HMS Glasgow
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7.
Oct. 1, 2017

Just passing through and came across the message board. I was aboard HMS Glasgow in 1948. I have just found out that shipmate Allan Mercer has gone to safe harbour. I am in touch with another x crew Ted Plumb and we chat on skype. Have been in Australia for 44years so am out of touch with things Royal Navy. I believe the Glasgow reunions have been disbanded?I keep an eye on the pc and search for all navy stuff. Cheers for now. 

Regards,
John Tyson


6.
Dec. 6, 2013

December 1953 I was in a party that collected Lord Louis Mountbatten's luggage from RAF Luqua, Malta. We then took his kit to Grand harbour and boarded a small motor boat which took us to a cruiser. I think that it was HMS Glasgow. Is this correct? I understood that it was his Flagship.

Regards,
Ted Jones


5.
July 21, 2013

I am trying to find a photograph of my father John Burwell Arnold who served on HMS Glasgow in 1945-1946 onwards, The only information I have is an old postcard sent from South Africa around 1945. Is it possible to get a crew photograph or one of my father from that period. He died in 1988 and we do not have any information of his life in the Royal Navy.

Kind Regards,
Barry Arnold


4.
Apr. 29, 2013

I am trying to find how my father died on HMS Glasgow on the 28th August 1953 in the Suez Canal Zone. He received a military burial at Fayid cemetery in Egypt. He was a Marine Gerald Underwood and service number POX6234. I have visited the cemetery on several occasions and his grave is alongside a Naval Rating Frederick Hill who died a week later. Both are shown on the Roll of Honour as Suez Canal Action as the cause of death and I am trying to find out the background If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

Chris Underwood


3.
Oct. 19, 2010

My father Charles Alan Gilbert was on HMS Glasgow and HMS Howe during the 2nd World War. I was trying to find a list of the crew on either ship but am getting stuck any ideas. Was looking to show my son James as they are doing the 2nd world war and we have just been to the naval docks at Portsmouth.

Thank you,
Angela Nettleship   
(maiden name Gilbert)

Reply 1
Nov. 21, 2010

My father William Salmons served on HMS Glasgow from 5/9/38  to 28/7/39 During that time HMS Glasgow was along with HMS Southampton on the Royal Cruise Have no further details only 2 very tatty postcards. (See HMS Glasgow photo gallery)
1.  The Canadian - American tour 1939
2.  Picture of HMS Glasgow taken from HMS Southampton in an ice field

Bill Salmons


2.
June 28, 2009

Regarding Hitchcocks, John S. cause of death was on board accident, date of death was 16 June 1954. From what I understand he fell down some steps in the dock whilst returning to HMS Glasgow and broke his back, he stayed in hospital in Malta whilst the Navy fetched my grandmother, he died on the same day she arrive in Malta, sadly before she got to say goodbye. He was buried at Malta.

Regards,
John S. Hitchcocks
(Grandson)


1.
Aug. 6, 2008

Among your photographs of Glasgow you show " A Commander and Captain....names unknown" (photo 3 on
page 1). The officer on the right is Captain Philip Clarke and on the left is Commander Felix Lloyd-Davies D.S.C. (later Captain) whose obituary - and the same photograph - appeared in the Daily Telegraph of March 3 1998.
Lloyd-Davies was a friend of my parents and in 1936 we had lunch with him in the Captain's cabin of H.M.S. Coventry when he was 2nd "G" and the Captain was on leave!

Michael Yeates



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