Campbeltown Courier

Help sought in research into World War II submariner


I live in New York but am originally from Campbeltow­n and I’m researchin­g my father Walter Timms and his time in the Royal Navy during World War II.

My dad died when I was only eight months old and I don’t have a lot of informatio­n about him but I know he was a submariner who joined the Royal Navy in 1943 and served until 1946.

I have just received his military records but they don’t give me much more informatio­n.

I am hoping your readers may be able to help me in my search for photograph­s of Royal Navy personnel and submarines that were in Campbeltow­n’s harbour during World War II, especially between 1943 and 1946.

Please email any images to me at caroline_ Thank you.

Caroline Lounsbury, New York, USA. matched through the charity’s Double The Love campaign.

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