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HMS Pegasus: Seeking information about joined HMS Duke at Herefordshire August/ Henry Allingham, Legion d’Honneur. Ontario, Canada. Kenneth Edward Partridge. Engine Celtic) and LST 3519 (Empire Baltic).
my grandfather, George Bond. George died September 1942. Then to HMS Victory, Air Mechanic, oldest surviving WW1 British Thomas Ashman RM. June 16. Aged 87. Room Artifi cer. Served 1949-64 in Fisgard, T J Williams. Served LST 237 and
shortly after being invalided out of the RN service date is not known. Contact Bob veteran, oldest RN veteran, last survivor Anthony ‘Tony’ Hugh Carter. ERA4. Caledonia, Waveney, Drake, Illustrious, Plucky.
in the late 1940s, due to TB. He served in Baker at email@example.com
or tel: of the Battle of Jutland. Joined the Royal Entered RN 1953; call-up for National Service Eagle, Centaur, Maxton, Wizard, Dartmouth A Robertson. Served LST 160.
HMS Pegasus during WW2 and came from 0117 968 5228. Naval Air Service in 1915 and was drafted deferred because of civilian engineering and Reclaim. HMS Fisgard Association and P D Monk. Served LCM 39. February 17.
the Isle of Man. If anyone remembers him or HMS Victory: Mrs Turner is trying to to Great Yarmouth as an aircraft mechanic. apprenticeship. After initial training he served the RNA. June 12. Aged 76. A H Amer. Served LCT 1149. April 7.
has photos of him could they contact Jason fi nd information/photographs of her father, Acted as an observer and gunner searching in Rattlesnake 1954-55 and was medically Joseph George ‘Joe’ Wright. Able Joe Archer. April 8. Aged 86.
Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel: Thomas Valentine Byrne. He joined HMS for U-boats, Zeppelins and mines over the discharged in 1955. June 6. Aged 77. Seaman Torpedo-man. Served 1943-46 R Willis. Served LST 352. April 21.
01822 834603. Victory in 1942 before transferring to HMS North Sea. In 1916 joined HMT Kingfi sher Iain Crombie. L/Seaman OA/s mate. in Vernon, Van Gelding, Van Gelder. Life I W Hughes. Served LST 428. April 29.
Minesweepers: Seeking any books which Excellent as a Wireman CP and Cinema as it joined the British Battle Fleet to help Served Ganges, Duncansby Head, member and vice president Cheshunt E H Stenton. Served LCT 737. May 1.
detail the work of RN minesweepers action Operator. She found out recently that he launch a Sopwith Schneider seaplane to Cambridge, Loch Fada and a member branch. June 14. Aged 83. Bob Keddie. Served Braganza and SS
during the invasion of Southern France was on a ship which was torpedoed twice. look for the German Fleet. Witnessed the of the Loch Fada association. June 28. Aged Jesmond ‘Jess’ Walter Grieve. CPO Hopetoun. June 8. Aged 84.
in 1944 (I think it was named Operation Regrettably she had never asked him about Battle of Jutland, becoming in his later 64. Coxswain. Served 1947-71 at Royal F W Walton. Served LCA, LCI, LCM and
Dragoon) and also action during the invasion his time in the Navy. She has no photographs years the last veteran of the battle. Sent to Tony ‘Fred’ Fox. CCY. Joined Ganges Hospital School, Wakeful, St James, LCTs. June 17.
of Greece in 1944 (Operation Manna). Please of him in uniform. If there is anyone who knew France in 1917 with 12 Squadron RNAS to 1957 and served in Gambia, Owen, Dufton, Consort, Mendip, Cossack, Ocean, D C Turner. Served Dundonald and RN
contact Alfred E Deeble, 196 Cornwell him she would love to hear from you. Contact support the Royal Flying Corps. Serviced the Wilkieston, HMY Britannia, Penelope, Naiad, Unicorn, Romola, Flamingo, Protector,
Beach Signal Section. June 24.
