Beckenham’s Own War Ship

Make this Beckenham’s Own Destroyer Sikh’s Glorious Record Beckenham’s Warship Week starts on Saturday February 21st [1942].  This aim is to raise £350,000 in gifts and savings,  by hitting this target Beckenham will raise the money to adopt a Tribal Class Destroyer, and will be permitted to adopt H.M.S. Sikh.  Other towns of like size have shown that the money can be raised. It is up to every man, woman and child in Beckenham to make this week of February 21028 a resounding success, the symbol of which will be…

History of a Famous Ship – H.M.S. Broke

The Royal Navy lost a large number of their capital ships to enemy action during the early part of the second war, and was facing increasing pressure to provide escorts for convoys in the Atlantic.  With ships needing to be replaced, Warship Weeks – another of the British National savings campaigns, was set up during the Second World War, with the aim of encouraging a civil community to adopt a Royal Navy warship. Following a successful Warship Week in March 1942, the HMS Broke  destroyer was adopted by the civil…