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HMS Indomitable

25th Feb 1942 Embarked for the Far East

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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Indomitable

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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James "Cush" Dow

I am the second son of James Dow. Unfortunately I do not have much stories to tell about my father, only that he did some service as and engineer on HMS Formidable during the war years and was involved with HMS Indomitable as well I think. I left Scotland in 1972 for Australia, and I am still here. He told me then that he had been in Sydney in Australia during WW11, so I was not going to be the first Dow to put my feet on to Bondi Beach, as he had done so during the war.

Dad, unfortunately died in 1992. I was wondering if there would be any records available of his service during this time and any information at all that would help me to put some pieces together on his service life at that time.

Thomas Dow

CPO. Charles Thomas "Snowy" Johnson HMS Nelson

My father, Charles Thomas Johnson, joined the Royal Navy in 1936 by enrolling at HMS Ganges as a boy. He went on to serve until 1961, attaining the rank of CPO Gunner's Mate, of which he was understandable proud. During the war he served on a number of ships in a number of theatres, here are some, HMS Nelson, HMS Mayala, HMS Valient, HMS Indomitable, HMS Illustrious, and quite a few more besides. He was an ardent hockey player and boxer, as well as being a bit of a lad. He left us with many sailor tails of life at sea, and fun ashore.

If any old ships or their families who knew him are out there it would be great to hear from them.

Adam Johnson

PO. Charles Dabbs HMS Indomitable

I am researching the ships my father sailed on in the Royal Navy 1939-1945. I am in the process of requesting his service records. I know some of the ships he did sail on. He was in the Med campaign, namely Malta, France and North Africa. I can remember he did talk of the Cairo, Indomitable, and Ariadne, but know there must have been many more. He became petty officer while serving, and loved being at sea. His name was Charlie Dabbs and was born in Birmingham. Like many lads at that time, he lied about his age to get in the services. If anyone has any information, or contacts who may remember my father, I would be very gratefull.

Bev Dabbs

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