P. Sgt. Robert Livingstone
Travel Identity Card for Great Britain, Eire and Northern Ireland
Name of Holder - David Livingstone
Country of Residence - N. Ireland
Issued at - Belfast
Occupation - Mechanic
Place of Birth - Milford, Co. Armagh
Date of Birth - 7th May 1906
Home Address - 12 Monaghan Road, Milford, Co. Armagh, N.I.
Date - 31.7.47
Firearms Act 1920 Permit
No. 1988 County Armagh Mr. David Livingston, Milford, Armagh
Special Constabulary Firearms Permit
No. 8940? County Armagh Sub-District Milford Mr.
David Livingstone of Milford 25.2.1936
H.M.S. King George V. Flagship of
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet - Admiral Sir Neville Syfret, K.C.B., K.B.E.
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief - Commodore C. T. M. Pizey, C.B.,
Flag Captain - Captain B. B. Schofield, C.B.E., R.N.
Details of Ship - Standard displacement 35,000 tons. Length 750
Beam 103 feet. Draught over 30 feet. Speed of 27 knots.
Armament - 10 - 14 inch. Maximum range over 20 miles.
Weight of quadruple turret 1,550 tons approximately.
Twin turret about 900 tons. Shells weigh ¾ ton.
16 - 5.25 inch H.A. L.A. guns, in twin turrets. Each turret
weighs about 80 tons.
Numerous smaller calibre guns for A.A. purposes.
Compliment - In wartime, approximately 2,000 Officers and Men.
In peacetime, approximately 1,200 Officers and Men.
Brief History - H.M.S King George V was laid
down on 1st January, 1937, at Messrs. Vickers Armstrongs Naval Yard,
Newcastle-on-Tyne and was launched by H.M. King George VI. in February,
1939. She commissioned in October, 1940. On the ship's maiden voyage, Lord
Halifax took passage to the United States. In May, 1941, she
took part in the action against the German battleship Bismark (Bismarck).
During this action 339 14 inch shells were expended. In October, 1941, she
supported a striking force which attacked shipping off Vestfiord and
Glomfiord, Norway. In May, 1942, she joined the Mediterranean
Fleet and formed part of Force H. She took part in the invasion of Sicily
and Italy. On the capitulation of Italy she escorted part of the Italian
Fleet from Taranto to Malta and Alexandria. In July, 1943, she
bombarded Levanzo Island and the town of Trapani. On leaving the
Mediterranean, she rejoined the Home Fleet and provided cover for the North
Russian convoys. She left United Kingdom in October, 1944, to
join the newly formed British Pacific Fleet, where she wore the Flag of
Vice-Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings. The British Pacific Fleet
supported the Okinawa invasion by operations off the Sakashima Group.
This was followed by a short refit in Australia. H.M.S. King
George V then took part in bombardment of Japanese mainland and was present
at final surrender in Tokyo Bay. The ship's company of H.M.S.
King George V. were among the first to land and occupy the Japanese Naval
Base of Yokosuka. The ship's company also provided a guard for
the re-hoisting of the colours over the British Embassy in Tokyo.
The drums used by the Royal marine Band were presented by the people of
Victoria (Australia) as a token of friendship. Since leaving
England in October, 1944, and her return in March, 1946, the ship steamed
98,000 miles and since October, 1940, when first commissioned, over 192,000
Girl Guides Warrant - Miss Pauline E. Livingstone of Monaghan Street,
Milford, Co. Armagh is hereby authorized to act as Lieutenant of the Girl
Guides Milford Company. London, Dated 28th June 1923
1) Notre-Dame Church, Paris - 9th September 1929 Postmark Paris to Miss
Pauline Livingstone, 12 Monaghan Street, Milford, Armagh, Irlande du Nord -
Hotel Exelmans, Boulevard Exelmans, Paris Dear Pauline, Just a line to let
you know I arrived safely, had a smooth crossing. I feel as if I had been
here a long time already, have done so much no time to write, more soon.
2) Paris - Notre - Dame 12.9.29 Dear Paulie? Hope you have received my two
scrappy postcards & have been able to decipher them. It is still very hot
here, but we are enjoying ourselves very well. The Cabaret here however are
a decided disappointment, the famous Moulin-Rouge would probably be
considered as a third-rate dance hall in England. The streets &
architecture of Paris are very fine however & it is great fun rushing around
in a Paris Taxi at a terrific rate with the knowledge that it is costing you
less than 2d per mile. I hope to be back in Armagh on Sunday next, if I
survive the Dieppe-Newhaven boat. Am writing this in the Luxembourg Gardens,
we are just discussing whether to stay over Friday night, in which case I
should not be in Armagh on Sunday. I will add a p.s. to this before I post &
let you know. Must close & post, love from Burleigh. p.s. not stopping here
over Friday night after all.