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mouth on She has been nominated as the Royal Navy‘s second Commando H.M.S. Albion at Aden in April. carrier and conversion work will begin very shortly. Commando carrier she l9_60. As in the will Commando troops give Her homecoming marks the de- their mcnfolk who had been away for

parture from Royal Navy front-line service of the Scahawk. Sea Venom and Skyraitlcr aircraft. which have bccn replaced by the Scimitar. Sea Vixen and A.E.W. (iannet. During her 5'i'.000~mile voyage— her last as a conventional carrier Albion visited Yokohama. Japan. and on that trip she sailed through the Formosa Strait. almost within sight of Communi-it China. She also visited lnchon. Korea. Since she left the United Kingdom in l-‘chruary last Albion has. among other duties. entertained King Paul of the Hcllcnes. given helicopter assist-

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holding a last exercise with the ships of to numerous foreign ships. the 3rd I-‘.S. before leaving the station ance exercised with N.A.T.O.. C.E.N.T.O. in H.M.S. Cardigan Bay. and S.F..A.T.0. Fleets and. apart from After a few dliys in Singapore. CarJapan and Korea. has visited Spain. digan Bay and St. Bride's Bay will Malta. Sicily. Greece. Aden. Singapore. leave for a cruise including Townsville the Philippines. Hong Kong. Ceylon. and Pacilic Islands the New CalePakistan and Kenya. donias. Fiji. Samoa and Hawaii. She has also experienced the H.M.S. St. Bride's Bay will return to

and launched in October last year. She is L047 feet was expected to commission in Feb- (o.:i.) in length and has a beam of 252 has been spent on the South Atlantic was severely damaged by feet. Her complement is next. ruary just over and South America Stntion. H.M.S. fire on December I9 and at least 50 officers and men and the number 3.400 Leopard (Cdr. P. S. Hicks-Bench.R.N.) shipyard workers lost their lives. of aircraft she can operate is 90 to I00. arrived at Portsmouth Dockyard on There were over 4,000 men. mostly The Forrestal class are designed to December I to pay-oil. civilians, on board when the tire broke carry Terrier surface-to-air guided lnchided in the 50.000 miles covered out. scattered the offices. storemissiles. among while visiting the South Atlantic was mess rooms. ctc.. and small rooms. a call at Ushiiaia. in Tierra Del groups had to be contacted and got Fucgo. most southerly port in the out from every part of the ship. world. She was steamed l.l00 miles The tire started when jet aircraft up the Amazon. the farthest any H.M. fuel sported from the broken of ship has been inland in Brazil for more a tank. and. striking hot metal.valve caused than I50 years. while another high- an explosion. light was her visit to the Seychelles. a Men.miidc their way to the flight legendary site of the_ Garden of Eden. deck. from which LAG Oliicer. Submarines. Rearthey were rescued Nameship of the latest class of anti- by crane lifts. and many Admirnl A. R. Hi.-r.let. I).S.0.‘. more jumped aircraft frigates. the Leopard recom- into the water or escaped through l).S.C.. It-ft London Airport on missioncd for further service on holes in icy the sides. I December visit R.N. the Subto ship's Heavy snow December 6. made the work of rescue and tire» marine Squadron based at Sydney and for talks with the Royal Australian tighting very dillicult. At one time it seemed possible that Naval Board of Canberra. the ship would sink. He left Australia on December I2 Constellation is one of the six and visited the Submarine Squadron Forrestal class of attack aircraft at Singapore on his way back to the airriers and she was laid down in United Kingdom.

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HE lreels of two more general pari- a radar-operated fire-control system. pose frigates of the Tribal class two 40 mm. guns and anti-subniarine mortars. The Tribal class frigates are were laid on December I._ The first ship. which _will eventually the lirst to be designed to carry a be named the Zulu. will be built_by helicopter. the t is rare indeed to have oppor- Alex Stephens & Sons Ltd.. _of Lintcontribution to a house. Glasgow. Parsons Marine Turtunity of making a worth-while cause and to find that the bine Co. Ltd.. will supply the steamvalue of one‘s gift is doubled. turbincs and gearing and Yarrows Ltd. Such an opportiinit now exists. On will provide the gas turbines for this page 4 will be foun an article con- vessel. cerning the proposal to build an The second ship. later to be Annexe to the, Royal Sailors‘ Home christened Mohawk, is being constri_i..~ Club at Portsmouth to rovide tem- ted at the Barrow-in-Furness shipthe second year running. the porary accommodation or men and yard of Vicltcrs-Armstrong: (Shipcyst] Marines have won the their families. Ltd. The machinery for this builders) The need is great. The Editor has frigate will be built by Viclters-Arn_i- annual Duke of Edinburgh Trophy In been personally involved when famihcs strongs (Engineers) Ltd.. _who will an arduous test of combat. instrumensometimes with seyeral sniall supply the steam turbines. and sblii and endurance. children and sometimes in appalling Associated Electrical Industries Ltd.. A_ team of I2 ofllrxrs. N.C.0s. and marines from 4i Commando weather have had nowhere to sleep who are building the gas turbines. the of the and can testify to despair some Ships of the Tribal class have_a stan- Royal Marines youngest unit. I‘ormed of the people coneemed. dard displiicement of approximately only in April this year—scored a total distance from a It is easy enough 2.500 tons. a length of 360-feet and a 07- 2.055l points in the three-phase —to harden onc's heart. to say the beam of 42 feet 6 inches. competition. people concerned ought not to allow The propulsion machinery consists Among the tests completed by memthemselves to get into such a position. of a combination of both steam and bers of the team were those in which but the fact remains that these cases gas turbines. The steam turbines pro- they had to march five miles and fire do arise and very often too. It is_ all vide power for normal cruising and rifles. carry a team male 200 yards bever well to say that ‘the authorities manceuvrin and the gas turbines. fore firing_. surmount an obstacle course wil do something‘ but we of the Navy operating t c same shaft, will give before firing Sten guns. and run three are a proud people really and when immediate power for high-speed steam- miles on the track. something is wrong we like to help to ing and getting under way in an The team will be presented with the put it right. emergency. Denny Brown stabilizers trophy by the Duke of Edinburgh at the Palace in February. His Everyone knows how generous are also being fitted. Buckingham Navy is and here is a chance to help Their armament will comprise two Royal I~_Iighness instituted the conithe men of the Navy. 4.5 inch guns in single mountings. with petition in I956 for all those units of How? A sum of under £25,000 is rehe is Captain General. Colonelwhich in-Chief. Colonel. Honorary Colonel quired to build an Annexe to the Royal and families Club for Sailors‘ Home or Honorary Air Commodore. another then is if that sum produced £4I.S'l0 will be added to it and work started. on an estimable project can It needs no mathematicalgcnrtis to see IELD-MARSHAL Sir Francis W. therefore that a gift is almost doubled. Fcsting. G.C.B._ K.B.E.. D.S.O.. lR.—Re photograph entitled If two-thirds of the men of the _Navy Chief of the imperial General Staff. “Another Horse Marine" there is or would proniise to was the inspecting officer at the were to give pic-World War iiniist_i:il to_thc give Ills. per head. the required sum passing-out parade of Britannia Royal nothing would be available. If every man gave Naval College. Dartmouth, on Mon- I gciieratitin in seeing either Naval or I0s. there could be a working capital day December I9, when he presented Marine ollicers mounted, in fact it was the custom for the field olliccrs to be of immense value. Prizes to successful niidship- so Queen's at the frequent reviews and landing All that is needed to make this men who will shortly be joining the parties we citercised. appeal a huge success is for two or fleet as acting sub-lieutenants. I am delighted to see the present three enthusiastic men in each ship or Royal Marines have retained the establishment to get together and find from column (Continued I) I am mystified at the shzibrziquc. _but means to bring the appeal to the GIVE GI-INEROUSLY. Usually. insignia which appear to be a iii:ijor‘s notice of all on board. _Givc everyone the chance to ‘double his money‘ and when appeals are made. the expression crown over the Globe and Laurel. the target will be reached in no time ‘Give until it hurts’ is used. In this whereas the letter says the otliccr was Also case all that is wanted is the price of a a at all. in the saddle The chaimian of the Management box of matches each week for just over the sword appears to Coiiimittee says all money would be at year. And for that small sum hun- frog and yet the hilt is clearly facing forward as though it is worn in the required by the middle of I962 over dreds of people are going to bless the Sam of those who were serving Browiic.——-C. M. BLACKMAN twelve months away ('.ilt_houg_h he (Rear-Adniirall. Bishop's Walthziiii. wants to know how much is going to In be given by February next) _- Icn shillings a head is not much. is it? (Continued in column 2)

