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Re: HMS PATROCLUS & Kretschmer
Posted by: Bill Forster ()
Date: January 31, 2018 09:22PM

Ron Rendle was torpedoed twice and died aged 98 on the 23 December. I recorded the interview with him in the IWM, London. Ron was aboard HMS PATROCLUS when she was torpedoed by Kretschmer in U-99.

Earlier today I was sent a photograph of Kretschmer taken after U-99 was sunk by Donald Macintyre, CO of HMS WALKER, in March 1941. I have added the photograph and a link to Kretschmer's War Diary to this web page about Ron Rendle: [vandwdestroyerassociation.org.uk]

Ron was on the bridge of HMS BICKERTON with Macintyre when he was torpedoed for the second time in March 1944.

He was a great guy and I hope to attend his funeral at Braintree on the 8th February.

Bill Forster

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