‘Wow dude! I feel excluded already!
Let me explain – your title ‘Notforgroms’ – My house here in England is called ‘Grom’! I am half Polish (you guessed that). I inherited the house from my parents – my father being Polish.
During the Second World War he served with the Polish Navy on board a fast destroyer class called ‘Grom’ (which in Polish means ‘Thunder bolt’ of ‘Lightening’). His ship Grom was sunk in Narvik, Norway on 4 May 1940.
Happily he survived and settled in England, where I was born. There is a clip from Pathe News on YouTube which shows the action at Narvik and the sinking of the Grom*, which you may find interesting.
(*DISCLAIMER: We’ve tried to find this footage and managed to score this here footage).
Today, like the American SEALS or British SAS, the Polish Special Forces are called GROM – Sadly, I never surfed and now age 69 (next month) and with arthritis I fear it is a little late to start – but I thought you may like my little ‘tease’ and I wish you luck with your new site!’