Pompey News: "When The Boys From The Black Squad Came Up For A Smoke"

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    "If you saw the modern equivalent of a Royal Navy stoker he, or even she, would be smart, clean and a credit to the Senior Service.

    When I first saw this photograph I thought it was the crew from some elderly coal-burning freighter, but they are in fact some of the stokers from the cruiser HMS Good Hope."

    When the boys from the black squad came up for a smoke - Portsmouth News
     
  2. I think those old lads were a credit to the Senior Service. Incredibly tough job they had.
     

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