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The Home-Coming of the Atlantic Heroes: Thurso to London

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LANDING AT THURSO : MR. HAWKER AND COMMANDER GRIEVE BEING ROWED ASHORE BY BLUEJACKETS.


TELLING THE GREAT TALE : (RIGHT) MR. H. G. HAWKER AND MRS. HAWKER ; (LEFT) MR. T. O. M. SOP’ITH ‘NEAREST CAMERA) AND COMMANDER GRIEVE–IN THEIR RAILWAY CARRIAGE BETWEEN GRANTHAM AND LONDON.


i 1 THE CROWD OUTSIDE KING’S CROSS AWAITING THE TRAIN’S ARRIVAL AMBULANCE MEN WITH A FAINTING CASE.


COMMANDER GRIEVE WAVES TO ESCORTING AEROPLANES : A SNAPSHOT DURING THE TRAIN JOURNEY TO LONDON.


ý- LEAVING KING’S CROSS-ARMISTICE-DAY STYLE : MR. T. O. M. SOrWITH ON TOP OF A CROWDED CAR (ON RIGHT IN STRAW HAT).


Ti.e steamer ” Mary,” which rescued Mr. Hawker and Commander Mackenzie-Grieve, was intercepted on May 25 off Loch Erribol by the destroyer ” Woolston,” which conveyed them to the Fleet at Scapa Flow, where they spent the night on board H.M.S. “Revenge,” as guests of Admiral Fremantle. The next day they were taken to Thurso in a destroyer, and were rowed ashore at Scrabster Pier. From Thurso, where they received a hearty


Highland welcome, they went on by train to Inverness, and thence, on Tuesday, the 27th, to London. At every stopping place on the journey they were greeted with tremendous enthusiasm, which culminated on their arrival at King’s Cross. Mrs. Hawkme , v ‘h Mr. T. O. M. Sopwith, joined the train at Grantham. As soon as it stopped there, Mr. Sopwith entered the compartment, and escorted Mr. Hawker to his wife.



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