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HMS Valiant

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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Valiant

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Barry Claud Barrington. Rear Admiral
  • Holton Denis William.
  • Mowat John Alexander. ERA4.
  • Sanson Joseph Charles.
  • Wood Bertram. Stoker 1/Cl. (d.1942)

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Denis William Holton HMS Valiant

Does anyone remember my father Denis William Holton who served on HMS Valiant when it was mined in Alexandria harbour by Italian mini-subs. Also does anyone have a copy of the feature film The Valiant (1960)starring John Mills, please? I really would appreciate any help. Many Thanks.

Clive Holton

Rear Admiral Claud Barrington Barry DSO HMS Queen ELizabeth

My father joined the navy as a cadet in 1904.Becoming a Submariner in 1914 he commanded various submarines in the war including C14.D4 and R12 Between the wars he commanded two J boatslent to RANthen K22,K26 ,Thames and Medway,attended Staff college and was Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Submarines 1939 saw him as NA to 2nd Sea Lord and then commanding HMS Queen Elizabeth and Then Valiant As a Rear Admiral was Flag Officer Submarines 1943-44 and then Naval Secretary followed by Director of Dockyards He died on the 27th Dec 1951 4 days before Retirement. His final Rank was Admiral

colin barry

ERA4. John Alexander Mowat HMS Dorsetshire

Alec Mowat served on the Dorsetshire 12th July 1941 - 5th April 1942 as an ERA4. He survived and was picked up in Durban South Africa by the 'Valiant' working on board until the 30th September 1943.

Eileen Mowat-Cannon

Joseph Charles Sanson HMS Nelson

My dad, Joe Sanson was on Nelson, Valiant, Endevour, Rodney these were just a few, he boxed for the navy served in Scotland, Malta and in dry dock in Simon Town SA.

Susan Tonin

Stoker 1/Cl. Bertram Wood DSM HMS Ark Royal (d.1942)

My grandfather, Bertram Wood DSM, served in the Royal Navy from 1924 until April 1942, when he was killed. He served in HMS Ark Royal, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Pembroke, HMS Chatham, HMS Repulse, HMS Renown, HMS Ramillies, HMS Valiant, HMS Pegasus, HMS Ajax and HMS Havock.

Carol Broomfield

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