Alfred Warren was travelling on the Britannia to his first posting as an Air Fitter in the Fleet Air Arm when the Britannia was attacked.  After five days at sea he was picked up by the Cabo de Hornos from the '2nd Raft' with Spencer Mynott, after being bitten by a shark when the ship was in sight.

Unpublished until now,"Pain for Leaven" is the story of his experiences.

 

He was sent a Postal Order for one shilling by a lady who had read his story in a local paper.

There are also some family photographs and pictures from the island of Tenerife where he recovered.