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World War Two / Re: What kind of vessel??
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 14:16 GMT (UK)  »
I wasn't suggesting that Rangitiki might be F 17!

I was agreeing that crossing the line ceremonies took place in WW2!

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World War Two / Re: What kind of vessel??
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 13:22 GMT (UK)  »
In the book, based on the authorís diaries, he records left Freetown 21 Aug 1941 and line crossing ceremony was 3-4 days later en route for Durban.
Second ceremony was on 19 September after leaving Durban en route for Aden.
This ties in nicely with data in your link to the Arnold Hague database.

This is a replacement post as first attempt seems to have vanished into the ether.

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World War Two / Re: What kind of vessel??
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 09:18 GMT (UK)  »
I've just finished reading 'Till we meet again' by Bert Martin and Hazel Spencer. Included in the book are accounts of two crossing the line ceremonies aboard the trooper Rangitiki in 1941 while en route for Egypt.

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The Common Room / Re: Thank you to the Moderators
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 12:58 BST (UK)  »
Here, here!!!

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I would be interested in acquiring a couple of your unwanted certificates. I will send you a private message

Pete Walker

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Aberdeenshire / Re: old fishing photo- peterhead
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 22:38 GMT (UK)  »
They are 'Herring Lassies' , many of whom were Scottish who followed the herring fishing fleets down the east coast up until the 1960s.

They gutted and packed the herring in barrels shown in the background.

The style of dress (I'm no expert!)  suggests sometime after WW2 to me.

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World War Two / Re: 620 Sqn QS- Short Stirling Photos
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 23:02 GMT (UK)  »
A friend from my family history group has contacted me to tell me that his father Flight Sergeant Ken Hillier served as a tail gunner in 620 Squadron.

Ken contributed to the book  'Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces' by Dr Dennis J Williams published by Sword and Pen 2007. Amongst the many photos of 620 Squadron's machines is one of Ken Hillier.

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I have used this list for US Army and Air Force units in East Anglia so it may be of help

 US Army/Army Air Force: Units from UK Station List
www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/documents/US-units-March-44.doc

You will get a Word document to download. You have to enable editing and you can then use Word's search facility.

 I search by county as some place names aren't obvious!

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World War Two / Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« on: Saturday 30 September 17 21:54 BST (UK)  »
The photo with the name Victory could be a view of the port side of an American Victory ship many of which were called "xxxxxxxxxxxx Victory"  I Googled Dominican Victory and think the lines and spring pipes look about right.

Pete

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