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I served in the British Pacific Fleet from Christmas 1943 until the end of World War II on board an escort carrier, HMS Striker.
From a point of view of national prestige, it has been of the utmost importance that our Dominions should see the British navy engaged, if not in equal numbers, at least on an equal footing, with the American forces in the Pacific, and it would have been disastrous from this point of view if the British Pacific Fleet, after being sent to the Pacific, had been relegated, as the Australians consider their own forces to have been relegated, to a "back area." (4)
After training, he joined the British Pacific Fleet in Sydney and served in Hong Kong and Singapore before leaving the navy in January 1948.
15, by which time two further Royal Navy ships had been lost to enemy action in the Burma theater, and the British Pacific Fleet remained heavily engaged off the enemy coasts.''
The 17,000-ton carrier, which was part of the British Pacific fleet in the last war, was sold to the Brazilian navy in 1955 and decomissioned in 2001.
These were the first British vessels sent out and laid the foundations of the British Pacific Fleet.
We did many raids against Japanese targets supporting our lads in Burma, and then at the start of 1945 we became the British Pacific Fleet, attacking enemy airfields in support of our American counterparts.
The occasion had a personal poignancy for the Prince, who served with the British Pacific Fleet and witnessed the final surrender of the Japanese in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.
I SERVED in the British Pacific Fleet. VJ Day was celebrated on August 15.
``I joined the Navy in 1943 and came out to Australia with the British Pacific fleet in 1946.
The senior royal had served with the British Pacific Fleet as second in command of HMS Whelp and witnessed the final surrender of the Japanese in 1945.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Burma Star Association, was guest of honour at the reunion, at the Imperial War Museum, of 14th Army veterans, 60 years to the day after fighting stopped in the Far East The senior royal, whoserved with the British Pacific Fleet and witnessed the final surrender of the Japanese in 1945, was joining them after laying a wreath at the Malta Siege Memorial in central London.
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