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HMS Kildwick

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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Kildwick

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Line Charles Sidney. AB.

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AB. Charles Sidney "Soap Sud" Line HMS Kildwick

My Father is front Row 4th from the Left or at 11 oclock position in this photo of Collingwood's Life Bouy on Unit Training Station Group Photo which maybe from April to June 1943 before joining HMS Kildwick.

My father, Charles Sidney Line who served at HMS Collingwood and later assigned to HMS Kildwick which was a Kil class Patrol sloops (Patrol Craft Escort) which was was commissioned through the Lease Lend from the U.S in July 1943.

There are no names written on the backs of these photos of my father and his Ship Mates and those that l have are on the back of photos that l will mention , i.e Soap Suds and Lagos there is another that is on the back which l have attached any information would be grateful as my Mother is still alive and would like to hear from anyone who has any information on the Ships service and any photos as well as memories, l have no picture of HMS Kildwick.

Does anybody know anything about HMS Marleborough 25th June 1943 being issued with a 3 day pass which l have also included amongst the photos and of the Ocean Daily News Paper ( Editorial office , Ships Orderly Room , Main Deck Aft ! , it is Blank on the back and looks as if it was pinned to a Ships Company Notice Board.

My Mother tells me that my Father was on ships serving as a Torpedo man but l have looked and seen that HMS Kildwick did not have Torpedos and only Hedge Hogs and Death Charges and K Guns and 20 mm & 40 mm anti Aircraft Guns, so does this mean that HMS Marlborough had Torpedos the other thing is on his Marriage Photo with my Mother that a Trade Badge can be seen that maybe either a Cannon or Torpedo.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who may know of any one in these photos.

Colin Line

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