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Exbury: HMS Mastodon, HMS King Alfred, HMS Hawke
« on: 14 February 2023 09:37:38 am »

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum, I hope I can get some help and guidance from you all please.

I live near Exbury in Hampshire and am researching at the moment for a local history project, and obviously the years 1942 to 1955 are very interesting due to Exbury House being requisitioned, and the impact this had on the local community. Exbury House was home to HMS Mastodon in wartime from 1942, then post-war it was HMS King Alfred briefly, then HMS Hawke to 1955.

I wondered if anybody had, or knew of any place I could find photos of the house during this period, other than those available on the public Internet please? I did see the link below on the Internet Archive which might have had some once, but they no longer display:

https://web.archive.org/web/20100830143920/http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/KA/King_Alfred_3.htm

I am also interested where I might be able to find records of the requisition. I wondered if they would be in the National Archives, but filed differently to how I am searching - I am searching online using the stone frigate names but with no luck so far.

And of course, just any stories that might be out there, or memories passed down please.

Would appreciate any advice, pointing me in the right direction.

Thank you, Marc

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