F4K. Ark Royal with Planeguard

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    Printed in Stereo for monocular members. Any guesses on the PlaneguardPlaneguard
  2. It's a Riga Class GP escort.
  3. Is it the kotlin 365 Bravyy that was involved in the collision with the Ark in 1970?
  4. Believe so she was getting too close all day. I was on the bridge when it happened. Capt Lygo in command.
  5. Yes it was a SAM Kotlin if IIRC , and the headlines in the Mirror after she collided...was SAD SAM!!!
  6. Met only yesterday with the man who was about to launch an F4K from his hole on the flight deck, then a Lt Eng. went on to become a Cdr E last ship he was on was Battleaxe. Small world.
  7. At some point I seem to recall a Ruski,asking if we wanted planeguard , skipper said yes, so up they trundled.
    Not sure if it was gen though, but a good story.

    Another time a spy "trawler" got too close, a chopper was sent over just as they hung out dhobiing to dry on the upper deck & blew most of it away.

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