Avenue, Valley Stream, NY, 11580, USA. Mrs Angela Turner at angela.b.r.turner@ aircraft and recovered parts from downed Mercury, Rooke, BRNC and Raleigh. HMS Orion, Petard, Broadsword and Manxman;
Herbert Lott: Stephen served in RCN until gmail.com
or write to 3/18 Howard Street, planes, but also fl ew with the pilots, dropped Ganges and HMS Gambia Association also also St Vincent, Harrier, Highfl yer, Royal
1974. During that time he served from 1963 Underdale, Adelaide, South Australia, 5032. bombs and operated the Lewis machine the Gibraltar Comcen 78 reunion group. Arthur, Raleigh, Osprey, Excellent, Phoenix,
John Stonehouse. REM. Served in
to 1965 in HMS Aurochs with the RN. In 1965 HMS Torbay: Mrs Williams would like to gun. Saw service in Flanders at the Somme
June 25. Aged 67.
Drake, Victory and Pembroke. HMS Consort
Orestes. May 15. Aged 72.
he was summoned by the commander of hear from anyone who took photographs and Ypres with the squadron until November,
Doris Hill. Nursing Sister. Served
Association, Bridgwater branch RNA and
Colin Leitch. AB. Served in Orcadia and
HMS Dolphin and presented with a Herbert of the home-coming to Plymouth of HMS then moved to Dunkirk until the end of the
casualties and orthopaedics at RN Hospital
Bridgwater Royal British Legion. June 21.
Rattlesnake. June 14. Aged 82.
Lott Award (an inscribed pewter tankard). I Torbay in May 2009. She travelled from war. Joined the newly-formed RAF in 1918
Stonehouse during WW2 and at the Marine
Alan Howells. AB. Served in Rifl eman.
cannot now remember what it was awarded North Wales to see her son return and had as Aircraft Mechanic Second Class and
Offi cers’ Training School, Thurlestone. A
Henry John Raikes. WW2 service.
June 15. Aged 79.
for, can anyone help me? Records seem a camera but it did not work. She will gladly completed his service as part of the army
Serving Sister of the Most Venerable Order
Member of several ship associations and
S/Lt Ian Gosling RNR. Served in Rodney,
to have been lost prior to 2003. Contact pay for any photographs. She was as proud of occupation of Germany. On returning to
of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. June
Treasurer Bridgend RNA. June 25. Aged 84.
Anthony and minesweepers Jewel, Wave
Stephen MacNeil, #14-1938, 11th Avenue, as all the other parents, wives, girlfriends and England married his wife, Dorothy, in 1918,
23. Aged 91.
Barbara Ayres. WRN(SA). Served 1941-
and Fly. Honorary member of HMS Serene
Vernon, BC, Canada, V1B 2R5. families in welcoming them home. Contact to whom he was happily married for nearly
Geoff ‘Flo’ Nightingale. EM1. Served
46. Served in Pembroke during WW2 where
Association. June 19. Aged 83.
HMS Duke: Relative seeking anyone Mrs PA Williams, 18 Littlemountain Road, 53 years. Left the RAF in 1919 and during
1950-57 in Collingwood, Coastal Forces
she issued the rum ration throughout her
HMS ILLUSTRIOUS ASSOCIATION
who served with Stoker Len Fogg. He Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales, CH7 3BY. the Second World War was involved in
HMCTB 8102 and Whitesand Bay
service. Bexhill-on-Sea branch. June 15.
George Dickson. Served on board
providing counter-measures to the new
(Association Secretary). June 30. Aged 76.
Illustrious 1940-41 as a Telegraphist and
German magnetic mines, devising an
Betty McGaw (née Rogers). Leading
Don Newnham. Stoker 1st Class. Served
was on watch on the bridge during
Where are you now?
effective solution to the menace of magnetic
Wren WTR. Served 1944-47 in Wagtail,
1944-47 in Royal Arthur, Resolution and
the attack on the Italian Fleet at Taranto
mines in Harwich. Became Chevalier, Legion
Dryad and Vernon. June 15. Aged 82.
