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NAVY NEWS, MAY 2002 27 At Your Service Reunions

HMS/m Conqueror Planning for the forth- coming reunion of all crew members of HMS Conqueror is well under way and new con- tacts are coming in slowly but surely. Any members of the Crew who have not already done so, please contact CRS Roy Dixon by e-mail at or by phone on 01329 287617. The address to write to is 27, Meadow Walk, Gosport, Hants PO13 OYN.

June Collingwood Memorial service at the

Memorial, one mile north of Pimperne, Dorset, on June 7 at 1500. More details from Roy Adam, Camvere House, Portman Rd, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8UJ, tel: 01258453797. HMS Mauritius reunion on June 7-8 at

Gateway Hotel, Nuthall Rd, Nottingham NG8 6A2, tel: 0115 9794 949. Contact the hotel for details, or John Hunter on 020 7790 9158. HM ships Glorious, Ardent and Acasta:

A reunion of relatives and friends of those lost in these ships will be held on June 9 at St Nicholas Church, HMS Drake, Devonport. Details from David Woodcock, tel 01229 462414. HMS Glamorgan, Falklands reunion at

the Home Club, Portsmouth, June 15. Details from Jess James, 50, Lancaster Way, Northampton NN4 SLY, tel 01604 660401, or email Royal British Legion (Crewe): Parade of

Pedestal, the relief convoy to Malta of August 1942. This will take place in Malta from September 24 to October 2 this year. The coordinator

is Simon Cusens, 18,

Ambleside.Triq Il-Ghajn, Swieqi, STJ 04, Malta, email Any veteran wishing further information should contact the coordinator direct.

October HMS Plymouth Association reunion will The reunion of the SD Commanders' Association will take place at the RM Museum, Eastney, Portsmouth, on October 5. Details from Cdr Tony Dyer on 01243 374076 or email: HMS Liverpool ship's company between

be held on October 5. Lunch-time on board, evening at Police HQ, Liverpool. Further details regarding reunion and membership can be obtained by contacting Martin Slater, 44, Argo Rd, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 ONW, tel: 0151

286 6992, or email:

reunion parade at Lowestoft on October 5 with the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth. AH welcome. Details from Leo Wnisstock, 133, Gorton Rd, Lowestoft NR32 4PR.

Colours, Service of Remembrance, cabaret, dancing, grand draw. Proceeds to SSAFA & RBL. Admission by programme C1. Takes place at the Crosville Hall, Chester St, Crewe, on June 13. Drumhead Service on June 16 at St Peter's Church, Leighton cum Minshull at 1445. Details from Jim Davies, 6, Mavor Court, Crewe CW1 3BL. Sussex Division RNVR and RNR will

hold a reunion for former members on June 22 at the Adur Indoor Bowls Club. Details from D.I. Colwell on 01273 555564 Christchurch Branch of the RNA are

arranging a Service of Dedication at the Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch, for June 23 at 3pm. The service will be held in conjunction with the US Army Air Force to commemorate those killed or wounded from HMS Raven (Christchurch Airfield) in WWII. If any member was serving in that location and would like to attend, please contact the secretary on 01202 388531. Northwood Senior Rates WRNS: Past

and present members reunion dinner is on June 26 - a celebration of friendship. For more details, contact Jill on 01923 838582 or Georgie on 01923 838083.


Branch, is celebrating its 21st birthday on July 13, 2002. AH ex-members welcome. Contact Joan Kearsley, tel: 01326 280337 email: HMS Wensleydale 1942-45 Association

Wrens Association, West Cornwall

reunion and commemorative service fol- lowed by buffet, will take place at St Margaret's Church, Hawes, Wensleydale, N. Yorks, on July 14. Please muster at church by 1015. Details from Henry Lehmann, 13, Park Rd, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 6NE, tel: 023 9225 5495. HMS Isis: Final Survivors reunion will be


Reunion at Leicester Senior Service Club, August 9-11. Contact George (Ginger) Brandon on 0116 267 3755. British Pacific/East Indies Fleets

September 2. Details from Mike Crowe, 3, New Rd, Lake, Sandown, IOW PO36 9JN, tel: 01983 405584.

