WW2 Garth: Wokingham’s Destroyer

Jim Bell provides us with a fascinating insight into Wokingham’s contribution to World War Two. Here we learn of how the local people raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to ‘sponsor’ HMS Garth throughout the latter part of the war. The efforts built a close bond between Wokingham and its adopted destroyer and culminated in the presentation of a nazi flag recovered from a captured u boat. This ship was chosen because its name was the same as the local Garth Hunt. Here is the story:

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