Am trying to nail down some dates of the early life of HMS MANCHESTER. I joined in Barrow-in-Furness at the end of 1981/early 82. We sailed approx Jul for Pt III Trials and were commissioned in Portsmouth Dec 82. In 1983 we did a Falkland patrol (accompanied by Yarmouth, Apollo and Fife) and also a Western Isles trip as Queens Guardship. It's the 1983/84 dates I need to finalise. Can anyone help? Need to get the dates right for a short novel I am half way through!