The last three letters appear to be "KIR", I can't think of any other RN ships name that ends thus....
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Sorry to revisit my old thread Ned, but Ive just come across the photo again whilst having a bit of a sort out. and thought id have another crack at it. Im not convinced on HMS ABOUKIR, the last few letters look to me to be KER, I wondered if it was HMS WALKER??
appreciate your thoughts as always
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
- Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..