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Agincourt (Boscaiicn III was to be used as a harbour training ship for in addition to being a drafting youths ship for Boys lst Class. Consequently on January I2. I905. {I00 youths in all shapes and sizes. dressed as Scamcn of the Royal Navy. arrived at Portland to join their first ship, H.M.S. Agiiicourt. This was the name mostly used by these youths because it was thought (rightly so] that it added to one‘: dignity and preeti The name Boseawen III was despised by these youths. tip-and-coming During the period under training. January-May. I905. the Agincourt. proceeded to Portsmouth under her own steam for docking. She was docked close by "Excellent Steps" Tidal Ilasin._and on coniplelion coaled ship alongside the north side of Tidal Basin, an At the end of I90! it was decided to the coal having been brought to the withdraw H.M.S. Northampton and jetty in railway wagons. After this H.M.S. Cleopatra from the Scagoing evolution. she returned to her anchorTraining Service (Sail) for youths. who age at Portland. where she remained were at that time joining the Royal apparently iiniil I908. Navy between the ages of I63 and I7}. On May 5. I905. the first draft of They were commonly known as North- youths from H.M.S. Agincourt were ampton Riggers. or nouers. Whilst dispersed to ships of the "Particular "'l‘lieir Lordships“ were trying to make Service Squadron." H.M.S. Ariadne up their minds what to do with this (flag). H.M.S. Haiike. H.M.S. Crescent class of new entry. the numbers at :iiid H.M.S. Royal Arthur. for sea Chatham Barracks had accumulated to training. NEPTUNE f h over 400 souls. awaiting ne

of the history of H.M.S. Agirrcourt and its iiitlmate fate. written by J. Y. T. However. as there is a little gap. I am endeavouring to till it. The Minataur and Agincoiirt did not part company for good in I887. as they _were together again in I905 anchored in adjacent benhs in Portland Harand were both carrying out the boii_r. duties of harbour training ships. H.M.S. Minataur. then named Boscawe_n I. was used to complete the trainin of 2nd Class Boys drafted from .M.S. St. Vincent at Portsmouth and other ports. whilst H.M.S. Agincourt (Iloscawen III) acted as a drafting dcpot for them as they conipleicd their training and were rated Boy Ist Class in readiness for draft to ships of I-‘lcct on return to Port-

