Same here first ship 1966 Leander Class, 18 months Far East followed by Windies.Well mine was HMS Hardy a type 14 frigate. The year was 1974. Oh shit I thought as I walked up that gangway. What a tub of a ship 1800 tons of rust.Then it hit me 2nd frigate sqdn, Yuk day running from Portland for the next 2 plus years.
Dear mother of God...............July 1992. HMS Fearless. First run ashore, shore patrol in Scarborough Absolutely loved that ship. Gave her a salute from the bridge roof of Illustrious when they towed her out for scrap. Wish I could have spent my entire career on her.
Go on w_b, what did you do to those poor old British Virgins?:-DDear mother of God...............
Straight to the windies from Scarborough, if you remember the Booties on Gangplank sentry duty dressed up in gay rig, pith helmets and medals when we got to the Dominican Republic because they'd been arrested in the BVI's, the good looking one was me Happy days.
P.s did you go to Sevastapol?
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