Fathers Day – Bill Timmins (1916 – 1986)

Today on Fathers Day I am remembering my father William George TIMMINS who was born 20th May 1916 in Chester.  He died in 1986 and memories of him are slowly fading.  There is a photograph however that rekindles memories; it is one that mum always had around the house until she passed away in 2008.  This was of my dad aged about 27, he was in the Royal Navy; it was taken during the second world war when he was stationed in Gibraltar (c1943).

WGT – Gibraltar (c1943)
Bill TIMMINS
CPO Writer RN
1940 -1946
From his WW2 service record,
also a dictionary he used during the war,
these were his postings:
    HMS Royal Arthur
    HMS Glendower
    HMS Drake
    MS Sobieski (Polish)
    HMS Cormerant – Gibraltar
    HMS Ariguani – Gibraltar
    HMS Highlander
    HMS Owl
—– Happy Fathers Day Dad —–
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One thought on “Fathers Day – Bill Timmins (1916 – 1986)

  1. It is sad how the memories begin to fade, even when we were adults when we lost our fathers. This is a wonderful photo of your father. He was very handsome.

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