Seeking photos from HMS Glendower & Royal Arthur?


My grandfather served in HMS Royal Arthur from 1939-1940 as an instructor, before he moved to HMS Glendower. He was a Petty Officer Gunner. Kelleher was his name, and he was an irishman by birth.

Where might I be able to find more information about either Royal Arthur or Glendower?

I am hoping to uncover photos of the personnel and life therein.


Posted 2017-11-08T13:06:21.803

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Hello -- this is a Q&A site not a forum so thie question doesn't really fit here. You could try editing it to fit ourguidelines at and if you have specific question syou need to address about your grandfather but asking for photos doesn't belong here.

– ColeValleyGirl – 2017-11-08T14:44:18.080

2I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not asking for an answer to a question – ColeValleyGirl – 2017-11-08T14:44:35.407

2Can we salvage this by editing it to make it more generally useful and more in-line with the site guidelines -- how to find websites and background information about WWII ships, etc? – Jan Murphy – 2017-11-08T22:54:04.793

Sounds like a great idea @JanMurphy – PolyGeo – 2017-11-09T03:48:21.980



There is a chapter with photos on both HMS Royal Arthur and HMS Glendower in The Reminiscences of a Radar Plotter by John Barford Lindop ( Amazon Books ) where all, well some, will be revealed.

John Lindop

Posted 2017-11-08T13:06:21.803

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Welcome to G&FH SE! As a new user be sure to take the [Tour] to learn about our focussed Q&A format which is quite different from bulletin boards, discussion forums and other Q&A sites you may be used to. I am assuming from your user name that you are the author of this book. – PolyGeo – 2018-02-17T03:47:50.557

Hi,Yes, I am the author – John Lindop – 2018-02-17T14:50:37.043