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Joining hands in peace

A summer edition of BBC’s Songs of Praise remembered the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation with God, despite a lifetime of pain due to the horror of war.


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Muneyoshi and David | photo: BBC

PO George Hinkins was on HMS Formidable from 6 January 1942 and was killed by a kamikaze on 9 May 1945. At a reunion of crew and family his son, David, who was only five months at the time of his father’s death, was told the full story of that day on the boat and how he had saved a number of young sailors lives by sending them away from the gun and into shelter. Unfortunately the kamikaze hit the ship and killed George who had continued to fire the gun single handed until the plane hit.