- wives of submariners and men on surface vessels from the 1950s to today
- a member of a gay male civil partnership
- a male partner of a naval woman. He copes with the kids while she's at sea
- naval personnel from the Caribbean, which is one of the new places where the navy recruits
Images, and extracts from their stories, will soon be available on-line within the Family Matters section of Sea Your History at http://www.seayourhistory.org.uk/
And you can listen to entire interviews by visiting the Royal Naval Museum, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, PO1 3NH. Phone 02392 727 562. http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/index.htm . Make an appoinment, to be sure the information is ready to be accessed. It's just being processed as I write.
What interested me most in recording the interviews? It was finding out about the way wives were so incredibly supportive of seagoing husbands. I can't see how the Royal Navy could survive without this dedicated back-up.