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He took off his flying boots and was just about to jump over when he saw a raft, which was being towed by the Glorious, strike a rating, who was swimming in the water, a terrific blow on the head and lay open his brow. He moved along to avoid a similar danger and then jumped over. For a quarter of a mile he swam to a Carley float on which he saw his Commanding Officer. ’ asked the New Zealand pilot. ' There was still one destroyer floating and they were not worrying at all. They thought they would be picked up either by the destroyer or the Germans.
The Fleet Air Arm could work from closer at hand, but aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm are not, of course, built for army co-operation, though the Gladiator Squadron from the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious, the squadron also used the base at Bardufoss - worked with astonishing persistence and heroism at Narvik in defence of our troops against the German bombers. Flight Lieutenant Patrick Geraint Jameson, born at Wellington, New Zealand in 1912 and who joined the Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Pilot Officer, was a Hurricane I pilot on 46 Squadron who had flown daily from the Glorious to patrol over Narvik since the battle began was to learn how cruel and cold the sea can be, for he was one of the few survivors from the Glorious which the Germans sank in those northern waters to add the culminating touch to the Norwegian tragedy.
This was on 11 June. On the night of 13/14 June naval aircraft took a hand. The Ark Royal, escorted by the Nelson and other units of the Home Fleet, arrived at a position 170 miles off Trondheim. At midnight fifteen Skuas took off for the attack. Long-range Coastal Command Blenheims provided fighter cover over the objective, while Beauforts of the same Command created a diversion by attacking the nearby aerodrome at Vaernes in order to prevent, if they could, German fighters from taking off to engage the Skuas.