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Deaths Reunions Assignments
Col Richard Allan Pickup. Joined the Fighter School at Yeovilton. Whilst practising HMS Drake, Nigeria, Dolphin for submarine JUNE 2009 email military shy-ttf-reunion or civilian Cdre P D Hudson to be promoted Rear
Royal Marines in 1983 and was awarded deck landings in a Sea Hurricane on board training 1948; then served in submarines National Service Veterans Association: foac1000ttfreunion@hotmail.com or contact Admiral and to be Commander United
the Sword of Honour at Lympstone. His Argus he snagged his tailhook and spilt Sea Devil, Artemis, Trespasser, Acheron and Annual Dinner Dance will be held on CATCS Admin on 01939 250351 ext 7281 or Kingdom Maritime Forces on June 2.
fi rst operational tour was South Armagh; in into the water. He attended No.2 test pilots’ Sentinel. Bloxwich branch. April 6. Aged 81. June 27, at the Clarendon Suites, Stirling 95531 7281. The reunion is also open to all Capt P A McAlpine to HMS Daring as CO
1986 he volunteered for the SBS selection course at Boscombe Down, where he was Desmond ‘Des’ Porter RNVR. AB Radar Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. For further Navy Air Traffi c Assistants and Instructors. on May 5.
process passing out top becoming the fi rst involved in the development of different Plotter. Served 1943-47. World War 2 in details please contact: Derek Hughes at Col M N Gray to HQ Squadron Fleet
offi cer to win the Coke Snelson trophy; and aircraft types and retired at the end of the Bamber Castle. Thurrock branch. April 17. zekehughes31@hotmail.com or tel: 0121
SEPTEMBER 2009
Protection Group Royal Marines as CO on
realised his ambition of commanding the war. A life member of the Spitfi re Association. Aged 83. 355 3145 or Ron Bourne 0121 689 1591.
HMS Orion Association: Annual reunion
July 28.
SBS in 2000. Commanding the SBS he led April 11. Aged 90. John Davies. Leading Stores Assistant.
at the Royal Fleet Hotel, Devonport,
the task force which spearheaded the British Capt Terrence Herrick DSC*. After training Served 1939-46. All World War 2 Service in
JULY 2009 Plymouth on September 5 and 6. Please note
campaign in Afghanistan after the attack on at Dartmouth he served in Resolution in the Rhyl which included Dieppe, North Africa,
Royal Navy Physical Training Branch that because of the Navy Days weekend,
the Twin Towers, by landing unannounced Mediterranean and the fi shery protection Sicily and Salerno for Operations Jubilee,
Association (RNPTBA): Biennial reunion there are now no rooms available at the RFH.
Diary dates
at the former Soviet airbase in Bagram, trawler Colne rising to S/Lt. In 1934 he was Torch, Husky and Avalanche; and Cuillin
and General Meeting will take place at Contact Kay West for more details at kay.
which was being strongly contested by appointed to Laburnum in the New Zealand Sound (1946). Stockton on Tees branch.
WO, SR’s & SNCO’s Mess HMS Nelson on west@tiscali.co.uk or tel: 0116 259 2171.
thousands of government fi ghters and Division of the RN based in Auckland then March 1. Aged 88.
Friday July 3, commencing at 1900. All ex HMS Vesper: Reunion at Skipton, North
the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance; with 2iC of Decoy on the China station; when Dennis Burgess. POME. Joined 1938
and serving Physical Trainers are welcome Yorkshire from September 11 to 13. For
his 100 men he ordered reconnaissance war was declared Decoy went to the eastern and served 17 years in the Mediterranean
to attend. During the afternoon there will more information contact Mrs Jean Phillip, JUNE
patrols to ensure the safety of follow-on Mediterranean which he describes in Into the in Decoy (1939-40) and Beaufort (1941-
be a golf competition at Southwick Park 15 Duckett Street, Skipton or tel: 01756 June 6: Collingwood Open Day and Field
forces, and imposed his authority on the Blue (1997). He was awarded his fi rst DSC 43); also Victorious, Illustrious, Romola and
and an opportunity to witness the pass 791593. Gun Competition at HMS Collingwood,
local Afghan commanders, thus allowing for his gallantry and resource on Decoy and Magicienne. D-Boat Association and Calne
out preparations for the latest PT course The Queenborough & District Naval Fareham. Tickets cost £7 for adults, £4 for
the fi rst signifi cant coalition foothold to be his second while commanding Hotspur for and District RNA. April 3. Aged 88.
