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Personnel famous

Tristan Jones - Author and Mariner

Arthur Jones, pen name Tristan Jones (Liverpool, 8 May 1929 – 21 June 1995)

Arthur Jones, pen name Tristan Jones (Liverpool, 8 May 1929 – 21 June 1995) was an English author and mariner who wrote numerous books and articles, many in the first person, about sailing. His stories tended to be a combination of both fact and fiction in the tradition of Welsh story tellers and it has often been difficult to tell these apart. Indeed, he was a consummate story-teller, but as far as his account of his royal naval service in WWII in particular goes, any old salt would have regarded him, at best, as a 'rum gagger'.

Tom Keating - Painter & Forgerer

Thomas Patrick Keating (March 1, 1917 – February 12, 1984)

Thomas Patrick Keating (March 1, 1917 – February 12, 1984) was an art restorer and famous art forger who claimed to have faked more than 2,000 paintings by over 100 different artists.

Tom Keating served in the Royal Navy during World War Two aboard HM ships as a Stoker. His autobiography gives a small glimpse into his world during this time.

 

Peter O'Toole - Actor

Peter O'Toole, trailer photo. Ex-Royal Navy

Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole, Esq, (born 2 August 1932) is an English/Irish actor of stage and screen. O'Toole achieved stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia and then went on to become a highly-honoured film and stage actor. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards – for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006) – and holds the record for the most Academy Award acting nominations without a win.