Royal Oak visits 2006
with thanks to Agnes for the photos and captions
Pat & Norman Billyard onboard the Council launch. Norman lost his uncle who was also called Norman Billyard. Sunday 23rd July 2006 at 2pm.
Wednesday 23rd August 2006 the Eldridge family came to say happy 100th birthday to Roger Ashley who survived the sinking of HMS Royal Oak, Roger's ashes were scattered by the family in the early 90s.
Margaret Thorn on the right and her son Simon on the left, went out to the HMS Royal Oak site to pay their respects to William Harry Mansfield on Sunday the 9th of September at 2pm. They are shown either side of Royal British Legion Kirkwall Branch committee member Donnie Sutherland.
Julie & Peter Bisson at the Royal Oak emblem at Orkney Harbours offices on August 26th. They both visited the wreck site at 2pm that same day, where they paid their respects to Julie's uncle Dennis George Patch.
Lucy and Paul Reynolds with dad at Scapa Pier on April 25th 2006 when they went out to the HMS Royal Oak site to scatter the ashes of Lucy's grandmother, Barbara Mary Ackerman, Barbara's brother was lost on HMS Royal Oak his name was William Savage.
Graham West, Sheila West & dad on Scapa Pier before visiting the Royal Oak
site to visit her father's ship, Charles Benney was buried in Lyness Cemetery
when his body was located. June 10th 2006 10am.
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