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HMS  LochKillisport F628 at HongKong 1964
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No: 1130   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Hong Kong
HMS LochKillisport F628 at HongKong 1964

HMS Loch Killisport at HM Dockyard,Hong Kong,April 1964. Ship on left is carrier HMS Centaur. Loch Killisport commissioned 1944. Displacement 2,400 tons; 307 ft LOA;38.5 ft beam; 12 ft draught. Machinery two shaft VTE 4 cylinder steam, 5,500IHP, 20knts. Crew 140. These frigates of the Loch and Bay classes have now been retired.

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The old girl looked good in 1955 when I served in her and she looks good here 9 years on, a happy ship and a good commission, at least they look like warships more than I can say of todays cruise ships!!!!!!!

Added by Dave Whitfield on 06 April 2007.
Thats for sure Dave. How long were you in?

Added by Ken Watson on 07 April 2007.
I was a stoker petty officer serving onboard HMS Loch Killisport when this picture was taken in 1964 and left her later on that year under the new triple drafting scheme. She was indeed a happy ship during our commission - although we were not too happy when we lost our Captain F of the 3rd Frigate Squadron status at some time during the commish. Is there anyone out there who remembers me? - if so please do get in touch.

Added by Ron Eburne P/K921006 (formerly a Chatham rating) on 20 April 2007.
i served on board loch killisport in 1954 first ship to go through the suez after the crisis she was a verry happy ship one of the best i seved on soapy watson a/b pssx 864646 ex ganges boy e.mail ron

Added by Ron Watson on 17 September 2007.
Hello Ron: Good to hear from some of the old lads, Very Best wishes, Ken Watson, Halifax, Canada.

Added by Ken Watson on 19 September 2007.
hi, my son is in toronto works for eds. There is a shipmate living here in Dundee just down the road from me by the name of Bell. I had him up to let him see a video of the killisport when she was in the far east. He went to Sidney on her was you on board at that time, there is a scene when the lads were swimming in a pool there

Added by Ron Watson on 19 September 2007.
My first draft was to Loch Killisport early 65 in Singers until she paid off in Portsmouth, best run I ever had while in the RN.

Added by Brian Barnes on 06 December 2007.
I was a very sea sick and unhappy junior seaman on board Loch Killisport when this photo was taken. We lost the Captain F because our captain (Capt Simpson) had his mistress on board the whole time (she was the wife of a Hong Kong millionaire.
And they say there is no romance in the Navy!

Added by Buck on 26 December 2007.
I joined her in '61 as Stoker, took her from Rosyth went to Far East, I well remember Capt.Fell also Capt.Simpson and mistress.She was the best ship I served on, with happy crews, I did 2 commisions out there and came home during the last part of the the third.

Added by Harry Harris (Gladys) on 18 February 2008.
Thanks for your part of her story, Best wishes, Ken ex RCN ERA

Added by Ken Watson on 18 February 2008.
i served on the loch killisport with you gladys knight in 1963 with jimmy green when i was the youngest member of the crfew you may have some photos of you jimmy and me on quarterdeck showing tattoos.

Added by Ray Ellery066014 js1 bosons mate on 26 February 2008.
thanktou for the addon to hms lochkillisport. i have not been able to send a e-mail to harry harris gladys iwould like to be able to contact him by e-mail could you bekind enough to pass on this message Ray Ellery d/066014 Junior Seaman hms loch killisport 1963 Capt F Captain Simpson.

Added by Ray Ellery on 27 February 2008.
Thanks for thecomments. Ithink alot about the crew of lochkillisport and for a 16year it was a great experience. I canbe contacted on the website its a amateur radio site and my callsign is 2E0JJR address also there. I have only seen 23 other ex members on forces re-united. janner Ellery d/066014

Added by Ray Ellery066014 js1 bosons mate on 28 February 2008.
in 1963 I was J/S Bob (Nutty) Head RP Basic. Did Kuchin, Penang, Gan, Tawau, HK and Singas many times. We lost a 4 ring skipper, smacked into the Tide Flow during a RAS. Had a piss up at the High Commisioners Mansion in Kuchin at Independence day. Very Happy ship, my first so the best

Added by Bob {Nutty) Head on 03 July 2008.
Lt Ted Briggs has died in hospital, Portsmouth, in the past few days, the last survivor of the hood, our communication officer on h.m.s loch killisport in 1963-1964-Sun newspaper 6/10/2008.I am pleased to have servd with him. Jan Ellery 066014

Added by R. Ellery on 06 October 2008.
I served on lochkillisport as a L/Sea during Capt.Simpson's command, I well remember his girlfriend as I was a Q.M.I also remember Ted Briggs and was sad to hear he had passed away. I would like to hear from my B/M Spud Murphy, if anyone knows of his whereabouts.

