Yearly archives: 2020

Arrangements for Bob’s funeral are as follows:-Date :- Thursday 07th May 2020Time:- 13:30Place:- Baglan South WalesNote:- Due to Corvid-19 lock-down only family able to attend. I have arranged on behalf of all Bob’s friends, shipmates and LOF collegues,our usual Floral Anchor Wreath along with a large Red Ensign, this is […]

Bob Stinchcombe RIP

Today 09th April is the 50th anniversary of the tragic loss of the London Valour at Genoa. It was hoped that a group of us would pay our respects on Thursday 09th. Preparations have been well advanced, the British Consul in Genoa has been fantastic as before in organising with […]

London Valour 50th Anniversary

Sad to inform that Ex LOF Ch/Off Brian Rogers has passed away.Brian sailed with LOF during the 1970’s and after leaving, worked as a Funeral Director and for HM Customs & Excise.He lived in the Solihull area of Birmingham and had been in poor health for some time. He died […]

Passing Away – Brian Rogers Ex Ch/Off

I rediscovered your LOF website today while I was searching the web for something completely unrelated to shipping! Originally from Spean Bridge in the West Highlands, I went to Glasgow Nautical College before going to sea with LOF. I was an Engine cadet on the Victory in 1992 and then the […]

Welcome back Kenny Maclennan

I appologise for the ‘thin’ postings on the LOF News Web. After 20 years, the ‘news’ dribbling in is sparse to say the least. All the historical information is 99% there and it is a sad fact that we are all getting older. Every year we loose a few more […]

20 Years of LOF News

There is a planned group of LOF personnel, there families and relations going out to Genoa Italy in April this year. A group of us went out in 2010 and this can be found on the archives of this website. Denise Dardini from the British Consulate has been liaising with […]

London Valour 50th Anniversary

                                   (l-r) Bob Bruce, Bob Blake & Rod Wilkinson Please find attached a photograph taken at a small LOF reunion at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. We were celebrating Bob’s 70th birthday and two of his old shipmates, Bob Bruce and Rod Wilkinson were able to join us for […]

Happy Birthday Bob Blake