Bill King's Story
The Stick & The Stars
& Times of Commander Bill King
William Aelian King was born in England in 1910. He never knew his
father as he died during WW1. The title "The Stick & The Stars"
from the title of his first book which chronicles his early life
upto WW2. The book is out of print but can be bought on Amazon or any
number of online book stores. Its a facinating read and I recommend it
to anyone interested in British and Royal Navy history
between the wars. He was born into
what can only described as 'British upper class' though his father
was Irish and his mother a daughter of the Scottish McKenzes.
In 1922 Bill entered Darthmough college and thus began his long career with the Royal Navy.