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The old D118 HMS Battleaxe

Handler

War Hero
Anyone connected with the old Battleaxe ( D118 ) I came across this picture, when she was in company with the Victorious. D118 Planequard.jpg
 

BONNACON

Midshipman
Compact and bijou Destroyers and a sort of trial run for the original Darings. My old sea cadet unit was TS Scorpion so I took a bit of an interest in them.
 

Handler

War Hero
I think she was one of our escorts, 1961 or thereabouts, and was scrapped a couple of years later. Of course the D118 was given to HMS Coventry of the Falklands fame.
 

Seaweed

War Hero
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Scorpion1.jpg

HMS Scorpion. NB MRS6[?] director as against CRBFD on Battleaxe. This pic is from 1952, before Scorpion's radar picket conversion.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
My first ship was her sister - Crossbow -
 
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