In Lord Mountbatten's diary for 5.5.76 he goes aboard Bronington for a sea day, PoW driving. Ld M goes down (my italics) to the Senior Rates' mess for coffee and meets the 7 CPOs and 5 POs .. Now if I remember correctly in 1960-2 in a CMS we had 1 CPO (an ERA1) as Chief, and 3 POs - Coxswain, POM(E) and an EA4. Buffer and FX killick were leading hands although over time each of those jobs sometimes had a seaman PO (L/Sea buffer was a disrated PO). Chef, steward, sparker were leading rates and there was an LM(E) also and possibly an electrical bod with a hook. The SR's mess was for'd opposite the stokers and abaft the Coxswain's cabin. 'Down' below on 2 deck there were two messes, for'd for miscellaneous and aft for seamen. This seems to have been different in Bron. Not like Ld M who was a devil for detail to have got this wrong .. so .. .. the question is, what was going on in Bron? Was her complement beefed up with SRs for the PoW or is there something else going on?