I remember Keith very well a real gent I was FC2 on board also the
ships butcher, Keith often stood outside my little den on the
starboard side upper deck chatting to me ,I was like all the crew
deeply shocked by his accident, may he rest in peace.
I was drafted to the 'Y' in lieu of Keith, and a very sobering
thought it was too. Although I was then employed in the Fly 5 TS,
once onboard, I used to tune the 4.5" turret, and ran up against
some of the troubles that Keith was involved in.Apparantly the main
cause for his accident was, that, some electrical cables had become
chafed and when the turret was moving, the cables would short and
cause intermittent problems. Poor Keith was under the guns, when the
tuuret ran away in elevation, and resulted in the horrific
accident.May he rest in peace.
Keith was my boss on Yarmouth, I worked with him every day on that
4-5, and will never forget that awful fateful day, the only reason I
wasn`t under that gun as well, was because Keith sent me to help
store ship. He was a great guy and a great boss, a great loss.
Alan (Dinger) Bellwood
(Gibraltar Military Cemetery)
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