I've just downloaded your site for off-line viewing and have to say that it is coming along in leaps and bounds. Your site is a fitting tribute to the memory of your grandfather and to all the men of the RNR who gave so much for the freedom of this Country.A fine effort on your part Forbes and a terrific tribute to your Grandfather. This site should be an inspiration to us all, and through it we may remember the brave efforts of the little armed trawlers which in many men's hearts are both large and proud.
Keep up the good work your site can only get even better.
Best regards, Mike Allison - Radio Operator - Hull. (My father served in the Royal Indian Navy, Great Grandad in The Sikh Pioneer Regiment 1858 - 1899). Maybe we should all get around to putting father's / grandfather's service records on a site.
I did a bit of research on this and found out what RNPS meant, and that the Alouette was a trawler (torpedoed by a U-Boat). Lowe) was the first recipient of the CSC a esult of service with the Naval Brigade in the Boer War.
Anyone know anything about the Alouette, or that particular engagement? This site is a nice tribute 'for those in peril on the sea' Geoff Lowe A most interesting site and a fine tribute to your grandfather I am in Brisbane, Australia and have been here for almost fifty years now.
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My grandfather was killed on the Northern Rover early on in the war.The users email address is: [email protected] surfed your most excellent website and located the name of R. I am anxious to obtain further information about him for publication in our Association journal or where I might obtain career history. Dear Forbes The first CONGRATULATION, FORBES, from Norway ,from Namsos and the place where RUTLANDSHIRE came to her end!We look forward meeting You and Your father in May.My family were all trawlermen and I served on minesweepers.Enjoyed your site and best wishes from 'Down Under'I just downloaded the section relating to trawlers lost in WWII.Well done, Tim Maddison Personally, I think that youre website is very interesting, only one comment I think that you should include a few pictures of the ships mentioned.