Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"
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William Edward Bacon
Alan, the son of Bill Bacon, notified us of his father's death via our Facebook page.
Bill served as an Able Seaman on the 1952/53 cruise.
It is possible that he later served as a Signalman on HMS Ark Royal but we have no dates for that.
20 January, 1968
6 September, 2018
Ted joined up in 1944 as a Boy Seaman at HMS Ganges and subsequently was drafted to the Superb in December 1945 as an A.B. Torpedoman. He was on the 1946 cruise to the Mediterranean and was drafted again in 1947. Ted has written quite extensively about his time in the Royal Navy and on Board.
26 November 2017
6 June, 2018
Albert joined the Royal Navy on 18th July, 1911 and after basic training at HMS Excellent he served on HMS Superb from 31st July, 1911 until 5th May, 1913. He retired on 4th July, 1926 as a Chief Petty Officer Ordinance. Information supplied by Albert’s great granddaughter who has his Service Sheet.
POSTED ON 17 December 2018
Pete, who was a stalwart member of the HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association, served on board as a Royal Marine during the 1954-55 America & West Indies Cruise. There are many stories to tell about Pete who was much more than a breath of fresh air - more a hurricane force. Sadly missed.
16 December, 2018
POSTED ON 17 December, 2018
Possibly a Ganges boy, Terrence Keith Willey served aboard in 1952 as an LEM. He went on to serve on several other ships and ended his career as a Chief petty Officer. Terry was married in 1952 just before sailing to the West Indies.
Information sent in via Facebook by Terry's son Neil
4 January, 1999
3 July, 2019
James served on the America & West Indies cruise 1954-55 as a Royal Marine.
He joined the Marines in 1952 and retired as a Corporal in 1965.
Information obtained from James' son Anthony who would love to hear any stories of his dad.
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25 December 2001