As part of my brief I prepared a number of documents for both sides, and I re-discovered them today. As I thought that they might be of interest to other wargamers I have made them available as downloadable PDFs.
- Kriegsmarine – List of Vessels at Embarkation Ports
- Kriegsmarine – List of Vessels converted and collected in the designated assembly areas for Operation Sealion
- Kriegsmarine – List of Vessels available for Operation Sealion
- Kriegsmarine – Intelligence Report on the Royal Navy
- Kriegsmarine – Fleet List
Amongst the numerous wargames rules that I found during this exercise are REDCOATS AND DERVISHES … and I realised that I had yet not added them to my Free Downloadable Wargames Rules page on this blog. I have now rectified this, and the rules are now available for readers to download, should they wish to.
It has not always been an easy book to read, and some of the long asides do sometimes seem rather too long and too detailed. (I could probably guide people around the sewers of 1830s Paris without any problem now!) That said, the story is a classic of tale of redemption, and as such it is little wonder that it is still being told and re-told today.
I am glad that I read it, but I doubt if I shall read it in its entirety again … but you never know, and I shall be certainly keeping it in my Kindle collection for the foreseeable future.
We also managed to visit the Registrar in order to make an appointment tomorrow afternoon so that we could register our father’s death. Once that is done we can go back to the banks to begin the process of winding up our father’s affairs. All that will then remain to do is to send out funeral notices to family and friends, finalise the details of the funeral, print the Order of Service for the funeral, and apply for probate … if it is necessary.
Then we can relax … until the day of the funeral.
I was wondering why the previously helpful Coroner’s Office was not answering their telephones this morning … when they telephoned me … and apologised for the problems I might have had contacting them. It transpired that late yesterday the entire computer system in the Coroner’s Office had stopped working, and that this had knocked out the telephones as well. They had only just got the system back online at about 10.15am, and were trying to make up for lost time.
They now had the results of the post mortem, and a certificate of death has been issued and will be posted to the Registrar later today. With luck my brother and I will be able to register my father’s death on Thursday, and then we can begin to sort out his funeral and his estate.