at HMS Temeraire. Any interested persons Ensign Association has been asked to host children/OAPS at the gate (£5 and £3 in
established. After 36 hours he was relieved his part in sinking the submarine U79 with Colin Smith. L/Wtr. Served 1962-71.
who require further details are to contact this year’s Wildfi re III on behalf of the RNPS. advance). See www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
by Royal Marines of 45 Commando. Later he the destroyer Hasty after a prolonged cat- Units included Lochinvar. Skipton & District
Secretary, RNPTBA at temci@fl eetfost.mod. The memorial service and parade will take server/show/nav.6943 for more information.
commanded an SBS task force in a counter- and-mouse search. In 1942 he commanded branch. Aged 64.
uk or tel: 023 9272 5552. place at Queenborough on September 13. June 9-11: Beat Retreat – The Massed
insurgency campaign and the trust he had the Hunt-class destroyer Brecon which Alan McClure. Served World War 2 on
Jungly Cocktail Party 2009: This year’s More information from Janet Flew at michael. Bands of the Royal Marines at Horse Guards
engendered among Afghan tribal leaders fought against German shore batteries at Russian Convoys. Kendal branch. April.
Jungly Cocktail Party will take place on July fl ew@tesco.net or tel: 01795 663784. Parade, London. Tickets cost £12 (family
proved crucial in persuading them to take Salerno and Anzio. 1944 he was appointed Aged 85.
4 at Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Somerset. ticket £40). Telephone 0844 847 2504 or
the fi rst faltering steps towards peace and to a training post in Portsmouth then as CO Roy Burkinshaw. Served 1940-46 at
The event is open to all offi cers past and
OCTOBER 2009
www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
stability and for this he was appointed CBE. of Cockade arriving in Hong Kong after the Raleigh, Drake and Duke of York. Founder
present who have served in the Commando
HMS Royal Oak: The memorial service will
June 20-21: Sultan Show at HMS Sultan,
He relentlessly advanced the role of the SBS Japanese surrender. Post-war appointments member Mexborough RNA. Aged 91.
Helicopter Force. Tickets and information
be held at the Church of St Barbara at HMS
Gosport. Main arena acts include Rockwood
as the Royal Navy’s major contribution to included 2iC of Naval Barracks at Devonport, Walter Francis ‘Frank’ James. Stoker
are available from 847 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton
Excellent on Whale Island at 1045 for 1100
Dog Display Team, RN Raiders Parachute
UK Special Forces (UKSF) obtaining for it and CO of Corunna followed by a tour in Mech. National Serviceman. Served in
at 847lo@yeovilton.mod.uk or tel: 01935
on October 3, the 70th anniversary of the
Display Team, Flying Gunners and the RM
an offi cial cap badge, with a dagger on two Naval Intelligence. 1954 he was promoted Ocean (Korean War). Bridgend RNA. April
456342/456262.
sinking. Further information can be obtained
Band Portsmouth. More information at
undulating blue lines, in place of its unoffi cial to captain and sent to his homeland New 26. Aged 77.
Number 1000 Flight Operations
from the Secretary on 01256 323444.
www.sultan.org.uk. One-day tickets cost
emblem of frog, paddles and parachute. Zealand as Naval Offi cer in charge at
Assistants Course will graduate from RAF MARCH 2010 on the door/advance: Family £15/£12; Adult
He spent the rest of his career within UKSF Auckland, then Captain of the Dockyard at
ASSOCIATION OF RN OFFICERS Shawbury on July 9 2009. To mark this HMS Courageous Society: Reunion at £6/£5; Child and OAP £3/£2. Special rates
including two years in Washington as special Gibraltar and fi nally Captain of the Fleet,
Lt Cdr R Bellamy. Served in Heron, momentous event a reunion for ex TTF the Holiday Inn, Armada Way, Plymouth from for weekend tickets.
