H.M.S. Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Glorious was paid off after the war, but was rebuilt as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s. She sent in April 1940 to support operations in Norway. While evacuating British aircraft from Norway in June, the ship was sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea with the loss of over 1,200 lives.
We know the names of some former Scouts and Leaders who were lost with the ship.
Ordinary Seaman Arthur Gordon Blake, 1st Wadhurst Group.
Sub-Lieutenant (S) Arthur Geoffrey Bailey, 13th Bromley Group.
Corporal George James Bolland 823 Sqdn. Royal Air Force, 14th Newcastle Group.
Electrical Artificer Ronald Arthur Fitzer, Deep-Sea Rover Squire.
Petty Officer Cyril Heard, 1st Bude Group.
Able Seaman Robert Hardy Hoddinott, 1st Keynsham Group.
Chaplain The Rev. John Bernard King, 29th Portsmouth Group.
Marine Francis John Roberts, 1st Newton Abbot Group.
Sub-Lieutenant (A) Jack Frederick Shillitoe 8th Balham and Tooting Group.
Able Seaman Ivor Gwynne Thomas 1st Llandovery Group.
Air Mechanic 1st Class John Kenneth Brompton, Loughborough Parish Church Group.
Lieutenant Harry William Brooks, 3rd Brockley Group.