Frobisher. Bexhill-on-Sea branch. June 27.
November 1940 and again when she was
d’Honneur in 2003, promoted Offi cier in
Leslie Thomas ‘Les’ Moore. Telegraphist.
being bombed in Malta in January 1941.
2009. In the same year, became the fi rst
Served 1941-46 on board Bickerton
Raymond Green. POM(E). Served 1950-
Founder member and the fi rst chairman of
lifetime member of the RNA and became the
(survivor), Russian convoys. March 12. Aged
57 in Wakeful, Whitesand Bay, Volage, Boxer,
the association. April 8 in New South Wales,
David Robert Worthington: I seek help who played during the 1950/1/2 seasons and
oldest man in the world in June 2009. From
Hornet, Barfoss, Forth and Dampier; also in
in tracing my natural father or should he be would also like to obtain match programmes
2003 until his death worked tirelessly to keep
Albert Macauley ‘Mac’ Dash.
Korea. Huddersfi eld branch. June 7.
Lionel Rossiter. Served in the engineroom
deceased any living relatives. I was born in or photocopies of same for that period. This
alive the memory of the sacrifi ces of his
CPO. Served 1945-1960 at Fisgard as
Stanley Horner. Stewards branch. Served
in Illustrious 1940-42; a member of the
Blakes Maternity Home, Gosport on April 28, would allow me to make further enquiries
generation, visiting schools and attending
an engineering apprentice emerging
just after WW2 for three years. Chairman
Association since its formation. March 12.
1956. Mother’s name was Dorothy and father regarding those named in programmes with
reunions and commemorations. July 18.
as an ordnance artifi cer, in the
Southend-on-Sea branch for 17 years and
Lt Cdr Joseph Frederick ‘Fred’ Rockey.
was David – he was a naval airman – and they possibility of a get together. Contact Terry
Mediterranean and Far East during WW2,
President for three years.
Served 1936-73. On board Illustrious
lived in Mayfi eld Road, Gosport. My parents Hodgins at email@example.com
Lt Cdr Max Shean DSO*. Joined the
Lagos, Liverpool, D-class destroyers and in
Bill ‘Blackie’ Blackmore. AB Gunner.
1949-52 as Commissioned Stores
separated while I was an infant, so I know co.uk
or tel: 01873 852896.
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
charge of the guns of the fl agship during the
Served 1957-64 in Newfoundland and Tiger.
Offi cer and in Belfast on the night of the
nothing of him. I seek no gain from any reunion Cdr Norman Duncan Wood: Seeking the
when he heard news of Dunkirk whilst
Corfu Incident of 1946. His last appointment
July 16. Aged 70.
liberty boat disaster in Portland Harbour.
other than to fi ll in gaps in my life. Please former Cdr Norman Duncan Wood who, as a
studying at university. The RN needed
was instructing naval technical staff at ASSOCIATION OF RN OFFICERS April 8.
contact David Neil Judson at carsonsplace@ Lt Cdr, was the fi rst Commanding Offi cer of
skilled anti-submarine warfare offi cers so
Vernon. June 17. S/Lt F P Costello RNVR. Served in
or tel: 01274 409047. HMS Dumbarton Castle in 1980-82. Please
he was sent to HMAS Rushcutter in 1940.
Gilbert William ‘Jock’ Hamilton. POMEM. Shillay.
HMS COSSACK ASSOCIATION
Devonport Services RFC: Terry ‘Taff’ contact Lt Cdr D Costigan, Secretary to the
By summer of 1941 he was in his fi rst ship
Served 1953-75 in Implacable, Triumph, Capt F R Finch. Served in Mauritius,
John Nevard. Stoker Mechanic in
Hodgins would like to contact ex-team RN Trophy Store Trustees, RN Trophy Centre,
Bluebell escorting convoys between Britain
Roebuck, Cumberland, Newfoundland, Devonshire, Rooke, Albion, Vernon and
Cossack (D57) 1948-51. January 18.
mates for Devonport Services RFC and RN Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3HH.
and Gibraltar; his skill as an ASWO and
profi ciency in using his ASDIC (sonar) earned
Diana, Eagle and Tiger. HMS Newfoundland Terror.
Charles Allen. Stoker in Cossack (L03)
him the nickname ‘King Ping’. Late 1941 he
and Eagle Associations. June 5. Aged 73. Capt W F N Gregory-Smith DSO DSC.
1938-40; also served in Hood, Buxton,
took part in the desperate defence of convoy
Robert ‘Bob’ Worth. AM(A). Served Served in Sable, Foresight, Jaguar, Eridge,
Bulldog and Loch Tralaig leaving the service
Assignments Sports lottery
OG77, which a wolf pack attacked; fi ve
1945-47 in Glory in the Far East. Bristol and Javelin, Janus and Constance.
in 1946. January 27.
U-boats were sunk. 1942 he volunteered
District branch Fleet Air Arm Association and Lt Cdr H H Hawkins. Served in Vernon
Fred Barton. Able Seaman in Cossack
for special service that turned out to be
HMS Glory Association. July 4. Aged 81. and Plover.
(D57) 1951-53. March 4.
X-craft and he became an X-craft diver. His
Stewart Crawford. POA(TAG). Served Lt Cdr R D P Henderson. Served in
G E ‘Tim’ Riley. Leading Stoker Mechanic
fi rst mission was Operation Source – an
1942-45 in Smiter and Premier with 856 Hermes, Victory, Vernon, Seahawk, Intrepid
in Cossack for the 1951-54 commission.
attack by X-craft on Tirpitz in north Norway
Naval Air Squadron. Daedalus branch Fleet and Centurion.
Capt G S Pritchard to HMS Bulwark as June 20: £5,000 – Mne2 A M Cannon;
in 1943, he was selected as the operational
Air Arm Association and Treasurer of the Lt R E Henley. Served in Aurora, HMS NEWFOUNDLAND ASSOCIATION
CO on September 7. £1,500 – Mne R M Murphy; £500 – AB CIS
diver in X9, however the towrope became
Telegraphist Air Gunners Association for Rotherham, Resource, Mauritius, Kenya, Rear Admiral Sir David Clutterbuck KBE
Capt M Windsor to be Captain Sea Cadet L A Tobbell.
tangled and he plunged into freezing waters,
over 20 years. June 21. Newfoundland, Excellent and Gambia. CB. Served 1929-68 in Sussex, Acheron,
Corps on July 20. June 27: £5,000 – AEM1 C Jones; £1,500
repeatedly duck-diving to free the tangled
Bob Freemantle. Enlisted as a naval Lt D C Minty. Served in Fisgard, Warspite, Deptford, Ajax, Implacable, Sluys,
Lt Cdr P G A Noblett to MCM1 Crew 3 as – Logs(Pers) K Rogers; £500 – LLSC G
rope; but she parted her tow in transit and
airman photographer at Gamecock. Served Caledonia, Warrior, Drake, Royal Arthur, Cadiz, Zest, Blake and Newfoundland as Lt
CO on August 11. Smethurst.
was lost together with the passage crew;
in several ships, notably the carrier Eagle Apollo, Orion, Ark Royal, Thunderer, Sultan, Cdr (43-46); Deputy Supreme Commander
Surg Rear Admiral P I Raffaelli to July 4: £5,000 – Lt C M O’Neill; £1,500
two X-craft did succeed with their attack
before leaving in 1969. July 1. Aged 67. Excellent, Eagle, Sheba, Jufair, Victory, Blake Atlantic 1965-68. January 12.
be promoted Surgeon Vice Admiral and – LLogs F M Meikle; £500 – Mne A J
and the Tirpitz was severely damaged. In
Eric Hawkins. AA1(AE). Served 1944-69 and Osprey. Alan McGregor. J/Stoker. Served 1950-
appointed Surgeon General on December Newton.
