Veterans who served on V & W destroyers in the wardroom of HMS Westminster in 2000
Lt. Cdr Derek Tolfree (Westminster), Seaman Ted Dawson (Witherington) Eric Brett (Westminster) and Seaman Freebourne (Vega)
Three years ago HMS Westminster (F237) visited London and moored alongside HMS Belfast and Eric Brett, a steward on the old Westminster in 1944 (left), presented the ship with a copy of the diary kept by Derek Tolfree (right) while serving as a Midshipman on Westminter (L40) from 1942-4 when she was escorting East Coast Convoys from Rosyth to Sheerness on the Thames estuary.
The first HMS Westminster was
tweny one years old at the outbreak of war in 1939 and thirty years old
when she was broken up at Charlestown in August 1948.
The present HMS Westminster is 24 years old - the same age as HMS Verminous!
you want to find out more about the wartime service of a member of your
family who served on HMS Westminster
you should first obtain a copy of their service record