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Paul Wright
Monday, July 3 2017
I have been told by my grandmother that my late grandfather Earnest J. Wright served on HMS Cleopatra during the war and post war as a chef/cook. I would love to hear from anyone with any information whatsoever about him or the ship during this period. Unfortunately he passed away in 1987.


Lee Barrass
Sunday, June 11 2017
Hi all, I believer my grandfather served on the ship! He was a cook.. be nice to hear if anyone knew him, Regards Lee


Paul Daubney
Saturday, May 20 2017
Hi all. I recieved a letter this morning from 'Fes'. It was adressed to Paul Daubney (Daubs) ex HMS Cleopatra comms debt. It mentions that Ed, Mo and Fes of the 'crapstone crew' are looking for me. I am sure that it is not me that they are looking for but I am intrigued if this has any connection with your contacts. Please let me know Paul


Graham Mowlam
Monday, April 24 2017
Hi, I believe my grandfather served on Cleopatra between 42/43, his name was John Robert Mowlam, but was know as 'Bob'. He did not talk much about his war service but remember him saying how fond and proud of the ship he was (it was his first ship at 18 after conscription). He was on board when she was torpedoed and was part of the crew that made it to the U.S where he was given new placement. Unfortunately he passed away in 1999, but would be proud if you add he to your crew roster. Many Thanks Graham Mowlam


Warwick Franklin
Monday, February 22 2016
Hi Pincher, if you e-mail me your address I'll send you all the details about joining HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association.


Ian (Pincher) Martin
Saturday, January 23 2016
Hello one and all ex Cleo's. I was a killick stoker on Cleo 1979 / 80 so if anybody remembers me it would be great to hear from you. Fond memories of a great ship.


Valerie
Wednesday, January 20 2016
Hello, I believe my father served on HMS Cleopatra before serving on submarines. Approx years of service 1948-1957. Dose any body remember Cliff? Thankyou Val, daughter.


Danny Hendry
Sunday, January 10 2016
Hi there shipmate. I served on the old girl June 1977 to late 1979. I was a LS(m). My oppos were Geoff Roberts, Jake Kelly, Matt McKinnon, jock McGregor, Taff Roberts plenty more but I can't remember them all. I would like to join the association can you please send me some information. Regards. Danny


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, December 23 2015
When was your father on HMS Cleopatra Sally?


Sally White (nee Searle) Wednesday, December 23 2015
Also, would love to see any pictures of crew etc to see if I can find dad(Bill Searle) in them - my email is swhite100@tiscali.co.uk Thank you.


Sally White (nee Searle)
Wednesday, December 23 2015
My Dad (William Searle, known as Bill) was on the Cleopatra. He had 2 friends on board but I cant remember their names offhand but along with Dad they were known as the 'Three Musket Beers'!! Ring a bell with anybody??


John Coffey
Friday, December 11 2015
I am looking for Peter Gallagher, a radioman on board 3 June 1969. He contacted us in 2012, but due to computer failure, I lost his info. If you have any info, please have him contact me at johnjudyc@gmail.com. I am the communication director for the USS FRANK E EVANS (DD754)and would love to communicate with him. Than you!


John Parris
Sunday, November 15 2015
Hi with regards to the George morralee request (Sydney to Newcastle relay) I have some old press cuttings from the Newcastle herald that I kept from the ships visit I will gladly pass them on you can forward my email address to him.George features in two of the cuttings one outside the town hall and the other serving drinks from the bar in the po's mess


Mel Dudley
Monday, October 26 2015
Hello. My father (Aubrey Thomas Walter Dudley) served aboard the Cleopatra. He told me of the day the torpedo struck the ship, and sadly he lost his best friend (cookie). then the 2 ships shadowing them into malta, i think he told me they abandoned ship, due to fires, then reboarded her and put the fires out, and the 2 ships sandwiched cleo, and took her back to malta, im sure there was a mention of a second torpedo strike, I was wondering if there is any photographs of the ships crew, before the attack, please


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, September 13 2015
I have sent you an e-mail Geoff.