Added by Alistair (Jock) Mcculloch p/j 974826 on 17 November 2008.
I served on HMS Loch Killisport from January 1962 to April 1964 and served under Capt Simpson. I was a Leading Radio Operator and I remember Gladys Harris and Ray Ellery. I too was saddened when I learnt of Lt Briggs' death. As an LRO I worked quite closely with him on updating the various communication books etc. He was a pleasure to work with.

Added by Trevor Evans on 07 December 2008.
I was an ERA1 1964/65, on the Loch Killisport and was onboard when this photo was taken in Hong Kong, it was a happy ship and I remember what a gentleman Ted Briggs was. I later, 1967/69, went on to serve on HMS Carysfort with Jimmy (Moonman) Green and Blossom Petchey, still in touch with Jimmy.

Added by Ken Beales on 08 December 2008.
For those who might remember it, there was a night while on patrol around Borneo, that the crew of the Loch Killisport was asked to give blood to a lady in a very remote location who was giving birth to a child. In fact, I think our medics assisted in getting the blood to her. Both lady and child survived and this was in no small part played by the crew of the Loch Killisport who donated our blood for the cause.
Added by Trevor (Taffy) Evans on Mon 8 December 2008

Added by Trevor Evans on 08 December 2008.
Hi Ken sorry in being late in answering, I transferred from the frigate WHITESAND BAY to the LOCH KILLISPORT in 55 and spent most of our commission in the Persian Gulf ---no air conditioning in the old girl then, full of cockroaches in our tinned condensed milk, but a happy ships company, served in the RN from 1953 until 1973, rated CPO in 1970, spent another 8 years in the Naval Reserve- would do it all again if I had my life back- a great experience.

Added by Dave Whitfield on 08 December 2008.
Hi Dave: Better late than never.Thanks for your comments and update. Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 09 December 2008.
Hi Dave, Must have been onboard Loch Killisport same time as you, I to transfered from Whitesandbay in 55, due to rough seas after trip from Ireland which as i remember was due to forward paintstore being flooded out, you are right about the cockroaches I remember them well, I also remember picking up Archbishop Marcarius from Cyprus takeing him to Mauritius which turned out to a fab run ashore. I could go on forever, they were good days, and a great ships Company.

Added by John Serls on 26 February 2009.
I was also on Loch Killisport when this photo was taken. I transferred from Loch Fada to F3 staff LRO(T).Remember Capt. Simpson well,(didn't like him!) but as our DO Tedd Briggs was a gentleman. My happiest time at sea was definately on Loch Killisport. Still in touch with RO2 Alastair Rutherford. Would like to contact LRO (Taff) Trevor Evans.I still have a few good photos of that commission.

Added by Murdo Macleod on 20 August 2009.
Is there any one out there that was on the Killisport when capt Hathaway was in command ?

Added by Ro Watson on 21 August 2009.
Hello Dave I was aboard Lock Killisport when this photo was taken i was terribly seasick and homesick funny how im nostalgic about it now, my claim to fame was that i was the lookout who after endless hours lost in the Indian Ocean i saw a flashing light, and saved us all lol anyone know what happened to Pip Neal

Added by Bob (Buck ) Taylor junior seaman on 15 October 2009.
Gentlemen,this is a new website for me, but I am keen to offer a pic of Loch Killisport which I took in 1958 when I was sailing in BI's SS Umaria - thats right, Merchant Navy, not HM's version! I was Junior Engineer Officer in those days. The correspondence above convinces me that there was not all that much difference between both services, respect for fellow sailors and love of ship being the common denominators. Best wishes for your website.PS, does anyone recognise the port? Singapore, Hong Kong or even Japan?

Added by Jim Devine on 06 January 2010.
Hong Kong. Short walk to the China Fleet club.
I have very vivid memories as Q.M on watch when millions of large cockroaches, (I think), swarmed down the wharf late one night. Quickest time I ever picked up a deck brush.

