In June 1944, when D-Day landings arrived, Robert 'Bobby' Frazer was already serving on HMS Tartar (F43).
Bobby witnessed the largest seaborne invasion in history.
The vessel, which belonged to the Royal Navy, was nicknamed 'Lucky Tartar' because it had escaped many dangerous situations.
It was one of eight Royal Navy ships that engaged in heavy combat trying to keep the the English Channel free of enemy craft.
Later in the war Bobby served in the Far East before safely returning to west Cumbria.