I am looking for information about my late Father, Donald Askew from Rotherham. His Official number being: SSX 856179. He Joined The Royal Navy at Portsmouth in 1947 up until 1954. He was at HMS Mercury during his time on a number of occasions: Dec 1948 - Apr 1949 Jan - Sep 1950 Sep - Dec 1953 Then September 1954 where he was Borne for release to shore for RFR. His other postings in between were, HMS Excalibur, HMS Pembroke, HMS Sea Eagle (Londonderry), HMS Loch Lomond, and Colombo in Ceylon. He ended up a Wireless Officer (Tel). He has a Certificate for Wounds and Hurts that states on the 18 September 1950 whilst belonging to HMS Loch Lomond, (now I don't know how this worked in the Navy then) played for HMS Mercury against HMS Collingwood in the United Services Football League match at Fareham. He was badly tackled by a defender and was carried off for the rest of the match. He was a good footballer and loved the game, but this tackle ended his football life. Does any of you Old Salts remember my Father or the game. Any info please.