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zit Portsnioiitli \\llll Sleaniiiig ('re\v. S ratings are normally detailed for overseas service about four months H.M.S. Dunkirk. May 24. :it DevonU.K. Base Port under consideration. ahead of commissioning date. and for home service about two months port for Geiieral Service Commisahead of commissioning date. this should be borne in mind when preferring sion. Home/Med. (22 inoiitlis). U.K. H.M.S. Vidal. August 9. at Clialltam for trials Commissions September Base Port. Devonport. requests to volunteer to serve in a particular ship. I2 for General Service Commission 25. at tNote.—Por!.rmautIi (C) i'iiili‘care.r sliips adiiiiiiilirereil by Porrriiioulli but H.M.S. Broadsword. May West Indies (24 months). U.K Base Chatham for General Service Comii-liich will normallyrefit andI or give (care at Cliiiiliaiii.) mission. HorncIMed. (23 months). Port. Devonport. U.K. Base Port. Portsmouth (C). H.M.S. Puma. August 22. at Dcvonport SUBMARINE COMMAND (2l months). U.K. Base Port. Ports(see mt‘) Soutl H.M.S. met‘ Walrus. February. at 100mouth. [So I Chatham at 30. H.M.S. Z March R.N. Air 6. at Scorpion. Flixhl. May Commission. Greeriock for service in 3rd SubGeneral for Service Station for I.F.T.U. Lossicmouth marine Squadron. Port. Devonport. Base U.K. months). Home/Med. (23 H.M.S. March for 7-. at Blake. Clyde H.M.S. Arh Royal. August. at Devonll.M.S. Oberon. February. at CIiatPortsmouth (C). (See note.) Port. Home Sea Service. Recommissions port for General Service Ciiiiiiiiishiim for service in 3rd Submarine trials. for Malta at H.M.S. for General Ursa. Service ComMay. sion. ilomeIMed. I24 months). U.K. August Squadronconsideration. under U.K. Base Port mission, Med.IHome (24 month). Base Port. Devonport U.K. Base Port. Dcvonporn H.M.S. Whirlwind. May 30. at Rosytli H.M.S. Dunrlns. September 5. at GENERAL Il.I\iI.S. Peturd. March. at (‘liathamfor for trials. lfommissiiins July II for Rosyth for trials. Coniniissions trials. Service. U.K. Base Port. Home October 31 for Home Sea Service. ILM ma II. ll)-~ March 20. at Singapore Portsmouth l(‘). (See note.) Under U.K. Base Port. Devoiiport. H.M.S. for considcratioii. for Foreign Service. (Far East). H.M.S. Bulwark. September. at Singasion. Med.Il-Iome (23 months). U.K. pori: for Foreign Service (Far i-last) H.M.S. liastbourne. April I2. at H.M.S. Ashanti. June 6. at Glasgow Base Port. Dcvonport. Chathani for General Service Comfor Home Sea Service trials. Rc- Il..\l.S. Barrow. September. at DevonH.M.S. Iettleaxc. January ii, at Portscommissions February 27. I962. for HomcIEast of Suez (20 port for Trials. Commissions Decemmouth for General Service Com- mission. General Service Commission. ber. for General Service Cummissioii months). U.K. Base Port. PortsArabian Seas and Persian Golf! HomeIMed (24 months). U.I( Base mouth ((‘). (See note.) Home (I2 moiitiis). U.K. Base Port. Port-—undcr consideration. Chichester. April I3. at ChatH.M.S. Crossbow. January I7. at H.M.S. Devoiiport. Iiam for General Service CommisILMS. Cornnna. September. at RtKyllI Chatham for General Service Coni- sion. HomeIF.-ist of Suez (I8 H.M.S. Scarborough. June 6. at Portsfor Trials. Commissions November. mouth for General Service Comfor General Service Coiiiiiiissioii months). U.K. Base Port. Portsasc or smou or. mouth (C.) (See note.) mission. llonicllliled. (I8 moiitlis).: Honielblcd l2-I mouths). U.K llzisc U.K. Base Port. Portsmouth. Port. Rosyth tinder coiisidcnition. lI.M.S. Berwick. April I8. at Belfast agunr. . anuary .3 at .. oilsfor General Service Commission. H.M.S. Diimpier. June. at Singapore H.M.S. I.l)|'¢'¢\lI)rI. September 26. -ll Service General for Commis- Home/hlcd. (ZI months). U.K. Base for Foreign Service ll-'-.ir East) n_iouth Glasgow for General Service (‘onision. Home/South America and Port. Portsmoutli (C). (See note.) H.M.S. F‘-lllllllllill. July. at Wallscnd-. iiiissiori I-lomcllllcd. (I6 moiiihsi South Atlantic (24 months). U.K. U.l\' liaise Port. l’ortsiiioiiIli on-Tyne tor (jciicral Service CoiiiBase Port. Portsmouth (C). (See H.M.S. Loch Lomond. April I8. :it niissiiiii IIoiiic.’.\led. (I8 inoiillisl. *Il..\‘I.S. Aivnc. end of September. at Chatiiaim for General Service CoinIIOIC.) U.K liaise Purl. Devtiiipiirl l (‘lnitliam for Trials Ct)Il)lIIl_\\li)I'l~ mission. Home/Arabian Seas and H.M.S. Belfast. January 30. at SingaPersian Gulf (I5 months). U.K Base H.M.S. Loch Killisport. July. :it‘ end l)i.-ccmli.-r for General SerFar East. Service. for Foreign pore Honic/Med 1'.‘-I Port. Portsmouth (C). (See note.) Rosytli for trials. COI'llI'lll\s'llII)S; vice CommissionBase 899 Squadron. February I. at R.N. Port. Purl» nitinllisl U.K Tiger. May. at Dcvoiiport for August for Forcigii Service Air Station Yeovilton ‘for H.(). ILM5 mouth (C). (See note.) Em.-t), General Service Commission. Home! Squadron. East of Suez (24 months). U.K Base "~M-5- ”3l|’)'"|Pl'-'- -lull‘ l3- 111 Di-‘V09’ 9 H.M.S. Hardy. September. at Cliziiliani H.M.S. Diamond. Februar 7. at Purl. Dcvonport. l"l'|”l l0!‘ Gt-‘|lh'fi|l $t‘FVlCi= Cullllllivl for trials. (Iiiinniissiiiiis October for Chathani for General Service Coni- H.M.S. Carysfoot. May. at Singapore sioii. Persian Gulflhlcd. l2-I moiitlis).l llmm: sou Service. U.K, Base Port. mission. Med./Home (23 months). U.K. Base Port. Dcvoiinort. I _|)ct-mipui-i. for Foreign Service (Far East). U.K. Base Port. I’ortsnioutIi (C). R-Nml)" 3” PF“ H.M.S. Curltlu. Octob-.-r. at Soiilli;iiiip1 "[7 8'5 s‘l“‘!d"“"i 24. Portsat H.M.S. Trafalgar. May (See note.) lion. ( iiltlrtise. for 0\‘er~;c:is Service m" (N. (;.m:m| 3-gnicc (-.,,n,,,;,‘.§m, mouth for General Service Corri(H-M-5 '\"l~ R0331” Ilziincl.-\r:ibi'.iii Seas and Persiaii ll.-.\I.S. Anzio. February 28. at .\IaIt:i niission. Iloinclhlcd. (Z3 moiitlisl. for Foreign Service. 706 Squadron. July. :it R.N. Air Sta-V Gulf (I8 uioiiIh.\l. U.K llasc Port. U.K.~ Base Port. Portsmoiitli. lltlll. Ciildriixc. Int‘ Atlvziiiccd i-lying : Rosytli. ll.i\l.S. Trouhridge. February 28. at ll..\I.S. Jutland. May 24. at Cll‘.lll‘|{lll'l Tfilllllllll lI..\I.S. Alert. November. t-.1 Singziporc Portsmouth for General Service 1 for Home Sea Service. U.K Bast.‘ , for Foreign S-:r\il:c. l’;:r l7‘.:.I. Commission. lIomc_.'\\'cst Indies i -Port. l’0fl\'I‘ll0IIIll (C). (See note.) ~Il..\l.S. .\liilI of Kintyre. cud oi’ July. '

