Stan Hoare

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Stan Hoare was one of a series of Veterans we interviewed when we visited the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s Care Home, Pembroke House in Gillingham. Stan witnessed his fair share of excitement at sea onboard HMS Hart. In this excellent interview he details his life as a Radar rating in action on the Arctic Convoys. HMS Hart is also in action on D Day before he is posted to the Duke of York. There’s humour throughout the interview right up to the day he’s injured by a wave that nearly sweeps him overboard and ends his Naval Career.