HMS Pioneer
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7.
July 3, 2018

I have a couple crew pictures of the above vessel if you wouldn't mind adding them to the message board.

Ryan Playfoot


6.
July 2, 2018

Looking for crew list for Pioneer. My father, Alec McIntyre, was aboard. Would love crew photo. He was on board until end of war.

Thanks,
Pamela Mcintyre


5.
Feb. 19, 2018

My father in-law Allan Munro was on HMS Pioneer at the same time as the family members of the two people who posted messages. My husband has a few pictures of his Dad on the ship with some of the crew and also one of him and some others posing with some females who they'd become friendly with. We've often thought of sending that one to an Australian newspaper to see if anyone recognises any of the ladies! Would like some more info on the ship and the crew if anyone out there has anything to share?

Regards,
Joan Munro


4.
Aug. 16, 2017

My father served as an airframe fitter on HMS Pioneer during the second world war. I'm trying to obtain crew lists for the Pioneer and her service records. I know she doesn't have any battle honors as she was a maintenance craft and oxygen generating ship, but I am having trouble accessing RN records as I don't have all the required information they want. My father's name was William Watson, born Blaydon on Tyne and joined up in 1939 and demobed in Brisbane Australia in I think 1946. The RN have been very difficult to deal with over the years, they even denied my request in 1973 when my father died, to use the Royal Navy insignia on his head stone so I'm wondering if anyone would be able to help or give me advice on how to overcome their red tape.

Yours Sincerely,
Eddy Watson


3.
Apr. 27, 2017

I've just seen a couple of posts in relation to HMS Pioneer. My grandfather was a crew member on HMS Pioneer, and I have a photo of him with a dozen other crew members - from around 1945. I'm happy to send it through of it's helpful to anyone, but I don't have any other names/info of people in the photo.

Kind regards,
Jon Keen


2.
Jan. 4, 2015

My Uncle, Reginald Madgwick, served on HMS Pioneer and I am trying to find a crew list as his service record appears to be lost, but we have his Service Medals. Any help would be much appreciated.

Bob Hill


1.
Mar. 31, 2013

I believe my dad, Thomas Derek Harold Foster, served on this ship. I was looking for more info on it and crew.

Thank you,
Tommy Foster



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