fbpx

Nigel Turner – HMS Intrepid

Nigel Turner, HMS Intrepid I joined HMS Intrepid on 7th October 1986 and served on her for a year. On the 26th June 1986 I was awarded my Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and later presented with it whilst…

Continue Reading →

Nigel Turner – HMS Invincible

Nigel Turner, HMS Invincible I was on HMS Invincible for 2 years from the 16th of July 1984 and promoted to PO Cook on the 15th of August 1985. I served in the Main Galley but spent over a year…

Continue Reading →

Nigel Turner – HMS Beagle

Nigel Turner, HMS Beagle I joined HMS Beagle (straight after leaving HMS Fife) joining 15th October 1973 at Chatham and served on her for 14 months. I was one of two chefs on board and soon realised that on a…

Continue Reading →

Nigel Turner – HMS Fife

Nigel Turner, HMS Fife Picture taken onboard HMS Fife, a D20 County Class Destroyer. I joined on the 4th of March 1972 and stayed on her for just over 18 months. This was my first seagoing draft since joining the…

Continue Reading →

Philip Bamfield – HMS Repulse

HMS Repulse (Photo Courtesy: NMRN) There were many amusing stories that came out of this of course. One famous story of a foreplanesmen bringing the boat too shallow, when asked by the Captain why he was so much off depth,…

Continue Reading →

Robert Cross – HMS Devonshire

Robert Cross, HMS DevonshireThe electrical mess deck on HMS Devonshire, when the dockyard paintersrefused to paint over these. This was a fantastic day, at the time in 1971, she was the largest warship toget that far up the Thames to…

Continue Reading →

Richard Broniman – HMS Devonshire

HMS Devonshire (photo courtesy: NMRN) HMS Devonshire was in Malta in 1979. I went ashore and got talking to a couple of pensioners from the UK. The lady asked if I was off the "lovely ship in the harbour?" I…

Continue Reading →

Ian Wragg – HMS Thermopylae

HMS Thermopylae (photo courtesy: NMRN) I had previously been on HMS Devonshire from 1964 to 1966, but after six months on a WWII converted destroyer, I thought I was joining a cruise liner. Later, I was on the Thermopylae after…

Continue Reading →

Geoff Bruty – HMS Seraph

HMS Seraph (photo courtesy: NMRN) I had a friend, Allen Witt, who was an officer on HMS Seraph and I went on board when she was at HMS Dolphin in Gosport. The thing I remember about her was that there…

Continue Reading →

Gary Powell – HMS Arrow

HMS Arrow (photo courtesy NMRN) If I remember correctly, HMS Arrow paid a visit to Tobermory on the Island of Mull in 1977. I think our Navvy came from there. Anyway, he organised a dance for the ships company in…

Continue Reading →