operations liaison offi cer during the planning personnel manager and ombudsman for
Peregrine, Albion and Fulmar. staff and students will be held following the March 5 to 7. Celebrate the 40th Anniversary June 27: National Armed Forces Day –
and conduct of the Second Gulf War. In the Far East Fleet, leaving the RN in 1963
Lt Cdr R D R Hawkesworth DSC. Served graduation ceremony. The event will consist of the submarine’s launch. Wives/partners main event at Chatham Historic Dockyard
2004 he was appointed commander of the after 38 years. He was offered the post of
in Vengeance, Daedalus, Gannet and of an ‘open house’ in TTF from 1400-1700 to are most welcome and further information with smaller events going on through the
British forces in Kosovo and more recently, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff RNZN for
Goldcrest. view static displays, simulators and demos and booking forms can be found on the week around the country. Find out more
he was Commander, Special Forces Support a year in Wellington followed by regional
Lt L O Hull. Served in Amethyst. by current students followed by an evening website at www.hmscourageous.co.uk about the main event and events in your area
Group, establishing and then leading a new commissioner for civil defence until 1970.
Cdr R W Kego. Served in Highfl yer, social with food and entertainment. If you and select the reunion page or contact the at www.armedforcesday.org.uk.
UKSF unit to go anywhere in the world. He April 15. Aged 97.
Pembroke, St Angelo, Victory, Newfoundland are interested in attending and require further membership secretary on 01624 613486.
had been in post as a Defence Adviser in Lt Cdr David Oliver Dykes. Joined
and Tyne. information and a registration form please
JULY
Pretoria for only three weeks when he died, Dartmouth 1935 going to sea in Jervis as
Surg Rear Admiral D A Lammiman.
July 4: RN Volunteer Bands Festival at
apparently of a heart attack. March 20. Aged a cadet in 1939 he served throughout the
Served in President, St Angelo, Britannia and
Guildhall Square featuring eight bands from
48. war in Glasgow, Devonshire, Cleopatra,
Naval Hospitals Malta, Haslar and Gibraltar.
RN establishments. Begins at 9.30am. Event
Capt Roi ‘Tug’ Wilson DFC. Joined the Undine, Royal Sovereign and Zanzibar; was
Lt J R Moller RNVR. Served in Bedouin.
RN as a Naval Airman 2nd Class in 1941 Flag Lieutenant to Earl Mountbatten 1945.
Cdr R W Morris. Served in Rodney,
Where are you now?
is free but due to space limitations tickets
should be obtained from Portsmouth Central
learning to fl y at Kingston, Ontario and by He became a signal offi cer and was an
Amethyst, Narvik, Drake, Excellent, Diana
Library.
1943 he was ferrying aircraft over North instructor at Ganges and Mercury retiring in
and Tiger.
July 11: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day:
Africa; his aircraft was badly damaged when 1962. Aged 86.
Lt W J C Owens. Served in St Vincent,
Celebrating 100 years of Naval aviation.
the undercarriage collapsed on landing William ‘Bill’ Thomas. Sig. Served 1942-
Raleigh, President and Ganges.
See www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/
his Supermarine Walrus at Juba, Sudan. In 46 in Redmill, Goathland, Eastbourne.
Capt F D Stanley. Served in Theseus,
HMS Courageous Society: More 589262 or 07708 853659 or Stuart on 01977 nav.4948. Tickets cost £21 (adults) and £8
1950 his Fairey Firefl y of 812 NAS suffered Member Russian Convoys Association and
Heron, Fulmar, Tamar, President, Daedalus
members are being sought. The Society is 611099. (children) on the day, with concessions for
engine failure and had to ditch off Malta; Captain Class Frigates Association. April 12.
and NATO.
open to those who served on board from Reginald Hughes: Ruth is seeking advance booking (£17, £14(OAP) and £5.
he was caught by his straps and sank with Aged 86.
Lt D R White. Served in Daedalus,
1969 to 1992. We would also welcome information regarding Reginald Hughes who Call 08445 781 781.
the aircraft but managed to cut himself free, Geoff ‘Rabs’ Humphries. CPO PTI.
