Charley was a character, always had a red car, used to drive like he was the only one on the road. He was a good man to have with you though.
Remember some Chief tiff upset him on board the Eagle, Charley picked him up in one hand and dangled him over the flight deck, for some reason Charley didn't end up in the shit.
slim 229 was L/T CDR Mears/ L/T CDR White ejecting successfully in the Moray Firth 63/ and 634 was a terrible day L/T CDR Watson /L/T Hulme 65 at Tain Range who both perished remember it rained all day at the funeral at Lossie Cemetry /best wishes scouse
I was on Hermes in 1962 for the 2nd Commission? I have a photo of me
standing in front of a Gannet AEW with a serial No 428
the Gannets belonged to 849 squadron any chance of finding out its
history or giving us a lead .
Also had Scimitars Vixens Wessex  and a couple of Whirlwinds for SAR .
My house number is.... wait for it.... 13 :biggrin:
Don't worry, since living there I have had to have my house underpinned and am about to have the process repeated. Since moving I have also been diagnosed with a number of chronic diseases. That said I regard it as PURE COINCIDENCE! :roll: