My Mother, Ann Mary Bridget Taylor (and the Taylor
Families in New Zealand,
Australia, Scotland, United
Kingdom and Canada)
Mr J D
(Dave) Downey My Dad’s best mate
(and like my second Dad) Australia.
‘Kiwi’ Lemberg and daughter Jeni Lemberg (NZ) – Thank you very much Kiwi for being
there for me with the H.M.S. Scarab project. As I said, I can see why you
and Dad were great shipmates.
Smith and Mr. Don Kiddle of Naval-History.net
– OldWeather.Org –
Thank you mate for sharing all your knowledge and getting me started.
Royal Navy Archives (UK) – Mrs Lorna Read – Thank you for
all your patience. It was fantastic to meet you.
& Viv Bee (UK) –
H.M.S. Birmingham for
your first hand account. Thank you for your very warm welcome. It was a
fantastic day (and the hangover!)
B Mason (With respect – lest we forget)
SERVICE HISTORIES OF ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS IN WORLD WAR 2 (Refer above Naval-History.net)
B Hampshire author of ‘Armed with Stings’ (Crew member of HMS Moth) and the
authority on Royal Navy Insect Class Gunboat history.
J Miller author of ‘Mainly Myself’ and Daughters
(Anne, Susan and Jean). Thank you for all your
assistance especially your first hand experiences as recorded in your book.
The Historic Market Town of Sudbury in
Suffolk, (Sudbury.org.uk), His
Worship The (former) Mayor Peter
Goodchild, (Historians Shirley
Smith and Val Herbert) - Thank
you all for such a wonderful welcome.
Mr & Mrs David Richardson (UK) –
Thank you very much for sharing your Father’s experiences and
providing the photo of HMS Scarab’s crew complement. That was a
fantastic contribution David.
Mr David Baynes (UK) who was kind
enough to tour me round the historic port of Portsmouth (twice 2010 and
2011) and also gained me special access through his contacts to the Royal
Navy archives (not open to the public) – what a fantastic experience!
Cochrane – H.M.S. Birmingham
for his first hand account.
Jones (NZ), brother of Jimmy
Jones – H.M.S. Aphis.
Thank you for all your contributions.
Mr & Mrs Len
– H.M.S. Scarab Thank you Mrs Mell, for
all your cups of tea and such a fantastic day.
Mr & Mrs Derek Grainger (UK) H.M.S. Scarab Thank you Derek and
Kath for your fantastic contribution, A wonderful Tribute to your Dad (Albert
Services Association of New
Zealand and Dion Crooks. (RSA Review newspaper. Thank you for your assistance.)
Returned Services Association New Lynn
(newlynnrsa.org.nz) – Mr
Ross Hancock, Mr Terry Wood. Thanks Terry and Ross for all your assistance
Mrs Ann Simonsen (daughter of James
– H.M.S. Scarab Thank you
Ann. We very much appreciated your Fantastic contribution
Barton (HMS Gentian) (NZ). Thanks Edwin for all your valued advice.
Imperial War Museum (UK)