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HERE must be many readers who. like the writer. have to use their cars daily for commuting I.) and from work. With the continuous wet weather. and the resultant filthystate of the roads. is maior problem is how to lteep one‘s car clean. We all have our own methods and the following notes may help some of you. at least once per week regardless oi CAR WASHING weather conditions or how clean it The least tedious way of keeping a looks. Drying can either be by spoon.‘ car clean is. of course. to pay someone or cliamois. else to wasli it. t\l:iny garages these As to polislies. after a lot of experiwell with wash days are equipped ence I no longer use polish. .\I'.' an the arclt ol macltiiics. usiially variety seems to survive quite well and lotil.\ which spray water on from both sides quite bright and clean without polish and overhead. This eqtiipment is stip- at all. but I tniist ciiiplirzsise that it is posed to use some sort of magic foam washed properly every week. If you which is subsequently rinsed oil by do prefer to use polish. however. a clear spniy whilst the operator tiscs a word of warning: paint takes as much fleece glove to move the dirt. in my as six months to harden properly and experience the claims are exaggerated. it is not to be over enthusiastic in 1 whilst the fleece glove is "often dirty polishing a new vehicle or one which so that the paintwork is frequently has been newly painted. scratched. ANIMALS ON THE ROAD There is another variety of washing equipment. sometimes used by garages. Readers would be surprised if they 3 which can also be used by :inyone with knew how many serious accidents inzi hose. I mean the flexible brtisli type; volving injury are caused by (.ll'lVt2t'\' of washer wliielt is fed with water from who brake and swerve to avoid cats‘. a garden hose. This is available with a and dogs. When one is confronted by an anifoam attachment which feeds quite a ..\l.S. Leopard. name ship of the good foam through the brush. The mal on the road one must. unforfour “Big Cat" Anti-Aircraft 0Nl‘lR.\|.\‘ll().\' lI.I\ been re.'eiietl tti.-i it-.r" snag with these. I find. is that one tunately. he hard-hearted. The best hicl t l\'c.'i the to have :idv:iriu'd Frigates. (the others are Jagiiar. Lynx loading of foam tablets is barely stilli- drill is to sound your horn: by all Pettylolloium: ttntu.-r or ('tiiel r\rtili.ct rate. anil Piima). was built in H.M. Dockcient to cover the car. Property used means apply your brakes. btit never To Aetlii: Cltlet “eeliaiilrlati the result is excellent. but. unless you swcn'e. l.et the animal avoid you if it KN IIZZPQ7 l.. J. Hill. KN ltI‘0.~'.'i (i. .\|. _\'Z|l'Ll. Portsniotith. being launched in RX I5-ltifil \\’. J.i.‘«-l‘\. KN .\‘.\“.\' (I May. 1955 and completing in Septemare careful. a streaky cllcct is produced. can. and it often will if you sound your bcr. I958. After a lot of experiment my own liorn. Writer Clilet Ollter To Petty Remember. by the way. that if yoti method is to wash the car thoroughly The ship's displacement is 2.250 tons MK ti.H.‘$.l I’. J. llenncuy. be it must reported. once a month with a bucket of warm run over a dog. standard: she is 340 ft. (o.a.) in length To Chlel Radio I-Jettrlelan to cats. ltowevcr. does ‘this not. apply water containing at shot of ordinary MK 83466‘ It. A. main. MN '.'I.1.‘.t.t ll. ll.. :iiid her beam is 40 ft. She carries four MN SHJKII It, It ‘lliomihon. .\l.\ Relioit. household detergent. using a Spontex REPORTING ACClDl'IlV'TS tit-toot lt. I). Youne. .\l.\t‘ tnaittlltt l-.. liin‘. ‘-1.5 in. guns in two twin turrets and two 40 mm. Bofors. It is possible that the MK SHKII 'l. 1i\'c)'. MK §3.\t\9-I ll. llulland. sponge and rinsing oil with the flexible Many drivers make q_iiite a song and To brush. hi the weekly intervals I use the dance Clilel Petty tlllrer secondary armament may be replaced about calling police to the scene brush only. without detergent. (i'll.il1t-ran. IN l.‘~hl.\‘_= by IN 157:»?-J l. t "Seacat" surface-to-air guided I’. If. \’, \\'i-xlhuiisr. IX I-‘i'.W' I. ll. RlLl'l.lY|lcolumn in 3) (Continued should be \\'(lSllL‘tl‘ car a Incidentally -on. IN tttizls 5‘, R. it-m.-s. IN 71:31.25 l) .\ 2 iiiissiles. ltldiiwu)‘. l.\’ l.‘~ll'5t-.' I. K. ll.\ll'l‘.“. Ix It-twit: ('oinplemcnt is I95 to 205. |) .\l ],\' sit]?-i \\’. J \\' hntiili.‘

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ROYAL NAVY 0.‘s"l'C.-\Rl) photographs of the following H.M. Ships may be obtained from the Editor. Nwvv Ntaws. R.N. Barracks. Portsmouth. price 6d. each. which includes postage. Theseus. Bulwark. Ocean. Eagle.

Centaur. Glasgow. Kenya. Newcastle. Albion. Ark Royal. Loch Killisport. Diana. Tacittirn. Daring. Chevron. Zest. Vanguard. Murray. Cumberland.

Scorpion. Liverpool. Apollo. Lynx. Salisbury. Shetlicld. Girdle Ness.

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I-'.‘\':£b(H'-ll 2.soo ‘ed that he had for| : his tobacco with All six minesweepers later visited "superior (front l..inc.i- 3 Rnngmm. The Burma Navy had (Contiiiuetl from coliiiun 2) I e the cans: ol 't:r- Clearly hectt looking forward to the if the‘ are involved in an accident.‘ :'ort. disp:itchcd :i stxlcl. \'I\ll and made to Unless someone is hurt. or there is a tobacconist. and ill no entci't:iiti the many rirrangements Over 2.500 visiting ships. tdelinite case of dangerous driving or: tin ol tobacco .iiitl ill‘ ol inhabitants visited the in ships I'll: drunkenness. provided you have satisl’l£tll\L‘tl. a om.-le zilternoon and many more tactorily cxcliaugcd names atid L‘ beginning til .I very‘ had to be turned away. H..\l. Charge Brewers Of E it I\ quite tlllllt.‘t.‘t.‘\\:t|')'to call tiddrcsses ritooii which. for thci t|'.-\ll:iitc\ _L'a\'e (I l'CCt.'pll0ll l-I'll‘ FARSONS llL‘\ ol ll..\l. Ships, oiliu.-ts. vlti-.-ti 1 the police. In tact. it" you do they are‘ olliccrs and petty to be rude to you for wastlrkely quite rtiiigton and ('liawton.r otliccrs on tli-.- p-.-tty l-Irnbassy lawn. in Malta. I ing their time. ight of their thrce~tlay ()n l‘.‘:I\'lI‘lg Rangoon the ships gave ein M()‘l'l‘0 I They can be eri a d-.-inou~lr.'ilion ol iniii-.-swccpiiii: for I the henelil ol lliirnia Navy olliccrs. ll is the overtalzcrs who provide ill) Al .\ll'I.\l0Rl.-\l. I |k.f.,,c work for the undcrtalters. they left. the Burma Navy A. i=.. l‘hy 50 olliecrs antllpreseiited them with .i niagniliccnt. the llurniese Naval silver dinner gong supported by two" nmander. the Senior: teak elepltztltls to coninientorzile their? .\liitcswecping Squ:it|- visit. in ivh:it the Senior Otiiccr The (‘oiiimaitdgr-in-Chief Home der R. W. l-l:illitl:iy.ti-.-scribed {H rather inadeqiiate ex-tlilcet. Admiral Sir Wilfrid J. W. Navy) laitl :i wreath :it change. the Burma Naval O|licers' II I Woods. in il..\l.S. Tyne. l'l.\l.S. (i:ui1- f 3'31 WM’ a\lL‘m0I'I:i|. On, Mess were presented with replicas of- —.bi:i and four other \\'.tl’SlllpS visit.-it; l former lapanese the ship's crests. a ltotterdam fioin .N'o\.-inl_~_._'r 2| to 26., was

