"I cried the first night I was away from home," he said. "(But) I got used to it pretty quick."
Smith's father, Reman Sr., joined the
"(My father) use to tell us some tales growing up, and (about) the lifestyle onboard a ship," Smith said.
"I was glad I did (join the navy)," Smith said.
It was at that time he decided to enter the construction field.
Work places included two nearby airfields, the main outbound routes to Germany.
With the Second World War in full swing, more than 100 aircraft flew over the field each night.
Smith passed his initial four months training, moving on to Scotland for in depth, visual and verbal signal command training.
Royal Navy in the First World War.
"I took a real big interest in that."
urban life, Ely City, where he finished his education.
"It was very enlightening. I learned an awful lot. What you gave out, you got back. It paid off."
"Growing up was a hard thing to do," Smith said.
"You felt you could reach out and touch them," Smith said.
There, he was surrounded by young men the same age, many of whom didn't make the grade.
His father took him and his brother to all of Britain's main Royal Navy depots.
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Afterward, Smith worked part time at a local butcher shop, picking up and delivering New Balance Walking Shoes
Why the navy and not the air force?
He was raised in the County of Cambridgeshire, five miles from the nearest town, where he attended school.
Perhaps it had something to do with New Balance Rose Gold Sneakers family legacy.
He returned three years later a man. The Hilton Township resident followed in the footsteps of his father and older brother by enlisting in the Royal Navy, leaving home for the first time.
orders in and around town.
He quickly adjusted to life at signal school.
Reman Smith Jr., Freddie's older brother, also served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War.
Despite horrible memories of devastation and loss at sea, at times questioning whether he'd ever see land again, Smith hails the time he spent in Second World War New Balance White Running Shoes
service as some of the most honourable and memorable moments in his 85 years.
At signal school in Ely City, Smith learned Morse code and flags. After four months training, he graduated at the top of his class, scoring 97.5%.
Smith attributes his success to sea cadets as well as prior communication experience; he was classified as an accelerated advancement cadet.
ï»¿I got through it
Smith's first taste of the military was cadets, where he completed the requirements to join the navy at 16.
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