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Remembered Today:

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Guest wrinklyone

Please raise a glass (Nelson's blood?) to William Stone, who is a healthy 105 years old today. William is now the only veteran of both WW1(just) and WW2. He served in the Royal Navy from 1918 until 1947.

William's ships included HMSs, Tiger, Hood, Chrysanthemum P40, Eagle, Harebell, Thanet, Tenedos, Carlisle, Salamander, Newfoundland.

He was on duty at Scapa Flow and a generation later at Dunkirk, on Atlantic convoy, Russian convoy and Sicily landings. During this latter, HMS Newfoundland was torpedoed, and CPO Stone was MiD.

They don't make'em like that any more!

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Hope he had a good birthday, I'll raise a glass tonight as missed it yesterday.

Mandy

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There's a man to share your tot with, a life at sea must have agreed with him. Pull up a bollard and tell us a sea story ;)

To your continued good health, Chief.

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Been away, so only just seen this thread................

Many happy (belated) returns to you Bill, a glass has been raised tonight,

Cheers

Mark

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Guest Watlington

William (Bill) Stone would like to thank all those well-wishers for their birthday greetings. For those interested he had a tea party with 90 guests of friends and families followed by a sing-song of popular songs from the wars. Following a busy year of ships re-unions, the Fleet Review at Portsmouth, he is looking forward to attending further Trafalgar celebrations at St Pauls Cathedral later this month.

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