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selected Portsmouth as their Welfare Authority. the demand is bound to increase considerably in the future. 'l'he provision of married quarters. for accommodation against his f;iuiily‘.s Family Annexe to the Club. provided Ceutralised Drafting and. of course. return. but without success. that the necessary capital can be raised the reduction at (‘liatli;iut. means. inWhere is his family to go‘! 'l'lte wife. to build. eqtiip and furnish suclt alt that tltere are ito special burdened with a as evitaltly. (or more) .-\itni:.\e. couple arrangeincots at l’ortsmouth for tlte young children. has to lrapes around "Hie suliscipient nmnint: and maintemporary aeeomiuodation of l-';imilies. following tip advertisement after adtllt: \'U.\ll’l.l-Lt\ll'.-.\"l Ul' i‘l'.'.'\lliRUl\'t-. ll()L.3l'.. (.'ll.l.l.'\t.llA.\t tenance of the Annexe is coitsidcred ut:ui_v families arrive at l’ortsutouth vertisement but. ltcariitg of the to be :t practical proposition. \\'lll('ll IS Al).\t l.\'tS'l'l-JRl~Il) BY 'l'lll-I ROY.-\l. .\'A\'.-\l. with itowhcre to live and have to spend the disreplies are always [ll-IN '.\'( )l.l-I.\"l' TRL.'5'l' lit ll! ‘nu-: lll-INl{l-‘l'l' ()l-‘ Atilil) l'Z.\'uiiserable days chasing around for—- ‘children. "We have no aecoittutodaAl’l’E.-\l. T0 Tllli I-'Ll'IE'I' ;llL‘1Il'llt'Igl_\‘ almost-—itou-esisteitt houses. tlats or tion for children." Welfare organisaSt-lI\'l) (IRI-2|-1‘l‘l.\'(3S 'l‘lllt()tJ(:ll 'I‘lll-'. "N.-IVY As funds he for used caitnot public rtllllll‘. lint“ -‘ind so on are contacted and very such a .\'I;W.s l() ALI. xav.-ti. Ml-Z.\' wiiiaiu-:vi-zit ‘nit-:v AR!-1. I-‘OR an appeal is beiitg ntadc purpose ‘lltc ittaiit sufferers fiont the existing tentporar} arrangeittents are made but to the Fleet. ('oinntaitdcrs-in-Chief l A ltAl'PY ,\.\'n (.'().\"l‘l-2N'l'l-It) vi-:.\it. lack of leutporar_v accuittmoilzition itt the licart-breaking search has to go on. and Flag ()tlicers are being requested Portsutoullt are the wives aitd cltildreit How much better if the wife could to lend their encouragement and stipof "iton-natives" when their liusbands ltave to where she knew a place gone port to the proposal :ind Commanding aitd fathers :ire at Portsmoutlt temportCuntiniicd from column 3) Written uudertakittgs to make a donathat. she and cltildrcn at the rate. tltlicers are being requested to bring :irily or in ships at l’ortsutoutlt for would beany comfortable until permanent the appeal to the notice of Welfare appc:il _cvery consideration, N,w~.' tion should be forwarded to the leave periods. refit. or oit return from Nt«.\v:~; is convinced of the need for Contittodore. R.N. llarracks‘. Portsaccommodation could be found. ('oinniittees. Foreign Service. It iniist be many years since such an such _temporary aecomntodatioit and. ittoiith. and in order that the .\l.‘in.'igeThis example is not made to rend Take an example. A nt:in wlto has how generous the Navy can ntcitt (‘omittittee can decide \\lIlt:lt had his family with hiui in .\lalta rc- your heart. It is. unhappily. happening appeal was made to the Fleet and this knowing feels sure that the necessary Caslt scheiue can be afforded. the ('|tairiuan turns to lingland. lleing a sensible every day. Sometimes‘ the man is at present one merits the consideration be. of the (‘onunittcc asks that either coitwill be forthcoming. person he makes arrangements for his fault. sontctimcs the wife is forced to aitd help of every man, There is itot a lributions or iiitdertakiitgs should be in the Navy today who ntight not family to return before him so that he act independently of her husband man sent before l-'ehru:iry IS. EA RLY .-\CI‘l();\‘ can help them to pack and to clear tip there are dozens of cases cver_v month find himself in want of suclt temporary The actual building of the Annexe all loose ends himself after the family where help is needed. llut. whatever accommodation unless it be a man Actual contributions should be for- would. it is estiinateil. take a year and has left. Neither he nor his wife ltave tlte reasons. can one wonder when the with his own house in Portsntoullt who all contributions would therefore be families in UK. to whom tlte_v can go time for re-engagement comes along is in ltis last couple of years in the warded to the t\lan:igcr. National restuircd by tlte middle of I96: at and. naturally. as he has beeit told that if the wife endeavours to persuade the service. Those who are now furthest Provincial Bank. The Hard. Portxea. the latest. he is likely to be drafted to an estab- husbaitd against remaining iit the away from Portsittoutlt may he the first and made payable to The Royal Sailors‘ Home Club (.-\nne.\e Fund). (See liilirnriril mi [ltl_l.{t.' 2) to benefit front it. lishmcnt in or near Portsmouth. hr is service‘! Although public funds cannot- be In order to alleviate this distress and going to be drafted to a Portsntoutli based ship. he requires accommodation try to meet this important need. the used for the proposed Annexe the in that area, .\lanageiuent Committee of tlte Royal Trustees of the Naval Central Fund Sailors‘ Home Club. Fleet Street. have iindertaikcn to provide £30.0tltl N0 ROOM‘ ‘SORRY Portsntoiitli. under the ('bairmansliip from the Naval (‘cntral l-'und. provided As this man is a wise and forward- of the Commodore. R.N. Barracks. the remainder of the necessary capital individual he ltas written to Portsmouth. is prepared to undertake has been pzuaranlecd. In the early many p aces in and around Portsmouth the task of building and running a stages Establishments in the Portsmouth Command wcrc approached and have contributed. or promised. £9,070 to date and the Royal Sailors‘ Home (‘lub has contribtitcd a further 122.500 to the project. Thus a total of £-H.570 . . . is already available. ‘

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billiards room. telephone kiosks. hair-dressing salon. bookstall. tailor's all would be available to shop etc. the Annexe. roont.

