During the 1939-1945 World War, my father Harry Fielden served as an
Officer's steward on the Flower Class Corvette H.M.S. Wallflower. As a child born after the war, and seeing the bomb damage in Plymouth, I often asked my Dad "Tell me about the war Daddy". He would tell me of funny things that happened, but never about 'the action' he saw. It was as if he wanted to put this behind him. He once said "It was the worse 6 years of my life, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world." Two years ago, I felt the need to find out more about this time in our history, and so I embarked on a journey to find the Wallflower and her crew. During my research I have come to realise that the men who lived through the dark days of the war, remember different things in different ways. Some remember incidents with such clarity that they must have relived these days many times over. Others have no memory of people or events or remember things differently. It has also opened my eyes to the hardships and dangers that were faced by my Father and his
comrades in order that I might live in a free country. We owe these brave
corvetteers so much, and I for one would like to say Thank you to them all.
I have written two booklets on this subject:-
Letters home - extracts of letters written from on board - Cost £2
A Flower on the Ocean - a history of the Wallflower and tales from on board. - Cost £5
If you would like to buy a copy, please E-Mail your request including your address
to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a copy.