Some years ago,I posted about a dangerous journey made by a friend ,Arthur Fairchild in LCT489 (Mk3) when he was a young telegraphist in the R.N. A convoy of LCTs left Falmouth in December 1944, under their own power and made a long journey which ended in Cochin, India, travelling via the Med. The aim of sending these craft there was that they would be used in the retaking of Burma from the Japanese. In the event, they were not used in this way and Operation Zipper took place without them. An earlier effort to tow these LCTs by ship had ended in disaster and loss of life in the Atlantic. There was a Board of Enquiry which was mentioned in an earlier thread by the late, lamented Mike L. I believe he called it "The Lost Flotilla". Arthur was not part of this but his LCT was. This part of naval history seems to attract little interest compared with other wartime events but maybe this post will attract some new members. Arthur passed away a couple of years ago, but before he died, he recorded on a CD the story of his journey, and his widow tells me she has a few copies left which she would sell for a donation to the local Women's Refuge.If anyone would like a copy please let me know. I am also interested in finding a suitable archive or museum to pass a copy on to.