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January 8, 2018
Michael Aron Baron Telegraphist
http://vandwdestroyerassociation.org.uk/HMS_Westminster/index.html#Baron

Michael Baron and his brother learned Morse by sending messages between their bedrooms and the Navy were happy to take him without asking his age when he was only 16.

HMS Westminster was his first ship and he spent fourteen months on East Coast Convoys, from Methil on the Firth of Forth to Sheerness on the Thames estuary, and estimated that Westminster did 66,000 miles during that time. On his first trip south, being very young, he did not hear the alarm go off and slept right through an attack. He remembered one man being half washed overboard and then washed back.

Back home after the war he needed a job and the Admiralty offered him one at the Y-Station (intercept station) at Scarborough where they did a lot of "naughty things". They picked up signals from Russia, mostly naval and diplomatic. That was Mick Baron's job for forty years. In 1982 he was sent to the Ascencion Islands to intercept Argentinian traffic during the Falklands War.

Michael Baron's wartime job as a telegraphist became his lifelong occupation and he has lived in Scarborough since moving there to work for Sigint at the Y-Station when the war ended. Unknown to Mick, his son joined Sigint (Signals Intelligence Agency) in 1985 and later moved to GCHQ.

Mick Baron always attended the reunions of the V & W Destroyer Association and Bill Forster recorded an interview with him at Eastbourne in 2014 which is now in the Sound Collection at the IWM London.

He is greatly missed by his shipmates in the V & W Destroyer Association.

Bill Forster