My name is Matthew Chapman and I am currently developing a documentary about the Asia Pacific war.
I would be greatly interested in talking with any survivors of HMS Prince of Wales for the purpose of the program and also for personal reasons. My Grandfather Edward Coalville was a survivor of Dec 10th but unfortunately died of natural causes several years before I was born. Any help you could offer me would be of great value and most appreciated.
I'm interested in finding out more about their commanding officers, Captains C. Aylwin and R. Lang and also about the Royal Marines who were captive in Sumatra
(Padang and Palembang) and those who escaped Singapore in February 1942 and reached Ceylon - which ships were they on Stage 1 and 2 of the journey?
Please contact myself or Andy (webmaster) with any information.
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