Geoff Moore
Sunday, September 13 2015
Hello. My grandfather, sadly now passed, served on the Cleopatra during the second world war during it's operations in Malta. I believe he was a carpenter. His name was Geoff Finch although he doesn't seem to appear on the list of past crew. My uncle has some photos etc and I shall contact him to see if he could scan them in and send them to you.


Warwick Franklin
Saturday, July 25 2015
Hi Tom,I have sent you all the info as requested. You will be surprised how quickly you will make new friends within the association especially if you go to any of our annual reunions. Look at the photos in the Reunion section and you will understand. You won't regret joining I can promise you that.


Tom Carmichael
Saturday, July 25 2015
Served from 1975 -1979 good times along with some not so good but loved it anyway . Not many names i recognise within your membership .


Warwick Franklin
Friday, June 05 2015
James, I have sent you an e-mail. I presume you are interested in joining HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association?


James Brocki
Friday, June 05 2015
served on this old girl 80-81 stoker


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, May 20 2015
I have sent you an e-mail Thomas. I presume you want to join the association?


Thomas Iain Carmichael
Wednesday, May 20 2015
servrd on Cleo from 1975 - 1979 great ship wasan MEM - LMEM


Neil Bavin
Monday, May 18 2015
HELLO My dad HARRY BAVIN from scunthorpe served in the royal navy from 1940 to 1946. He served on the HMS Cleopatra from February 1945 to November 1945.Does any body have any pictures of sailors taken on board the Cleopatra during this period.thankyou neil.bavin@virginmedia.com


Cathy Spillard Stammer McGill
Friday, April 10 2015
Hello Steve Garnham.....my story is almost identical to yours....my dad was serving on the Cleo when it came to Philly, he met my mother and they had to leave suddenly on May 30 1944...and then wound up on convoy in the Mediterranean....I was born in Philly


Dave Mchale
Saturday, March 28 2015
best time,s great captains great ships company proud to serve on cleo twice


Warwick Franklin
Monday, March 16 2015
Hi Chris, I have sent you and e-mail.


Chris Drury
Thursday, March 12 2015
Morning all. On my Fathers death i inherited a very large collection of 1/1250 scale model ships (approx 700 models). They are hand made in wood and date from the fifties. Having no place to display them and with my Mothers blessing i am selling them through E.bay. I was just about to list HMS CLEOPATRA(33)when i came across your site.If anyone is interested or indeed the Association itself please contact me via my E-mail and i will send pictures. I will not list this on E.bay for now to give you and your members first chance. Regards Chris


Steven Garnham
Saturday, January 24 2015
My dad, samuel garnham,was a crewmember in 1943 and part of crew that sailed to Philadelphia after being torpedoed July 43. He met my mother there and she went to Wales after war where they were married. He returned to Philadelphia in 1953 with my mother,sister and brother and I was born in Phila that year.


Warwick Franklin
Thursday, November 06 2014
I have sent you an e-mail wilsonc87.


Wilsonc87
Wednesday, November 05 2014
Hi, this is a bit of a long shot but i wonder whether anyone can help. I am trying to find information about my grand father Michael John Wilson (Tug). I know he served on the Cleopatra during WWII in Malta. I know the ship was torpedoed and badly damaged whilst he was serving. I know he served in the chatham division royal marines and pardon my lack of knowledge but i believe he manned a large gun on the ship? In fact you may be interested to know that prior to his death in 1980 he wrote down his memories whilst serving on cleopatra and they are very interesting. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, November 02 2014
Hi Ken, I presume you want to join the association. I have sen tyou an e-mail.


Ken Parkin
Friday, October 31 2014
Hi all on cleopatra as j seaman RP 67- 70


Warwick Franklin
Friday, October 03 2014
Hello George. That's strange. Maybe if you send me a message by e-mail (warwick_franklin@hotmail.com) we can link up that way. Then I'll resend all the attachments again.


