Painting the Jerries Green

Stan Newman

RCN

I was part of the North Atlantic Convoy and involved in taking troops to Africa, and also taking part in a roving commission ( looking for sub packs). I was drafted to a destroyer as a torpedoman, and was assigned to the “GREEN PAINT” Division.

Upon Asdic contact with an enemy submarine, we covered the water with green paint, so the lens of the periscope would be green when it was raised, so that they would assume (wrongly) that they were still under water.

When the sub rose high enough in the air, we signaled the Air Force so they could get in some target practice.

The last year and a half of the war I was an Instructor at Cornwallis.

We Will Remember

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Thank you, Veterans,

With sincere gratitude from all Canadians


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