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Before you knew them as actors, musicians, politicians and important personalities, these brave men and women served their respective countries in both times of war and times of peace. This page serves as nothing more than a way to honor that legacy of commitment and service.

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Mar282011

Sean Connery, British Royal Navy 1946-1949

Sean Connery (center) with two mates at Portsmouth
Sean Connery
(Actor)
(Thomas Sean Connery) 
b. 25 Aug 1930 – d. --
British Royal Navy 1946-1949

In 1946, at the age of 16, shortly after World War II, Sean signed up for 7 years in the Royal Navy plus another 5 in the Volunteer Service, where he trained near Lochinver, Scotland. After his initial training he was moved down to Portsmouth where he'd serve in a gunnery school and in an anti-aircraft crew. He was later assigned as an Able Seaman on the HMS Formidable. After two years, at age 19, he was diagnosed with peptic ulcers and discharged with a disability pension of 6s 8d a week.