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56.
Mar. 4, 2017

My father-in-law, David Samuel Peck, served on the HMS Indomitable during WWII while a member of the Fleet Air Arm. I think he was on the ship during visits to USA (for refit?) and throughout the Pacific war. He is a spritely 94 and enjoying retirement close to family on the north coast of New South Wales Australia. I know he would welcome any news or photos about the Indomitable during WWII. He met and married his wife Marjorie within a short month or so while on shore leave in Sydney. This loving marriage lasted until her passing in 2004. His time on the “Indom” is highly valued and remembered. Just a note to let people know that David is alive and well and interested to hear from any fellow crewmen who may share his longevity.

Phil Densten
(Son-In-Law)


55.
Feb. 8, 2017

I am trying to find some information on my father Alan Gibling who, I believe, served on the Indomitable around 1953. I can remember Dad talking about the explosion and wondered if anyone remembers him. I am lucky enough to have letters covering three years between my parents in the early part of their marriage, but not for this period and would like to fill some gaps.

Many thanks,
Susan Hare-Winton


54.
Jan. 2, 2017

I am trying to find our some more information on my Grandfather, Ernest Gordon Robson, born in Newcastle in 1911 and served aboard HMS Indomitable as a sickbay medical attendant. It is rumoured that he may well have deserted the ship at some stage during the Second World War, but I have not been able to verify this. Would be very interested to hear from anyone that may remember him form this time or anyone that can shed light on the desertion rumour.

Many thanks,
Trevor Ellis


53.
Aug. 5, 2016

My father served aboard HMS Indomitable in WWII, his name was William Thomas Parker. One of his duties was helping  men with recreation and so he was given a small boat and went from one ship to another showing film shows. Sadly he passed away 2009.

Janet Sloan


52.
July 28, 2016

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Stanley Elmes on 23/6/2016 aged 95. Able Seaman HMS Indomitable 1941-46. As far as I know he worked on radio comms.
If anybody knew of him or has any information I could use to compile a memory book I would be very grateful.

Many thanks,
Allanna Devine


51.
July 13, 2016

I just found your website, very interesting. I have my great uncle's pocket watch. It has a handwritten inscription inside which says:

Carl Miller AB
Mess 26
HMS Indomitable
May 26th 08

I know almost nothing more about him, he survived the war and emigrated to South Africa in the early 1950's.
Maybe someone among your correspondents might have some information?

With best wishes,
Jonathan Miller


50.
Oct. 31, 2015

I am enquiring on behalf 0f my partner  about his half brother  Kenneth Stephen Humphries boy sailor age 17 who died of his burns following an explosion on board ship in 1953 with several others the reason for enquiring is he has no photograph of Kenneth having just discovered his half brother We have been to visit his grave  in Malta We would appreciate any information or photographs of Kenneth and the explosion from his former shipmates.

Rosemary Freeman

Reply 1
Nov. 15, 2015

I don't have a photo of him and don't know where you could get one. I have some very limited info on him. The explosion on HMS Indomitable was caused by a cigarette which ignited petrol fumes on Feb. 3, 1953. Kenneth S. Humphries, Boy (JX899584) was injured and died of his wounds Feb. 7, 1953. Sadly that is all I know.

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