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Walker RN

A memorial to Captain Frederic "Johny" Walker, CB, DSO, RN at the Pier Head in Liverpool, Johny Walker was commander of the Second Support Group of anti submarine sloops that worked out of Liverpool during the Second World War. He commanded his own sloop, HMS Starling and had under his command Wild Goose, Cygnet, Wren, Woodpecker and Kite.

Captain Walker died on July 9, 1944 from overstrain, overwork and battle fatigue. During his years at sea the battle had taken too much toll from him as he rarely laid back and took a rest.

This statue was commissioned by the Captain Walker's Old Boys Association, scultped by Tom Murphy and unveiled by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh on the 16th October 1998.

Walker RN

A memorial to Captain Frederic "Johny" Walker, CB, DSO, RN at the Pier Head in Liverpool, Johny Walker was commander of the Second Support Group of anti submarine sloops that worked out of Liverpool during the Second World War. He commanded his own sloop, HMS Starling and had under his command Wild Goose, Cygnet, Wren, Woodpecker and Kite.

Captain Walker died on July 9, 1944 from overstrain, overwork and battle fatigue. During his years at sea the battle had taken too much toll from him as he rarely laid back and took a rest.

This statue was commissioned by the Captain Walker's Old Boys Association, scultped by Tom Murphy and unveiled by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh on the 16th October 1998.

comments (2)

  • mal
  • 11 May 2007, 14:12
lovely image, really nice tones from the figure set against this great sky. mal
I bet this is exactly what the sculptor had in mind. Very nice shot!
Les Auld: Yes indeed, there is a very grainy picture of him dressed like this on the bridge of HMS Starling and I can image him at sunrise out in the Atlantic.

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