Seahawk, Heron and Goldcrest.
anyone who was attached to the submarine lived at Riverside Place, Devonport. He had July 18-19: Royal Navy Past and
and injured, clambered into a dinghy with his Royal Hospital School boy. Served 1942-66
Lt Cdr D W Woodcraft RAN.
either for sea training or contractors trials a sister called Sybil and his father went down Present at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
(eg Sub Harpoon). For further information with the Hood in WW2. Ruth was 18 when Commemorating the 250th anniversary of
observer; the two were rescued after a two- at St George, Ganges, Pembroke, Victory, SUBMARINERS ASSOCIATION and booking forms see the website at she joined the Wrens in 1956 and she has the laying of HMS Victory’s keel. Visitors will
hour search by the submarine Tabard. In 1951 Phoenicia, Cowdray, RNAS Lossiemouth R A ‘Bob’ Hemsley. AB (RDF/SD). www.hmscourageous.co.uk and select the heard that Reginald joined the RN a couple be able to board a modern Naval warship,
when fl ying from the carrier Glory as part of and Tamar. Represented RN and NORE Submarine Service 1943-46 in P319 (Tantivy). reunion page or contact the membership of years later. Ruth previously lived in Saltash amid many other displays. Enquiries: 023
the 14th Carrier Air Group, his Firefl y was hit Command at soccer. April 16 in New Gatwick branch. Aged 86. secretary on 01624 613486. and St Budeaux before joining up. She would 9283 9766, www.historicdockyard.co.uk.
by enemy fl ak during an attack on a bridge at Zealand. Aged 82. J M ‘Jack’ Macnish. L/Sig. Submarine HMS Ulster Queen : My father, Larry love to meet up with Reg, who would be in July 18-19: Royal International Air Tattoo
Husan-Ni, Korea, and he had to ditch into the Donald Bunce CGM. CPO FAA. Flew Service 1952-58 in Tudor, Scorcher, Lopez, was a US Navy Radioman aboard his 70s now. Contact Ruth Dunstan at 102 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. Tickets
sea but he and his crewman were rescued by with 825 NAS taking part in the attack on Tactician, Seascout, Tireless and Tiptoe. the Ulster Queen around January 22, 1944. Redlands Road, Solihull, West Midlands. cost £39.95, under 16s with paying adult go
a US helicopter after less than four minutes. the Bismarck; he was shot down during the West of Scotland branch. Aged 80. It was about the time that the ship was B91 2LU. free. Visit www.airtattoo.com/airshow or
He fl ew 54 sorties in the Korean War and was Channel Dash operation having downed at A J ‘Andy’ Bruce. CPO UW1. Submarine struck by a mine and had to be towed into Donald Ross: Marcia is seeking call 0800 107 1940.
mentioned in despatches. He was already least one enemy fi ghter and was rescued service 1968-96 in Onslaught, Oracle, Walrus, Naples. If anyone can give me any details of information regarding Donald who was born July 29: RNAS Culdrose Air Day. The
an experienced fi xed-wing pilot when from the sea wounded; awarded the CGM. Grampus, Onyx, Otter and Opportune. what was happening at that time, it would in Harold Terrace, Emsworth, Hampshire, only day in the year when the public can
he converted to helicopters and was not Telegraphist Air Gunners Association. Gosport branch. Aged 57. be appreciated. Contact Dee Lightner at circa 1923. He was last heard of in the step inside RNAS Culdrose. Tickets costing
discouraged when engine failure forced him Alistair Davidson McKay. Cook. Served A ‘Peewee’ Hunt. PO UCI. Submarine DeeLight821@aol.com or write to 8 Richel Waterlooville area of Hampshire. He is £12 (adult) and £4 (child) in advance, or
to ditch his Dragonfl y in the Solent in 1953; in Thankerton, Aldington and Dufton (c. service 1961-67 in Taciturn, Trump, Place, Palm Coast, FL, 32164, USA. believed to have served in the Royal Navy £15 and £5 on the day, are available by
he commanded the search-and-rescue 1956/57) mostly in the Mediterranean, Malta Thermopylae, Totem, Artemis and Narwhal. Raleigh, Anson 50, December 1975: between 1940 and 45. If you can help contact calling 08705 321 321 or www.ticketzone.
