italy. U-boat menace at its height during 1944, Liberty ship was the 'Samtroy', served on 'King George V' also in the far east.
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