HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

muckaroon1960
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HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby muckaroon1960 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:06 am

Remembering this day the 109 crew members who lost their lives on HMS Glowworm. The Glowworm sank after ramming the German battleship Hipper off Norway. Its commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Gerard Broadmead Roope, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, the first to be awarded in WW2. One of those lost was Stoker 1st class P/KX89100 Wilfred James Findon aged 22.(My Uncle on the left of the picture):sad:
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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby resistanceunit » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:20 pm

Great post Mucka.

RIP Wilfred. Today we remember you.

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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby David » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:19 am

resistanceunit wrote:Great post Mucka.

RIP Wilfred. Today we remember you.


:thumbsup:

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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby muckaroon1960 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:50 pm

Lest we forget....

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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:08 pm

Indeed Paul. Regards Mark.

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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:26 pm

Very brave men indeed.

May they RIP.

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Re: HMS Glowworm lost in action 8th April 1940

Postby Andyb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Love these old stories and the heroics that they did. Great picture as well of the old lady :thumbsup:

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