Basil's wife Ann
I'm sorry to learn about Alan he served with me
during the Falklands war. I was in the fwd PO's Mess but knew him
very well He shall be missed...........Best Wishes
I was so sorry to learn about Alan (baz), he was
always ready to have a laugh. I remember the times down the boiler
room during the Falklands 82, I was his evap w/k. We missed all the
excitement up top as we where always down the hole.
Basil was my POM of watch and he was always cracking
jokes and some very strange smells after he had been on the drink.
as a young lad (was only 17 at the time ) he really helped me. i am
sure he is deeply missed by his family.
I was a boiler front stoker on his watch for a while
and I will always remember Baz's sense of humour and the fact that
he could launch a wheel spanner (used for opening valves for all you
non technical branches) and hit you no matter what the distance, if
you fell asleep during the middle watch or flamed the boiler out. In
my opinion he was a brilliant Pommy of the watch, he never flapped
and panicked, he just did his job very very well. RESPECT.
I was Baz's other boiler front stoker with Ginge, and
can't add much more to what Ginge has already said, except that as
young junior stoker, I couldn't have asked for better POM,
especially in the circumstances we ended up in.
In the words of Rudyard Kipling;
"If you can keep your head when all about you are
losing theirs and blaming it on you"
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