Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"
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26 February, 2012
Bill was a Leading Electrician on the 1952-53 Cruise
Thomas William Bromfield PLY X 878 joined the Marines in 1932, he also served on HMS Furious, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Rodney and HMS Superb, He survived the war and finished with the Marines in 1953, (after 21 years). The family emigrated to Melbourne Australia in 1958, Tom Bromfield passed away June 1980 aged 68.
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Thomas W. Bromfield
Our shipmate Jack was a Petty Officer Radio Mechanic who served on the Superb between 1945 & 1947
Albert was a Royal Marine Gunner on board between 1947 & 1948
George Crawford sailed on HMS Superb as a signalman from 31 October 1945 until 18 November 1946
George was on board with Ron Gray & almost certainly with Reg Dickens (both on this page)
26 February, 1995
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John was acting P.O. Seaman on the 1950-52 Cruise
16 June, 2014
21 June, 2015
Reg served on the Superb as a Leading Stoker from August 1945 to March 1947
Posted 10 January, 2016
Colin Dickens, the son of Reg, sent the following message
Dad was so proud of his time in service and loved every minute (even though he never learnt to swim!! cost him his "ciggi" ration and a few tots) My pride for him can never be measured in words he was an inspiration to all his family and I loved his stories of the 'Senior Service' of which he had many to tell.
He did his stoker training at Iron Duke in Malvern he was there in November 1943 until early December before heading to S.T.E. Southampton. He had very fond memories of the Malta run and others, up the Gut he'd say.
Reg joined the Superb on the 30th October, 1945 the day before she was commissioned, and remained on board until March, 1947.
Reg joined the Superb on the same day as Ron Gray - see below
Posted 5 March, 2016
Mark Field, the son of Charlie, wrote
Dad served on HMS Superb until July 1947. I do not know a lot about his time on the ship but I do know that he sailed to the Med, crossed the equator, and was on the ship when it was fired upon in peacetime off the coast of Albania in 1946 or 1947.
After his naval service, dad, went on to a career in the City of London and was at the same firm for 40 years until his retirement in 1988. Whilst in the navy he had the misfortune of having to be rescued at sea from a dinghy by the RNLI. Since that time he always supported the charity. Instead of flowers at his funeral donations to the RNLI were requested. These raised in excess of £400.
24 November, 2015
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Posted 10 January, 2016
Ron Gray was a Signalman who joined the ship on 30th October, 1945, the day before her commissioning. He was 41 years old when he died & left a wife and 7 children
Coincidentally Ron was drafted at the same time as Stoker Reg Dickens (see above)
He also appears in photographs taken by George Crawford (see above)
29 June, 1967
Bert was a stoker mechanic on board in 1946. He served in Palestine and on board during Princess Elizabeth's journey from Belfast. There are several photos in the Photo Album which you can access by clicking on the button below. There is also a video with some photos of Bert & some oppos which can be viewed by clicking on this button
3 April, 2011
10th May, 2014
Patrick Denis Hayes
Pat Hayes c. 1950
Pat Hayes c. 2010
3 June, 2011
John was a P.O. Cook
Richard Ince was a Lieutenant on the 1954 - 55 Cruise
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29 October, 1955