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Search: Posts Made By: John Earley
Forum: Glen Line 2nd September 2012, 12:36
Replies: 9
Views: 5,761
Posted By John Earley
much belated thanks to everyone who kindly...

much belated thanks to everyone who kindly contributed to this discussion. I'm afraid the post notification didn't work and after a while I didn't check back .

My father operated the radar or RDF...
Forum: Glen Line 8th February 2011, 20:21
Replies: 19
Views: 8,217
Posted By John Earley
My Father who served on HMS Glenearn 1943-45 says...

My Father who served on HMS Glenearn 1943-45 says that the de-gaussing gear was incredibly loud and used to make the entire ship vibrate and drum when entering and leaving harbour. Apparently the...
Forum: Say Hello 8th February 2011, 20:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By John Earley
Hello Adrian My Father also served on HMS...

Hello Adrian
My Father also served on HMS Glenearn 1943-45 John Earley A/B .
We have some photos we would be happy to share. Unfortunately Johns memory is fading fast but I have recorded some of...
Forum: Glen Line 23rd April 2010, 23:15
Replies: 9
Views: 5,761
Posted By John Earley
Hi Teb thank you very much for your reply. I...

Hi Teb thank you very much for your reply. I guess I was being rather optimistic about a picture but you never know.

My Father's memory is failing him fast which is such a shame. He had such a...
Forum: Glen Line 18th April 2010, 16:21
Replies: 9
Views: 5,761
Posted By John Earley
picture sought of Glenearne radar /radio room

has anyone got a picture of the interior of the radar/radio room of a Glen ? I'd particurly like to see one of the Glenearne (my Father John served on her 1942-1945 )
He often talks of it but his...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2009, 17:52
Replies: 23
Views: 5,507
Posted By John Earley
This is very interesting. My Father wasn't aware...

This is very interesting. My Father wasn't aware that His Dad's ship was involved in any way at Jutland. Oddly enough John and I were watching the account of the Battle of Jutland only two nights...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2009, 16:17
Replies: 23
Views: 5,507
Posted By John Earley
wow thanks Chris. I know next to nothing about my...

wow thanks Chris. I know next to nothing about my Grandad's exploits except he was invalided out after the mine explosion. Apparently he got trapped by the legs.

Thank you everyone for all your...
Forum: Ship Research 20th November 2009, 21:00
Replies: 23
Views: 5,507
Posted By John Earley
that's fantastic Chris thank you. I had almost...

that's fantastic Chris thank you. I had almost given up. I wanted to find something to show my Father .It was his Father that served on her.
Forum: Ship Research 20th November 2009, 20:15
Replies: 23
Views: 5,507
Posted By John Earley
Can anyone find HMS Magic (WW1 destroyer)

I've spent hours trawling the net for anything on HMS Magic without sucess.

Can anyone please find a spec ,history and picture if possible. it was the ship my Grandfather served on and he was...
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2009, 22:29
Replies: 22
Views: 6,165
Posted By John Earley
Chrissie have you come across this site yet ? ...

Chrissie have you come across this site yet ?
Lots of pictures of parts of Glenearn and the LCA's and LCT's from the ship during training exercises in Australia .
My Father John Earley joined the...
Forum: Glen Line 10th November 2009, 18:28
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Hi John any luck with the video ? it would be...

Hi John
any luck with the video ? it would be fantastic to show my Dad some video footage of the training exercises.
Forum: Glen Line 31st October 2009, 14:49
Replies: 19
Views: 8,217
Posted By John Earley
bit of a long shot this but if you are still on...

bit of a long shot this but if you are still on these boards Steve I'd love to see any pictures that you may have of the old girl, particularly if they included the radar shack where my Dad worked...
Forum: Glen Line 31st October 2009, 11:57
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Hi John so sorry to hear that your Dad has...

Hi John
so sorry to hear that your Dad has pased away. My Father is now 88 this Christmas and I've only just found out last month about the D-Day involvement. My Dad's memory is not as good as it...
Forum: Glen Line 21st October 2009, 21:29
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Thanks Chris i'll see if I can search out the...

Thanks Chris i'll see if I can search out the photos. I'll upload my fathers when I get a chance.
good hunting
Nick
Forum: Glen Line 18th October 2009, 18:36
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Chris my Father is unable to tell you anything...

Chris my Father is unable to tell you anything much about the Glenearn after December 1945. My Father remembers disembarking in Singapore with The Captain , various officers and others around that...
Forum: Glen Line 18th October 2009, 17:11
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
actually I thought that the 14-18 medal was the...

actually I thought that the 14-18 medal was the odd one out as it was issued to my grandfather . I hadn't noticed that the good conduct medal was US Army !

Guess that must have belonged to my...
Forum: Glen Line 15th October 2009, 17:20
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Regarding my earlier post - Len Nichols is...

Regarding my earlier post - Len Nichols is apparently alive and well in a nursing home.

The landing craft that blocked the escape hatch from the mess and whose high octane fuel caused the...
Forum: Glen Line 15th October 2009, 17:11
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Hi Teb sorry to miss your enquiry I think the...

Hi Teb
sorry to miss your enquiry I think the email notification must have been off.
I'll ask my father tonight.

Last weekend I went to clear my Fathers house and found all sorts of interesting...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2009, 14:04
Replies: 89
Views: 9,272
Posted By John Earley
there are some excellent communication equipment...

there are some excellent communication equipment on ebay from time to time but what a price !

There is an extremely rare WW2 military set on there at the moment with a 100 starting price. ...
Forum: Say Hello 25th September 2009, 10:56
Replies: 9
Hi
Views: 615
Posted By John Earley
thanks for your warm welcome everyone. I forgot...

thanks for your warm welcome everyone. I forgot to set my email notifications !
Already found an excellent image of the Glenearn in the 50's on the site .

Looking forward to finding out more...
Forum: Glen Line 25th September 2009, 00:30
Replies: 31
Views: 11,225
Posted By John Earley
Hugh I'm glad to have found this thread . ...

Hugh I'm glad to have found this thread .

My Father John Earley served on the Glenearn from Feb 43 to 46 I believe. (I'll check in the morning)

Dad was contacted by Alex Aiken and he...
Forum: Say Hello 24th September 2009, 00:40
Replies: 9
Hi
Views: 615
Posted By John Earley
Hi

I have registered on behalf of my Father John Earley who served as a RDF operator on HMS Glenearn from Feb 1942 to 1946. he is 88 years old this Christmas ! (So much to record so little time)

I am...
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