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 on: 15 August 2018 10:29:22 am 
Started by Conny - Last Post by James_harvey
You are looking at convoy movements

She may have been involved with escorting non convoy vessels or on routine patrols, this was to give the crews a break from convoy duty

Write to mod historical ships dept to see if the log book still survives this will give a detailed movements 

 on: 15 August 2018 08:42:03 am 
Started by B1ndy - Last Post by PhiloNauticus

 on: 15 August 2018 08:40:13 am 
Started by deleboe - Last Post by PhiloNauticus

The information about getting the records is here:

 on: 15 August 2018 07:04:03 am 
Started by B1ndy - Last Post by James_harvey
Mod records are sealed until 25 years after death unless you are next of kin

The roll for hms London for Yangtze has been published in many books and is also online


 on: 15 August 2018 07:00:11 am 
Started by n4mv3t - Last Post by James_harvey
You will need to write / email the mod to make sure he qualified as he may not have sailed on the Arctic routes for various reasons

You would also be able to claim the medal if authorised if you google arctic star you will find a photo

Order of wear it comes after the 39-45 star and Atlantic star and before all other ww2 Medals

 on: 15 August 2018 06:56:43 am 
Started by deleboe - Last Post by James_harvey

If the person died 25+ years ago you can apply for his service records

Google Royal Navy MoD Recordís 

Down load form and supply with copy death certificate and £30 GBP


 on: 15 August 2018 12:27:57 am 
Started by deleboe - Last Post by deleboe
Hi, I am trying to research a WW2 RN Submariner - C.B. Collingridge, RN P/SSX 19847.  I would really appreciate any help from members, I am in Australia & do not know how to get his service sheet so I can find out what ships/Subs he served on.

I also served on Submarines in the Australian Navy, 1984 - 1993.  Thank you, Paul

 on: 14 August 2018 11:41:41 pm 
Started by n4mv3t - Last Post by n4mv3t
James_harvey ... thanks for info on Kent and Arethusa both going to arctic region however does not show arctic star and I require an image of same so that I can produce a graphic image of his set of medals for my records on ... btw I also need the "order of mounting" to ensure I have produced them correctly.

BTW the addy for my record on the Ancestry site is (for those who may want to see the results of my research on him) ...

regards ... Doc

 on: 14 August 2018 05:25:32 pm 
Started by pidgeonpost - Last Post by PhiloNauticus
Shown at Evolution 21 Oct 42 to 31 Dec 42
 - Evolution was the name given to a section of Excellent at Chelsea Court, London SW3

then Hannibal 1 Jan 43 to 26 Jul 44
 - Hannibal was the name of the naval base at Algiers

followed by Byrsa 27 Jul 44 to 8 Feb 45
 - Byrsa was the naval base at Naples at this time

 on: 14 August 2018 12:32:00 pm 
Started by pidgeonpost - Last Post by Noel Clark
Some random comments.
94th General Hospital. In Chichester (England). Moved to Algiers in 1942.
Hannibal. Naval base Algiers/Taranto from 1st January 1943. C--in-C Mediterranean moved from Hannibal to Byrsa 9th July 1944.
Byrsa. Naval base at Bougie, Algeria, moved October 1943 to Castellammare, Naples.
Braganza. Naval base at Bombay. Commissioned 1st January 1943.
Caserta. There was an Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) there. See

Hope this is of some small use.
"Marvellous Melbourne"

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