The HMS Javelin was one of the ships my father served on as a "head-ache" operator during WW2. I have set up a site with his memoires and an excerpt about his time on the HMS Javelin can be found at http://www.worldwar2-memoires.com/royal-navy-hms-javelin-june-1944
I am following up my family tree and came accross this site,a very interesting insite into the ship and it's crew. I found it very sad as my Uncle Frank was killed on the 29th November 1940 on the ship aged 17. Although I never knew my Uncle my Mam has shown me the letters the family received for my Grandma to sign and give permission for my Uncle Frank to join HMS Javelin as he was under 18 and also the telegram to say he was missing in action. Frank trained on HMS Ganges before joining the Javelin. It was very interesting to read what actually happened to the ship as I presumed that the ship had been sunk. Thanks for your information on the website I am going to show my Mam as she was only 6 when her brother was killed.
hello i have been looking at this site for about two years now but cant find who i am looking for. it is my grandfather mr david cownie born in dundee scotland he has sadly passed now . he was a stoker on the javelin sorry but i dont know what year's he served on the ship .i would be very greatfull if you could find him on your crew list to give him his place with the rest of the crew .many thank's david anderson.
Rear Admiral A F Pugsley: I lived next door to "The Admiral", as the villagers knew him, in Somerset, visited him for a chat on a couple of occasions and attended his funeral in 1990. I briefly met his family at his funeral. Sadly, they seemed to have little idea of his incredible life. In my mind's eye I shall always remember his cap and medals on his coffin.
He made it very clear what he thought of Mountbatten and never forgave him for the JAVELIN men who died because Mountbatten took control from him.
He loved HMS JAVELIN. His house was named Javelin and he had the ship's bell hanging outside his front door, which often caused much consternation up and down the road when a visitor chose to ring it. I consider myself privileged to have known him a little and to have a signed copy of his book, Destroyer Man.
He is 2nd row back 4th in from the left with his hat slightly back on his head, I am sure that is him to due to likeness of other photos and funnily the resemblance to myself! When you get back and find anything out please let me no, many thanks again, my father will be made up
I could not up load the photo from gallery 5 but I am talking about the crew of the javelin picture? hope this makes sense ?????