-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 21-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of NAAFI Canteen Assistant Frank Reuben Ayling, photo courtesy of  his daughter, Mrs D. Riley, 2001
Service: Navy Army & Air Force Institute (NAAFI)
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Frank was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff. We have no additional information. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 61, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Three men from Hoods Final Canteen Staff    NAAFI Men of H.M.S. Hood's final NAAFI Canteen Staff
Above - Photos of NAAFI men. Click to enlarge.
Above /Left- (L - R)Frank Ayling, unknown man, Cecil Lansdowne and William Trevarthen posing by one of Hood's 4" guns. Photo courtesy of William Lansdowne; Above/Right- (L - R): Cecil Lansdowne and Frank Ayling aboard Hood, photo courtesy of Mrs D. Riley.
For more information about the NAAFI staff, please see our article on Hood's NAAFI Canteen Men.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mrs D. Riley (Information and photos, March 2001)
Mr William Lansdowne (Photo of men next to 4" gun, 2000)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)