reunion at Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, from August

31 to September

sions. AGM and gala dinner at Derby from September 6-9. This is also the 60th anniver- sary of that city adopting the ship during Warship Week 1942. Details and member- ship from Chas Atkinson on 023 9229 6404. HMS Suffolk Association reunion at the

reunion in Liverpool from September 2-6. All new members welcome. Details from Mrs E. Bosworthick, 3, Arundel Close, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4QR, tel: 01442 255821. HMS Kenya Association: all commis-

HMS Unicorn Association 1942-56

Falcon Hotel, Stratford-on-Avon (01789 279953) on September 13-15. Send SAE to A.E. Emmanuel, 1, Channon Court, Maple Rd, Surbiton KT6 4RS, tel: 020 8390 5783. HMS Renown 1939-48 reunion at the

Astor Hotel, Elliot St, The Hoe, Plymouth, September 19-22. Details from John Roche, 71, Glenholt Rd, Plymouth PL6 7JD, tel: 01752775926.

Commemoration of Limbang Raid,

Brunei, 1962: A one-off reunion is planned for the ship's companies of HMS Fiskerton and Chawton and of Lima Company, 42 Commando, plus associated arms. This will take place on September 21 at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester. For more details contact Peter Down, 5, Shaw Moor Ave, Stalybridge, Cheshire SK15 2RB, or email: Operation Pedestal: A reunion is planned for the veterans of Operation

Over to You

HMS Repulse: If anyone knows of Seaman Gunner Charles Joseph Vincent Baxter of Mess 75, HMS Repulse, 1935, could they contact H.C. Scriven. 26, Montage Way, Chard, Somerset TA20 2BY. HMS Deodar T124: Seeking information

of this minesweeper/trawler, part of the WWII 15th Trawler Group, based in Portsmouth. If

you served in her or can remember her for whatever reason, please contact John Amess, 5, Headingley Close, Almond Hill, Stevenage SG1 3RD, tel: 01438 351644 or email: John. d.amess@btintemet. com HMS Drake: Seeking information on the

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history of the British battlecruiser HMS Drake, which was commissioned in 1902 and

sank in 1917 after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-79. If you can help, contact Frank Rogers, 7, Whitehall Close, Ballycastle. Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland BT54 6WR, tel: 028 2076 8850, email: frankmrogers@yahoo. com HMS Selkirk, Minesweeper was adopt-

you serve in her? If so, contact R. Scott at 40, Haroldsway, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1DW, tel: 01759 371010 or mobile: 07759 350942. HMS Havock: D Courage would like to

ed by the town of Wetherby, Yorkshire, pos- sibly in Warship Week 1941. For town records Everard Mallinson is seeking infor- mation of her wartime service, including Operation Neptune, with names of her COs and of course any photographs of the ship would be appreciated. Contact Everard Mallinson, 7, Langwith Ave, Collingham, Wetherby LS22 5DD. HMS Crane was broken up in 1965. Does

anyone know what happened to her Honours Board? The Association has a photograph showing it in place on the quarterdeck, but it does not appear to be in the trophy room at HMS Nelson. If anyone knows the where- abouts of the board, could they contact the secretary, Tony Nuttall, on 0115 952 6363. HMS Ariingham M2603: Does anyone

know the whereabouts of the ship's bell? Seeking information on the ship's history. Did

learn more of his father, Cdr R.E. Courage DSO DSC, who was captain of Havock from 1936 to 41. If anyone remembers him could they contact D. Courage, Bridge Cottage, Melbury Osmond, Dorchester DT2 ONA, or tel: 01935 83364. HMS Lamerton, Destroyer 1940-46:

Tony Martin would like to hear from anyone on the ship during this time, which covered service in the Med area round to Simons Town, later the North Sea. Most of all were you one of the 100 crew in a photo sitting in the front of the ship in Simons Town, December 1944? Contact Tony at 41, Broomfield Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9UD, tel: 01273 493924. HMS Abelia: Seeking anyone who

served in this Flower-class corvette between January 1941 and July 1943. Contact Brian Marshall, 174, Locksway Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 8LE, tel: 023 9273 1792.

