Prince George, Duke of Kent and my Grandparents

Living History

Hi, I’m new to this so forgive me if I’m in the wrong place!

I am trying to piece together my Grandfathers last few months before he died in the Atlantic Convoys.

My Grandad was a Dutchman. He came over to England in 1939 to work as a nurseryman. In 1940 he joined the Royal Dutch Army and was posted to Ruperra Castle in Wales. He then went to Wrottesley Park, Wolverhampton as a Gunner with the Prinses Irene Brigade, before going to New York. Stratford, Canada and Halifax, Nova Scotia. He died on 28th November 1942 when his ship was torpedoed.

I have several letters which he wrote to my Gran while he was posted abroad. One of which, dated 27th August 1942, he mentioned the death of the Duke of Kent. My Grandad wrote. . . . .

Isn’t it a pity about the Duke of Kent, fancy, I still remember him coming to our place and how you talked to him personally. . . . . . .

My question to the forum members is this……. Does anyone know where I can find out where the Duke of Kent visited between January 1940 and August 1942. Thinking of where my Grandparents could have been at the time of the Dukes visit, could possibly be in the areas around Scarborough, Porthcawl, Wolverhampton, perhaps Goole.

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

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