Guy Colquhoun RICHARDSON RNVR FAA HMS Goshawk-769-850-832 Sqns - torpedoed 1942?

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  1. shaunhulllis

    shaunhulllis Junior Member

    If this forum cannot help I don't know who can...

    Guy Colquhoun RICHARDSON, born 8 September 1921. Silver Medal at 1948 Olympics.
    RNVR (A) January 1941
    No 1 Observer School, HMS Goshawk, Trinidad 1941- Feb 1942
    Midshipman (A)
    Temp Sub-Lt (A) (O) 08 Sept 1942 (Navy List Feb 1944 refers)

    June 1942-March 1945:
    769 Sqn HMS Peewit
    850 Sqn
    832 Sqn

    West Indies, Atlantic, North Sea, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Timor Sea
    HMS Victorious
    USS Saratoga
    HMS Illustrious
    HMS Begum

    I am in touch with his family but they have had no joy in reponse to their request for his service record. The big question I have is that on a letter he wrote on 14 December 1941 the recipient has pencilled “Guy R in Trinidad, on return from which he was torpedoed, lost all kit, & was rescued from an open boat.” Can anyone help track down this sinking?

    If anyone could help me with more information about his squadron service I'd be most grateful. (I have lots in general terms about Victorious, Saratoga, & Begum).
     
  2. shaunhulllis

    shaunhulllis Junior Member

    If this forum cannot help I don't know who can...

    I have a letter written from Trinidad by Midshipman (A) Guy Colquhoun RICHARDSON on 14 December 1941; on it the recipient has pencilled “Guy R in Trinidad, on return from which he was torpedoed, lost all kit, & was rescued from an open boat.” Can anyone help me track down this sinking? I am in touch with his family but they have had no joy in reponse to their request for his service record, & had no idea that he may have been torpedoed whilst coming back from Trinidad.

    Thanks.

    Shaun

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    Guy Colquhoun RICHARDSON, born 8 September 1921. Silver Medal at 1948 Olympics.
    RNVR (A) January 1941
    No 1 Observer School, HMS Goshawk, Trinidad 1941- Feb 1942
    Midshipman (A)
    Temp Sub-Lt (A) (O) 08 Sept 1942 (Navy List Feb 1944 refers)

    June 1942-March 1945:
    769 Sqn HMS Peewit
    850 Sqn
    832 Sqn

    West Indies, Atlantic, North Sea, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Timor Sea
    HMS Victorious
    USS Saratoga
    HMS Illustrious
    HMS Begum

    If anyone could help me with more information about his squadron service I'd be most grateful. (I have lots in general terms about Victorious, Saratoga, & Begum).
     

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