Submariners of HMS Vigilant holding their caps

The Silent Service is a band of brothers like no other, required to spend long months away from sunlight, fresh air and loved ones.

And all in the knowledge that the sea that provides their cover and protection is also their greatest enemy.

In A Submariners Tale Gini Carlin speaks to serving and retired submariners from diesel boats right through to the Astute class boats about some of their memories of times on board and on land.