Added by Brian Barnes on 06 January 2010.
the photo brings back many happy memories,i served as a boy on her i have never heard a bad word from anyone about that ship. Pity others could not follow her example

Added by George Angus on 21 January 2010.
I'm afraid its a different Navy today George. I was in Sierra Leone a few years ago and bumped into a group off HMS Ocean going on "holiday". I dare say that we would have received seven days 9's if we'd dressed as they were.

Added by Brian Barnes on 21 January 2010.
good to hear from you brian, i don't think the navy has changed, your mention about holiday sums it up nicely.

Added by George Angus on 22 January 2010.
Just found web site ! been looking for years for old L.K. 63/64 commish. Joined her as jme (Topsy Turner) Remember Gladys Jan Ellery Ron Eburne + few more Great ships co. had some great runs ashore best up bringing a 16 year old could have ! would love to hear from same crew

Added by Trev (Topsy)Turner P/064143 on 22 March 2010.
Very nice to read all the comments about what a happy ship the Loch Killisport was during her Far East time 1962-65. I was the 'postie' on her for most of that time. Any body remember me Rocky Stoneman a L/Sea.
I now belong to the "Lochie Association" wonderful group of Ex Loch/Bay Class shipmates.
Look them on the net shipmates. Anumber of ex L.Killisport are members and it's great to meet up and talk over old time as we did this year.
I was lucky enough to meet up with Captain/ Admiral Mick Fell in Gib later in my RN days when I was a ChOEMn. Hadn't forgotten me took me up homers for a drink out there. Sadly he died a number of years ago.

Added by Rocky Stoneman on 05 July 2010.
Hello my name is Ian MacDonald. I've also looked from time to time for references to Loch Killisport and just found this one whilst looking back at Hong Kong because my son is going there shortly. Anyway, I would have been onboard when this picture was taken. I joined the ship in Singapore on a phased draft in Feb 1964 (I think we left from Stansted on the 4th) I was 17 years old an Ord Seaman Radar Plotter (Spare the Jokes)I did a year and a half in the Far East and took her home to Portsmouth through Suez in Aug/Sep 1965. Went to Honk Kong several times. Loved it, Can't remember too many names, Remember Ted Briggs though and I have a life long friend Terry Lambert who was a radio greenie.(REM) I have lots and lots of photos though. So plenty of faces to remember.Served in every part of ship, Quaterdeck, Messdecks, forecastle and funnily enough I even worked in the gunners party (As and RP)looking after that Bofors gun on the after end. Ended up as the painter though and worked in that little cubbie hole up forward dishing out pots of paint to everyone. Did that until we decommissioned in Pompey. Good Days, good memories the best of the many ships I served on. Or was it that I was so young at the time? Anyway if anyone out there can remember getting that pot of Pussers grey paint from me let me know.

Added by Ian MacDonald on 23 February 2011.
I was at the Bodmin remembrance service and was at last able to wear the pjm with some pride and thought about all the crew of 1963-1964 and good memories came flooding, reached 65 and now retired

Added by Jan Ellery D/o66o14 on 11 December 2011.
Commander Forbes was CO of LOCH KILLISPORT in 1955/6 when I was serving in her as a young 18year old Stoker Mechanic --we were in the P Gulf and East Indies station then with no(R)no air conditioning then.

Added by Dave Whitfield on 26 February 2012.
Served onboard Feb 1964 until putting her in reserve in Portsmouth Sept 1965. Remember Murdo, Alastair and also, Oscar Moffatt. Many happy memories.

Added by J Walkinshaw on 11 November 2012.
Thought about you all yesterday at Bodmin remembrance parade, 66 birthday as well, Jan Ellery is an old man these days, but not so in 1963, I am also a member of the Loch class frigates asoc.

Added by Jan Ellery J/s O.d Vd And Scar on 12 November 2012.

I found a bit of trivia about the LOCH KILLISPORT. I believe she makes a brief appearance (at about 37 minutes into the film, probably stock footage, but you can see F628 on her side) in the 1959 film, "The Giant Behemoth."
(In case anyone cares, it's actually a passably good film, for a 1950s monster movie, at least, with an interesting "We need to take care of nature or it will take care of us" message.)
I thought you would like to know.

Thank you, all of you, for helping keep us safe during the Cold War.

An American Friend.

Added by Mark Gellis on 27 December 2012.
Brings back so many good memories to me. I was a j.s on Killi '64 to '65 and bought her home to Pompey in '65 then joined reserve ships unit in Pompey prior to joining Maidstone in Scotland in '66.

