We are very pleased to say our popular, useful “Further Reading” and story pages are back on line.
“The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .
The origin, this marine painting was commissioned by
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Good evening Rex,
Many thanks for your recent response relative to the ZEVEN PROVINCIEN.
Your information was quite helpful and I plan to follow up with the contact to Mr. Voss shortly.
I would be most delighted to have my work made mentioned on your blog, as well as my site being linked to yours.
“A little more on ‘Formidable’ from my fathers diary.”
We are fortunate to be able to read this remarkable story, kindly sent by the son of the author after a chat over the phone while he was ordering 2 prints of the painting on page http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/formidable_seafires.html.
(Gordon’s notes in brackets, abbreviations marked * explained at the end of the text)
Michael Baker, my web master is gradually transferring the “Further reading” pages to this blog.
This will make editing and updating pages easier so if you spot something out of date kindly let us know, thank you.
The transfer to Itzac was safely accomplished, a relatively easy drive of 11 hours in fine weather after 2 nights at the farm near Mont St Micheal to collect art supplies…
Among the many interesting emails greeting my return to life online and in hyperspace was an enquiry asking for family information and offline an Australian ambush was lurking…
Liberty ships confounded the critics, served successfully in all theatres of the war and world wide long after, exceeding all expectations, a rare achievement and certainly helped defeat the Axis powers.