HMS Actaeon, South Atlantic 1946-53:

whisstock@theharbour. uk Reunion in Ocean Rooms, Gorlestone, at 2000. Reunion tickets from J. Dunne, Sparrows Nest, Lowestoft, tel: 01502 586250. London & Medway RN PTIs annual lun-

tel. 01502 584555, email

cheon in the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham, Kent, on October 6. Details from Orlando Jemmett on 01227 263691. Artificer Apprentice (Entry October

1946): Classmates from Exmouth (Fisgard) and Duncan (Caledonia), next reunion at Warners, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, from October 11-14. Details from Ivor Norsworthy, 22, Thornhill Rd, Mannamead, Plymouth PL3 5NE, telephone: 01752 663330, or e-mail: HMS Cardigan Bay reunion at the

Rainbow International Hotel. Belgrave Rd, Torquay, from October 11-14. Details from Michael Solomons on 01977 676072, Donny Grier on 01294 465192, or R. Hackett on 0121

440 5457, or email:

hacke39@yahoo. com HMS Alert 61-63 Commission reunion

at Leamington Spa on October 12. Details from 'Doc' Howard, 33, Seymour Rd, Lee-on- the-Solent, Hants PO13 9EG, or tel: 023 92799141. HMS Dainty hold their sixth reunion at

the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham, Kent, from October 18-21, New members (with guests) welcome. All commissions. Enquiries to Peter J. Hillman, 15, East Mead, Pagham, Bognor Regis PO21 4QT, tel: 01243 265901, or email: HMS St Brides Bay reunion is being held

on July 21 at Portsmouth Cathedral. Muster at 1100. Details from David Fiander on 01622202995.

Sand Bay Holiday Village, Weston-super- Mare from October 25-28. For further details telephone 01903 232108 or mobile: 07946 335259 HMS Caprice (World Cruise 1968) Association annual reunion at Thames Hotel, Maidenhead, on October 26, 2002. Contact Phil Evans, 68, Leicester Rd, Failsworth, Manchester M35 OQY, tel: 0161 681 9044, email: The Hong Kong Flotilla are holding their

on October 18-19 at Manchester. Details from secretary Alan H. Mathieson on 01563 572282 or email: Christmas Island Reunion Weekend at

reunion on October 25 at the Burlington Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Members requiring booking forms are requested to contact Gordon Cleaver, 'Broadacre', 4, Mayfield Gardens, Middx TW18 3LG, or by phone 01784 457068. Survey Ships Association reunion on

1982-85: A reunion is to be held at the HMS Liverpool pub in Liverpool on October 5. Details from Pete Crofts on 07947 799235 or email: peter@crofls666. Royal Naval Patrol Service Association

WO2 Dave Shaw at CTCRM, Lympstone, Devon EX8 5AR, tel 01392 414068. HM Ships Hecla, Venomous and Marne

(194O-42): Memorial Service & Reunion, November 8-11 at Solihull. Details from Harry Cliffe, Oaktree Cottage,. Post Office Lane, Norley, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 8JJ, tel: 01928788181. The Broadsword Association reunion

will take place at Chester Town Hall on November 15-16. Details and meal order form at or from Keith Roberts on 01275 858996. HMS Cockade R34/D34 reunion at the

Trecarn Hotel, Babbacombe, Torquay, on November 15. Details from B. Hutson, 27. Gollands, Brjxham, South Devon, TQ5 8JY, tel: 01803 856272.

December HM/Sm Tiptoe, 1966-68: Twiggy Birch

and Nell Gwynn (Stokers) are trying to arrange a reunion of all ex-Tiptoe crew on the last commission at the Home Club on December 7-8. Anyone interested either email Twiggy at or call on 02476 441307, or simply turn up on that weekend.

