Petty Officer George Goddard, R.N. Collection
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Late May 1941: HMS Formidable under air attack off Crete.

Late May 1941: HMS Formidable hit by two bombs off Crete.

HMS Formidable in heavy seas passing the Cape of Good Hope, possibly en route to the USA for repairs.

An unidentified destroyer in company with HMS Formidable.

Supermarine Seafires' of 885 Squadron on the flight deck of HMS Formidable while operating with Force H. HMS Renown, a Nelson class battleship, a Revenge class battleship and HMS Illustrious are seen ahead.
(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