I was 6 years old (nearly 7) and was living on the then brand-new Churchill Estate (Kent Drive, number 36 I think) having moved there from Barrow when the Repulse headed to Faslane. Didn't see the landing live due to the lateness of the hour, but caught it the next day.
...do not apologise mate, when you fell into the mongy ditch how was you to know I was asleep in there. Breaking your drunken fall breaking my femur gave me the opportunity to see the wonder that is Cameron Highlands in Malaysia....2 weeks convaless' at BMH C.H. when I finally made it onto crutches.