Invergordon Mutineer - Len Wincott

Len Wincott's autobiography of life in the Royal Navy and his participation in the mutiny at Invergordon in 1931. As well as his commentary on the other official accounts of that event.

Submitted by Reddebrek on August 15, 2020

Invergordon Mutineer

By

Len Wincott

To the men of the Royal Navy who time and time again

have proved their incomparable courage

in the face of adversity.

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Reddebrek

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Submitted by Reddebrek on August 15, 2020

I enjoyed transcribing this, it was oddly very reminiscient of my own childhood, one thing that surprised me, like many sailors Len uses naval terms and slang but strangely very rarely bothered to explain what he means, which could leave some parts of the narrative unclear or incomprehensible, so I've added footnotes explaining the ones that were still familiar to me.

Oh, and a couple time Len shows that he was in fact a cranky old man in the 70s with some reactionary views. The most bizarre being a mini rant about rights for prisoners campaigners, just after he's finished explaining the horrors of the naval prison.