fl ights in the carrier Eagle (1953-55), making and Cyprus. Ton Class Association. Recently Dolphin branch. Aged 68. Howard ‘Frenchie’ French was one of the Marcia Hutchison on 023 9282 4048. co.uk. Concessions for UK Armed Forces
nine aircrew rescues. From 1955-57 he was in Spain. Aged 75. J ‘John’ Mycock. AB UW3. Submarine Anson 50s and is looking for anyone who Richard Anthony Hackney: Seeking Veterans Badge and UK Merchant Seafarers
senior pilot of the newly-formed 848 NAS R Willis. Served in Onslaught, 17th service 1958-60 in Aeneas and Narwhal. remembers him from his time in Glamorgan, information regarding Richard, born 1939 Veterans Badge holders available. See www.
which fl ew the Whirlwind, ferrying troops Destroyer Flotilla Association. April 21. West of Scotland branch. Aged 72. Bristol and Invincible. Contact Howard at and last known address was in Alma Road, royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6201
deep into the Malayan jungle; he carried out Peter Darlow. Naval Airman AH3(D)
a mountainside rescue of a critically-injured (N). Served 1955-67 in Bulwark, Eagle,
ALGERINES ASSOCIATION
stephanie.french455@btinternet.com or Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire. Richard
man; and the next day despite engine failure Albion, Victorious and Centaur; also Naval
Harry Cosham. Sto Mec. Served in
write to 17 Butts End, Hemel Hempstead, joined the Navy or Marines after leaving
SEPTEMBER
he conducted an engine-off autorotation, Air Stations Daedalus, Gamecock, Siskin,
Orestes. February 9. Aged 82.
Herts, HP1 3JH. school and was seen in Hamburg in 1960-61,
September 5-6: Navy Days: Meet Your
landing in a tiny clearing, saving both his Peregrine and Seahawk. Aircraft Handlers
Ted Slough. Sig. Served in Michael.
John Savage: A group of us are trying when we spent the weekend together and
Navy 09 at HM Naval Base Devonport,
machine and his crew; he was awarded Association. March 5. Aged 71.
March 18. Aged 83.
to trace Naval Air Mechanic John ‘Sav’ also appeared ‘out of the blue’ around 1967
Plymouth. Tickets cost £14 (adults one-
a DFC for these two incidents. Whilst on John Crockett. AB. Served in Cheviot
Arthur G Wright. L/Sea. Served in
Savage. He was originally from Hemsworth, at our house in Heaton Mersey. If anyone can
day) with concessions for pensioners and
exchange with the US Marine Corps (1957- 1947 and a member of the association. April
Coquette. April 16. Aged 89.
West Yorkshire and was last known to be provide any information regarding Richard,
children, and multi-day entry. Ticket line
60) he fl ight-tested a two-bladed Hiller 23.
Cyril Peck. AB. Served in Aries.
in Yeovilton. He will now be approximately no matter how small or insignifi cant could
08445 78 78 78. Further information at www.
helicopter, a type that had suffered a number Don Fowler. AB Radar Plot Rating.
Donald Collier-Smith. L/Coder. Served in
61+ years old. If anyone has any information they contact David R Bishop on 01663
royalnavy.mod.uk/navydays.
of unexplained fatal crashes; his work helped Served 7 years in Victorious, Rapid Loch
Lyme Regis. Associate member.
could they contact Chris Stark on 01494 762589.
September 11: Dedication of Fleet
Air Arm Memorial, National Arboretum,
explain the potentially fatal consequences Verity, Orwell and MTBs; HMS Consort DUKE OF YORK ASSOCIATION
Staffordshire.
of zero gravity manoeuvres in helicopters. 1950-53 (Korean War) and a member of the Surgeon Lt G R Kershaw RNVR. Served
1966-68 he was Commander (Air) in the association. April 30. on board 1941-42. Aged 93. Contact sheet
carrier Albion, involved in the withdrawal Lt Douglas ‘Allan’ Dore. Joined Royal S P ‘Sam’ Hayler. PTI. Served on board
from Aden and in 1971 he became Chief of Hospital School 1943. Served 1945-79 at 1943-46. January 10. Aged 94.
