My grandfather served in HMS Royal Arthur from 1939-1940 as an instructor, before he moved to HMS Glendower. He was a Petty Officer Gunner. Kelleher was his name, and he was an irishman by birth.

Where might I be able to find more information about either Royal Arthur or Glendower?

I am hoping to uncover photos of the personnel and life therein.

  • Hello -- this is a Q&A site not a forum so thie question doesn't really fit here. You could try editing it to fit ourguidelines at genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and genealogy.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask if you have specific question syou need to address about your grandfather but asking for photos doesn't belong here. – ColeValleyGirl Nov 8 '17 at 14:44
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not asking for an answer to a question – ColeValleyGirl Nov 8 '17 at 14:44
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    Can we salvage this by editing it to make it more generally useful and more in-line with the site guidelines -- how to find websites and background information about WWII ships, etc? – Jan Murphy Nov 8 '17 at 22:54
  • Sounds like a great idea @JanMurphy – PolyGeo Nov 9 '17 at 3:48

There is a chapter with photos on both HMS Royal Arthur and HMS Glendower in The Reminiscences of a Radar Plotter by John Barford Lindop ( Amazon Books ) where all, well some, will be revealed.

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  • Hi,Yes, I am the author – John Lindop Feb 17 '18 at 14:50

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