Morralee George TASI
Friday, October 03 2014
Hello Warwick No EMail yet


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, September 30 2014
Hi George, I am sending you an e-mail message


Morralee George TASI
Monday, September 29 2014
Can anyone remember the Relay Run for Sydney to Newcastle.


Ray Mitchell
Monday, August 25 2014
does anyone recall a john wilkinson that served on cleopatra


Warwick Franklin
Friday, August 08 2014
So do you want to join HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association Steve.


Steve Thompson
Thursday, August 07 2014
Dear Shipmates, I was on the Cleapatra, from 1977-79, did the far east tour, hong kong etc


Warwick Franklin
Thursday, July 24 2014
Hi Robert The Cleopatra (frigate) bell is stored at Yeovilton RNAS museum. I suggest you contact them as they may be able to help you out with your request.


Robert W. Cattrell
Thursday, July 24 2014
Hi. Nice site. I was christened on HMS Cleopatra in 1971. Apparently my name is engraved on the ships bell, and I was wondering if there are any close up photos of the bell. Best regards. Robert cattrell


John(yorky)Broom
Wednesday, July 09 2014
served on Cleo 75-78 great ship great far east trip


Patricia McLaughlin Thursday, July 03 2014
Can anyone give me any details on hms cleopatra mt dad James McLaughlin was on it he died when he was 38 and I was 5 I don't know much about him or the ship can anyone enlighten me please thank you


Shirley Bird
Saturday, June 28 2014
My father, John Wilkinson - I believe better known to crew mates as 'Geordie' due to his north east routes served on HMS Cleopatra in 1942 in Malta. He was a wireless telegraphist and remembered morse code till the day he died 15.1.2011. I am currently in Malta on holiday and researching any info I can get about the Cleopatra and crew mates. My Dad only ever talked about how lucky he was to be alive as the day his wireless station was taken out by enemy attack he was late to the station as he needed to go to the toilet and bumped into a crew mate who told him that the captain didn't want him to go to that station and to go to a different one. Minutes later it was blown up. He would not have survived if he'd been there. I'd be grateful if any one has any record they'd be happy to share or photos. The only one I have was taken in Gibraltar with a Scottish crew mate he referred to fondly as Jock.


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, June 22 2014
Dear John, I have sent you an e-mail.


John Ashcroft
Saturday, June 21 2014
My father,john(jack)ashcroft served on the cleo from 1940, when he joined her aged 19 at Hebburn, to 1943. He went through all the action in the Med with her and I have some photos of him and the crew. He became a petty officer and was wounded in one of the engagements with the Italian fleet. He passed away in 1994.He later served on HMS Leonian in the far east as Quartermaster. I would love to meet anyone still with us who might have been a shipmate. Is it possible to get to the coming reunion in Liverpool please?


Eric Smith
Saturday, April 19 2014
my father was on the Cleopatra in 1943-45 his name was Cyril John Smith known as Jack. I think he was a stoker. Anyone remember him? please let me know.


Drew Cuthbert
Saturday, April 12 2014
Hi all,I served on Cleo from 84 to 86 as a Killick Golly,would like to get I'm touch with old shipmates. Have already spoke to Mo Morris and Scouse Long. Feel free to drop me a line.


Paul Beckett
Thursday, April 10 2014
I hope you can help I have my grandfather's navel record. On this it says that he served on the Cleopatra from 1st Jan 1943 to 25May 1944. His name was chief stoker William Beckett also known as Harry. He was awarded the British Empire Medal at the end of this year I also wonder if this was from something he done on this ship. Unfortunately he never spoke about his war days like many others. So unfortunately his tales went to the grave with him. Also is there anywhere else I can get anymore information on his navel past. Many thanks for any help you can give me. Paul


Fiona
Wednesday, April 09 2014
Hi, I'm trying to find information on John Paskin known as Jack, I know he was on the Cleopatra in 1934 as I have a letter he sent his brother. I have so many wonderful photos too but sadly unable to identify people, places, ship, etc...


