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The second edition of

A Hard Fought Ship was "launched" at
The Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth

on the 14 April 2010

Captain John Rodgaard USN speaking at the book launch of "A Hard Fought Ship"  The publishr and author toast the launch

Lt Cdr John McBeath RN and his No. 1, Angus "Bloodie" Mackenzie RNR, 1940
Captain John Rodgaard USN and the publisher, Bill Forster (G.D. Forster)

George Male, survivor of HMS Hecla, and Harry Haddon  The author, pblisher and "Yorkie" Russel on HMS Venomous

Left: George Male, a survivor of the sinking of HMS Hecla, meets Harry Haddon, one of his rescuers (Stephen Courtney)
Right: Bill Forster, Captain John Rodgaard USN and Thomas "Yorkie" Russell, a stoker on HMS Venomous in 1945 (G.D. Forster)

Veterans at the book launch

The veterans from left: Sydney Compston, "Yorkie" Russell, former Midshipman Stephen Barney,
George Male and, in front, former AB Harry Haddon (G.D. Forster)

There were also presentations at:
The annual meeting of the V & W Association at Derby
on the 10 April 2010

The author signing books at Derby  Publisher and veteran
The author, Captain John Rodgaard USN signing books (left)
and the publisher, Bill Forster, with Ron Rendell, veteran of HMS Wishart

Freddo Thomas in 1943  Fred Thomas, RDF operator on Venomous

Fred Thomas, RDF operator on HMS Venomous in 1942-3 (left) and at Derby in 2010 (right)

And to the cadets and officers of TS Venomous at
Loughborough Town Hall
by invitation of the Mayor on the 11 April 2010

Presentation at Loughborough Town Hall

The Mayor and Mayoress of Loughborough, Bill Forster, the publisher, presenting Bob Moore's author copies to Pat Moore
and the co-author of the new edition, Captain John Rodgaard USN (Loughborough Echo)

The third edition of

A Hard Fought Ship was "launched" at
The Royal College of Defence Studies

on the 9 May 2017

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