H.M.S. PATROLLER at sea off Vancouver.

 

The small ferry crew that formed the ship's company of HMS PATROLLER in her first period of service Nov 43 - Mar 44.

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Above and below: A US Navy band entertains crew members of HMS Patroller on her flight deck c. April 1944. She was ferrying US Army P.40 Warhawks. Photod: courtesy of Malcolm Rogers

 

 


 

Above:  A Firefly from 768 Deck Landing Training Squadron leaves the deck, C. November 1944. Below: A Corsair from 1843 squadron leaves the deck during a period of Deck Landing Training, December 21st - 23rd 1944.

 


 

Honour Guard, Scotland C.1945. Photo: Ernest Rogers

 

 


 

PATROLLER in standard Admiralty camouflage C. 1045,

 


 

 

 The winning Deck Hockey team – March 1944.

 
 More hockey players with the ship's cat. date unknown. Photo: William Harkness

 

Captain J.I. Robertson RN meets the winning Deck Hockey team – May 1946.

(JX552565 Fitter James Harkness is wearing gaol keeper pads). Photo: Ernest Rogers

 

P/KX 565090 AB Stoker Ernest Rogers

 

Six shipmates c.1946 - AB Clive Frederick Stokes is in the canter of the group. Photo courtesy Paul James Newton

 


 

Members of the engineering department pictured in Colombo c.1945 (X marks Stoker Ernest Rogers)

 

PATROLLER moored behind her sister ship HMS QUEEN in Colombo harbour. QUEEN is embarking unserviceable airframes by hoist from lighters these were to be deposed of at sea.

 


 

Crossing the line certificate of Francis Nulty who crossed the equator for the first time on route to Australia. (Author's collection)

 

Unless stated otherwise all photos are courtesy of Malcolm Rogers, his step-father P/KX 565090 Ernest Rogers served on Patroller as Stoker Mechanic.

 


 

Page last edited: 17 April 2017

 

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