1940 MV CHARLES PLUMIER was "appropriated" by the Royal Navy.
1941 - 1942 Royal Navy service as HMS LARGS, Ocean Boarding Vessel (OBV), for contraband control and convoy escort duties. 1942 - 1945 Royal Navy HMS LARGS "SCROLL OF HONOURS" for the following Operations as a Landing Ship Headquarters (Large) (LSH(L), providing a Combined Operations communications headquarters for the Army, Navy and Air forces during landing operations until suitable alternative facilities could be established on shore :-
November 1942 - Operation TORCH - the Allied invasion of French North Africa (Oran) June 1943 - Operation CORKSCREW - the Occupation of Pantellaria July 1943 - Operation HUSKY - the Allied invasion of Sicily September 1943 - Operation AVALANCHE - the Allied amphibious assault at Salerno
1944 - (Operation OVERLORD) - the Allied invasion of North-West Europe, including :- June 1944 - Operation NEPTUNE - the Allied invasion of North-West Europe (Normandy) and August 1944 - Operation DRAGOON - the Allied invasion of Southern France (Ajaccio) February 1945 - Operation ARGONAUT - the pre-Yalta Conference (Malta) May 1945 - Operation DRACULA - the sea borne attack on Rangoon September 1945 - operation ZIPPER - the Invasion of Malaya
TEXT & IMAGES (PERMISSION) The Late MIKE MACKENZIE