Have come to this via Internet because I was researching HMS Pembroke, (never connecting it with the Pembroke 'Gate' at Chatham) having yesterday just found my husband's uncle Stanley's Naval records in which Pembroke & P1 & P 2 were mentioned. One mentions Pembroke 2 (Sportive) (Feb-Nov 1927) can any one give an explanation please. I also see one of the buildings were called Nelson. I have a photo of him with his cap band HMS Lord Nelson so I assumed he was on board that ship (in 1913) and presume it wouldnt have been 'Nelson' at Pembroke Chatham. Am I right?. In a photo taken of him in May 1919 when he was on the Abercrombie he has a topedo, with star above and below insignia on right arm. At that point he came back to Pembroke, a total of 12 times between 1913 & 1928. He was still in the Navy in 1933 but have no records.This probably is the reason why he settled in Chatham and later Hartlip
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