The Live Bait Squadron Bulletin 16 – Christmas 2019


Dear all,

This Bulletin-16 is dated 26 rd December 2019, Boxing Day. It took some time to write it because I have good news for you all, and needed this confirmed. In this Bulletin I have sad news too, and I welcome some new Members.

If you wish to view the documentary. Enjoy!!

My best wishes to you all. And: as always looking forward to your reactions. The next Bulletin-17 is scheduled 22 September 2020. If before that date something urgent pops up, I will let you know.

Henk H.M. van der Linden


Rachel Mulligan 2018 Christmas Truce 1914 @RMSStainedGlass

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. May my family and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, thank you for including Walter’s story and we look forward to seeing more in the coming months regards the opening of the Archives at Chatham.

  2. The documentary was very revealing and makes it even more important for the wrecks to be made a war grave as soon as possible by our UK government. It was at times to watch knowing what happened to my GF William Skarratt.
    He did not have the advantages of Duncan but they were all seaman together. My GF was born in a Workhouse in the East end of London, and was there again many times as a child. He joined the Navy as a Royal Marine to get away from the poverty he had grown up in. I never knew him but I feel close to him the more I learn about his life and I am proud to be his Grandson.
    Thankyou for the documentary. The chance I had to visit Chatham memorial and see his name had a profound affect on my emotions, he is my hero.
    Thankyou, Colin Pike

  3. Thank you Henk for the documentary, my second cousin CPO Henry Allen served aboard HMS HOGUE, and went down with his ship, he was a Stoker!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 2020.

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