Edward Chapman - A typical day
A typical day would be you go and have breakfast. Breakfast was whoever they allocated the job and sometimes you either got cold baked beans on toast or spaghetti on toast and when your main meal came along it would be tins of bully beef which was tinned stew and if somebody was too lazy to open the can and warm stuff up, you got it cold.
So that's how it was but we were lucky. One ship I was on we got a fellow named…who was a pastry cook by trade and we lived like kings until the commanding officer of the establishment we were attached to found out we had this pastry cook. He was drafted off the ship in a hurry. He ended up at the commanding officer's quarters.