World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

Barbara Bailey 

HMS Marne Proclamation

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Barbara Bailey
Location of story: Artic Circle and Sheffield.
Unit name: HMS Marne
Background to story: Royal Navy

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Louise Treloar of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Barbara Bailey.

Barbara has the original proclamation given to her husband for crossing the Artic Circle on the HMS Marne (merchant Navy). It was the 'Order of the Blue Nox'.

She also recalls that on the night of the Blitz, one of the strangest sights was a piano stuck up in a tree.