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Geoffrey Raymond Parker's Life in the Navy

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:32 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Geoffrey Raymond Parker was born in 1925. At sixteen years of age, he joined the Air Raid Precautions. He then joined the Fire Service. Then he joined the Royal Navy in December 1942. His service certificate lists all the ships he served on. But HMS Pursuer and HMS Cawsand Bay were most significant to him. His rank was chief petty officer, demobilized on 24/08/1946.

After the war, he joined/ founded the local branch of the Royal Naval Association at Trent Valley Road, Lichfield. From 1956 to 1987, he was the branch treasurer of the Clubhouse Press. He died in 1988 and this cache of materials was discovered only in 2017.


Item list and details

1. Photo of Air Raid Precautions uniform 2. National Registration ref. Geoffrey Parker 3. Photo of G. Parker in Fire Service 4. Certificate of service in Navy 5. G. Parker in naval uniform 6. Release from service document and envelope 7. Collection of photos 8. Five medals and a list of medals awarded 9. Newspaper cutting- receiving deeds for property- Royal Naval Association 10. Photo of property- Royal Naval Association 11. Photo of G. Parker with his medals

Person the story/items relate to

Geoffrey Raymond Parker

Person who shared the story/items

Carole Hood

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was the contributor's father.

Type of submission

Shared at National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire on 17 February 2024.

Record ID

116648 | NMA001