ACC().\I.\10l)ATl()N CHARGES As stated above the Managemcl"' Committee considers the running ar utaintenance of such :in Annexe to a practical proposition. but the accor ‘modation charges are considered to I ost reasonable. Iltey would be a pio.\imatcly (\\'_ (id. per night for ca ."adull and half price for children :4-I2 _vcars of age. 'lhcre would l no charge for 3-year-olds and undt for whom cots would be provided

lt docsn‘t take long for the word to get what very good around the ships tailors Willerbys arc! Sailors who do care about clothes invariably go there. Suits. coats. sports clothes. uniforms from Willerbys. all are first class. And an allotment sclicme ifyou wish. Our Mmil It‘])l't'.$l'IlI(Ifl\'t'.tI't'.L'l'lIlll'f_l'riril the Fleet at porls ofrall at flUIllt'(mil on-r.n-av If_i'im'tI like to know more about ll’illerl'r,i'.\‘. see eillier Mr. GIlIlfltIL't’.or Mr. E. ('mi_i,IItluII. |1'flt‘flm'.\'l /If i-i.riI.s- your e.rml>li'.rImirnI. Alternatively. drop us a line. or call in at any of our liranrlli-.s. We .r/talllie pIt'a.rt'i! to Iel you have a /iilzlergiiiing detail: of ll’illrrli_vs .r rt-ltilst-rrii'¢' for men in the Imry. .

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Their activities have extcndcdlsca. > \ 'Ico'p|" R. .l. lflflltkls. I.1 l'. lt|\\lLll. R. l-.. )3 \‘ A H,-“M “._ L (.am.;_ ii“;-"__m mm‘-. u_M_s_ cnossnow from Izmir in the east to_ Iceland \‘ J. (‘ts-kc, st. la I. \\’cm\\\. Sm-.-ctun. R. li. Wasltbottrn. |)AlN'l'\' Il..\l.S. in (-_.p..; n__ ll. the west and from Helsinki Ill the; 1 Fnxlnrrr §pcclatIsts.—('dr. ”_“_5_ Crmsbo“. (cd,_ D_ "uy_ (.\.0. K_ R. llI{'\k-0{|\. J. l’.. llycr-Smith. {north to fripoli in the south. Over 1. Ci. Wells. ll.M.S. (Capt. Dainty }_\‘cl ‘t\'|r{2 It. .\. ('. '. 'l\‘n R.N.). in spite of a rather shorter com( “"lm“"d‘r( "”"lR, \(\'. 20 patrolg on Cyprtts and Iceland have I l).S.C.. R.N.). a Portsntoutlt-ha.sed mission than the Darings yet spent i I (|'.\i......., dr. :Rl..'. rcs!c,\' )_\\’ 3_ bccu t,-;.rri.,-d out_ More than 350.000;s'hip. \\:t\‘ guard ship at (‘owes this} 257 days at sea. She made many ta 1ll(l'V. | u atrctt. l. _L“-I-~ t‘. .\t. in (3. M. ;tt_.-rsgxtt;....._t-. I-. miles have been steamed by thciyear and alter steaming 58.000 miles friends. chiefly of her own sex. in the " : l';K‘ lt""l‘.‘.' 2 .' . ..'‘n' . 5;-.{"' . ‘.‘-;’.' . ;.;“ '§.';i:‘;}?: it" ‘-‘I'!4”"~ -"~ '-- ".'--r<"~'.- Rand good- i this comntission ended up with a very I3 countries that she visited. and in Hutchtns: lus'trnct_or (aptaut A. l:. Suppl) ;.'..a‘s.¢}.-t..t;.f's.mt.u.t., r-.'i;_ ;..t squadron and operational in 2| ,popular visit to Hanthtlrg: over 9.000 the many N.A.T.O. and other excr: R. I’. 1-.~m.J I-. K. tum...---. <'. c. n 3 will \’l.sll\‘ were made to 40 ports Jt|lllt\'lt1l12 .\t Is‘-s H. M o ore. gum‘. and 5.000 codcincs have been ciscs claims to have sunk 5| imaginary llll |[9. ,aspirins countries. R. Captain _\_ R_ w_ ”m“_ Rc_d,,_ ._icm__(-d,_ mm A W. H, ()..-\.R.:‘_‘l.l\'.S.: ; i In the British Isles. apart lrom t swallowed by the ship's company. submarines. She fired over 4.000 proman: ( olnncl N. (‘. Rncs: (:iptautsi\\'-uts._t9.o. u'I_.r-‘m. l_'. _l. ltlhlhtunc-llttrt.‘, leave from Portstnoutlt. Dcvon- Winner of two of the Mediterranean jectiles. some to such good ellect as giving \\'. .-\. Steward. R. S. 'l'ul'neIl. .\_ I; port and Chatham. ships of the squad- l-‘lee! gunnery competitions. she has to win the Mediterranean Fleet A.A. '.s e am-. urn. ‘aswe 6run have visited Aberdeen. Campbel- I had her share of exercises and prac- Trophy with them. Not content with ' ; ~ . “i =. (’o . one -. inn}. ‘non: ommant.. rs. I-'\j0l_ Cowes. (irecnock. lnvergordon. tices. I_lII H. being only sailors she also won the to_wn. "'*'“"" "C‘—'"""*=" A. I). (‘.-in-cr. 1. (i. Cotter. t-:. H. l-""“"l‘°"l- l—°“‘l““d°""Y- N°“'P°" Platoon Competition. HMS. CrossDELIGHT “_M_5_ Car. mar. tmu. to K, Rev. (E. A. Clark: "ml I-'. J. Dttvlcs. R°5Y"‘- R°lh°5“5' how. after paying off at Chatham. is gchs-eta. C C P H M g I. HamlW. (Cam ommandcrs Ddigm ( -Li“-"‘_(.d"r'_‘-‘__ m_“,_‘ mm L L .hwI__ :1 {LS23', ",‘;‘-fl R. (utggall: ’°“‘“‘3 "‘° 5"‘ °°‘“°V°'5““‘““°°° M.B.E.. D.S.C.. D.S.O.. M. l:. Lashmorc; :n. K.l:ItIcocl:. cock. ( A Johnson. Dickens, H.M.S. BATTLEAXE Q‘ C --Cur. Ina t.: Mel ‘r.t-.tm. DARING ll.M.S. 'lt.N.). achieved a squadron record by (5'(“L) R. M. Lana. Patrick wlmcn. t=..‘u. Martin“ l.°'“.l" H.M.S. Battleaxc (Cdr. J. E. Maid-. l:. (I. .\lt:I'l’¢l.l¢\N.Surgeon Commander _s;u,g_ |_i¢u;_.(°a.-_ N _s;.,"_ (-4.5; rt. 3_ sum“ ll.M.S. During. the leader (Capt. operating her Asdics for l.2|5 hours. l'_tcstr-n C. I’. Mills. C.B.E.. l).S.C.. l-t.N.). Like other ships of the squadron a well. R.N.). the other Air Direction (D) I‘. A Pear-tc; Sturgeon lieutenant. P. I). (3. rush. I. .s. I-_ Rawtins, t'. "’1. ““""°" (‘onunandcr J. S. P. ltawlins; lnstrucsteamed more miles in the last three number of these hours were during the destroyer in the squadron. travelled .\l.uor to llcut.-(‘ntonel: R. \\'. O. 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H.M.S. Bermuda as birth of a nation

NA V Y MEN REACH TOP Cl.I.\lBlNG party lauded by heliA copter front ll.M.S. Protector. the

Royzil N:tvy’.s ice-patrol ship in

SIX WEEKS TO REACH GIB. sailed front Deyonport September l6 for the MediterI_]..\I.S. Bcriniida leg of her General Senicc Ciinititissioii. The fact that the ship took on

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weeks to reach the Mcditcrninean. and went there via the west ctfzisl of Africa. was not dtie to bad navigation. btil because the first foreign commitInent was to :tttend the Nigerian Independence Celeliratioiis. Some of the six members of the a reception held ouboard in the Nigcriaii ('ouiiiiirnity in l.ontlon. who evening. which \v:is practically washed were guests of the ship for the trip. out by a torrential downpour. It rained donned their most colourful robes as heavily from about 5 o'clock in the rc:iclicd warincr evening to about 7.30 aiitl wrecked :i soon as the ship clinics. The eight days from Dcvonport lartzc ainouiit of the dccor:itioiis in the to l*rcctuwn passed quickly with nor- streets of Lagos as well as cancelling mal activities incltitling potted sports. the rehearsal of the Searchlight Tattoo. lttg-of-war. judo. pistol shooting and in which Ilcrniuda's guard of It)() for the more energetic circtit traitiiiig. strong was taking part. l-'rcetowri was reached on September JUJU MAN'S SUCCESS 24 and the 1'.’ hours in harbour were devoted to switntning. sonic sightLater on it was lc:trnetl that the Oba and drill for a seeing gruelling of Lagos had paid a large stun of pcriotl the Lagos Royal (iiiard. money to the Jo-Ju men to keep the rain at bay dtiring the Independence .lA(.‘ls'S'l'AY TRANSFI-ZR Celebrations. and it must be adntittcd liermtidtt left Freetown after dark that this form of insurance worked and steamed on down the west coast of like a charm for the remainder of the Africa. and in the early hours of Sep- visit! tember 27. he:ivi|y disguised as an l)ttring the second day of the visit illegal diaiitond stiiuggler_ she carried there was a National Pageant on the out a night encottnter exercise with the racecourse. more ollicial calls. the Lynx :iiitl Pttma. ship was opened to vi.sit.s of school After sunrise on the same day. the children. the rehearsal of the SearchCotiiinandcr-in-('hicf. Sotith Atlantic light Tattoo took place and parties :iiid Sotitii America station. Vice- from the ship went on trips to Mobil Admiral Sir Dyiiiock Watson. K.C.B.. Oil Refinery. |.evct Brothers and a C.B.lE.. transferred to the ship front Nigerian brcwcr_v. The third day Lynx by jackstay. The Lynx and Puma broitght more tours :ts on the first two then departed for Port Harcottrt and days. and in the evening the ScachBermuda proceeded to Lagos. light Tattoo was held. This tattoo was The ship arrived at Lagos early in one of the biggest events ever held at the morning of September 28 and Lagos. and deserves s ial mention secured to hand and stem buoys in because the raising o the National the harbotir. practically opposite the Flag at the end of the tattoo marked centre of the town. H.M.C.S. CoIttI‘Il- the birth of Nigeria as an independent bia was secured to buoys astern. the country. flagship of the Royal Nigerian Navy. The tattoo started at lt)..'lt) at night H.M.N.S. Nigeria. was alongside the with the arrival of H.R.H. The Prinjetty quite close. and the two Inshore cess Alexandra of Kent: and for the Mincswccpers of the Ghana Navy were first hotir consisted of variotis events herihed alongside Bermuda's port side. very similar to those of the Royal The first day :it Lagos was marked Tournament. performed by the Royal by a large number of official calls and r Nigerian Navy. the Nigerian Army.

the

Antarctic. has attempted to scale the hitherto unclinilied Mount Puget. mountain in South Georgia. highest l'wo previous expeditions have failed to get within ten miles of the mouiit:tin liecause of the iliflicult surrounding terrain.

The Protcctor‘s expedition ptit ashore in _l)cccniber and consisting of a .\'av;i| otlicer and 14 Royal .\larinc other ranks under the leatlership or (‘;.;st;.in V. N. Stevenson. R..\l. of l’l_vnioiitli.

made their latitling at (‘ape l)iirii|c_v on the south west coast of South (icorgia about ten miles from .\lount Pagct.

Reports reaching the .-\daiiralty stated that after three days dillicult climbing over heavily crcviccd and glacitil territory. :rii ;ts\;tttll party corisisting of ('aptain Stet-ctison_ |_i.,-mg M. K, llurlcy. R.N. of Kciisiiigtori. l('tlr. and (pi. llL'\‘L'f‘lL‘_V Todd. of l)-.irliani. siiccccdctl last Tticsday in scaling the west peak of .\lount Paget. a height of 9.565 ft. where it Union flag was crectcd

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the Nigerian Police and massed bands of the Nigerian Army and the Royal Marines. The last act before the finale was :t splendid mock battle with infantry. armoured cars and 25-pottnders and :in unlitnited ainotint of thunderflashes and blank ammunition. which thrilled the vast crowd of 20.000 or so who were watching. Shortly before midnight the finale started with the entry of the four (itrards of l-loiiour. each l(lt) strong. which were provided by the Royal Nigeriati Navy. the Nigerian Army. the Nigerian Police and H.\l.S. Beriiiiida. The (iuards of Honour marched raeross the arena and formed tip 'oppo.sitc each other on two sides of a square in front of the Royal Box. At the saint: time. the third side of the isqttarc was formed with the massed ‘bands and smaller guards of honoitr rfroni the Royal Canadian Navy. the yllrilifill .‘\l'lll_\‘. the Gliarta Army. and 3 the Rhodesian Arm '. while in the rear of them the per ormers from the earlier events in the tattoo were niassed.