Gareth Baliss
Tuesday, March 18 2014
Joined Cleo 1971-73 first ever draft.don't remember much .think got slides somewhere


Natalie
Saturday, March 01 2014
Hello there everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me. My grandad was called Stanley James Coleman, known as Jim or James, he was an Engineer on the HMS cleopatra when it was torpedoed, he survived but was sadly taken by lung cancer when I was young so I never got chance to find out much about him. I'd love to know more! He was born in harrogate, North Yorkshire and always lived in the area. His wife died when he was young and he raised my dad, Alan Coleman, and his siblings, Christine, pat, Stuart and Susan Coleman. I know it's a long shot with the lack of information I have but if anyone knew him or anything about him id really appreciate it If you would get in touch, thankyou very much


Barbara Cullis
Tuesday, February 25 2014
my father albert fowler and his brother served on cleo but cannot find any info and is not on the list,only william fowler not albert,can any one help me,as they have both passed away


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Dear Allen, I have e-mailed you a message.


Allen Dodge
Monday, February 17 2014
Tues 11 Feb 2014, HMS Cleopatra`s plaque presented to the Maritime and Military Museum in Malta. Officials : Senior Curator, Collections Manager and Curator at Malta Heritage receive Cleo`s plaque.Plaque presented in memory of former Royal Marine William John Thorogood (gunner).Photo`s taken..


Warwick Franklin
Thursday, January 30 2014
Dear Steve, Thank you for the message. We have a few members who were on Cleopatra at the same time as your father. I will publish your request in the next newsletter which comes out in March. If you have any naval photos which you would like me to show in the newsletter,I would be happy to do it.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary
HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association


Stephon Hunt
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Hi I wonder if anyone knew our dad who served on HMS Cleopatra from around 1948 to 1950 and we think HMS Theseus 1950 to 1951 and HMS Mull of Kintyre around 1951 to 1955, his name was Clifford Edward Hunt (Cliffe) he sadly passed away in 1998 we are trying to trace his Navy Life for our mum who is getting on in the years now if anyone knows him please get in contact me on my email i would be veary gratefull. thanks in advance Steve Hunt


Peter Davison
Friday, January 03 2014
Hi I wonder if anyone knew my dad who served on HMS Cleopatra from around 1949 to around 1955.His name was Edward (Ted) Davison he was a leading seaman.I don't know a great deal but I believe he competed in the inter forces athletics comps,discus and Javalin.He was good friends with a Peter Wiffen from Newcastle. My dad was from Sunderland.He was in Malta,Singapore and I know he had to play a German seaman whe they made the movie Sailor to the King the story of leading seaman Brown.Thats about all I know sadly he died in 2004 aged 74 thank you Peter


David Wilson
Monday, December 23 2013
Hello, just a note to say my father served on this ship Kenneth Wilson from Burnley, Lancashire. I have never looked for information regarding this until today!


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Hi David, I have sent you an e-mail.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Hon Sec


Dave Middleton
Tuesday, December 10 2013
my dad was on Cleopatra ,duke of York, fox hound and superb, he got 6 medals with long service one, he was master at arms at one time, and RPO AT WATERLOO station in 50s- he was Chatham ratting, have got some photos he was david g w middleton 1937 to 1953, hes gone now but would still like a quick run a shore


Warwick Franklin
Monday, November 11 2013
Hi Grant, I have sent you an e-mail.


Grant Wheeler
Friday, November 08 2013
I was wondering if anyone remembers my uncle Sydney Wheeler


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, October 29 2013
Hi Yorky, I have e-mailed you.


John(yorky)Broom
Tuesday, October 29 2013
I was on cleo 1975=1978 1st commision after conversion to exocet


Warwick Franklin
Monday, October 14 2013
Dear Dan, did you receive the e-mail I sent you ref: your message?


