Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
(1884-1970)
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8.
Aug. 24, 2013

Thank you Sir to expose the pictures of the Vice Almitante Sir Cecil P. Talbot. They are an incalculable
treasure.

Jordi
Spain


7.
Oct. 21, 2011

It is with sadness that I read that the Colonel has ‘Crossed The Bar' and I pray that he is with his beloved father now.

Colin Allison
Ex R.N.


6.
Aug. 4, 2011

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Colonel John Talbot. He died peacefully today at the age of eighty six. It was through his kindness and generosity that we were able to present his father's photo collection. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Michael W. Pocock
Webmaster


5.
Oct. 9, 2010

Thanks to the power of the Internet, I have discovered recently that my Uncle Thomas R. Ryan C/K 83436 RN died in HMS Thames. On a personal note I have a number of Christmas cards written to my Grandmother from Admiral & Lady Talbot although I had not realized until today the connection also relates to the sad loss of their son Lieutenant Francis "Frank" Robert Cecil Talbot, also missing in HMS Thames. Thank you to Colonel Talbot for sharing the information and to be aware that the compassion and consideration of your Mother and Father over many years was a great comfort to my Grandmother.

Yours sincerely,
Russ Ryan


4.
Oct. 7, 2010

I was just Googling when I came across your site and the page about Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby Talbot contributed by his son, Colonel John Talbot. On the page is a wedding photo of Cecil to Bridget Bradshaw in Barrow in Furness in 1912. I am a distant cousin of Bridget (5th cousin once removed). I was astonished to see that Martin Eric Dunbar-Nasmith VC was in the photograph as Cecil's best man. Martin married Beatrice Justina Dunbar Rivers in 1920. I am also related to Beatrice - in fact Beatrice and Bridget were 4th cousins once removed and probably never knew. I wonder if you have an email address for John Talbot - I would like to share some genealogical info with him if he's interested. (He's my 6th cousin!)

Regards,
Phil Fern
Marple, Cheshire, UK


3.
Aug. 18, 2010

I only recently discovered how much information regarding lost submarines is available on the internet. I am 71 yrs. old now and never knew my Father who perished while serving in HMS Snapper, I remembered that Sir Cecil Talbot invited me to his house in Woking and I have just discovered that his son was also on the "Snapper" I remember his kindness toward my Mother and me with great affection we had met at a gathering of widowed submariners and it was then I met Sir Cecil Talbot and was invited to his home, I remember his Asian housekeeper that made wonderful cakes, pure heaven for a boy of about 10 yrs. old in ration-strapped England.

I have only just discovered where my Father perished, after attempting to gain information all of my life, I now feel relieved to know what happened. I will always remember the sincere kindness of Lord and Lady Talbot may God reward him and his with His blessings. I just had to write to let you know.

Danny Thompson
(Son of Telegraphist Edward Hutchinson Thompson)


2.
Apr. 15, 2010

Estuve mirando la colección de fotos del Vice Almitante Sir Cecil P. Talbot. ES UN LUJO EL MATERIAL QUE PUBLICA MARITIME QUEST. SINCERAMENTE LO FELICITO POR DAR A CONOCER ESAS IMAGENES.

(I enjoyed viewing the photo collection of Vice Admiral Sir Cecil P. Talbot, I thank you for providing these wonderful images for the public to view.)

Saludos cordiales,
Hugo R. Sochi
Mendoza, Argentina


1.
Apr. 12, 2010

What an absolutely fabulous historical collection of pictures. This collection really needs to be on a media like this so that the pictures can be seen and enjoyed by as many people as possible. Thank you all concerned for making this collection available, I'm blown away!

Colin Allison (Ex-R.N.)
New Zealand




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