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HMS Devonshire
HMS Devonshire 1964-1966

HMS Devonshire 1964-1966

Foreword by Captain D. Williams, R.N. I am, of course, delighted to contribute my part of a joint foreword to the Commission Book. Memories are one of the…

Gold Run by Bob Pearson

Gold Run by Bob Pearson

Just to let you know if a British publisher would ever take on the Norwegian gold transport story. Well, Casemate has decided that the time is right and have…

Bernard Mouzer’s War on HMS Devonshire

Bernard Mouzer’s War on HMS Devonshire

War Time on HMS Devonshire By Bernard Mouzer OBE Here is a piece about my time on Devonshire that i wrote some time ago. It refers to those…

HMS Devonshire Ships Company 1975

HMS Devonshire Ships Company 1975

DEV Ships Company  1975 Captain S. A. Stuart Commander R. Kirkby Commander N. E. Warnecke Commander J. J. R. Tod Commander J.D Peakall Lt. Cdr. G.R Spooner Lt  Cdr.…

Ships Company HMS Devonshire

Ships Company HMS Devonshire

Here is a list of those who have served on HMS Devonshire. If you wish to add your name please contact us. Our apologies to those who have previously been…

John Francis Elton Watkins

John Francis Elton Watkins

John Francis Elton Watkins Served in the Royal navy from 1940- 1949. Born 20/09/1918 1939. Educated at University of Aberstwyth, Wales. 1940. Joined Royal navy as a Ordinary…

HMS Glasgow

Eventful Voyage

Eventful Voyage

HMS ARLANZA 1915-16 by Leading Signalman Jerry Driscoll and Peter Down Here is an extract…

HMS Glasgow & HMS Arlanza

Here is a chapter on the earlier GLASGOW in which my maternal grandfather Jerry Driscoll…

HMS Glasgow Log 1914-1918

This makes some interesting reading.I do not think this was a very happy ship as…

Tirpitz the Pig

Tirpitz the Pig

HMS Glasgow and Tirpitz (pig) Tirpitz was a pig captured from the German Navy after…

History of HMS Glasgow

History of HMS Glasgow

Ships named “Glasgow” Eight ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Glasgow after…

Glasgow Xmas Card

Glasgow Xmas Card

Many thanks to Patrick Thompson for permission to publish This Christmas card has been donated…

HMS Glasgow Captains

HMS Glasgow Captains

 Commanding Officers of HMS Glasgow: If you can supply names/details of ex CO’s they would…

Bomb Attack on Glasgow 1941

Report of Bomb Attack on HMS Glasgow 1940   Image to be added  Shell hole…

HMS Leopard

HMS Leopard Ships Company 2nd Commission

HMS Leopard Ships Company 2nd Commission

HMS Leopard Ships Company 2nd Commission   In alphabetical order   ATKINS A,PO ANDREW M,Ord ALFORD R,AB ANDREW R,Ck(S) AKRIGG J,LM(E) BACKUS J,Lt BRADBY D,Lt BROWN R,COA BEATON…

HMS Leopard Ships Company 1st Commission

HMS Leopard Ships Company 1st Commission

LIST OF OFFICERS AND RATINGS Who have Served On Board HMS Leopard Between 30th September, 1958 and 27th May 1960 OFFICERS  COMMANDER R. G. GAUNT. DSC, RN LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER…

Young & Fit

Young & Fit

When I was young and fit Story of  how to tow a clapped out old Austin Seven  from Cape Point to the top of Table Mountain and after a…

William Peter “Pincher” Martin

William Peter “Pincher” Martin

Born in Bournemouth Dec 11, 1933. Died April 1983 Peter joined the Royal Navy in October 1951 for 12 years continuous service. He started as an assistant steward…

Odds & Sods

One for the Road

Here is something for history buffs: There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London , which used to have a…

Ten Great Quotes

Ten Great Quotes

 These ten  glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.     1. The…

Harry H Corbett

Harry H Corbett

Harry H Corbett served in HMS Devonshire 1944-45 as a Royal Marine. He is fondly recalled for his role in “Steptoe…

Brian Hanrahan

Brian Hanrahan

Brian Hanrahan, who died on December 20 aged 61, was a long-serving and much-respected foreign correspondent for the BBC and became…

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February 2014 Falklands Memorial Way At Noon on Saturday 14th June 2014 the Falklands Memorial Way will be officially opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr. Ian…

HMS Devonshire

Press Cuttings

Press Cuttings

A few snippets from the press, concerning events regarding HMS Devonshire…

Devonshire’s 21st Birthday

On Saturday, March 18th, 1950 whilst on passage from Jamaica to Gibraltar, H.M.S. “Devonshire” celebrated her twenty-first birthday.…

Odds & Sods

Just a few memories

A few pics of the lads at their best.…

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Welcome to Royal Navy Memories. This site is available to ALL to post a memory or try and contact an old pal. Or even post a Birthday greeting. Contact…

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Rememberance Day

Rememberance Day

It will be a sad day as we remember the dark days of war and the comrades who did not return. …

Laid to rest at Scapa Flow

Laid to rest at Scapa Flow

Laid to rest in the wreck of the WWII Battleship, HMS Royal Oak.…