Dan Marshall
Thursday, October 10 2013
My uncle, George Battison served on HMS Cleopatra during WWII and I have recently found some memorabilia related to his time. I remember that he was torpedoed en-route to Malta and I have some photos of him in Malta. Is there any interest is such items?


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, September 29 2013
I have e-mailed Keith Robinson and taking it from there.


Keith Robinson
Sunday, September 29 2013
My Father who has sadly passed away told me he was on the Clopatra. His name was George John Robinson. Does anyone remember my Dad please? He never talked about the war much but my sister has a few photos. One I think was taken in Aden and he had a pet monkey.


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Hi Patricia, I do indeed remember you and the photographs you kindly sent me several years ago. I have the photographs somewhere and will have a look around. Give me a couple of days and I will find them and return them to you. All the best.
Warwick


Patricia Mclaughlin
Tuesday, August 20 2013
hello mr warwick i dont know if you remember me i sent you some photo,s of the cleopatra my dad served on his name was james mclaughlin you did send me a newsletter with the photo,s in which i sent to my sister who has misplaced them?i would it be possible to have another copy or copy of photo,s i sent you. i realy would like to know the service of the cleopatra wghen my dad was on board, he died at 38 when i was 5 and i never got to know where his ship was??? i,v heard several different stories? thank you i hope you are well patricia mclaughlin


Warwick Franklin
Monday, August 12 2013
Hi Phil, I will nudge the Cleo webmasters who will I am sure assists you to connect up with us. If you are interested in joining HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association properly (as you should do)and be a full member contact me on my e-mail address.
Regards Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Phil Brennan
Monday, August 12 2013
Hiya Wingers, Heck I havn't used that expression in years. I was in Cleo (F28)from 71-73, Simonstown up to taking her into Refit. I have tried to join Cleo's site, but cannot, please may I have another email address to try again, it just will not go the "Default" channel ! Yours Aye Phil Brennan


Warwick Franklin
Monday, August 05 2013
Dear Colin
Thanks you very much for the message. What you have sent is very interesting to our association and would be of great interest. It would be wonderful if you could scan the document to my e-mail address please and will publish it in the next newsletter which comes out in November. Kind regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary
HMS Cleopatra Old Shipmates Association


Colin Shaw
Monday, August 05 2013
From time to time when going through my late fathers things I come across this account, below, of his service om Cleopatra that might be of interest. CPO (cook) Albert Arthur Shaw C/M36535 served on Cleopatra from its commissioning, through it trauma in the Med and was one of the crew who afterwards took it across to Philadelphia for repair. It would seem the account was prepared for an article in Sunday Pictorial but I have no idea whether it was ever published. I have scanned the document below which I hope is readable. I could send it as an Email attachment if I had an address.
Regards Colin Shaw
A. A. Shaw,
72, Carlton Avenue,
GILLINGHAM,
Kent.

