Last WWII survivor British of warship sunk by German U-Boat dies, aged 99

The last remaining survivor of a British warship sunk by a German U-Boat during WWII who sang ‘There’ll Always Be An England’ for 16 hours before being rescued has died aged 99.

Reg Bishop was among 568 sailors who were rescued after HMS Hecla was sunk by German torpedoes in an attack near Morocco which killed 281 of their crewmates on November 11, 1942. 

He slid down a rope off the ship and clung to a liferaft when ‘out of the darkness’ he heard a voice sing the patriotic tune popularised…

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