Oh well. Just a nation moving on really. If it was a case of them just wanting to sever all historical connection to us then Id say **** em and they can jog on if they ever need foreign aid....... but reading the article its just that they want uniformity so I wont
Trinko was one of the few places used by the RN for bases that I never pitched up in.
From reports I heard it wasn't a bad run ashore .
Apart from the obvious what was it like?cheap,decent sights,beaches good I reckon.
Shame I missed it,being past it plenty times but any ship I was on never stopped.
'Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy' compiled by Lt Cdr Ben Warlow RN said:
HMS LANKA Colombo/Trinco, Ceylon, Base
01.04.1940 ex GLOUCESTER II (qv), paid off 31.10.1946 - accounts to HIGHFLYER.
Included RNAS China Bay (from 01.08.1940) and Puttalam (from 11.42 - see RAJALIYA). Flag Ceylon 1945.
Nominal Depot Ship: Motor Boat 1160 from 01.04.40 and 45 ft Service Launch 37273 10.08.46 - 31.10.46.
HMS LANKA I Ceylon, Accounting Base (Personnel ashore and RMs)
02.1945 - 02.46 (at least)
HMS LANKA II Ceylon, Accounting Base 02.1945 - 15.02 46 (accounts to LANKA I 31.01.46)
Accounts of Escort Forces and other seagoing vessels, East Indies Station. RN Personnel Rangoon from 12.45.
HMS LANKA III Ceylon, Accounting Base
02.1945 - 04.46
General Service transit personnel and Fleet Pool.
HMS LANKA HQ Volunteer Naval Forces Royal Ceylon Navy