Naval Historians, Crew & Family
dad was one of the Republican Soldiers picked up at Gandia(Spain) by HMS
Galatea in 1939. From there he and a number of other Republican Soldiers
were all taken to England. I would appreciate any info associated with
this cruiser in relation to its official duty in relation to orders given
to the Captain to pick a 'Colonel Casado'. I also think that the 'Galatea'
had to off-load a couple of hundred captured Italian Nationalist troops as
part of the bargain! Any files, records or witnesses gratly appreciated.
H. DAVIES.. I am trying to locate information on E.H. Davies who
may have served on either HMS King George V, HMS Jervis or HMS Penelope
during WWII. I inherited oil paintings of these ships painted by him
for my grandfather, Geoff Davies (who I believe served with him, I don't
think they were related). Unfortunately, my grandfather died 20
years ago and I have no further information except that I remember him
saying he served on the Arctic convoys going to Murmansk. I would
greatly appreciate any information about either man. Contact
During the Second World War my Father served on HMS
Penelope and spent a lot of time in Malta. We are doing some
research as we would like to take him to Malta for his 80th
birthday in May. However we would like this to be a surprise, hence
Please can you tell me whereabouts the naval base was?
We would appreciate any information you can send to us.
JOHN (JACK) LITTLETON.. I
am trying to research my father's service record in WW2. He was a gun
layer in Y turret during 1940/41 until injured in Malta. He seems to have
been posted around the Med and N. Africa returning to Home Fleet for
D-Day. Any information appreciated, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
HMS ARETHUSA.. I am trying to research what happened
to HMS Arethusa on or about the 18th November 1942, as one of my relatives
serving on her died that day. I have also seen that another rating died
that day too. I would be grateful for any information you can give.
Contact Chloe Dolan at Kieran.email@example.com
ALBERT HULSTROM. My father was a CPO (stores)
on HMS Aurora. he was very proud of the ship. sadly he died 5 years ago
after attending only 2 re-unions. Even sadder he never met any of his old
ship mates at the re unions. Does anyone out there remember my father.
please contact me Bob Hulstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org