1944 whilst in command of X24 he was
in various carriers and Air Stations; FAA Field Lt B L H Mosdell. Served in Danae, 58 in Theseus, Bulwark, Alaunia, MFV 1567,
22. July 11: £5,000 – Surg Cdr F T Marshall;
towed by Sceptre to Bergen to make a solo
Gun Crew 1951 and youngest 1st Trainer in Sultan and Warrior. Charity and Newfoundland 1950. January 9.
Cdr D R Wilson to 1st Patrol Boat £1,500 – PO C D Lafferty; £500 – PO(UW)
attack on a large fl oating dock but faulty
1953 at age of 24. President of CPOs Mess at S/Lt W J Pearson RNVR. Served in James McArdle. AB. Served 1944-46 in
Squadron as CO on September 7. J W Holah.
intelligence led him to lay explosive charges
Fulmar (RNAS Lossiemouth), twice in 1960s. Pioneer. Newfoundland. January 12.
under a German merchant ship instead,
Became a notable swimming coach whilst Cdr R G D Williams. Served in Heron, Charles Ireland. ME1. Served 1952-65 in
working in Northern Ireland and in Cheshire Gannet, Nuthatch, President, Seahawk, Sea Diligence, Daring, Orion, Miner V1, Surprise,
otherwise it was a model attack and he was
awarded the DSO in a hazardous enterprise.
after leaving the service. Fleet Air Arm Field Eagle, Saker and Warrior. Lion, Blake and Newfoundland (1952-55).
Following D-Day he deployed to the Far East
Gun Association. June 4. Aged 80. Lt M T Williamson RNVR January 23.
in command of the improved XE4 and in
John Duffi e. CPO. Served 1957-82 at
David Young. SA(V). Served 1953-76
1945 took part in Operation Sabre, cutting
Ganges, Raleigh, Centaur, Petard, Ulysses,
E ‘Ernie’ White. LEM. Submarine service
in Woodbridge Haven, Decoy, Delight,
submarine cables between Singapore and
Decoy, Sultan, Relentless, Ark Royal,
1952-57 in Sidon, Sanguine, Sea Devil and
Undaunted and Newfoundland (1955-56).
AUGUST 2009 October 2 to 5. Enquiries to Tom Stallard at Saigon. For this operation he was awarded
Lochinvar, Jersey, Neptune, Brereton,
Solent. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
RN Patrol Service Association: A new firstname.lastname@example.org
or tel:01303 a Bar to his DSO and the US Bronze Star.
Calliope and Cochrane. June 30.
branch. June 11. Aged 77.
Michael Mills. AB. Served 1943-49 in
memorial to the RN Patrol Service will be 256457. He returned to Australia, completed his
ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION
I J ‘Ivor’ Gaulton. LM(E). Submarine
Unicorn, Drake and Newfoundland (1944-48)
unveiled and dedicated at the National HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association: university studies and joined the Royal
Charlie Crute. Served throughout WW2
service 1947-53 in Teredo, Trespasser,
Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire Reunion takes place at the NAAFI Club, Australian Navy Reserve retiring in 1956 as a
mainly aboard Sussex in the Atlantic and Far
Ambush and Scythian. Bristol branch. Aged
Christopher Moss. ME(1). Served 1952-
on August 23 at 1100. We would like as Gillingham, Kent on October 3. For more lieutenant-commander with the then unusual
East. Chairman South Liverpool RNA. June
59 in Zest, Contest, Charity, Vigo, Victory
many Standards as possible to attend, not information contact Fred Kinsey at fred@ dual qualifi cation of bridge and engine room
28. Aged 85.
B ‘Ben’ Godfrey. CRS. Submarine service
and Newfoundland (1956-58). April 14.
