Photographs on board

The photographs on this page were taken on board HNMS Flores and Soemba and are now in the Imperial War Museum.


Pictures 1 & 2:
ON BOARD THE GUNBOATS HNMS FLORES AND SOEMBA

25th and 28th March 1944, Portsmouth

March 1944 on board Soemba

Lieut F J Barne, RNVR, of Bristol, SOEMBA's liaison officer (left) and Sub Lieut R C Thompson, RNVR, of Harpenden, FLORES liaison officer, giving a message to the Sergeant Telegraphist, a native of the Dutch East Indies, on board HNMS SOEMBA.


On board Flores

Left to right: Sub Lieutenant R C Thompson, RNVR, of Harpenden, liaison officer on board the FLORES; the Commanding Officer of FLORES with the ship's pet; and Lieut F J Barnes, RNVR, of Bristol, liaison officer on board the SOEMBA. 


Pictures 3 - 5: ADMIRAL TERMYTELEN'S INSPECTION.
4 June 1943, Greenock

Rear Admiral J W Termytelen, Admiral commanding Dutch Naval Forces in the United Kingdom, visiting HNMS Flores, a Dutch Escort Vessel.

Admiral Termytelen arriving Flores

Rear Admiral Termytelen arriving aboard FLORES, behind him is Lieut Cdr J S Bax, the Commanding Officer. Inspecting Officers, ship's company.

Admiral Termytelen inspecting Flores 3


Admiral Termytelen inspecting Flores 2


Admiral Termytelen inspecting Flores 1


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