Charlie Hayward – HMS Artful

Local newspaper “Aalborg Stiftstidende” report.

“Wind and current this morning created problems for the English submarine “Artful” that is visiting Aalborg until Thursday. The arrival was delayed for over an hour because she was unable to berth because of the strong current. A tug from Goliath gave a helping push before the Union Jack was hoisted in the bow. Representatives from the port authorities, police, and military went on board with the British Consul in Aalborg, merchant Eric Embard. An extensive program for has been made for the visit in Aalborg. The crew will go on tours and company visits in the city and in return receives visiting school classes and other interested parties. Visits on board are possible Sunday 14:00 to 17:00.”

The original cutting was given to me by John Roberts who worked for the newspaper and he kindly invited me to stay with his family during our visit. He played professional football for Grimsby 1938/9, and met his Danish wife and moved to Denmark. He was well known locally in Aalborg for running and encouraging local youth football teams.

Charlie Hayward

(Translator: Paul Natorp)