My father served in HMS Anderson, Ceylon, from late 1943 to 1946. Whilst there he took many photographs, and his album contains many photographs of his friends & colleagues. Their names are listed alphabetically here. Most of their photographs appear to have been taken in 1945. In addition to HMS Anderson, the towns 'Bandarawella' & 'Diyatalawa' are mentioned.
If you recognise any of the names - please mail me & I will arrange to send scanned copies (to assist me in locating the entries - please specify in which section(s) the name appears). In return, if you have any information that might build up the picture of my father's service there, I would be most grateful to receive it. See also my main page.
The album also contains programmes for three productions by what I assume must have been the HMS Anderson concert party "Watts Buzzin", "Rope" & "Bird In Hand"; plus RAF Signals Centre Colombo "London Pride" - the names in these programmes are listed separately.
I also have photographs of Class 9 HMS Royal Arthur, Skegness, December 1942; and Class 41 Brighton (signals officer training) March 1943.
Did you know my father? Did he ever talk about my mother's earlier child? Please check here even if you have only the smallest piece of information about this.
Photographs of individuals:
FINCHAM Walter 'Bill'
HADDEN Mr & Mrs
The Anderson Dance Band Nov 21st 1945:
ABBOTT Afred 'Bud'
McCAW Angus 'Jock'
WILSON Fred 'Strings'
HMS Anderson "Watts Buzzin" programme:
WOODS (sic) Stan (my father - should be 'WOOD')
HMS Anderson "Rope" programme:
HALE Mr & Mrs G. T.
SHAW Carill Hay
VANDERSMAGT J. G. (Colonel)
HMS Anderson "Bird In Hand" programme:
BURDON Mr W M
HALE Mr & Mrs G T
RAF Signals Centre Colombo "London Pride" programme: