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Reply tonyrod
3:12 AM on October 5, 2016 
Mick, they earned it ,its the only way I can repay them ,
Reply Mick Booth
4:10 PM on October 4, 2016 
This is a awesome tribute too those who served and I am so proud of my Great Grandfather's and my Great uncles that are mentioned never forgotten may they all rest in peace
Reply tonyrod
3:26 AM on May 2, 2016 
hi Phil,that was told to me by, by one of the crew, I think Bob Bull, but no evidence to support it, i will however try to research Richard a little more,and get back to you if I find anything, regards Tony
Reply Phil Eyden
11:56 AM on May 1, 2016 
Hi Tony. I am researching the role that Prins Albert played in clandestine operations, particularly that of the Operation Abercrombie 'Boulogne Raid' under Lord Lovat. Prins Albert supplied the ALCs that were then towed to Dover on the 18th April 1942. Two men drowned on the 19th April in the first attempt at the operation halfway across the Channel when an ALC got swamped. I am trying to identify them but am having some trouble. One could very well be Able Seaman Richard Widdicombe as he was a member of the crew who died that day, his body not being recovered. Do you have any information on him? However, you have stated that he died being transferred from shore to the ship, but I wonder if I could enquire as to the source. Many, many thanks. Phil
Reply tonyrod
2:01 PM on April 28, 2016 
emailed you Emlyn,
Reply Emlyn
12:28 PM on April 28, 2016 
Thanks Tony, this is a starting point.
Reply tonyrod
12:09 PM on April 28, 2016 
HI Arthur, I will have to go threw my records, but I do know Henry my 2nd GREAT Grandfather is buried in West Derby Cemetery , I do know the Headstone was laid flat and the names are on the underside, I will email you with any other information I can find, , regards Tony
Reply Arthur Emlyn Williams
9:45 AM on April 28, 2016 
In your "Pals of ours" you mention Henry Rodaway, my maternal Great Grandfather, living with His daughter Emily and her husband James Hopley Harold towards the end of his life. I am trying to trace the graves of Emily and James, which may also be Henry's grave. I would be grateful if you have any information as to the location. it was stated that the grave was owned by my mother, Edith may.
Reply tonyrod
6:55 AM on February 26, 2016 
many thanks Mary, if I can help you with any military searches let me know.,
Reply mary mckie
5:47 AM on February 26, 2016 
hi just come across a drawing of alfred klausing via google! how facinating what a find alf married Elizabeth Mckie 1943, liverpool. brilliant site! well done x
Reply tonyrod
12:32 PM on February 12, 2016 
hi Frank, sorry on your loss of your Father Thomas, well to start off BILLY was not KIA, THANK GOD, but I along with a good pal of mine living in Port Macquarie will do our utmost to fill you in, a lot of its on this site, but individual service records you have to send for, i will email you and with a little luck we will be able to sort you out, welcome aboard.
Reply frank behanR
11:38 AM on February 12, 2016 
hiya my dad thomas behan R229215 served with billy rodaway and i recall him saying he sadly was killed in action. dad was mentioned in despatches for a 1943 action though i dont know anything about it but i do have all his medals and oak leaf. can you please help me find all the details of prins albert and what happed.i recieved a letter and some photos from bob bull 4 aug 2007 but dad died early next morning so havnt got a clue what to do to find his service story as he never spoke of it. i would appreciate greatly any help. i think the old fella put a diving suit on and got under the ship to free a purposely trapped propeller but its only hearsay. i must say i greatly admire your webpages your family certainly has done their bit (a great big bit) and you must be more than proud of them. hope you can help me get started on my research, as i live in toowoomba queensland ozzie these days. i know dad was on the Salopian and am not sure if he was on the Petroculus all largely Birkenhead and Liverpool crewed keep up the good work alll the best frank behan
Reply tonyrod
3:18 AM on February 10, 2016 
hi Ron, thank you, if I can help you in any way , just shout out, , THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN
Reply Ron Pye
6:02 PM on February 9, 2016 
Hello, I have recently found out that my Great Grandfather was John Burns CSM 18942 13th BN The King's (Liverpool Regiment). There is an inscription of his name on the monument in Southport, England where he was from. I thought that was amazing enough until I found your superb site with a photo of him!! Thank you so much for keeping his, and many many other mens memories alive. Superb work.
Reply tonyrod
1:13 PM on February 3, 2016 
cheers Reg, be good to find your family members who served and add them in also, ,