Gentlemen of our sea-based forces, I have to admit that I was of the cam-cream and green fraternity, and hence a form of interloper here. However I would like to address those of you with some experience under your belts who may remember Celia S. who looked after the RN and NATO ships that came into the N.E. coast a few years back. She happens to be my well-loved aunt and whilst living quietly in retirement in Whitley Bay near to two of her three grandsons, she is still the same character that she always was. I know that it was a huge wrench to leave her job and the association with the Navy, both of which she loved. Although she still claims to be 30 years old, there is actually quite a gap between declared and real age, and I thought that it would be a nice present to give her a reminder of those days. So I would like to ask that those of you who knew her to send a few personal words or post a story about her here, for personal messages you can simply PM me. I will then take the stories and messages and put them into a book/folio form which will be presented to her as a keepsake. Should you have a friend who knows her please ask him or her to contribute, because obviously the more the merrier. If you could recommend Naval associations or clubs which I could contact then that also would be a great help. Celia often regales us with stories about you, and it would be nice to return the favour. Thank-you for your help and time.