Added by Bob Thorne on 02 February 2014.
I was A/B on the Killi 64/65. Remember well refit in Singers, deployment to Borneo/Wallace Bay; escorting gun running boat to (I think) Penang; running aground in Kuching on approach to pick up departing Governor with bootneck band on the q-deck toppling over each other (still blowing their wind instruments)! and the infamous RAS with the 'Tideflow' in Sept. 63. The grey cells are in retreat, but still remember Scouse Hardy, Steve Otton, Pete Sayers, Knobby Hall, Spud Murphy, Jim Green, Capt. Simpson, Lt. Cmdr. Erskine, and lastly Lt. Ted. Briggs (RIP).

Added by A/B (TAS) Andy 'Harry' Harrington on 01 March 2014.
I was on Killi 63/64. Remeber well refit in singers; ramming the Tideflow during a RAS Sept.63; detaing/escorting gun running pirates off Borneo; running aground in Kuching; Capt. Simpson being relieved of command; Lt. Cmdr. Erskine taking command; all good maerial for a book! Grey cells on the decline, but recall well 'Scouse; Hardy, Pete Sayers, 'Spud' Murphy, Knobby Hall, Jim Green, and the bloody 'pop' group I sang with - the'Delmontes' (no comments please) - or something similar. Living in Fareham, I was sad to read in the local paper of the passing of Ted Briggs, a true gent.

Added by A/B (TAS) Andy 'Harry' Harrington on 01 March 2014.
Taff jones, scouse hardy and yourslf in the pop group, scouse hardy playing on a bucket until the new set of drums, we all sang in our hands we got the seatime trophy. There was boom tech humble, roger sexton, sid flynn, pip niel, nobby clarke, brummie cox

Added by J/s Jan Ellery on 23 March 2014.
Hi one and all who served on the Loch Killisport. My name is AB John Hudson, I to was on that patol and it was the first time that I ever gave blood. It started a long career of giving I just hope that after all these years they are still on the go. It was a good comish.

Added by John Hudson on 20 May 2014.
Served on the Killi in the east indies and the far East. very happy ship as I remember, I do remember some of the names mentioned above. Hope you are all well.

Added by Paul Windle on 28 June 2014.
Yes...Happy times times indeed. I was LS QM (think Bob Thorne was my BM for a short while)....until one monsoon morning (pissing down)...I decided it would be better to clean the Q.deck brass name plates when the rain had ceased. This didn't suit the Coxn at the time (think his name was Norman Dodswell) and so he charged me with 'direct disobedience' I fronted Lt Cmdr Erskine who tried his level best to squash the charge....but I stuck to my word and told the truth...5 minutes later I was back to AB. My email

Added by Jess Owen on 31 December 2014.
Hi I believe my father was on the Killisport as I found a picture of it in ( I think ) Malta. It was in one of his drawers when he died last year.Does anyone remember him .CPO David Hallett

Added by Trevor Hallett on 02 March 2015.
Some wonderful comments about a wonderful ship and Crew. a great photo.

Added by Paul Windle on 03 March 2015.
Hello Trevor,
Hope you an post your Dad's photo soon so we can all see it. Sorry for his passing.

Added by Jim Devine on 04 March 2015.
Hi everyone. A bit of info for those who may be interested - Maritime Books, Lodge Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall. Tel: 01579 343663 have published a book about LOCH CLASS FRIGATES. It is the histories of ALL Loch Class vessels. If you phone you will pay £20 instead of £25(including P + P). There are six photos of the Killie and is in my opinion, a very good publication.

Added by John Walkinshaw on 08 April 2015.
Thanks, very close to where I live so will get a copy and thanks for info,

Added by Jan Ellery D/066014 on 10 April 2015.
Just in case we have ex shipmates here there is a LOCH CLASS ASSOCIATION where ex LOCH/BAY class crews are more than welcome to join,

Added by DAVE WHITFIELD on 11 April 2015.
been a member of the loch class frigates assoc for some years and there is a memorial monument at the R.B.L Staffordshire, in the arboretum of the loch class, etc

Added by Jan Ellery D/066014 on 14 April 2015.
I also have visited the arboretum in Staffordshire, for those who have never been its a wonder full memorial to all servicemen who gave there life's for there country. Loch Killisport 1954-5 HMS Newcastle C76 1956-8.