Ask Jack
Staff to Commander British Forces Malta; Caledonia as Ordnance Electrical Artifi cer, Eddie McCormack. Served on board
in 1974 he was appointed CBE. His last then Collingwood and Cheviot. In 1960 he 1941-44. March 20 in Ontario, Canada. Aged
appointment was as Captain of the Royal changed to Shore Wireless and served in 88.
Ministry of Defence: 0870 607 4455, Naval Families Federation: 023 9265
Naval College, Greenwich. He fl ew 3,000 Sheba (Aden), Forest Moor (Yorkshire) and
www.mod.uk 4374, www.nff.org.uk HMS Apollo: Frank has a large blue china
hours on more than 40 aircraft types in the Malta. April 19. Aged 79.
Royal Navy recruitment: 0845 607 5555, Seafarers UK: 020 7932 0000, www. mug inscribed on the bottom with ‘Longpark,
FAA and a total of 6,000 hours from his fi rst John Card. Signalman. Served 1947-
solo in a Miles Master in 1941 to his last 57 in Ganges, Ladybird, Bulwark, Barrosa,
logbook entry in 2005 when he piloted an Victory and Warden. May 10. Aged 77.
Sports lottery
www.royalnavy.mod.uk seafarers-uk.org Torquay, England’. It portrays a Kingfi sher
Veterans Agency: 0800 169 2277, www. SSAFA Forces Help: 0845 1300 975, on one side with a tree and blossom and
veteransagency.mod.uk www.ssafa.org.uk on the opposite side the inscription: HMS
Enstrom helicopter; a fl ying career spanning Peter Potthurst. Charge Chief Artifi cer
Medals enquiries: 0800 085 3600 RN Community: www.rncom.mod.uk Apollo. Can anyone explain the origins of
64 years. 14th Carrier Air Group Association. WE. Served 1970-92 in Collingwood,
RN and RM Service records: 023 9262 Royal Naval Museum: 023 9272 7562, this mug? Please contact Frank Shaw on
March 17. Aged 87. Lowestoft, Fawn, Gurkha, Rooke (refi t
8779 or 023 9262 8667 www.royalnavalmuseum.org 01206 841070.
Charles ‘Ponty’ Poole. Chief Air Fitter (E). group), Wakeful and Cochrane. February 26.
Joined 1939 served 20 years; was torpedoed Aged 56.
April 11: £5,000 – Lt K A Costain;
Royal Naval Association: 023 9272 3823, Fleet Air Arm Museum: 01935 840565, Beira Patrol (1966-1975): Were you
whilst serving in Ark Royal (1941) and Eagle Harold Lovell. Joined the RN at 16, a
£1,500 – LOM(WSM) P B Evenden; £500 –
www.royal-naval-association.co.uk www.fl eetairarm.com involved in the Beira Patrol (1966-1975) off
(1942); fi rst to arrive at RNAS Culdrose survivor of both ships; Cornwall (bombed
OM(MW)2 J Harris.
RNBT: 023 9269 0112 (general), 023 9266 Royal Marines Museum: 023 9281 9385, East Africa or the Cod Wars (1958, 1972-
(1947). Served in Peregrine, Gannet, Ocean and sunk by the Japanese west of Ceylon
April 18: £5,000 – Lt S W Holland; £1,500
0296 (grants), www.rnbt.org.uk www.royalmmarinesmuseum.co.uk 73, 1975-76)? Navy News plans to produce
and Glory with 14th Carrier Air Group (1948- 1942) and as a gunner on board SS Viceroy
– Surg Lt A M Edward; £500 – Cdr A L
British Legion: 08457 725725, www. RN Submarine Museum: 023 9252 9217, supplements covering these operations
50) and a member of the association. March of India which after landing her troops was
Coles.
britishlegion.org.uk www.rnsubmus.co.uk using the experiences of offi cers and ratings
23. torpedoed and sunk by U407 (34 miles
April 25: £5,000 – Logs A Cook; £1,500 – National Maritime Museum: 020 8312
who were actually involved. If you have
Lt Kevin Walton GC. Graduated in Civil off Oran November 1942). Later served
Logs J S Aziz; £500 – CPOUW J Sharp. 6565, www.nmm.ac.uk
any memories, anecdotes or photographs
Engineering from Imperial College, London on Landing Craft then Port Commander’s
May 2: £5,000 – Lt M M G Rosenberg; Imperial War Museum: 020 7416 5320,
(which will be scanned and returned) of
and became an engineer offi cer in the RN. House, Chatham. April 25. Aged 87.
