Who the hell is/was Jimpy Parker?


Lantern Swinger
Despite giving this a good Googling, I cannot find out who this guy is/was. There is a road here at Yeovilton called "Jimpy Parker Cabin Flat", so I assume he was a WAFU of some sort. I walk past the damn sign every day and it is starting to bug me now. So come on, who was he and what was so special about his cabin flat???


Lantern Swinger
Good find! I suppose as the road in question is one that leads around the SR's accom here, it would be appropriate to have a decorated SR WAFU as its name-sake. Kind of explains the "Cabin Flat" bit too - the SR's accom being his cabin flat - it kind of fits!
Thanks for taking the time to find the article - I was looking for Admirals with the name of Parker
Blimey just "bumped" into this thread again googling lol I remember a CPO "Jimpy" Parker at Portland around 77-81 and i believe he was a Greeny, he was very recognisable always smoking a cigarrette using a holder, I may be wrong but i am pretty sure he had an MBE or BEM scuse me if iam wrong.Anyways i think the link with Yeovilton is this, he was drafted from Portland to Yeovilton and became the "Greeny Palace" Chief, hence i belive the name for the road
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Old thread like but;

Jimpy Parker was the Telegraphist / tail gunner in Lt Cdr Esmonde VC's Fairey Swordfish, the lead aircraft in the attack on the Bismarck. It was he who reported the engagement and was subsequently awarded the DSM.

History kids, it's cool.
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