Hi everbody from a new member

4th August 2011, 16:51
Just wanted to say hello. My father was in the Royal Navy for 12 years including the second world war. He served on several ships including HMS Cumberland, "Royal Sovereign" and many more. He was on arctic convoys and also at Malta and just about everywhere else. My family used to have a lot of pictures but somehow they got lost,probably in the flood in 1974 when my parents house in Brisbane Australia was flooded. I am interested in photographs especially of the arctic convoys.

My father was Irish his name was James Thornton, but of course, he often got dubbed Paddy. He was tall dark haired and had an easy going manner - it would be great if someone remembered him. He was a stoker then a Leading hand Stoker.

4th August 2011, 19:15
Greetings Valetta and welcome to SN from the old country. Bon voyage

4th August 2011, 22:46
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

5th August 2011, 10:54
Greetings and Welcome Aboard!


5th August 2011, 11:14
Thank you all for your warm welcome.

5th August 2011, 12:58
Welcome aboard this great site