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Big Wilf

BIG_EATS

Newbie
The other night , I decided to watch a few episodes is Sailor , as shown on BBC in the 70s.
Episode 10 shows the Ark arriving back home to Devonport.
The skipper's wife and young son are met by Wilf Graham and go back to his cabin when we're told by the narrator that young Charlie , Wilf's lad, hopes to join up one day.
Does anyone know if young Charlie ever fulfilled his ambition ?
 

BIG_EATS

Newbie
Thanks mate , I'll check out the times !
I have posted on here since '06 , but not recently. I don't know if old posts get deleted after a certain period of time !
Stay safe fellas !
 

D108

Midshipman
The other night , I decided to watch a few episodes is Sailor , as shown on BBC in the 70s.
Episode 10 shows the Ark arriving back home to Devonport.
The skipper's wife and young son are met by Wilf Graham and go back to his cabin when we're told by the narrator that young Charlie , Wilf's lad, hopes to join up one day.
Does anyone know if young Charlie ever fulfilled his ambition ?

Sort of on plot but somewhere I saw a video of a reunion of RO’s in London and Big Wilf attended along with the Joss and Little Wilfs handler, it was quite emotional.

Edit just found it


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Union Jack

Badgeman
I have a Times subscription - I had a quick look at this article not long ago, I don't think that it mentioned his children but will read it again this evening.

No need thank you, Soleil, since you kindly posted it in May 2018.:D I found this after having a wee shoogle with Google because I always understood he was known as "Wid" by his family and peers, rather than "Wilf" and, lo and behold, this is confirmed at https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community/threads/the-times-rear-admiral-wilfred-graham.169577/ along with the info that "Charlie works in IT".....:eek:

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BIG_EATS

Newbie
Thanks for all your input chaps !
It was interesting but sad to watch that reunion. Uncle Tom looked so old , but Little Wilf hadn't changed much , cheeky little bugger !"
Joss -: "Don't you come aboard my war canoe with hair like that , my cocker ! "
 
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