March 2003

5,1953, the best entry of Artificer Apprentices to ever grace the hallowed grounds of HMS Fisgard entered through the establishment gates. It is proposed to mark this momentous occasion by holding a reunion in Portsmouth during March 2003. It is suggested that it would be an advantage to hold the reunion co-incident with the Artificer centenary cele- brations scheduled also for March 2003. Contact Hugh (Jock) Simpson, 18, Palmer Circle, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, L7E 5R8, or email: HMS Dasher, Archer-class aircraft carri-

HMS Fisgard, Series 17: On January

er, blew up and sank in the Firth of Clyde on March 27, 1943, with the loss of 379 officers and men. To mark the 60th anniversary, the HMS Dasher (1943) Association is planning a commemorative event in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. The Association seeks survivors, and any relatives who do not know of the association, and is also trying to contact any WRNS or any Base staff of HMS Fortitude, the wartime base at Ardrossan who remem- ber the tragedy. Contact Ron Marston on 0118 966 6658 or January 2004

year anniversary): Seeking expressions of interest in a reunion of personnel, both mili- tary and civilian, who took part in Seawolf Trials at Woomera S. Australia. Currently have three definites. The reunion will take place either 2004 or 2005 at Woomera. (There is plenty of accommodation as you will have seen on the news). Contact Richard Broniman, 2, Ireton St, Malabar, NSW 2036 Australia, email:

25 JSTU Seawolf Trials 1974-75 (30 Calling Old Shipmates

Seeking anyone who joined HMS Raleigh on Dec 6, 1971, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of Graham McEvoy, from Birmingham, Jerry Rowett from St. Austell. Also anyone who knows the whereabouts of Johnny Manners and 'Aussie', with whom Duncan Kirkpatrick served in HMS Bacchante, ROs, 1972-4, and anyone in HMS Llandaff 1975-6 World Cruise. Contact Duncan on 01794 340976, e-mail: dun- can@duncan34. freeserve. co. uk Mick Nolan would like to make con-

tact with any Stokers from Class 4A who were in training in HMS Raleigh in February, 1954. They were some of the last ratings trained as Stokers there. The change to M(E) was made in January, 1955. Mick would like to meet any old messmates who remember him. Contact him on 028 9336 8150 or email: llaurencenolan&aol. com HMS Endurance: Ron 'Lofty' Cook is

seeking anyone from HMS Endurance 1968-69. He was killick of seamen's mess those two trips south. Contact Ron at 42, Sydney Road, Walmer, Deal CT14 9JW, tel 01304 380674, email: ron@rcook4. freeserve. co. uk Blake 1961-2 2D1 Mess: T. Nicholas

(Nick), T. Armstrong (Terry), T. Marshall (Tex) or anyone from the mess - contact Tony Dodd (Ken) at 10, Broadway, Wallasey CH45 SNA, tel: 0151 638 1509,

tonydodd@broadway56. freeserve. co. uk HMS York: Phil Peaple is trying to


find MEM Steven Barrow (Wheelie), for- merly of HMS York (1998) 3H Mess, and then Portsmouth Field Gun Crew. If you're still out there, Phil would like to catch up for a drink or two. Contact Phil at 5, Highgrove Close, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 8NF, tel: 01249 817129, email: HMS Crossbow: Looking for any 'old shipmates' that served at the residence of the Captain of Chatham Dockyard (Vice Admiral Poland) in 1951, or per- haps there might be some old mates from HMS Crossbow 1952-53. Norman Roulston would like to hear from any that may still be around. Contact Norman at 31, High Street, Ebbw Vale, Queensland, 4304, Australia, or email: normbara@gil. HMS Fearless is due to decommis-

sion, and a call has gone out for any old shipmates (Fearless 1963-2001) with any photos of the ship or the crews (group-type ship's company photos etc) within these years for an 'end of HMS Fearless' book they hope to produce. Also any yarns/funny dits about the ship/crews of the same time. Please

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October 25-27 at the Park View Hotel. Kings Lynn. Membership open to crew of any RN survey ship as well as associate and hon- orary membership. Details of reunion and membership from the Secretary, SSA, The Elms Guest House, 48, Victoria Rd, Southsea PO5 2BT (please include an SAE). Tel/fax: 023 9282 3924 or email: SurShipsAss@aol. com Buccaneer reunion: It is intended to hold

the second Buccaneer reunion on October 26 in the WO & SR Mess at RNAS Yeovilton. For details contact Dave Clark, 13, Lyde Rd, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 5AS, tel: 01935 474862 or email: or at http://www.


