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Old 02-06-2016, 11:32
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hi my name is pip tomlinson and i am 64 and trying to find out which hms ships my farther served on i was only young when my father passed away for some strange reason HMS METEOR just sticks in my head as i seem to remember a hat band with this on ????? cheers
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:10
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My grandfather died when I was 3. He served on HMS Meteor. Initially serving in the Merchant Navy he requested to transfer to the Royal Navy. We have a few photos of the ship, a discharge letter, and a 'certificate' which looks like it was may have been given in jest/ a right of passage, about King Neptune and passing a certain point on the artic circle. I will try to upload later. My grandfather never wanted to talk about his time there my dad said. I would love to learn more about the ships and her voyages if you have any advice (I am new to this and know very little, if anything about the ships or WWII) and to see more photos if anyone has more. His name was Alexander Mclaughlin and my dad thought he was nicknamed Sandy. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:14
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Thanks so much for scanning these. My grandad served on the Meteor during WW2 as well, and I was delighted to spot him in one of the pictures! He's third from the left in the big group photo on picture 8.

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Also, my Grandma has a lot of my grandad's old photos from his time in the Navy, I can upload some of the larger ones when I next go to visit her if anyone's interested.

Hi I would love if you were able to scan your photos? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:21
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this is what the Forum does best; these stories would be lost forever without this opportunity to post such fragments of history. The PRO in its infinite wisdom scrapped all the log books of ships smaller than cruisers so the adventures of the ships that really won the war, the little ships, would be forgotten but for the generosity, and curiosity, of our members new and older.
Well done all of you, keep them coming.


PS; i recommend you send copies of all these photos and documents to the IWM, these need to be kept for the future.
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Hi What/who is the IWM? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:31
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:18
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Hi

My grandfather died when I was 3. He served on HMS Meteor. Initially serving in the Merchant Navy he requested to transfer to the Royal Navy. We have a few photos of the ship, a discharge letter, and a 'certificate' which looks like it was may have been given in jest/ a right of passage, about King Neptune and passing a certain point on the artic circle. I will try to upload later. My grandfather never wanted to talk about his time there my dad said. I would love to learn more about the ships and her voyages if you have any advice (I am new to this and know very little, if anything about the ships or WWII) and to see more photos if anyone has more. His name was Alexander Mclaughlin and my dad thought he was nicknamed Sandy. Thanks
Here is a list of her activities during WWII:

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chr...HMS_Meteor.htm
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Old 11-04-2017, 18:55
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Old 11-04-2017, 18:55
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Here is a list of her activities during WWII:

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chr...HMS_Meteor.htm


Thanks, that's great
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Old 05-12-2017, 13:47
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I'm trying to find out about my Grandfather who served on HMS Meteor and from what I understand was awarded the Croix de guerre along with his fellow crew members for their actions...

His name is Henry York - service No DJX142328
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There is a thread on HMS METEOR at http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...ad.php?t=16851. Posts #14 and #18 mention the action in 1945 which led to the awards of the Croix de Guerre.
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There is a thread on HMS METEOR at http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...ad.php?t=16851. Posts #14 and #18 mention the action in 1945 which led to the awards of the Croix de Guerre.
Thank you tjstoneman. Very much appreciated
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:54
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Where else would I be able to get Crew records to see when my Grandfather served on the Meteor, or other Naval vessels
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Old 08-12-2017, 15:53
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Where else would I be able to get Crew records to see when my Grandfather served on the Meteor, or other Naval vessels
Crew records, in the manner that you want, do not exist and you would need to obtain a copy of his Service Record to see which ships he served on. You will find information about where to apply on this thread. Good luck with your research.

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