Sunday, June 26, 2011

Trooper Roy Rogers, 7th RTR, WW2

(Top): N.V.A. (West Cumbria Branch) Memorial Plaque
St Nicholas' Church Gardens, Whitehaven

(Bottom): Trooper Roy S. Rogers (1922 - 2011)
7th Royal Tank Regiment in WW2
Normandy Veterans Association

Photographs by J. Ritson

During WW2 Trooper Roy Stewart Rogers served with the 7th Royal Tank Regiment (7th R.T.R) in N.W. Europe. After the war Roy joined the Normandy Veterans Association (West Cumbria Branch) and for many years was the Branch's Standard Bearer. He passed away on 21 June 2011, at the age of 89.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

A special touch to a special week

Leo and Mary Smith of Little Clifton, Workington, Cumbria
At the RAF Squadronaires "Glenn Miller" concert
Whitehaven Festival, Sunday 19 June 2011

This event was held on a special day in a special week for Leo and Mary.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Celebration of Freedom

Photographs (Top to Bottom):

1. Inspection of the Queen's Band of the Royal Marines
(By the Mayor of Copeland, Mr John Jackson
& the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Sir James Cropper)

2. Armed Forces escorting the 'Freedom Charter'

3. WW2 and other Veterans in the 'Veterans Parade'
Escorting the Freedom Charter',
Whitehaven, Sunday 19 June 2011

4. 'Freedom of the Borough of Copeland Charter'
(Granted to past & present members of the Armed Forces)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Glenn Miller Celebration

The RAF Squadronaires play 'In the Mood'
A celebration to the Glenn Miller Band
(Whitehaven Festival, Sunday 19 June 2011)

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Seaman Thomas Tubman, 'HMS Capetown'

Photographs (top to bottom):

1. Seaman Thomas Tubman's grave
Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
CWGC Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row A. Grave 19.

2. HMS Capetown (postcard photograph)
A WW1 and WW2 C-Class Royal Navy cruiser
Her motto - unsurprisingly - was 'Good Hope'

Seaman Thomas Tubman, RNVR of HMS Capetown died in Gibraltar on 16 November 1939 while on active service. He was interred in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery. At the time of his death Seaman Tubman was 46 years old.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Commemorating an ARP Warden

Photographs (Top to bottom):

1. Distington War Memorial, Cumbria
The Black Cock Inn can be seen in the background

2. Thomas C. Graham's name on Distington memorial
He was injured on the main road near the memorial
His name can be seen at the bottom of this list

3. The Black Cock Inn, Distington (c. early 1950s)
(Showing a local fox hunting pack outside the inn)
Photograph courtesy of Jeff Wilson,
WW2 researcher & Distington villager

4. The former Black Cock Inn, Distington (2011)

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