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Re: Avondale Park
Posted by: Glenn Jones (IP Logged)
Date: September 05, 2005 04:25AM

I have found out much about the career of the Avondale Park, but cannot reconcile the two versions of its convoy route. I would like to dispute any notion that this convoy sailed from the Firth of Forth with lights, ie, making itself a sitting duck. It sailed under naval orders, ships darkened. Lights were not permitted until mid-May 1945. Erroneous reports may have came from the fact that ships in Methil overnight on 7/8 May had hung out the bunting ready for VE day, as had townsfolk. There are two reports from spectators, one group at North Berwick (South shore), one on the Fife (North ) side, which indicate that flashes and rockets were first thought to be celebratory. Then it is recorded that a mood of anger spread amongst the watchers when it was realised that ships were under attack, minutes before the end of the war.

Subject Written By Posted
  Avondale Park Billy McGee 11/25/2001 04:09AM
  Re: Avondale Park Jan-Olof 11/25/2001 05:13AM
  Re: Avondale Park Bill Watt 11/25/2001 05:56AM
  Re: Avondale Park Glenn Jones 01/07/2005 07:46AM
  Re: Avondale Park Siri 01/07/2005 09:32AM
  Re: Avondale Park Glenn Jones 09/05/2005 04:25AM
  Re: Avondale Park Siri 11/25/2001 06:43AM

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