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Forum: Naval Book Forum 07-11-2017, 16:50
Replies: 550
Views: 100,731
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: What Are You Reading At The Moment?

Hi Y'all

Well three months have passed so I started reading a pair of books:

1. The U-Boat Hunters - The Royal Canadian Navy and the Offensive against Germany's Submarines. Auth. Marc Milner, Pub....
Forum: Everything Else 20-10-2017, 21:11
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Just found a bit of time to dig into the promised photo file and dug out one of said Bleinheim.
Forum: Everything Else 29-08-2017, 17:11
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

By some weird coincidence, the Mosquito located at Elvington Aircraft Museum, York, has transferred to East Kirkby Airfield for re-construction and eventually bringing to the state where it can run...
Forum: Naval Book Forum 24-08-2017, 19:20
Replies: 550
Views: 100,731
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: What Are You Reading At The Moment?

1. Barracuda Pilot. Author Dunstan Hadley. Publisher Airlife Classic ISBN 1-84037-225-7. 2000 Edition. Really informative and full of character.
2. Arctic Convoys, 1941 - 1945. Richard Woodman,...
Forum: Everything Else 06-04-2017, 08:03
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi, again. Recently I was in conversation with an ex-RAF tech, whose line was electrical systems in the transition period between Prop and Jet and onwards. In discussing the installation of the radio...
Forum: Naval Obituaries 27-10-2016, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Hood

True enough, my late Uncle was a Pompey matelot. He was transferred from HMS Hood when she went in for a refit (not sure which one). He went to HMS Nelson, out of the frying pan, into the fire...or...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 27-10-2016, 16:13
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: The German Salute

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Heydrich cashiered from the Navy for behaviour that was unbecoming of a Naval Officer?

As for the U-boot Arm, I saw a film, quite obviously a propaganda film,...
Forum: Naval Book Forum 17-04-2016, 16:23
Replies: 550
Views: 100,731
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: What Are You Reading At The Moment?

1. Mediterranean Maelstrom, G.G. Connell, regarding HMS Jervis and the 14th Flotilla.
2. The Swordfish Story, by Ray Sturtivant. This provided an interesting little anecdote - 812 Sqdn, late of HMS...
Forum: Other Naval Topics 10-01-2016, 19:12
Replies: 349
Views: 64,949
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Russian Convoys

Hi All,

This is probably best placed in the communications thread, but it relates to the Arctic Convoys, and in particular, PQ12;

Has anybody got any knowledge of (SWT) Special W/T used in the...
Forum: Everything Else 30-03-2015, 09:36
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers -

Binbrook Memorial - 625 Squadron.

Whilst driving around 'Bomber County', we came across this memorial, so as a salute to the guys and gals who flew and maintained the aircraft of Bomber Command, and...
Forum: Naval Book Forum 29-03-2015, 19:18
Replies: 550
Views: 100,731
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: What Are You Reading At The Moment?

Geirr Harr's 'The Gathering Storm, The Naval War in Northern Europe, September 1939-April 1940'.

Full of detail and concise observations, well worth a read. Though not described as part of a...
Forum: Everything Else 20-12-2014, 11:20
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi Bill,

Apologies for getting back rather tardily, unfortunately I'm unable to answer that, though I would go with the thought that it is stored in that position on a temporary business.

Hugh
Forum: Everything Else 02-12-2014, 12:05
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi,

We've got a great set of photos of these warplanes throughout the thread; however, I thought that I would post some photos of the result of three aircraft which are going through...
Forum: Everything Else 26-09-2014, 08:31
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Thumper and Vera did two circuits over the location from where I took the photographs, they were flying very low. I shall be pleased, nay relieved, to hear of Vera's safe return. Good luck to the...
Forum: Everything Else 15-09-2014, 20:25
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Photo of the two aircraft above East Kirkby, 1530hrs (ish), Sunday, 14/09/2014.
Forum: Everything Else 08-07-2014, 09:25
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi Steve,

In reply, I haven't been back to find an answer to your query, but I see that Skilly in a later post indicates that it will be.

Reading the item about the Canadian Lanc, there seem just...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 02-06-2014, 19:53
Replies: 1,194
Views: 199,441
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Belfast

Tim,

Thank you for the invitation to such an auspicious event. Unfortunately I'm not able to accept the offer. I wish you an enjoyable and memorable day.

Regards,

Hugh Williams
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 20-05-2014, 15:42
Replies: 491
Views: 83,467
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Cavalier 1944 - Preserved

One copy of the book has duly arrived, I'm pleased to report.
Forum: Naval Book Forum 20-05-2014, 15:36
Replies: 550
Views: 100,731
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: What Are You Reading At The Moment?

Not boasting but two books at once (1 in daytime, 1 before lights out):

1. Just received - HMS Cavalier - Fastest Ship in the Fleet. Very recommended reading.
2. Tony Thorne's 'Brasso, Bull and...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 17-05-2014, 17:52
Replies: 491
Views: 83,467
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Cavalier 1944 - Preserved

Yes, curious. When I went on-line at Waterstones there was an icon of the book so I went through the usual ordering process and got the sorry we don't have it email referred to above. I've contacted...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 17-05-2014, 10:50
Replies: 491
Views: 83,467
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS CAVALIER

Nice to see the term 'aerials' rather than 'antennae', inherited from our friends in the USN!:)
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 17-05-2014, 08:15
Replies: 491
Views: 83,467
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Cavalier 1944 - Preserved

Hi,

I went online, just to find that out.. I got a really truly sorry email from Waterstones, so I'll try again...

Regards,

Hugh Williams
Forum: Everything Else 16-05-2014, 12:22
Replies: 164
Views: 27,057
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: Terry`s Propeller Bombers

Hi,

The Lancaster concerned is at the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum; the brothers were the Pantons, of whom there is originally three, one killed on a raid to Nuremberg, the other two set up the...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 14-04-2014, 10:03
Replies: 491
Views: 83,467
Posted By Hugh Williams
Re: HMS Cavalier 1944 - Preserved

On the subject of being an enthusiastic modeller...I have suggested to Revell of Germany that HMS Cavalier is a worthy subject, in 1/350 scale. Revell is running something of a survey of people's...
Forum: Modelling Forum 14-04-2014, 10:03
Replies: 0
Views: 966
Posted By Hugh Williams
Possible HMS Cavalier Model

Being an enthusiastic modeller...I have suggested to Revell of Germany that HMS Cavalier is a worthy subject, in 1/350 scale. Revell is running something of a survey of people's...
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