Added by John Serls on 15 April 2015.
Hi, I was aboard Lock Killisport with the army the Pershon Gulf in 1955 .A great set of chaps. Will never foget the wake up call each morning"Men of the K S L I. Hands off cocks and feet in socks head to the galley"

Added by Dennis Hall on 27 October 2015.
Hi My dad was a chief petty officer on HMS Loch Killisport and was demobbed from Chatham in about 1962- John Myles . Is he remembered by anyone ? I have recently given a good deal of his information that he had kept since nuclear training in the late 50, 2 and 60's to Chatham Dockyard plus some photos Sadly he passed away in 1983. I was also christen on the boat ( if I've used the wrong term forgive me ) in 1953

Added by Carol English on 09 January 2016.
Anyone with any photos of the 1963 commission when captain simpson was the captain and LT_CMDR ERSKINE was jimmy the one, Made a very good captain after we lost capt simpson.

Added by Jan Ellery on 12 January 2016.
HI! to all of the men who served on the Killsport, I was one of the company of Army guys KSLI on the Killisport of Bharain in 1956. Also had HMS Lock Insh along with us a sister Friget. Good days.

Added by Dennis Hall on 12 January 2016.
Talking about Tattoes, if I remember rightly, Gladys has 'Beware swing boom' on his belly and two eyes on his buttocks' these I saw on entering the washroom to do some dhobying NOT from a comprising situation! Taff Evans (LRO) 1962-64 Comish.

Added by Trevor Evans on 14 January 2016. you still have contact with Murdo....and Stanley (?)...

Added by on 14 January 2016.
Jan Ellery:

Where's me old photographs! I have some black and white photos (was colour invented then?) of the ship and crew members from our time on the Loch Killisport.

Added by Harry Harrington. on 18 January 2016.
Remember we served on the loch killi when the men were made of steel and ships were made of wood, 1963-1964 was a period when we were possibly the best ships company in the far east.

Added by Jan Elleryd/066014 on 19 January 2016.
For anyone interested, the following are interesting links relating to the 1963/64 Commission.

HMS Loch Killisport by Robert Head | Photobucket

PDF]Sarawak Historical Events 1963 - Perdana Library

HMS Loch Killisport, frigate - Naval-History.Net

Royal Marine Band HMS Loch Killisport | Flickr - Photo ..

Happy Days!

Added by Harry Harrington. on 20 January 2016.
Jan Ellery you old bugger 😊 remember you well .Topsy Turner P064143

Oppo of jock Tait 63-64

Added by Trev Turner on 26 January 2016.
It's good to know so many of the crew are still alive and kicking, yes I am a old bugger now but was the youngest member of the ships crew when we first went aboard, nearly 70 now and pissing on my shoes.

Added by Ray Ellery on 27 January 2016.
Any photos of the 64 - paying off crew. My ex burnt all of mine.

Added by Brian Barnes on 27 January 2016.
Memories! I left Ganges in 1956 to join L K as the only Junior Sparker onboard - Ian (typhoon - or sometimes otherwise called) Tyson. There were 12 (?) other juniors joined from Vincent - seaman I think. Loads of dits available but my claim to fame was being halfway through the middle watch when the 'Flash' signal from Admiralty to GGSX ( our call sign) came through. Rousing the bridge everyone was soon up as the very long signal was decoded telling us to divert and proceed through the suez. I stayed on watch and read morse non stop until fully received about 0730 - POTS McDonnel decoding and Bonts (Bontoft) my relief allowed to stay in his 'Mick' longer than he had ever hoped for. The signal told us, among meant other things), to stow all ammo below the waterline, cover and depress the guns, fly white ensigns from every mast and - if fired upon to not return fire but make a dash for it. The welcome we got in Port Said was unforgettable.
I went on to join the Appleton for a short while, got married (soon to be our 60th) and then spent the next 27 years in boats - submarines) leaving in 1985.
Final memory for now - who remembers pulling two tankers off the reefs in 24 hours - Ethel Monarch and Olympic Games.
All the best.
Ian (called Frank in boats) Tyson.

Added by Ian Tyson on 27 April 2016.
Interesting read Ian....lacking nothing in the grey cells dept...

Added by Jess Owen on 28 April 2016.
I served on the Killisport twice, East Indies and far East, Has anyone got a cap tally I could buy please?

