I served with Jan Purnell when was the Chief RS in HMS Juno in 1976. We had a few good runs ashore in Chatham when the ship was in refit. I didnt know he had died.
John "Joe" Erskine
I met Jan When I
joined the Y in 68 he was killick of the mess I was Bosuns mate
at the the qm was Dickie Dawson, I have fond memories of Jan to
me he was a real gentleman. I have a photo of him in the sods
opera I hope this reminds all our crew the amusing side of Jan
my best wishes to the family.
I met Jan when we both served on FOST Staff in 1990, I also
remember him for his great smile, he was a professional sea ride
and a good Oppo, I was the President of the WO and Senior Rates
Mess at Osprey and Jan steped forward when I was due to retire
to take on the reigns of that large and diverse membership Mess,
he certainly made the hand over very smooth.
I hope your course when
you crossed the bar Jan was a smooth one.
David Addis WOMAA
I've always wandered what it'd be like if you
were still alive today; you'd be able to tell me first hand all
of those great experiences that you'd had over the years, that
I've heard so much about.
And whether or not you still being here would
have influenced my life.
I'm blabbering, I don't really know what to
I miss you.
Your Grandson, Harry.x