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HMS Merlin

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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Merlin

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Ashburner Joan Margaret. Ldg Wren (d.9th Jun 1944)
  • Batchelor Margaret Elsie Claire. Ldg Wren (d.9th Jun 1944)
  • Daunt John Achilles. Mech.
  • Jennings James William.
  • Owen Edna Grace.
  • Thorpe Ina Bremner. PO.
  • Uren George. (d.11th January 1941)
  • Williamson George.

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James William Jennings HMS Medina

My father, James William Jennings, was drafted into the Fleet Air Arm when joining up in 1941 and served as an Air mechanic. He served on ships such as the Medina, Daedalus, Kestrel, Candor, Victory, Merlin and Nighthawk (the ship he was on when he was discharged. Most of the war he spent in South Africa. I am hoping to find out more about his shipmates and people he served with during the war. I know he was in the Royal Naval Air Squad hockey team. But apart from that I don't know much. Sadly he died in 1975, long before I could be interested in his war time experiences.

Kay Charlotte Jennings

PO. Ina Bremner Thorpe Steward

Ina Thorpe in WRNS from 1940-1946 and was stationed at the following establishments for the duration: HMS Ambrose, MTC Rosyth, HMS Sparrow Hawk, HMS Merlin, HMS Condor, HMS Merganser. Rating from WREN to petty officer, and in the category of steward.

Frank Zwolinski

Mech. John Achilles Daunt HMS Royal Arthur Fleet Air Arm

My uncle, John Achilles Daunt, served at:
  • HMS Royal Arthur from 22nd June until 1st July 1943
  • HMS Gosling from 13th July until 18th September 1943
  • HMS Daedalus from 14th September until 17th October 1943
  • HMS Gannet from 24th February 1944 until 19th March 1944
  • HMS Daedalus from 17th October 1944 until 12th December 1944
  • HMS Merlin from 13th December 1944 until 17th January 1946
  • HMS Flycatcher March 1946 and HMS Dipper April 1946.

    He left the Navy in August 1946 to join the Palestine police and was killed in March 1947. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

    I have copies of the certificate of service S-459. What does UCH/77477 in the `Nature of Decoration' mean in the section medals, clasps?

  • Owen Daunt

    Edna Grace Owen Fleet Air Arm

    My mother was in the Fleet Air Arm. She served on HMS Merlin, HMS Spartiate in 1944, HMS Fledgling, HMS Heron as a specialist air mechanic and HMS Merlin in 1944-46 from where she was released in November 1946. She died in 2002.

    Owen Daunt

    George Uren HMS Merlin (d.11th January 1941)

    I only know George Edward Uren died when HMS Merlin sank I believe January 11th 1941. He was the son of Edward who was also serving in the War. He was my grandfather's brother.

    C. Brown

    George "Geordie" Williamson 782 Squadron HMS Merlin

    George Williamson

    My dad, George Williamson, never spoke of his time in the Navy during WW2, all I know is that he was based in Scotland. I'd love if anyone could tell me more about this.

    Margaret Williamson

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