Petty Officer George Goddard, R.N. Collection
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May 20-30, 1943: Oscar Award winning actress Vivien Leigh (Gone With The Wind) in the flowered dress, actress Kay Young (next to Leigh) and actress Beatrice "Bea" Lillie (sunglasses) all members of ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) seen coming aboard HMS Formidable at Gibraltar for the "Spring Party" show.

Members of the ENSA "Spring Party" show seen at Gibraltar. This photo was captioned "ENSA to a sailor's prayer" of course one can see why.

Flyer for the ENSA "Spring Party" show on board HMS Formidable.

Flyer for the Christmas Party on board HMS Formidable.

A document announcing the surrender of the Italian Fleet.
(All photos from the collection of Petty Officer George Goddard, R.N.)
Courtesy of Mark Faux
Scans by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.

MaritimeQuest is indebted to George Goddard for providing access to this his collection. A big thank you is also due to Mark Faux, his grandson for his efforts in providing the photos for scanning. We also wish to thank Philip J. Heydon for his effort in scanning and cataloging the collection.

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Page published June 19, 2011