just RNPSA Standards but other ex-service hmssuperb.co.uk
or tel: 01223 871505. watchkeeping offi cer. His wartime memoirs
Leslie George Slyfi eld. ABRP2. Served
1962-79 in Onslaught, Rorqual, Amphion,
James O’Connell. Served 1945-60 in
associations as well. Standard bearers have Corvette and Submarine were published in
1942-45 in London, Duke, Mars, Monarch of
Courageous and Renown(S). North Staffs Bicester, KGV, Duke of York, Magpie, LCT
always supported each other’s events and
1992. Submariners Association. June 15.
Bermuda, Reggio, Spartiate, Terpsichore and
branch. Aged 69. 3031, ML 2840, Montclaire, Lagos, Neptune,
this makes the event more colourful as well
Royal Naval Shipmates: Swallowed
Victory. Served as both Hon Secretary and
J ‘Jim’ Halliday. L/Sea ST. Submarine Newfoundland (1955-56) and Field Gun Crew
as giving the event a more important feel,
the anchor? Left the Royal Navy and want
Ronald Jack Pettitt DSM. CPO Wireman.
Area Secretary then became Life President
service 1941-43 in Porpoise, P34 and 1954, 1957 and 1960. May 14.
so come on, lads, if you know any Standard
nothing more to do with it, but miss the
Joined the RN in 1939 and served in
Brentwood branch. June 13. Aged 85.
Unison. Bury branch. Aged 88.
bearers have a chat with them. If anyone
camaraderie? Then the RN Shipmates
Defi ance as a wireman; then Chesterfi eld
Nancy Violet West. Associate member
J P ‘John’ Haworth. AB ST. Submarine
would like to attend and needs further details
reunion and social weekend February 19 to
on convoy duties; promoted to Chief Petty
Nuneaton branch. May 25. Aged 80.
service 1943-46 in P556, Tiptoe and Umbra.
they can contact: John Hodge at hodge2tp@
22 2010 at the Carlton Hotel, Sandown, Isle
Offi cer he joined Duke of York and served on
Rosemary Anne Pegg (née Parker). Wren
Central Lancs branch. Aged 84.
or tel: 0121 308 4596 or
of Wight, a repeat of this year’s and last year’s
board 1942-46. He was awarded the DSM
Telephonist. Served 1957-59 in Dauntless,
C J ‘Jack’ Pollard. L/Tel. Submarine
write to 17 Irnham Road, Four Oaks, Sutton
fantastic reunion, is for you. The warmth and
by King George VI in 1945. Founder member
Harrier and Nelson. Aquitaine branch.
service 1943-45 in H32, Sealion and
Coldfi eld, B74 2TP.
camaraderie of a reunion and social weekend
in the coldest part of the winter, has been
of HMS Duke of York Association and a
Dordogne June 27. Aged 69.
Strongbow. Gatwick branch. Aged 92.
SEPTEMBER 2009 designed for those ex shipmates with their
member of the Russian Convoy Club. June
Cyril Anthony ‘Tony’ Money. Sick Berth
D G ‘Des’ Voisey. CPO MEM. Submarine
Blackpool Sea Cadets (TS Penelope): A partners or wives who don’t have their own
18. Aged 90.
Attendant (Dental). Served World War 2
service 1958-77 in Thule, Tiptoe, Orpheus
special 70th anniversary dinner is planned reunion to attend. Whether due to not joining
Lt Cdr John R Cammish. Joined Fisgard
Russian Convoys and Mauritius. Chard RNA.
and Opossum. Medway towns branch. Aged
Speak to John Lister
for September 18 at the Savoy Hotel, a ship’s association, reduced numbers and
as a shipwright artifi cer apprentice in
June 17. Aged 83.
Blackpool. Seeking former cadets to attend. the association has been wound up; or
1950 and served in Caledonia, Narvik,
Leslie ‘Les’ Shepherd. L/Stoker. Served
Also looking for old photographs and letters, because nobody has started one for your
Albion, London and KD Malaya. June 17.
