Tracking Grandpa's Naval history!

Discussion in 'Bases / Shore Est' started by Jenny_Dabber, Jun 20, 2006.

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  1. Below is what I have posted in the Naval history section, Janner is about to pull whats left of his hair out over me bugging him! I could use all the help I could get with this little project, so peeps you lot are the next best thing!!!

    Actual thread

  2. Hi Jenny,

    HMS Rampura was a depot ship cum sub support in the 40s, and would most definitely have had gunners aboard.

    HMS Saker was previously a US Navy Base in Maine USA, which would tie in with your granddad being in the States at about that time.

    And there was an HMS Saker II, 1850 Royal Naval Air Squadron based in Baltimore.
    Anything identified as a 'II' was most likely a tender base.

    Good luck with your hunting, I'm doing the same with my family.
  3. For a Jock my grandpa got so coushdy drafts in the RN huh
  4. Checking, and speaking to, the old sailor I found that he was also in Rampura in 1953 - Reg Staff !!
  5. Jenny it might be helpful to us lot if you could scan the ships names and put them up so we can see and try to make some sense out of them.

    Gosling was a shore training base in Yorkshire--it became HMS Ariel --I think.

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