Added by Paul Windle on 29 April 2016.
Sailed on the Loch killisport with a party of Radio mechanics from Colombo to Singapore enroute to Hong Kong. Remembered as a smooth trip on what wasobviously a happy ship even in those days, Nice to haear that she went on for so long.

Added by Eric Redstone. (PMX722982-Leading Stores Assistant!) on 30 May 2016.
Had my 70th birthday on friday 11/11/1946 and managed to muster yesterday at bodmin for remembrance, went back in my mind to kuching and a set of jungle greens, anyone remember???

Added by Jan Ellery D/066014 on 14 November 2016.
I still have my jungle greens....use them for fishing trips...cuffs a bit frayed now...but still wearable. And what about a memory test....How many other ships company names can you muster??

Added by Jess Owen on 15 November 2016.
I have a very fond memory of being invited on board the H.M.S. Loch Killisport when she was docked in Hong Kong. My name is Andy Huffman a former Signalman 2nd class in the U.S.Navy. I am rather vague about the exact year, but it was around 1962, 1963 or 1964. I was serving on either the U.S.S. Lexington CVA-16, U.S.S. Ranger CVA-62 or perhaps the U.S.S. Constellation CVA-64.

I met a few British Sailors at the enlisted men's club and at their invitation visited their ship (as you fondly refer to her at "Tillie") the following day. I was shown around Tillie and asked if I cared to have a taste of their rum rations. OMGOSH!!! The next morning I woke up aboard the aircraft carrier in my bunk with a horrible "bloody" hangover.
The crew just kept handing me one after another till, I guess, I must have passed out. I have no idea how I got back to my ship since we were anchored in the bay.

Does anyone remember that wonderful incident? It will live in my memory till I take my final breath!
Hail Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!

As a footnote: I've traced my ancestry back to Sir Robert De Blakeland born in 1164 in Calne, Wiltshire, England.

Added by Arthur A. *Andy on 03 December 2016.
Hi Andy. Sorry I don't remember you, I was deployed in 64 and had a trip around the Constellation. Lunch was nice but Root Beer.......?
I do remember getting a couple of poor Submariners wrecked in the China Fleet club and crooking them out of their badges and Zippo's in a drinking comp, my apologies on my buddies behalf too. Thats all I can remember, things are pretty vague now i'm 70. Lets hope we don't take our last breath too soon.

Added by on 08 December 2016.
Hi Andy. I remember visiting the Constellation in H.K so it was probably 64. Also receiving a couple of US Submariners of their badges and Zippo's in a drinking comp at the China Fleet club. Well, I'm 70 now and still going fairly strong, hopefully we don't take our last wheezes too soon. All the best.

Added by Brian Barnes on 08 December 2016.
Andy, I believe the year was 1964. That is, to the best of my recollection, when America went into Vietnam in a big way. Hong Kong harbour and all surrounding sea lanes were chock a black with U.S. naval and amphibious vessels. Loch Killisport was duty harbour guard ship.

Added by John Walkinshaw on 10 December 2016.
Hello Andy

I'm pretty sure I was one of those who invited you on board the Loch Killisport in 1964. If memory serves me right you weren't too impressed with the 'tot' on your first sip - thought it was a bit weak - then bang!

Happy days.

Merry Christmas Andy. It was good to have met you, and I've never forgotten that day.

Andy 'Harry' Harrington

Added by Andrew Harrington on 20 December 2016.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and sincerely hope that 2017 is a year full of wonderful things for all.

Added by John Walkinshaw on 22 December 2016.
jan ellery wishes everyone a happy 2017 and may the new year bring lots of good wishes wont be having christmas dinner in hong kong though, have a photo ofit somewhere.

Added by Ray Ellery(jan) on 01 January 2017.
I was wondering if anyone knew my great grandfather Engineer Officer Harold Ward. All I know is he received a Queens commendation for assisting extinguishing fires on italian tanker Argea Prima on May 19th 1955.
I would love to have some more info on him and the vessel. thank you.

Glenn Ward

Added by Glenn Ward on 27 February 2017.
I joined Loch Killisport Feb 1964. 18Months and 3 days later we pulled in at FLJ Portsmouth. I was a young EM1 passed LH then continued a long but happy career to leave the RN in 1993 as a WO Mechanician L Some of your names are familiar so good on you.

Added by DEREK G TOLLEY on 28 July 2017.
Somewhere, I think I have a photo of you in a group of us in a bar in Sembawang village, I will hunt it down and post it.

Added by Brian Barnes on 06 December 2017.
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