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Forum: Naval Book Forum 13-10-2017, 07:44
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock - A Destroyer at War

I visited Derek at Melton many times. His Middie log covering his period in Havock is a must read history (all in the book). The book has inputs from 32 of the crew which I collected from 1980...
Forum: Naval Book Forum 12-10-2017, 10:46
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock - A Destroyer at War

Destroyer at War, history of HMS Havock now on sale and selling well.
:)
Forum: Naval Book Forum 28-05-2017, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By David Goodey
Post Re: HMS Havock

Havock Book. After 40 years of gathering information on and off I have finally got it into print (with the help of Richard Osborne as co-author). My father served on Havock for three years getting...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 28-05-2017, 18:15
Replies: 44
Views: 8,692
Posted By David Goodey
Post Re: HMS Havock

Havock Book. After 40 years of gathering information on and off I have finally got it into print (with the help of Richard Osborne as co-author). My father served on Havock for three years getting...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 27-01-2016, 14:17
Replies: 44
Views: 8,692
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock

He won his Mention in Dispatches for the Second Battle of Sirte. Havock was near missed by an Italian battleship shell which killed and wounded many. He played some part in the action which began...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 27-01-2016, 14:12
Replies: 44
Views: 8,692
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock

Your dad's service number was JX140433
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 27-01-2016, 14:03
Replies: 44
Views: 8,692
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock

Send me your email address and I'll send you some info on what it was like in Laghouat. I have a copy of an individual's day to day diary.
David
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 27-01-2016, 07:52
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

Done.
I can't imagine the stress and pressure these guys were under. The destroyers in particular and were at it all the time. The Havock wrecking has some similar parallels in terms of decision...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 26-01-2016, 14:09
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

Tim, Geirr and I also met Admiral Kit Layman recently (father of Hotspur's Layman). Bright as a button with lots of interesting info.
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 26-01-2016, 14:06
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

I met him when I used to meet Alex 'Bugs' Levene of Havock in Kimbolton who was a great guy with a photographic memory.
Back to Manchester. When Richard Osborne and I discussed her capability we...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 26-01-2016, 13:27
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

Hi Greendragon and Tim (I met your dad once Tim - wonderful guy). I am new on this site so may need some help. I work with Geirr Haarr and Richard Osborne on their books. I don't personally have a...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 25-01-2016, 21:54
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

If anyone does get to read the Osborne book I suggest you create a sheet (I used Excel) to list the events, orders, reports, personal observations, etc, in chronological order from the various...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 25-01-2016, 09:45
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

Richard Osborne's book is extensively from NA sources and the official court martial records. Many of the verbal recordings are clearly wrong from the 'facts' that are available. Particularly the...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 22-01-2016, 21:42
Replies: 83
Views: 16,272
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Manchester 1937-1942

You should be aware that a new book regarding the sinking/scuttling of Manchester and the subsequent Court Martial is available in February 2016. I provided some help to Dr Richard Osborne and think...
Forum: Introductions 22-01-2016, 17:52
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By David Goodey
Re: Narvik/Skjelfjord/Gravdal Hospital 1940

Drew a zero on that one, but thanks for the potential lead.
Forum: Introductions 22-01-2016, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By David Goodey
Narvik/Skjelfjord/Gravdal Hospital 1940

Sleuth work required. The people of Skjelfjord are funding a history of Cripples Creek and the subsequent events until it ceased being used in May 1940 when discovered by the Germans. They have...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 21-01-2016, 16:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Punjabi at Narvik

That is very useful. Many thanks. I'll expand on a new thread called Narvik/Skjelfjord/Gravdal.
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 20-01-2016, 21:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By David Goodey
HMS Punjabi 1939-1942

Does anyone know the names of those killed and wounded on Punjabi at Narvik 13/4/40? Urgently required for a book project for the people of Skjelford and Gravdal hospital. I have 12 names of...
Forum: Australian Navy and Ships 03-05-2014, 16:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,843
Posted By David Goodey
Re: FIND! Two unique photo's of Sydney's Cape Spada battle.

My father Stoker Albert Goodey was on Havock. I have some photos (small) of Colleoni with her bows off and being finished off. Picture of my father on Havock observing survivors in the water. ...
Forum: Other 03-05-2014, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 17,137
Posted By David Goodey
Re: Prisoner of War Lists

Ian. I've been trying to get in contact with you to get an update on the crew list for HMS Havock. I think you have my email address otherwise contact me through this forum.
Regards
David Goodey
Forum: Introductions 21-11-2013, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock - Norman Greenhouse

Hello Norman's niece. My name is David Goodey, son of Albert Goodey who was a Stoker on Havock from 1938 to end 1941. I have written a 'not for publication' history which you are welcome to have an...
Forum: Royal Navy Ships and Crews 05-11-2011, 12:21
Replies: 44
Views: 8,692
Posted By David Goodey
Re: HMS Havock

Hello all. My father served on Havock from 1938-Dec 1941. I have written a large history for personal reasons. It covers her movements from 1938 to the end.
I also have worked with Norwegian...
Forum: Battles and Events 05-11-2011, 12:09
Replies: 37
Views: 9,092
Posted By David Goodey
Re: Battle of Narvik 1940

If you are interested in Narvik then the definitive account is now recognised by many as Geirr Haarr's The German Invasion of Norway. The detail is incredible. Get it on Amazon.
David...
Forum: Battles and Events 05-11-2011, 12:05
Replies: 37
Views: 9,092
Posted By David Goodey
Re: Battle of Narvik 1940

My father Albert Goodey (Stoker) served on Havock from 1938-Dec 1941. I have written a comprehensive history of her career. If you wish to contact me try david@goodey1.plus.com or 01245 380389.
David...
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