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on 14 November 2014
If you have spent any time in the North Sea, as a yachtsman or as I have working in the wind farms on 20 meter fast catamarans, you will find that this book singularly evocative.
Robert Hitchens book describing his service in the RN Coastal Forces regretfully was never finished as he was killed in 1943. His son has done an excellent job of researching the holes left by his demise.
The extracts from RH's book evoke conditions which are all too familiar to small boats in the North Sea to this day yet un-ameliorated by enclosed helming positions, radar, GPS, and chart plotters.
The North Sea, in winter, in 40 knot boats, using dead reckoning, and fighting a war. Astonishingly evoked. May no body have to do it again.
Hats off to Mr Hitchens and to his son for getting