Friday 21st August there was a ceremony at the Langstone Hotel on Hayling Island to mark the career of Commander HW Goulding DSO RNR, a master mariner who, after an adventurous start to WW2 delivering agents to occupied Europe, was assigned to train canoeists for Special Forces missions including SBS. His service only came to light when his granddaughter discovered secret papers from WW2 (and a ‘gun’, possibly a Sten?) in 2010 after his wife died. His activities had been so secret he seems to have had his own personal D notice. The proceedings included the presentation of a plaque to the present owners of Moss Rose, the house in N Hayling where Goulding was accommodated, and the unveiling of a plaque on a plinth to mark the use of the site of the hotel and the neighbouring marina as HMS Northney, the base from which Goulding conducted his canoe training activities.