HMS Atheling

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HMS Atheling, Aircraft carrier.  Photos of HMS Atheling and her Crew  supplied by Dr M.V.Hounsome whose father V.A.E.G "Bunny" Hounsome's collected them (shown with grey background). Bunny served on Atheling from August 1943 to August 1945. He also served on HMS Anson from June 1942 to May 1943 (View photos of Anson crew here). 

HMS Atheling, November 1945.

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HMS Atheling, November 1945.

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HMS Atheling. 

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HMS Atheling   ?Looking over the side from the fore well deck. (Note the calm sea)?

Some of the Crew of HMS Atheling  

HMS Atheling official photograph . . ?Pay Day. You will readily see Henry at the pay table complete with lifebelt. I am just behind the 4 boys waiting to be paid - you can just see the bow of my cap ribbon. Note: Boys with pay books in hands. Henry has his on top of his cap in true naval style! 1945"

HMS Atheling  . ?Ships Company Galley (Cookhouse). Looks clean doesn?t it? 1945"

HMS Atheling  ?Hands to dinner. Note absence of clatching and abundance of Rum glasses in the foreground. This is one of 2 mess Halls - not the one I eat in. 1945?

HMS Atheling   ?Ships Canteen?

HMS Atheling  . ?The Library is now open. This is in our Rec Space. Note a few of our Pin Up Girls! We have something like 200 of these on the bulkheads. (walls). 1945?

HMS Atheling official photograph .  ?Any for me Posty? NO. There should be! She don?t love you any-more! Mail - sorting of. Ships postman in Black Stockings. Note Church Notices and also about ?where I smoke?. 1945"

HMS Atheling   ?Up Spirits. This is Rum to you. Note the Officer. He is the T.L. and my Divisional Officer.The M.A.A. is holding fanny (can) which is being filled with Bubbly or Grog. 1945"

Search Light Crew from HMS Atheling  

Search Light Crew ofHMS Atheling  

Some of the Crew of HMS Atheling  cooling down

HMS Atheling   ?The happy group outside the Rosh[?] Camp. You can easily see me note bananas and coconut (in husk) at my feet.  20/10/44"

HMS Atheling  . ?The 4 Boys. NOTE coconut at our feet (still in husk).  20/10/44"

Henry & I. Sep: ?44.  

?TOP Row L to R. Bunny, Sandy, Jack. FRONT Henry, Sam. Sep: 1944.  

Bunny Hounsome on HMS Atheling  

Bunny Hounsome on board HMS Atheling  

 

Bunny Hounsome with ship mates from HMS Atheling 

HMS Atheling   ?What a grand picture this is. We are all Torpedo Party, but some are absent from the picture. Unfortunate.?

HMS Atheling   ?MAIL!?

HMS Atheling  .?To remain onboard?. ?Drunk on board - not likely?

?HMS Ganges 1941"