18th February, I960.
H.M.S. "CLEOPATRA".
INVICTA-UT-OLIM.
The Ship that wouldn't die.
I commissioned the H.M.S. "Cleopatra" in 1941, a brand new Ship from Hebburn-on-Tyne. The Ship proceeded to Scapa Flow for Gunnery Trials etc., as the Ship's Company were all new to her.
After the Trials we proceeded to Greenock to ammunition ship and the noticeable thing was the excessive amount we took aboard. All magazines were choked and Torpedo War Heads were stowed on the Upper Deck.
Having put to sea the Captain told the Ship's Company that we were on our way to Malta, thence Alexandria and the ammunition were spares for the Squadron we were to join, also we were not going the soft way, round the Cape, but the hard way and his intention was to blast his way there. We oiled at Gib. and then into the Med. peace for two days, then the bombing started from dawn to dusk.
On arrival at Malta we were attacked by 3 - Ju.88's. One bomb wiped out the Pom-Poms Crew, another went through the Focs'le, passed through one of the Magazines causing a fire and finished up by exploding underneath the ship, causing water to be blown back through the hole it had made and put the fire out. The bomb that killed the guns crew set fire to the War Heads on the Upper Deck and they were promptly got rid of over the side. We went into dock at Malta to be repaired and the ship's bottom was like corrugated iron (due to the bomb exploding).
Eventually we sailed for Alex, the Squadron picked us up the next day and the fun began again. H.M.S. Sfiad was sunk on that trip. After doing runs of convoy, things were getting desperate at Malta so we convoyed 4 ships with a con-siderable number of other war Ships; met -the - Italian Fleet twice in one day and got hit with a shell on the Top Bridge. This shell wiped out all those abaft the casing on the Bridge, yet Admiral Yian, the Captain and other officers on the Bridge were not touched. After taking part in a few bombardments we patrolled the Straits of Massina after the Army had landed in Italy. The morning the Patrol finished we were heading back to Malta at full speed when a Torpedo hit us, the ship heeled over and we thought that was our lot, but she righted herself and we managed to reach Malta and when we docked we had lost a complete engine room and boiler room and the hole in the ship's side was 30 feet long, reaching to the keel. By all laws of average she should have "broke in two, "but it was assumed that the 6 in. armoured belt locked itself "by the force of the explosion and kept the ship whole. We finished up in America for complete repairs and as a fighting ship.
I left the ship in 1945- She carried on this Service and was "broken up 2 years ago.
Incidentally the Latin inscription stands for - "Unconquered till the End".
A. A. Shaw.
Ex C.P.O., R.N.
I WAS THERE,
"Sunday Pictorial",
Fetter-Lane,
LONDON, E.G.4.



Rory Curtis
Monday, September 27 2010
Dear Warwick, Sorry about the delay in replying. John Felgate Stevens was Captain of HMS Cleopatra (33) in World War II from August 1942 to July 1943 (when she was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Dandolo on 16 July 1943 and badly damaged). He later became Vice Admiral Sir John Felgate Stevens.
Best, Rory


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, August 24 2010
Dear Melvin, Thank you for the message. We have several members who were on Cleo at the same time as your grandfather. If you e-mail me I will give you details of one or two of them who I'm sure will help you out.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Melvin Ridway
Monday, August 23 2010
Hi, My Grandfather served on HMS Cleopatra as a Signaler during the war - His Name Was William Lumley. His Navy Records show he joined the ship in November 1941. I know he was in the far east during the end of the war and arrived in Australia in 1945. Did the Cleopatra Sail to Australia around this time as there seems to be no record of this in his navy records
Best Regards
Melvin


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, August 22 2010
Dear Anita, Thank you for the message. I will publish your message in the November newsletter. If you contact me using my e-mail address I can put you in contact with one of our members who was a stoker onboard Cleo at the same time as your uncle.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Anita Brown
Friday, August 20 2010
Hello, My uncle served on HMS Cleopatra and died on the 16th July 1943 when the ship was hit. My father is 83 year of age and would be so pleased if anyone who served on board with his brother and knew him or anything about him. My uncle's name was Percy William Collins and he was a stoker. He was 22 years of age when he died - there is an entry in the site memorial book; my father talks about him often and how kind he was to him. Thank you!


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, August 17 2010
Dear Debbie, Thank you for the message. Do you have any more details about your husband's grandfather including the branch he was in and rate etc... The more information the better really and hopefully we will be able to help you. Does the diary mention anything about his time on Cleo?
Regards
Warwick Franklin Honorary Secretary


Debbie Wright

Tuesday, August 17 2010 Hello, did anyone know my husbands grandfather Walter Stewart he was on the C33 HMS Cleopatra in the Malta Convoys, Battle of Sirte and Sicily. I think he worked in the magazine, he survived and passed away in the 60's in an accident. Any info would be gratefully received about what his job would have involved. I already have a bit of a diary that he wrote whilst away but he didnt go into big detail. Thankyou


Warwick Franklin
Friday, August 13 2010
Dear Carole, Can you give us some more details about your father please. When was he on Cleo, what branch was he and his full name. I'm sure we may be able to help you out.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Carole Sanders
Thursday, August 12 2010
My dad served on c33 cleopatra and we have recently realised how much he did. We have many photos and a letter authored by someone called raymond. We beleive it to be a form of diary and may have been asked for it to be passed on but never was. We'd love to share these and would love to reunite the letter with Raymonds family if it was posible. Any ideas???


