RE: War Graves

#76 by chocks , Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:39 pm

Interesting piece of film. I've never seen that footage before.
As for HMS Vulture (spelt wrong on the headstone) B.C Freeman would never have served at "Vulture II", as the film said, it was manned entirely by WRENS!
The HMS Vulture where he was, was commissioned as Royal Naval Air Station St Merryn (Cornwall) on the 8th October 1940. It was used as the School of Naval Air Warfare but it also housed several Naval Air Squadrons during it's service. She was decommissioned just after the end of WW2. "Vulture II" was the Principle satellite station of the base.


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RE: War Graves

#77 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:00 pm

It says Volture on the grave chocks


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RE: War Graves

#78 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:06 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #76
Interesting piece of film. I've never seen that footage before.
As for HMS Vulture (spelt wrong on the headstone) B.C Freeman would never have served at "Vulture II", as the film said, it was manned entirely by WRENS!
The HMS Vulture where he was, was commissioned as Royal Naval Air Station St Merryn (Cornwall) on the 8th October 1940. It was used as the School of Naval Air Warfare but it also housed several Naval Air Squadrons during it's service. She was decommissioned just after the end of WW2. "Vulture II" was the Principle satellite station of the base.


It was me who said he served there. I got that wrong


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RE: War Graves

#79 by chocks , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:34 pm

Easy mistake to make! The understanding of the naming of Naval Air Stations is a confusing thing even for me.


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RE: War Graves

#80 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:39 pm

We shall have to look at the other graves, see what we can find out about them.


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RE: War Graves

#81 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:47 pm

J B Kniveton died 15/09/1947 wasn't the war over by then ?


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RE: War Graves

#82 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:56 pm

C C Paterson was a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


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RE: War Graves

#83 by Frothy , Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:04 pm

Is this weird or what..........



SIMONS, FREDERICK EDWARD Sergeant 1435840 23/08/1944 21 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom D. 441. ERDINGTON (ST. BARNABAS) CHURCHYARD

SIMONS, FRANK EDWARD Sergeant 1609292 24/03/1944 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Coll. grave 13. D. 3-7. BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR


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RE: War Graves

#84 by chocks , Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:58 pm

Wish I had a penny for every time I've marched to this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVcBqlVre6Q


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RE: War Graves

#85 by Frothy , Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:16 pm

Stirring stuff


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RE: War Graves

#86 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:05 pm

I would like to post a video on here just for chocks as I think he would like it. Trouble is its on facebook and I can't work out how to save the video to my computer and put it on here. I dont think chocks does facebook does he?
Any one know? Well, when I say anyone, I suppose that means you chris, theres no one else on here.


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RE: War Graves

#87 by Frothy , Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:46 pm

If it's YouTube, no problem. Flash drive don't know mate.


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RE: War Graves

#88 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:39 am

You Tubes no problem, it's videos on facebook I cant work out. I'll have to ask my son when I see him tomorrow, he might know.


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RE: War Graves

#89 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:19 am

Done it, Very simple actually. only trouble is the video I wanted is no longer on facebook


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RE: War Graves

#90 by Mr T ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:22 am

But no worries, I have found it on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjZ_IlP9c5A


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