£1,500 – Cpl C J Tebble; £500 – AET B N Swap drafts www.iwm.org.uk
these operations, please send them to ‘Beira
Served in Rodney taking part in the pursuit of Les ‘Blondie’ Hawkins. FAA
Meek.
Patrol’ or ‘Cod Wars’, Navy News, HMS
Bismarck; in 1942 was serving in destroyer Photographer. Served at Royal Arthur, Duke,
May 9: £5,000 – CSgt H G Rose; £1,500 –
Nelson, Portsmouth PO1 3HH, or email
Onslow when she was set on fi re in the Daedalus, Condor, Waxwing and Malagas.
AB1 B A Keiller; £500 – PO M C Batey.
them to edit@navynews.co.uk Please keep
action off the North Cape, as the only one March 27. Aged 83.
May 16: £5,000 – LWEA D A Leaming;
who knew how to rope, he went down the Cyril Wolstan Cravos. CPO Ordnance
£1,500 – AB I Hopkins; £500 – AB K M LLogs(CS)(P) Carter drafted to HMS
Talking Navy News
accounts brief, and provide details of events
and people featured in photographs.
hole to reach the fi re – keeping his ship Electrician. Served 1948-70 in Defi ance,
Potter. Ocean. Will swap for any Devonport
goes digital
afl oat; he was awarded the DSC. In Duncan Victorious, Harrier, Ocean, Collingwood,
Visit the new RNRM Lottery internet based frigate, deploying or not. Contact:
he was mentioned in despatches on North Eagle, Falmouth, Bulwark, Highburton,
website at www.rnsportslottery.co.uk 350-LLOGSCS7@a.dii.mod.uk.
Navy News is available free of charge
as a digital file on memory stick or
Atlantic convoy duties, and was sent to Osprey, Glamorgan and Victory. Royal British email from Portsmouth Area Talking
Malta and the Far East. On being demobbed Legion. March 22. Aged 78. News for those with difficulty reading
he was immediately offered a place with the
Antarctic expedition, Operation Tabarin and
ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION
Entries for the Deaths’ column and Swap Drafts in
normal type. Contact 023 9269 0851
and leave a message with a contact
was British secretary of the International
Geoff Faulkner. Joined RN Hospital
Antarctic expedition for the next few years.
School 1927 then to Ganges (a Jack Dusty July’s Noticeboard must be received by June 11
number, or email patn-rec@hotmail.
com. A speaker that will take a USB
First instructor for the Outward Bound
until demob). Served 1931-46 in Malaya,
plug is required but this can be
Speak to John Lister
course in the Lake District; spent six months
Glorious, Revenge, Capetown, Euphrates,
obtained from the Talking News, or
on a yacht that landed agents in Albania until
Dipper and Erne. Swindon RNA. April 10.
the file can be played back through a
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it was known that the details were being
Aged 93.
computer.
leaked from MI6 by Kim Philby. For seven
Douglas Arthur Thomas Flunder. www.burialatsea.co.uk
months he was 2iC of Duncan Carse’s survey
CPO Gunnery Instructor. Served 1938-62 NOTICEBOARD ENTRIES
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mission to South Georgia, where he rescued
followed by Royal Malayan Navy fi ve years
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crevasse; on his return home he received the
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Queen’s Commendation. He won the Albert
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Medal for the rescue; and was awarded the
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Polar Medal with Antarctic clasp 1946-47. He
Eagle, Cambridge, Raleigh, Forth, St Angelo
wrote Two Years in the Antarctic (1955) and
and Drake. Rockingham & District branch. ■ Reunions appear in date order, and requests to place an entry in a
was a joint author of Portrait of Antarctica
April 9 in Western Australia. Aged 86.
particular edition cannot be guaranteed.
(1983). April 13. Aged 90.
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Lt Peter Goodfellow. A member of the
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in the 1930s. At the outbreak of war he
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