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F/Eng. HP Gardiner  (RAF) 21 July         Harold Gardiner  11 May 1949

Anthony Gillett (Merchant Navy) 12 March 1943    Anthony Gillett  12 March 1943   Anthony Gillett   12 May     Anthony Gillett  14 June 1946

Sgt  Norman Hornsey   (RAF) 6 Jan 1942       Hornsey  24 May 1949  

Sgt Howard (RAF)  N.Africa 18 Oct 1943      Sgt Robert Howard  11 Dec 1944    Sgt Robert Howard  26 Apr 1949

Edwin Hudson   (RNVR)  14 Jan 1943

Raymond Kimber 1971                                                                                         In Memoriam Overview

Lieut Norman Sharpe  (Army Northants Yeomanry)  After Jun 1944

 

F/Eng. HP Gardiner  (RAF) 21 July

Harold Gardiner  11 May 1949

Anthony Gillett (Merchant Navy) 16 MAr 1943

Anthony Gillett (Merchant Navy) 12 March 1943

 

Anthony Gillett (Merchant Navy) 12 May

Anthony Gillett (Merchant Navy) 14 June 1946

 

Sgt  Norman Hornsey   (RAF) 6 Jan 1942

Hornsey  24 May 1949

Sgt Howard (RAF)  18 Oct 1943

Sgt Robert Howard   (RAF) NAfrica  11 Dec 1944

Sgt Robert Howard   (RAF) NAfrica  26 April 1949

Edwin Hudson   (RNVR)  14 Jan 1943

 

Raymond Kimber    Raymond died 1971

Information below primarily from emails by Norman Kimber, Dave Percival, Pedro Howes and John Cook

see  www.forcesmemorial.org.uk

 

Raymond left WGS to join the Royal Navy and became a Chief Ordinance Artificer.   Raymond was killed on September 29, 1971 in an explosion onboard the submarine, HMS Alliance.

 

Raymond was a Chief Petty Officer and had been since he was in his early 20's. EA, OA, etc., refers to specific trades not ranks.  By trade, Raymond was an OA or Ordinance Artificer.  At the time of his death he had just finished re-training to become a submarine's Chief Electrical Officer (CEO).  The word 'officer' in CEO refers to a position/job in the boat (submarine) and not his rank.

 

As a matter of interest (and maybe repetition) did you know that HMS/M Alliance, the submarine Raymond was killed on, is now the centre piece for the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hants., and the director of the museum is Commander Jeff Tall, OBE RN.  Not> exactly stuff of "Ripley's Believe it or Not" but interesting. 

 

Lieut Norman Sharpe  (Army Northants Yeomanry)