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Photograph of William Shand and friend

This is a photograph of William Shand (left) with a fellow crew member from HMS Franklin during World War 2. HMS Franklin was a minesweeper of the Halcyon class which surveyed the harbours of north-west Europe after the Normandy landings.

The colleague pictured here with William Shand sustained an arm injury when a DUKW in which he was travelling was blown up. The DUKW, popularly called the DUCK, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck capable of transporting supplies and troops over land or water. It was used in the D-Day landings in Normandy.

William Shand was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005

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Photograph of William Shand and friend

1940s

War Detectives; World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; Armed Forces; Royal Navy; ship; ships; warship; warships; minesweepers; mine-sweeper; mine-sweepers; trucks; injury; injuries; sailor; sailors

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This is a photograph of William Shand (left) with a fellow crew member from HMS Franklin during World War 2. HMS Franklin was a minesweeper of the Halcyon class which surveyed the harbours of north-west Europe after the Normandy landings. <br /> <br /> The colleague pictured here with William Shand sustained an arm injury when a DUKW in which he was travelling was blown up. The DUKW, popularly called the DUCK, is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck capable of transporting supplies and troops over land or water. It was used in the D-Day landings in Normandy.<br /> <br /> William Shand was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005