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HMS Collingwood Bombing Memorial Service
« on: Tuesday 22 January 13 18:04 GMT (UK) »
 
H.M.S.Collingwood bombing 1943

 Memorial Remembrance Service H.M.S.Collingwood bombing 1943

I am looking for relatives of the 33 men who were killed on June 18th 1943 when a bomb dropped on H.M.S.Collingwood. Most were 17 and 18 year olds and 'volunteers'. On their service record the explanation "To serve for the duration of the present conflict" would have meant that at the end of the war they would have been released. They were only a couple of weeks into their training. 33 were killed and 38 injured. One of those injured was later killed in another instance on 22 December 1943, still only 17.
 
In conjunction with the Executive Officer and the Public Relations Officer of H.M.S.Collingwood, I have arranged a Memorial Service in the H.M.S.Collingwood Chapel and a visit to where the bomb dropped, where there will be another short service. Wreaths and Poppies will then be laid at a tree planted to commemorate the 50th anniversary.
 
If you know about this and know a relative or someone who served there, please let me know. The 70th Anniversary on June 18th this year is rapidly approaching. Brothers and sisters will be in their 80's and 90's, (I have two already). Sons and Daughters, Nephews and Nieces all wanted.
 
Mike Crowe
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 H.M.S.Collingwood Association
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Re: HMS Collingwood Bombing Memorial Service
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 January 13 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Mike
This is a great thing to get organised and good luck with it.
I think you may do well to post this over on Armed Forces WW2 as well as here?
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Re: HMS Collingwood Bombing Memorial Service
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 January 13 21:59 GMT (UK) »

   I posted it, NDRFT, as a cut-and-paste quote from another forum because I thought there might be some Rootschatters for whom it was relevant. There was no address, but I should think that Googling 'HMS Collingwood Association' would find it.
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Re: HMS Collingwood Bombing Memorial Service
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 January 13 01:55 GMT (UK) »
funny coincidence when I emigrated to Canada,I came to a town named Collingwood and worked in the shipyard there.wonder if there is any connection there?
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