Cathy Stammer
Thursday, August 05 2010
Does anyone know my dad-s? 1940-1945...anyone remember Les Stammer CPO or Fred Spillard...stoker?...anyone remember repairs in Philadelphia Navy Yard?.


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Dear Rory, When did Commander Stevens serve onboard Cleo?
Regards
Warwick Franklin


Rory A Curtis
Monday, July 19 2010
I am the great-nephew of Commander John Stevens. My aunt, his daughter, is alive and well,living in Hwaii. I just visited her. She sends her regards! Does anyone have any information, stories or anecdotes about him?
Best wishes, Rory Curtis.


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, June 23 2010
Dear Peter, I will publish your e-mail in our next newsletter which will be out in a couple of weeks time. We have one or two members who were onboard at that time.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


E Peter Walker
Wednesday, June 23 2010
Ref- Chief ERA- Edward (Ted)Walker-killed in Malta bombong raid in 1943 after HMS Cleopatra had got back to Malta following direct torpedo hit to engines....Anyone remember him?


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, June 01 2010
Dear Steve, Good to hear from you again. I think the best way for you to forward them to me is to e-mail them to me with a caption for each one. Think it should work. The association is very grateful to you for doing this and the photo's will be a great record for us. I will forward Aubrey's e-mail address to you.
Kindest regards
Warwick


Warwick Franklin
Sunday, April 25 2010
Dear "Dennis", we now know for certain that the ship's bell is at RNAS Yeovilton. You must know John (Henry) Cooper who was also a seacat maintainer on the Cleo at the same time as you were? He is a member of the association. Why don't you join the association yourself just let me know if you are interested.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Dave "Dennis" Wheatley
Sunday, April 25 2010
Seacat section POWEA / CPOWEA 1985-1989 both children christened in the bell.


Warwick Franklin
Saturday, April 17 2010
Dear Slinger, Thanks for the message. Were you a LS(S) onboard at the time? If you were, then I relieved you onboard after the ship returned from the Far East. Please scan it and could you send it to my e-mail address. Would you also like to join the association Slinger?
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Andrew Woods
Thursday, April 15 2010
Hi All, I have the old news letter sent to all the families in 1978 regarding the far east deployment, of which i was involved .it mentions all and is a really nice memory to all who were on that deployment. I am happy to scan and upload to the website if you would like it.


Melvin
Saturday, April 03 2010
hi all my grandad percy hopkins (stoker)was on the cleopatra in ww11 i'd love to now if anyone as any pics and /or information that could help me with meny thanks


Warwick Franklin
Thursday, March 18 2010
Dear Christine, I think you have all the details that are required. You need to contact:
Navy Pay and Pensions (Accounts)
M.O.D.
Centurion Building
Grange Road
Gosport
PO13 9XA
Tel: 02392 2702324
They should be able to help. Can you lety me know how you got on?
Regards
Warwick


Christine Hadwick
Wednesday, March 17 2010
The date of birth for my father is 16/10/1902 official number was c/m 34319 he was on HMS Cleopatra from 9/9/1942
Regards Christine


Warwick Franklin
Monday, March 08 2010
Dear Christine, Have you any more info, ie, Official No, dates etc. which might help.
Regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Christine Hadwick
Friday, March 05 2010
Looking for information about my father Anthony Gerard Williams who served as shipwright on HMS Cleopatra.


