User:Folks at 137

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Dear Reader,

Thankyou for dropping by my home page.

If you wish to leave a message, insult, praise, etc, then please use my talk page. Thanks.

I've contributed since August 2005, and prone to over-simplifying. But basically good-natured and I try to avoid nastiness.

Areas of interest have been fairly random, but include WW2, railways, Hertfordshire, places I've visited and my areas of work. Contributions have included:

Work in progress


Stoneage or Stone Age?[edit]

Dear Folks- When I wrote my book on the subject (Hell, ten years ago, gosh I am old!) of military codewords, my sources indicated it was two words. Those sources were with the (American) Merchant Marine. Of course in those days before cut-and-paste spelling and other errors were rampant. (Check out Operation Starlite for a good example.

So if you would like to change it to one word, please feel free. I would ask you to add a link to a page for the two word variant, which might just be that, a variant.

Finally, are you and I the only people with an unusual attraction to codewords?

Paul, in Saudi 02:08, 30 November 2005 (UTC)


Dear Folks- I would not want to say with authority which is correct. As likely as not, some typist put it one way on some documents and the other way on others. In those pre-computer time things like that were accepted pretty well.

Due to security concerns, I am on dialup for the next few weeks. Please do not think I am ignoring your fine contributions. Paul, in Saudi 14:43, 3 December 2005 (UTC)


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Career (Canada) The RCN used the White Ensign during WWII
Name: HMCS Algonquin
Builder: John Brown & Company, Clydebank
Laid down: 8 October 1942
Launched: 2 September 1943
Commissioned: 28 February 1944
Out of service: 6 February 1946
Refit: 1954
Motto: A coup sur (With sure stroke)
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Norway, 1944
Normandy, 1944
Arctic, 1944-1945
Fate: scrapped April 1971
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HF/DF
Electronic warfare
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Which flag?[edit]

After discussions, the advice is to use naval ensigns, not jacks - see Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships/Tables. The correct US flag has been selected by a template - see the US entry in Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships/Ensigns. Folks at 137 12:45, 1 July 2007 (UTC)


User:Folks at 137/sandbox

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Testing[edit]

Ship 1940 1941 1942 1943
Aircraft Carriers
HMS Ark Royal
HMS Eagle
HMS Illustrious
Battlecruisers
HMS Hood June-August
HMS Renown August→ →August, October→ →February
Battleships
HMS Resolution June-August
HMS Valiant June→ →December June-October
HMS Nelson June-September August→ →November
HMS Rodney| May→ →October
HMS King George V May-February 1944
Cruisers
HMS Enterprise June-December
HMS Arethusa June→ →December
HMS Sheffield August→ →October
HMS Coventry August→ →September
HMS Calcutta August→ →June
HMS Berwick November
HMS Fiji April-May
HMS Hermione June→ →March
HMS Cairo January-August
HMS Charybdis April-November
HMS Argonaut October-December

==Awards== [[File:Virtuti Militari Ribbon.png|60px]] [[Virtuti Militari]], Silver Cross <br> [[File:POL Krzyż Walecznych (1940) 3r BAR.PNG|60px]] [[Cross of Valour (Poland)]], three times<br> [[File:POL Polonia Restituta Kawalerski BAR.svg|60px]] [[Polonia Restituta]], Knight's Cross<br> [[File:POL Polonia Restituta Komandorski BAR.svg|60px]] [[Polonia Restituta]], Commander's Cross<br> [[File:DistinguishedFlyingCrossUKRibbon.jpg|60px]] [[Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)]]<br> [[File:Ruban de la croix de guerre 1939-1945.PNG|60px]] [[Croix de Guerre]] (France)

Officiers of the Légion d'honneur


  1. ^ An explanation of heraldic terms