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Search is on for photos of crew of HMS Hood

Published 22/09/2015

On May 24, 1941, HMS Hood -the most iconic and loved ships of the British Navy - was lost after a brief engagement with the German battleship Bismarck. Her loss - and that of 1,415 men of her crew - touched the nation at that most perilous of times.

I am sure many of your readers will have noted the recent recovery of the ship's bell, which, after restoration, will go on display for future generations to take enormous pride in.

The members of the HMS Hood Association are seeking to present, in May 2016, 1,000 photographs of the ship's crew. We currently have 898 and are striving to achieve our goal.

If any of your readers can help in this endeavour, we would be incredibly appreciative if they could establish contact.

Maybe family or friends were crew members and their photographs remain part of private collections.

J STANLEY

(jamesstanley401@btinternet.com)

T RAWLINSON

(trawlinson@btconnect.com)

HMS Hood Association

(www.hmshood.com)

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