Warwick Franklin
Monday, February 22 2010
Dear Donna, Thank you for the message. I will publish your letter in the April newsletter and hopefully someone will be able to help. If you have any photos of your grandfather on the Cleo, they would be a great addition to our website collection.
Regards Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Donna Porter
Sunday, February 21 2010
Hi All, My family have recently been going through some of my Grandad's old photos and documents. He served on HMS Cleopatra during the second world war as a Stoker. His name was Alf Rhodes, is there anyone who remembers him or has pictures of him? It would be great to be able to put more of a story to his photos too.
Here's hoping!
Donna


Taffy Slade
Wednesday, January 27 2010
Hello All, Does anyone know how to add a name on the crew list as when i try and add mine all i get is a blank screen Anyone on the hms cleopatra 65 - 67 Cheers Taffy


Warwick Franklin
Tuesday, January 12 2010
To Paul Brown:
Dear Paul, Thank you very much for downloading the photographs of your father in law Ernie Bell. It is always great to receive WW2 photo's of personnel who were serving on Cleo at that time. I published your e-mail in the January newsletter but as yet, no one has said that they knew him. Here's hoping.
Best regards Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, December 30 2009
Dear Paul, Thanks for the message. I was hoping you might want to join the association after I sent you all the bumph etc.. Obviously the offer is still open. We need to have a blitz on recruiting ex frigate Cleo's because believe it or not, we still have more cruiser that frigate members. Many of our more senior members are now in their late 80's! At only 6 per year, with a 22 page newsletter thrown in every 3 months, its is definately worth it.
Best regards
Warwick Franklin
Honorary Secretary


Paul Harding
Tuesday, December 22 2009
Merry Christmas All, I have recently been going through my old photo albums and came across quite a few of the Cleo, they bring back some good memories, so loaded some to the website. I was one of a number of the 4th Frigate Squadron who was drafted to the Submarine Service on our return to the UK in 1978, king regards, Paul


Terry Glazier
Wednesday, November 25 2009
Hi Gill, I can confirm the Association would be extremely interested in learning more about the HMS Cleopatra ships bell that you have in your possession. Kind regards
Terry Glazier
Chairman


Gill Clear
Wednesday, November 25 2009
I have in my possession the ship's bell for HMS CLEOPATRA, dated 1966. Would this be of any interest to the Association?


Tony " badger " Brooks
Tuesday, November 24 2009
Hi There, All the cleo stokers 1977-78 keep burning an turning!!
badger


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, October 28 2009
Dear Lancelot, I have passed your message on to Commander Tony Rowe.


Warwick Franklin
Wednesday, October 28 2009
Dear Paul I will forward your message to all our members in the January 2010 newsletter. Most of our older members are not on the internet. I know that one of our members called Roy Dummer who was a stoker, served onboard the same time as your father in law and could possibly have known him. In the meantime, those snapshots would be much appreciated if they were displayed on our website.


Mr Paul M Brown
Wednesday, October 28 2009
Hello My Father in Law Ernie Bell ( Dinger)he was a stoker, ending up a Chief Petty officer served on the Cleopatra from 1942 till 1945, I have some pictures taken off Malta whilst under attack from the Lufftwafer, showing bombs hitting the water along side ! amazing for someone in mortal danger calmly taking snap shots, he was on board when they were torpedoed, and went to Philadelphia with the ship.Does any one remember Dinger Bell the Stoker?


Lancelo Wright
Friday, October 23 2009
Please relay to: Commander Tony Rowe, Cdr., RN-ret.
"Hello Captain, it has been 20 years since we last chatted. You asked me to have go at drawing the Cleo, you were to assume command of."
Best Respect,
Lancelot Wright


Tony Rowe
Tuesday, August 25 2009
Brilliant - this was a wonderful inspiration which has been executed with elan and dash as I would have expected from Old CLEOs.
I am sure that this will give a huge boost to the interest in the Association.
Thank you all who made it possible


Chris (radar) Cookson
Thursday, July 16 2009
Nice one fols , thanks for doing it !

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