Ian Walker - ASDIC operator - Royal Navy
Ian was interviewed by Mr Smith. Ian talks about life in Birmingham during the blitz and then describes his life in the Royal Navy. He was on board destroyers and had the very skilled job of being an ASDIC operator. ASDIC was a device for detecting submarines under water and was vital for the protection of ships in the Mediterranean. Ian gives a very vivid account of life onboard ship. He tells of his respect for Captain Tyson who led him for most of his time in the Navy. he also describes a very funny Christmas at sea.