LST & LANDING CRAFT ASSOCIATION
1943-47 in Knaresborough Castle, Cabot,
which would be returned so long as an SAE ship. You will even get a bit of ‘sea time’ in
A J Sayle. Served LST 3513, Salerno and
Duncan Head, Duke and Pembroke.
is provided. For more information please again. Up spirits, gala dinner, coach trips
John Hinton. CPO Sick berth attendant/
Littlehampton branch. June 18. Aged 83.
contact Jan Powell at janpowell58@sky. with a buffet lunch laid on. Further details
registered nurse. Served 1942-47 at naval
D R Robinson. Served LST 3512 (Empire email@example.com
com or contact George Spindler on 07748 from Mike Crowe, RN Shipmates at mike@
hospital in Ceylon and in Percival. After
933930 or Ken Hart on 07717 027192. rneba.org.uk
or write to 7 Heath Road,
leaving the RN he joined the RNVR and
HMS Comus: Reunion from September 18 Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8PG. Want to
served for 31 years at Royal Arthur, Plymouth Talking Navy News Frank Sutton Taylor
We seek contact with former ship-
to 20, at the Maritime Club and Victory Club, start an association? Start it here!
and Portsmouth naval hospitals and Ark
mates or comrades who knew my
Portsmouth. Church service on Sunday in
Royal. An active committee member of
Father in HM Royal Navy WW II
the Dockyard. For more information contact
APRIL 2010 Worcester Sea Cadets until his health started
Navy News is available free of charge
Bryan Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
HMS Dido Association: Reunion from to fail 18 months ago. June 20. Aged 85.
as a digital file on memory stick or
Name: Frank Sutton Taylor
tel: 01903 232720.
April 16 to 18 at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar. Robert B Houston. CRE1 (Air). Served
email from Portsmouth Area Talking Rank: Leading Seaman
8th Destroyer Squadron Association:
£315 per person to include fl ight from 1947-69 Excalibur, RNAS Eglinton,
News for those with difficulty reading
21st birthday reunion at the Ocean Room,
Luton Airport, B&B, buffet Friday night, gala HMAS Sydney (Korea), HMAS Albatross,
normal type. Contact 023 9269 0851
Service No: JX 324358
Spa Complex, Scarborough from September
dinner and entertainment by Shep Wooley Indomitable, Illustrious, Royal Arthur,
and leave a message with a contact
4 to 6. Details from Peter Lee-Hale, 53
Saturday night. Weekend without fl ight Peregrine, Hornbill, Eagle, Seahawk,
number, or email patn-rec@hotmail.
Shelburne Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8ET
£155. £100 deposit required by November Daedalus, Fulmar, Victorious, A&AEE
com. A speaker that will take a USB 17 June 1942 - 10 April 1943
or tel: 01249 811405.
1 (refundable until association has to pay Boscombe Down, RAF Ballykelly, Hermes
plug is required but this can be
HMS Invincible Communications
deposits). For more details contact Colin and Heron. May 18. Aged 79.
obtained from the Talking News, or
Association (Falklands) 82: 3rd annual
Bates at email@example.com
or see George Donnelly. Stoker on board
the file can be played back through a
reunion to be held in Blackpool from
the website at http://www.hms-dido.com
or Hood 1937-40. Burloak Naval Veterans,
11 April 1943 - 15 September 1944
September 25 to 27. For details contact Tim
write to 223 Sheldon Heath Road, Sheldon, based in Burlington, Ontario. June 7 in
Jenkins at gonzo_bignose@centralpets.
Birmingham, B26 2UA.
com or tel: 07753 766875 or see the website JUNE 2010
16 September 1944 - 29 July 1945
Ganges Old Boys: Are holding their
Please contact Russell Taylor,
third gathering at Pontin’s Holiday Centre, NOTICEBOARD ENTRIES
PO Box 469, Kumeu,
HMS Cheviot Reunion: Taking place in
Lowestoft from June 25 to 27 after a superb
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Royal Naval Association: 023 9272 3823, Royal Marines Museum: 023 9281 9385, Please call 023 9273 4448 for details
RNBT: 023 9269 0112 (general), 023 9266 RN Submarine Museum: 023 9252 9217,
0296 (grants), www.rnbt.org.uk
British Legion: 08457 725725, www. National Maritime Museum: 020 8312 Entries for the Deaths’ column and Swap Drafts in
Naval Families Federation: 023 9265 Imperial War Museum: 020 7416 5320,
September’s Noticeboard must be received by August 12
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