Weapon Mechanicians Association weekend/dinner November 1 to 3 at the Bear Hotel, Havant, Hants. Contact Richard Stoneman, 82, Kings Rd, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hants PO8 BUT, tel: 023 9225 3685 or email: HMS Churchill reunion is intended to

take place in Manchester in November. All old shipmates should contact CCMEA Andy Broadbelt, NSI Section, HMNB Clyde, Faslane. Tel: 01436 677205 ext 3357/6245 or email: Royal Marines Chefs Branch reunion is


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HMS NEWCASTLE - the Geordie Gunboat - celebrates 25 years of service in March 2003.

at Oakdene Forest Park from November 8- 10. All chefs past and present are welcome. Further details available from WO1 Steve Galloway RM on 023 9272 0907 or email:

her history for a book, and are calling on old shipmates to send in tales and dits to add colour to the black-and-white warship. Point of contact for any such material is PWO(U), HMS Newcastle, BFPO 343.

The present ship's company is putting together details of

don't send any photos on yet - just write to CPO(M) Toms, HMS Fearless, BFPO 283 or email: 283& HMS Exeter Seeking MEM(M) Tony

Hancock, who served with Danny Kay on board HMS Exeter in the Falklands in 1982. Contact Danny at 3, Newark Rd, Clifton, Swinton, Manchester M27 8JS, tel:

0161 661 0172, email: HMS Ark Royal: Peter (Les) Dawson

served in the Ark Royal between 1977- 1979 and would like to hear from any- one who remembers him, especially from mess 6J1. Contact Peter at 15, Scalby Grove, Redcar TS10 2PT, tel: 01642

502784, or

trials off Portland, also Dee Evans, for- merly of HMS Fearless. Contact Sue (Stevie) Stephenson, 33, Parker Terrace, Ferryhill, County Durham DL17 8JT, or tel: 0775 470 4078.

• TS Arethusa: John Henshaw seeks two very special mates from 1958-59, Ray Yeates, from Brighton, and Raymond Burke, from Jersey/Guernsey. Ray Yeates went to HMS Ganges/HMS Mercury with John Henshaw, whereas Ray Burke possibly went into the Merchant Navy. Contact John Henshaw at 5, York Chambers, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1LT, tel: 0115 946 4493,

or email:

peter, dawsonl 5@ntlworid. com Motor Gunboats, P10 & P12: Ian

Hay would like to contact S/Lt G.H. Hopkinson RNVR and Lt T.M. Milne RNVR as well as PO S. Wilkinson and any other crew from the gunboats who escaped from Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in February 1942, escap- ing to freedom in Fremantle, Australia. Contact Ian Hay, 5, Lylesland North St, Houston, Johnstone PA6 7JA, tel: 01505 614430.

Ex-POAEM(WL) John Stevenson email:

seeks friends from his service days 1967-91, particularly Mark Wholley and Dennis (Dave) Holland Bloor. Contact John at 30, Frinton Rd, Broxtowe Estate, Nottingham NG8 6GZ, email: The HMS Ajax Association is open

to anyone who served in either the cruis- er or frigate on any commission. To join, contact Andy Laker on 023 9272 2613 or email: Chris (Chas) Block, ex POMEM

1960-73, seeks old friends from HM ships Tyne, Hartland Point, Murray, Sultan, Lochinvar, Eagle and Minerva. Names recalled are Wren Heather Harris,

'Taff' John Berry, Terry

O'Connell, George Liddle, Rattler Morgan, Joe Eva, Ed Tulley, Harry Gill, Dolly Gray, Lt Cdrs (E) 'Taxi' Cross (Tyne), Bill Stone (H. Point) and anyone else who knows him. Contact him at 50, Mailing Rd, Snodland, Kent ME6 SNA, tel: 01634 244447. HMS Salamandar 1942-45: Stoker

and Boxer, Clem Stevens is looking for old shipmates, especially 'Blondie' Norton from St Helens. Contact Clem at 27,

Lincoln Rd, Whitehaven, Cumbria,

Hensingham, tel: 01946

694384 or email via Mickey Finn at HMS Montrose (WWII Leader

Class): Tel/Ldg Tel E. Smith says that they were mainly deployed on Russian Convoys

Iceland to

Murmansk/Archangel prior to E-boat patrol in the English Channel. Would like to hear from anyone that was on board under Cdr Phipps. Contact E. Smith at 114, Bloomfield Rd South, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland BT19 7HR. The Russell Coates Nautical

School is where Tom Davies number 60, last saw his best friend Albert Fellows and would sincerely like to find him.

If anyone has any information at

all please contact Tom's niece Liz Miles on 01394 283037 or write to 48, Tomline Rd, Felixstowe, Suffolk or email: Lizzmiles@aol. com Steve Rowbottom joined the RN in

1973 and left in 1979. He is seeking shipmates who went to his wedding; they were Steve Bowley, Peter Doherty, Steve Whitmore, Alt and Julie. Contact Steve from the Gulch at 10, Ben Johnson Way, Newport, Gwent NP20 3JJ,

tel: 01633 663331, or email:

s. Clare Lister is seeking Lt Mark

Walker, last known to be in Poole and married to Jeannette. Mark used to work in RNSETT at HMS Nelson. If anyone knows the wherabouts of Mark could they contact Clare at PO Box 3183, Asquith, NSW 2077, Australia or email: Seeking Siobhan Preston (Shivy) who was in HMS London in 1996 for the


john@henshaw25. fsriet. HMS Ark Royal 1973-74: Gordon

'Jock' Haining is seeking Roger Jones, who served in Ark Royal, last known to be in Stourport-on-Severn. Roger also served in Bulwark. Contact Gordon at 14, Heathhall Terrace, Heathhall, Dumfries DG1 1TU, tel: 01387 240160, or email: pkempsall& Seeking Dave 'Bagsy' Baker and

Lee 'Scouse' Hillier, both of whom served in Cadet Training Ships HMS Smiter, Biter and Fencer 1990-92. Roy 'Bod' Sutherland hopes to organise a ten-year reunion. Contact Roy at 5, Woodstock Drive, Lanark ML11 7DL, tel: 01555 660677, mobile: 079 7745 7199, ema\\: HMS Condor, RN air station,

Arbroath, Scotland: Leslie Davies and his wife Valaida (nee Stott) are seeking Wrens Lee Newcombe, Beryl Wilson, Midge and Artificers Tex Rutter, Mike Fuller, Bob Ellis, Bob Rutherford and anyone else from the period 1953-56. Contact Les and Valaida at 54, Gregory Rd, Ajax, Ontario, Canada L1S 3B4, or email: Rich (Jimmy) Green, joined September 1984,

is looking for old

mates who served with him either in training or in HMS Avenger, Minerva, Cleopatra, Argonaut and Sirius between 1984 and 1990. Contact Rich at Cemetery Lodge, Matlock Rd, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2JE, tel: 077 6185 9520,

or email:

rich@green5618. freeserve. co. uk Michael A Ken*, 'greenie' who joined

in May 1969 at Ganges, would like to hear from old shipmates who served with him in HMS Forth, Lynx, Ajax and Hermes, Collingwood and Excellent 1969-78. Contact Michael at 2229, Briggs Road, Dayton, Ohio, 45459 USA, or email: HMS Grenville: Seeking Pete Hamill,

a signalman, served with Paul Carbis in Grenville when she was commissioned from HMS Agincourt. Paul used to stay at Pete's parents' house when on leave. Contact Paul at 18, Chenhalls Close, St Erth, Hayle TR27 6HY,

tel: 01736

755713, mobile: 079 7721 4267, email: paul&pcarbis. freeserve. HMS Danae, 1st Commission

1967-69: Seeking anyone who served on board during this commission. Contact

Culmington, Shropshire TF3 1UW.

Chris 'Flo' Ford, 81, Stirchley,

Telford, tel: 01952

404599, email: Philip Bastock is seeking old friends

from Fisgard 1964, Caledonia, Hermes, Eagle, Fife, Dolphin and Onslaught. Graham Bedford contact Philip at PO Box 3864, Manzini, Swaziland or email: philip@onestop. co. sz

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