Acknowledgements

I would like to thank the following, for all their help, assistance and painstaking efforts, in helping me piece together this website, which is dedicated to my Dad and to all the Officer's and Men of H.M.S. Vengeance, No.1850 and No.812 Squadron's, during the First Commissions.

I am especially grateful to the following;

Nick Jones, who's technical advice and use of his own Website during construction, which has proved invaluable in the setting up of this Website.

Norman McKinstry (1850 - Pilot), for his information, story and collection of photographs.

Les Harris (FAA - Air Repair), for his yet, unpublished stories and collection of photographs.

Dick Phillips (1850 - Pilot), for his information and photographs.

Reg Fry (FAA), for his maps, information, airfield plans and photographs.

Mark Mytton (1850) for his photographs.

Alan Moore (FAA), H.M.S. Vengeance Association, for loaning the Association photographs.

Trevor Cousins (Radar), for his information.

Fred Williams (Radar), for his items of interest and photographs.

Stan Borthwick (1850 - Pilot), for his photographs.

Dick Bloxam (1850 - Pilot), for his information and story.

Bill Heywood (FAA - Photographer), for his photographs.

Sam Harris (Writer), for his information, items of interest and photographs.

Michael Hordern (1850 - Pilot), for his information.

Harry Orton (812 - Engines), for his information and photographs.

George Russell (812), for his information and photographs.

Sammy Scarsbrook (Stoker), for his information.

Tom Stacey (1850 - Pilot), for his information and story. Roz Phillips (daughter nee Stacey) for her photographs.

Les Tinsley (Radar), for his photographs.

George Dickinson (FAA), for his information, items of interest and photographs.

Charles Davidson (812), for his information, story, items of interest and photographs.

Ray Brant (AEO/FAA), for his information and photographs.

George Kissack (Supply & Secretariat), for his information and photographs.

John Constable (FAA), for his information and photograph (HMS. Gosling).

Jim Davies (Cook), for his photograph.

Charles Wintringham (812 - Pilot), for his information, story and photographs. (via Michael Wintringham)

John Dickson (812 - Pilot), for his information, stories and collection of photographs.

Cliff Hilton (FAA), for his photograph.

Arthur Hopgood (FAA), for his photograph.

Anthony Martin (FAA), for his photograph.

Arthur Daw (Radar), for his photographs.

Eric Rayner (1850 - Armourer), for his information and photographs.

Bill Leslie (Cook), for his photographs.

Bert Churchill (812 - TAG), for his information and photographs.

Reg Warner (Torpedoman), for his information and photographs.

Ken Reid (1850 - Armourer), for his information and photographs.

Alan Ashworth (Signals), for his information, items of interest and photographs.

Alex Gray (Stoker Mechanic), for his information and photographs.

Alexander Fay (1850), for his photographs via his daughter Gill Rickelsford.

Rex Greenall (Radar), for his photographs.

Leon Bloom (Torpedoman), for his photograph.

Peter Longhurst (Signals), for his photographs.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (C.W.G.C.) for the use of their photographs.

Reg Badger (Armourer), for his information and photographs.

Les Southwell (Air Repair), for his Class photograph (HMS. Gosling).

Harry Tart (Catering), for his photographs.

 

Thanks also to the following:-

Viv Mata for the Portuguese translations.

Captain A.D. Henderson (RM) for the permission to use the Royal Marine Music.

Mick Wyatt (R.N.A. Luton Branch) for his help in obtaining the Royal Navy Crests.

Margaret and Ray Brown for their photographs, information and help in returning the ship's bell back to the U.K.

Jim Allaway of "Navy News" for permission to use the photo of the 'new' HMS. Vengeance Submarine and Atlantic Star news article.

LTC. Marco Schiavon (Minas Gerais) for his information and photographs.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for their history and photographs.

Stan Gough for his photograph of his Dad.

Tony Drury (The Monab Story Website) for his information, airfield plans and photographs.

Calum Davidson for his research, information and photographs.

Luiz Gomes for his photographs.

Julian O'Neill (BBC TV News) for his coverage of the 'Save the Vengeance' campaign.

Sheila Searle for her photographs of her Dad.

Carlos Sayao (Minas Gerais) for his information and photographs.

David Gray (Peterborough War Memorial Website) for his information and photograph.

Peter Oldfield (St. John's Church (Roundhay) Website) for his information and photographs.

Neville Hurworth (Neville Hurworth's Website) for his information.

Jim Grant (Parish of Kinnethmont Website) for his photograph of Chatham War Memorial.

Marianne Colloms for the Hampstead War Grave photograph.

John Vickers (R.N.A. (NSW Branch) Australia) for the Sydney War Cemetery photographs.

Sgt. Luis Thiesen (Brazilian Air Force - Minas Gerais) for his photographs.

Iain Taylor for his photographs of Stretton Airfield.

Kevin Murphy for his photographs of his Dad and items of interest.

Malcolm Fife for the Crail War Grave photographs.

Georges Checuti for the Marseilles War Grave photographs.

Joyce Rota for her information and photographs - (also via her daughter Pam Britain).

Deva Ramasawmy for his aerial photographs of Minas Gerais.

Bettie Durkin for her husband's photographs. (via Clare Worrall).

Marcelo Tesch (Brazilian Navy) for his photographs.

Trinity Marine for the photographs of Minas Gerais at Alang Shipyard.

Alan Phillips for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Peter Simpson for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Robin Pasco (ex-RAN) for the return of the cutter Crest from HMS. Vengeance.

Keith Winkley for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Eric Bonanno for the Capuccini War Grave photographs.

Jenny James (Giraffe Photography Limited) for the 2006 Annual Reunion Photographs.

Diane Ferguson for her information and photographs of her Dad.

Graham Britain for his information and photographs of his Dad.

David Morgan for his information and photographs of his Dad.

David Hall for his information and photographs of his Father-in-law, Peter Watt.

Des Kay for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Graham Turner for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Michael Robinson for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Serita Steel (nee Chalmers) for her photograph of her Dad.

John Bow via Tony Drury (The Monab Story Website) for his photographs.

Michael Green for his information and photographs of his Dad.

Patrick Taylor for his information and photograph of his Dad.

Mayu Kamide for her photographic translations from Japanese in to English.

Diane Rayburn (nee Griffin) for her fathers Service Story.

Winston Cheshire for the news paper cutting of his father demonstrating a Survival Suit.

 

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