A selection of photos taken from the Palk family archives. My grandfather, Basil "Joe" Palk, entered the Royal Marines in 1939 before the outbreak of War and continued to serve his country for the next 20 years. During his travels around the world he amassed a collection of photographs and documents, some taken by Joe himself, others official Navy photographs and postcards. My own interest in Photography and travel owes much to the photos and stories Joe would tell me as a young child in Reading. I've decided, with the permission of his eldest daughter (my Mum) to share a select few of these photos with the world..