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frank johnson February 19, 2011 at 3:45 am

Great site!
My dad was on the Sheffield in late ’43. Then on the Crane.
I went to Bootle Town Hall to look at the Council Chamber’s display of pennants and battle ensigns from the 2nd Escort group of JF Walker, they are incredible to see, including the only General Chase order hoisted since Drake pursued the Spanish up the Channel.
He would have been so pleased to see your work on these ships.
I was also looking for dates when the Sheffield visited Barbados in the ’50’s, can you advise?
The photos you have are excellent too.
Frank Johnson


Dave May 6, 2013 at 12:30 am

I have inherited a propeller made into a clock by my grandfather from the raf in ww2, and I am trying to find out where the propeller is from, as he joined the raf in the 30s I think it may be from a bulldog of the 3rd squad? it is wood with brass edging I think, can you help.
Cheers Dave.


david chavez February 28, 2014 at 2:36 am

What is the Freon used to cool Redeye missile? Is it still readily available? Where is a good place to look for the Freon coolant Thanks.


Paul Chang March 19, 2014 at 6:14 am

Dear Sir,
We are looking for a 20mm CIWS Phalanx (215,745/so) supplier, end-user is Korean Navy.
Your kind cooperation on this item would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,
Paul Chang


zaid March 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

dear sir

we need spare parts engine diesel model zsu-23-4


Dr. Dee August 28, 2016 at 8:08 am

Is this the Christopher Chant who wrote “Cantigny 1918”, War Monthly, Issue 30, (1976)?


Chris Chant September 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm

I believe that I am, but fading memory precludes me from any fully positive or negative assertion!

I do recall that I wrote for War Monthly on occasion, and I have written a number of armour-related items.

Best wishes,

Chris Chant


Xavier February 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Mr. Chant:

Just wondering when will you update The Handbook on British Regiments?
Due to the amalgamations and disbands, dissolves, and new chains of commands and assignments, it’s all confusing now.

Thanks and I look forward to the update.



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