A Cold War Submarine Commanding Officer and the first one I served under upon joining HMS COURAGEOUS back in '74. A very charming and cool character. I don't think I ever saw him once get angry....he commanded a very hard working and happy boat, and although back then we always got into the thick of it, his expertise and easy going manner made it all seem so easy. It certainly wasn't, but we always got back home. (Photo and words courtesy of the Courageous Association website and RNSUBS website) R.I.P. It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the sudden death of our Association President and a former Commanding Officer of our submarine, HMS Courageous, Andrew (Andy) Buchanan, Captain RN Ret’d. Andy joined submarines November 1957, then served in Porpoise, Taciturn, Tabard, Opportune (1L), Adamant as spare 1st Lt, NATO Tactical Course at Woolwich, Perisher 1966, then Cachalot in command, Courageous in command, Cdr SM3 and Captain SM3. Group Warfare Officer during Falklands War 1982.