Can any one help identify this photograph

#1
Hi,
we have 2 photographes of Sir Winston Curchill boarding the HMS Victorious, one with Sir Stafford Cripps. I'm just wondering if anyone can identify anyone else in the photograph?

I believe there is possibly Rear Admiral Lumley Lyster and Captain Bovell there but not sure who is who or who anyone else is.
I believe it was taken in 1941 but don't know where they boarding the Victorious at.

Any help would be appreciated.

 
#5
October 11th 1942 PM MR Winston Churchill Lord Privy Seal, Sir Stafford Cripps Capt Bovell, Rear Admiral A L ST G Lyster Capt L.D. Mackintosh DSO DSC The PM was visiting the fleet at Scapa Flow
 
#6
scouse said:
October 11th 1942 PM MR Winston Churchill Lord Privy Seal, Sir Stafford Cripps Capt Bovell, Rear Admiral A L ST G Lyster Capt L.D. Mackintosh DSO DSC The PM was visiting the fleet at Scapa Flow
thanks, is L D Mackintosh to the right of Sir Cripps?

 
#9
skiduck said:
scouse said:
October 11th 1942 PM MR Winston Churchill Lord Privy Seal, Sir Stafford Cripps Capt Bovell, Rear Admiral A L ST G Lyster Capt L.D. Mackintosh DSO DSC The PM was visiting the fleet at Scapa Flow
thanks, is L D Mackintosh to the right of Sir Cripps?

Believe he might be the one removing his glove???
 
#11
soleil said:
Scouse

Agree - medal ribbons on uniform.

Captain Bovell with hands behind his back?
yep I spotted Cpt Bovell correctly hopefully - Rear Admiral Lyster just behind him. So who is standing next to Sir Stafford?
and who is the army/marine behind?

And the secret service officer?

This is so very interesting.

Thanks for all your help so far.
 
#13
soleil said:
Scouse

Agree - medal ribbons on uniform.

Captain Bovell with hands behind his back?
yep medal ribbons,thats what swayed me. He joined the VIC on the afternoon on Wednesday 14 th October 42. But did not take over command from Capt Bovell , for some 5 weeks
 
#14
scouse said:
soleil said:
Scouse

Agree - medal ribbons on uniform.

Captain Bovell with hands behind his back?
yep medal ribbons,thats what swayed me. He joined the VIC on the afternoon on Wednesday 14 th October 42. But did not take over command from Capt Bovell , for some 5 weeks
that explains the 2 captains on board then - I got confused with that
 
#15
skiduck said:
yep I spotted Cpt Bovell correctly hopefully - Rear Admiral Lyster just behind him. So who is standing next to Sir Stafford?
and who is the army/marine behind?
That would be Marine 'Knocker' White, well known Boy Bugler and Kit Muster specialist of X turret on HMS Massive.
Just behind him is Boy Sailor Victor 'Chico' Meldrew VC and Blue Peter badge, who turned to to be awarded the DCM (Don't Come Monday.)
Would you like a comprehensive list of the entire crew, I'm sure I've got it somewhere along with the passenger list of the Titanic. :roll:

skiduck said:
And the secret service officer?
Churchills bodyguard Inspector Walter Thompson. In tan trenchcoat and trilby hat on right of phot looking to right.
 
#17
NZB - Please PM me a copy of the crew list too. I have a particular interest in AB Albert Biss D/JX 179376 who died of his wounds with two other members of the ship's company when Victorious was subjected to Kamikaze attack on 9 May 1945. It would be good to trace anyone who served with him or find their relatives.

Incidentally, the passenger list of the Titanic is also available online here.
 
#18
Killed in the attack. Steward J. Landers. Able seaman A A Bliss, and J E Cann. Their were 20 wounded ,4 of them seriously , and one Corsair failed to return from the final strike. Which had flown off at 1542 ,with the loss of its pilot LT D Cameron of 1834 sqdn. ( Quote from my commmissioning book )
 

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#19
Have to say, whilst not contributing anything constructive to the thread, I'm impressed by the amount of detail given regarding the initial photograph.
 
#20
scouse said:
Killed in the attack. Steward J. Landers. Able seaman A A Bliss, and J E Cann. Their were 20 wounded ,4 of them seriously , and one Corsair failed to return from the final strike. Which had flown off at 1542 ,with the loss of its pilot LT D Cameron of 1834 sqdn. ( Quote from my commmissioning book )
Thanks Scouse. It's often surprising how much information is out there when you ask.
 

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