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2011-03-09 10:35
My last draft before leaving the branch was to Portsmouth. The NBCD (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence) School at HMS Phoenix. It was here that we instructed all branches in these c… Read More
2011-03-09 10:32
So here I am - at HMS Raleigh leadership school, some time during 1975, I think.Leadership school, does what it says in the title. Creates leaders of men - right then - here we go!14 days of… Read More
2011-03-09 10:26
HMS Osprey, Portland, 1980.Now an LMA (Leading Medical Assistant), serving at the Royal Navy airbase that is Portland (another since closed, sadly).I have always been a keen sportsman and ha… Read More
2010-05-28 19:05
So here I am fresh from a year in Gibraltar now just arrived at my next port of call - HMS Osprey, Portland.  This is were I was to meet and marry Sue (29 years on and going strong).Man… Read More
2010-05-27 08:44
1978.One last Catalan bay story.I was, of course, a bit of a beach god - rippling muscles, golden tanned body - the works!  Um, well, not quite.In reality I was a bit on the thin side … Read More
2010-05-27 08:21
24th May 1982We've just taken up position with the task force in the Total Exclusion Zone (TEZ) in the South Atlantic.There she is - HMS Hermes, the task force's flagship. Sort of gives you… Read More
2010-05-27 08:21
Well, here we are, steaming from ascension to the TEZ with more supplies to deliver throughout the fleet.The Leeds Castle from the superstructure to aft is all flight deck - this probably ac… Read More
2010-05-27 08:21
16th June 1982. We are acting as the guard ship at Ascension Island.This is particularly boring although the sun shines constantly.A party of us go ashore for a tour of the defence stations… Read More
2010-05-27 08:21
HMS Antelope took part in the Falklands War. On May 23, 1982, while Antelope was on air defence duty at the entrance to San Carlos Water, protecting a beachhead established two days earlie… Read More

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