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Click HERE for information concerning FIJI
MOTTO featured on the above Official Crest
Click HERE to View HMS FIJI Plaque at Our
Holy Redeemer's School, Clydebank
Click HERE to read about event mentioned
above at Our Holy Redeemer's School, Clydebank
Click HERE and read 2011 article from the
Clydebank Post about the above mentioned event
Click HERE: HMSFA Commemorative scroll
Honouring the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Fijian Navy

Click HERE for information about the above photo

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Memorial For the Mechanician Kenyon
Memorial For: Leading Seaman Smith

To Read Memorials for the above men
please visit the Commonwealth War Graves Website
and do a search for the name

Please Note:

If you would like to receive, by email, a HMS Fiji Memorial Scroll, similiar to the ones, for Kenyon & Smith [above], simply send an email to HMSFA Webminder. Please include particulars, and we will gladly prepare it for you and send it out promptly.

Click HERE To View complete list of HMS Fiji sailors buried ashore

Click HERE for:- "Fiji Survivors say Thanks for the Memory"
And HERE for the brief Article on Kashmir, Kelly and Kipling

Click HERE and read a brief email written by:-
Jim Hartless, concerning the recent (Nov.6,2006) death
of his uncle, "ALF HARTLESS", H.M.S. Fiji Survivor
Click HERE to View Enlargement of above Photo

Click HERE to view a photo of Ted Thomas (left) and
Sir Edward Gardner (right) at a 1985 reunion in London

Click HERE To read a brief account of the Battle of Crete
written by: Charles William Henry Strong, HMS Fiji Survivor

Click HERE To read a detailed account of the naval career of
Lt. F. P. Morley (above), HMS Fiji Survivor, by his grandson Philip

Click HERE To View Group Photo mentioned above

Click HERE for more information about Lt. Cmdr. John W. Loaring
Click HERE & view HMS Fiji Mast Replica built by John W. Loaring

Click HERE To View a photo of HMS Fiji Survivor, Captain David Ewart Mannering
one of the signatories of the above document

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Click anywhere, on the above image, to expand the Plaque
commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete
Courtesy of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.

Follow this LINK for HMS Fiji Heroes

Click HERE to read Obituary for Duncan Sheppard of
Dorchester, the creator of the HMS Fiji Model pictured above
Click HERE and read Article from the Clydebank Post
entitled: Clydebank School to Commemorate HMS Fiji with Model

Click HERE to read Instructions from John
Youngerman for: Scratchbuilding in 1:1200 Scale

Click HERE to read letter concerning the NEW NAVAL Section in this Museum

Click HERE for the main site of The Wight Military and Heritage Museum

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From HMS Fiji Survivor, Asdic Operator, Leading Seaman Clem Walker

Click HERE To view a recent photo [June 2004] of Clem Walker and Family

April 20, 2001

I was speaking to Dad a short while ago about the Freetown photo and he tells me that the ship was there to escort a fast troopship to England, which they did.The troopship was full of Australian troops.As an interesting anecdote many,many,years ago when Dad was working as an Health Inspector with the City of Brighton here in Adelaide he was reminiscing war time memories with the Town Clerk who told him he was on that troopship!!!!

They were very worried when they saw a warship appear over the horizon and were much relieved when it turned out to be the Fiji. There had been reports of a German Battlecruiser operating off the coast of Africa. Dad still has a small wooden boat which he bought in Freetown which he always called the Fiji. He tells me that as small children myself,brother and sister cut our teeth on it!! Ron,Dad would like to send a message through your good office to former shipmates travelling to Crete for the anniversary of the sinking and the Battle of Crete:

From former Leading Seaman Clem Walker, Asdic Operator, H.M.S.Fiji It is a privilege to send very warm greetings to former shipmates who will be travelling to Crete to honour and remember brave comrades who lost their lives in service for King and Country when our gallant ship was sunk by enemy aircraft during the Battle of Crete.I can not be there with you in person but I will be with you in Spirit, remembering happy times and hardships shared together.

God Bless you all.
Lest we forget.
Adelaide,South Australia.

From Mari & Brian Walker, Jan 7th, 2003

NOTES: Dad didn't have the good fortune to go to exotic Bermuda/ Martinique. He joined the ship in March 1941 at Scapa Flow.Below is a brief diary of the ship's movements.

4June1940-left Clyde for Bermuda arr'd.Bermuda 10June for work up.
24June1940 left Bermuda for Martinique.
July 1940 working up at Bermuda.
31July 1940 arr'd. Greenock for CS.18 Home Fleet.

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