joined the Yarmouth during re-fit in Pompey in 1968 and was
drafted to HMS Osprey in 1970.
The Wasp helicopter that commissioned was 456 Piloted By Lt
Colin Hague from Sutton Coldfield, who, if I am correct, became
a test pilot for Westland. I
can well remember collecting all the stores from Aggie's for the
Bun-Run (Wardroom), Firewatching as the Dockyard Maties welded
things above hatches to the Boiler/Engine Room and not waiting
until you reached the bottom of the ladder before showering you
with sparks, the same maties lagging the pipes along the Burma
Way showering us in something that might not be so easily
brushed off. Happy Days.
the chef from my first e-mither it was L/Ck Les Deakin.Aggie
Weston, the original PO Stwd ,was replaced By PO Stwd Ted
Hobby.I met Ted in the 80's while on holiday in Weymouth, he
was strolling down St Mary Street dressed as a postman,
probably because that was what he was. I arranged to have a
tot with him but we missed each other. I returned to
Weymouth the following year stopped a postie in the street
and asked about Ted only to find that he'd passed on.Missed
opportunity, that's life eh?