Fleet air arm Grandaughter

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by cheekymonkey2003, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. cheekymonkey2003

    cheekymonkey2003 New Member

    Hello my Grandad was in the Fleet air arm in 1944 he was British and was staioned in New York under the Statue Of Liberty he was an Air Mechanic on several HMS ships, Gosling, Condor, Kestrel, Waxwing, Shining?, Spurwing, Daedalus, Saker, Landrail?, Hummingbird, Aleran?.
    The ones with a question mark im not sure of the spelling as i cant read the writing on his records please correct me if its wrong, i know he did a tour of Sierra Leone whilst serving on HMS Spurwing as he had a hand bag made out of crocodile skin for her (nice i know not !).
    Any information would be gratefully recieved he came out on 9th May 1946 i m a member on Ancestry but i cant find anything on his military background :(

    many thanks
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  3. cheekymonkey2003

    cheekymonkey2003 New Member

    Hi Clive yes i have but for some reason my laptop has decided to stop being compatable with my scanner :rolleyes:
    I could take a pic on my phone and up load it onto here what do you think ?
  4. cheekymonkey2003

    cheekymonkey2003 New Member

    Hi clive
    here is the photo
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Hello Kerry
    nothing attached

  6. researchingreg

    researchingreg Well-Known Member

    Daedalus was not a ship, but probably the most important FAA land based airfield at Lee-on-Solent. My Grandfather was also stationed there. I know swordfish flew out of Daedalus, in the earlier part of the war. And in mid 1944, swordfish and avenger squadrons were operating from the airfield in support of the lead up to the D-Day landings. Also American squadrons used this base at the time.

    It would be interesting to know if he was a mechanic maintaining aircraft there at that important time.

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