My father, Bill Rees, was a survivor of
HMS Repulse. He died
some years ago, but I'd be interested in hearing from anyone he remembers him. I'm not sure of the details of his escape from Singapore (I know he got out around Xmas Day 1941), but he went on to serve in the Feet Air Arm for remainder of WWII and was
de-mobbed in Hong Kong in 1945. He went back into private practice in Wales (as a Chartered Accountant), and eventually ended up working in the Hong Kong Government for almost 20 years from 1952 onwards. He retired in 1971, returned to Wales, and died in Swansea in 1989.
the ship was listing heavily and about to sink showed great calmness in
continuing steadily to wind the winch over Y space leading to the after
medical station. Water was pouring down the hatch, his coolness under
trying conditions enabled eleven men to escape of whom nine are
Please contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.
Phillipa J Rees
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