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I-‘uncli-.tl. .\l-.tdcri:t quick lccttirc to his wife on the workings of a (tin. Mk. 23 turret! l:lll)t.‘lli|l. .\ladcii':t. was reached oti October I‘) and four very pleasant qtiict days were spent in this rather hcatitiful island. The Ist XI soccer team took on the local Maritimo Club. bitt hccainc rather perplexed by the locals who kept producing reserves on the licld. :iiid consequently lost 2 goals to 7. The ship sailed from .\ladcira on October 23. piled high with wicker cli:iir.s and baskets. one of the chief exports of the island. and arrived at (iibraltar two t|:i_vs later.

ISANAN.-\S AND R.-\l.\' l'i(3l-IR RI-ILII-'.\'El) llauanas. and the heaviest :tririti:tl llcrc llcrrnutla took over from Tiger rainfall in the world are the two most who was lioriicward bound. and on notable aspects of the country. but in ()ctobcr hoisted the flag of Rear spite of the rain it was found that the Atlniiral It: I). I’. l)rcyer. ('.ll.. ('.l3.I:'.. weather was far more bearable titan 'l)..'$. the Hag Otliccr Flotillas that at Lagos. especially at Betta. the r\lcditcrranean. adtiiinistrativc ccittrc. which is 25 miles The following day llcrniuda sailed inland and 5.t)t)t) feet above sea level. for Oran in Algeria. arriving there on The local British residents were most October 28. It ptitircd with rain ditriiig kind. and rc:i|ly put tlicmsclvcs out to the first day. httt bucked tip after that erttertaiii the visitors in their liontes and those on board ltad a taste of and at their club. nice sonny North African some Activities onboard were confined to weather. The French Naval liasc is a an "open to visitors." a reception and most itiipressivc modern one. and is demonstration for tltt: Prime still under construction: while the a Minister. who was obviously highly town of Oran is also extremely modern delighted in his tour round the ship in with a large number of skyscrapers which he saw foam making. bofors and brand new buildings. On November 2 the ship sailed for brcaktip firing and firings of the Royal Marines‘ small arms. l-le obviously Malta. being played ottt of harbour learnt a thing or two. bccatise during by a very large and impressive band the reception on the qtiarterdcck that of the Foreign Legion. who came evening he was discovered giving :1 rlown to see us oil.


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.\loroccan lunch. couscous and all. and something we shall not soon forget. Ottr host was the owner of the (ionvery savoury too. The great event of the cruise (other valez y liyass bodcga. and the old man th:in (‘apt. l-’.’s inspection of Vigilant) (over 80 years of age) insisted on was to he the transit of the River‘ slmwiutz its ziround himself. a thing [BY OUR SPECI.-\I. CORR!-lSl‘0Nl)E.\'Tl (itiadalqiiivir and the visit to Seville. :ipp:in:ntly he rarely does these days. With that in view. the three ships set except for the most important of now scents traditional th:it the l)artiiioiith Training Sttiizidron slips iii an lcclaiiilii: patrol between oll front (iihraltar. but only two got visitors. and autunm cruises. Vigiltiitt was chosen this year, but Roebuck was not idle. for she went on the l'.xi:rci\c l-allex. to Seville. for Vigilant had After seeing all the great barrels and a p:irti:il We in Vigilant were told by those ;siona|lv and also for the way in which ‘.place it is. No wonder the cruise liners , brcaktlowii. necessitating her rcttirn to tastitig here and there. we sat down who had been on these Icelandic we had made our own fiiu instead of here. It is what we call :1 good (iihraltar. This was not entirely the at a huge t:ible in the sunshine. As run ashore for sailors. l)rinlt_s and tragedy it niight have been. for it gave this was heavily laden with bottles of patrols before that we should stiller muting for it to he tnade for us. i eternal boredom tip there. tlte weather :irc cheap. the_pcscta is In our the ship's company much more time. sherry :iiid plate after plate of attr:iewould be awful. the food had. in the favour. the elunate is F-ootl. the iirts and without \o many distractions. to tivc small eats which the Spanish call Tlll-I .\ll-INACE OI-‘ Gill. I love its -what more can you want.’ “l:ipas." we did not have to force ourprepare for the inspection. evcnt_ it turned out itiitch better than- When the autumn cruise really that. We eutcrtaincd ourselves nith Roehiicl; :iiid Wizard had to hear selves much to get started. We had the loati of the local Wizard thi'ce Roehtick. began. ships. After an hour‘s good fL‘lltt\\'\‘lli[3. ‘stadium for a sports day. at least a the brunt of the very friendly welititcr-m~.-ss qtii//cs. a murder mystery and headed for (iihraltar. Vigilant. jdozcu teams going along to use the come this uonilcrful city of Seville evcryoiic wanted to get on his feet to over the S.R.l-L. iii the successive epiThe of of sortie Bay provided liiscay sodes of which the coxswain was tpitch. The British community_ pro- gave to the British sailor. For :i start. uialse :t speech of Iltzttiks. and we left its usual tricks. and it is alwavs such lvidcd the buses for a free trip for we were bcrthcd alonttsidc. right close in a bla/c of light. The singing on the foiilly nnirdcred. the petty otliccr a lovely surprise. after rough. sullen cools‘s throat cut in ghastly fashion. those who wanted to see the sights oi to the busiest streets. This is :itt ad- way back in the but \\‘:l\ iininhilaited seas. suddenly to burst out into calm ll1i: chief (i.l. \ll'tlll_l.'.lL'tl. llf \\‘i: l't;ttl ithe island: soinehody had the fore- vattlage when you do not have to think .'iiid lusty. and siuisliine oil the of coast Spain. fthought also to put crates of bee: of boats to get back to the ship in the .\ow we are home for Cltrixllttiis, stayed in those parts any longer. lots Our faiiiilics. knowing we were ;aboard in case we were thirsty. In all l early hours of the morning more customers were on the list to go.) and wearing :i stnug and virtuous look ()iir diet was improved by the fresh ‘going to (iihraltar. gave tis Christ» [our travels. how kind these British I things don't rc:illy start in Spain until bccaiise of till our presents atid have forgotten nobody. The ("us-toms men fish the traivlers lzept passing on mas shopping lists as long :is your tcominiinities v rove to be towards us almost midnight. so we had little money to spend sat1 ors., Again. drinks and taxis were cheap. even cotild not take the smile off our board. and the weather. on the whole. arm.ourselves. on the natives friendly. The ftill story faces. except for the odd pint. was reasonable enough to allow us to Gibraltar is a menace so far as pay VISIT T0 SI-§\’ILl.E will never be told of exactly where the eat it. are concerned: the shops are packets sailors got themselves tthosc attracCasablanca. a thriving port and Besides. we felt we were rloint: .i so attractive and there are stich lovely mysteriotis narrow Moorish worth-while job looking after the things to buy. .\lany try to persuade naval base in French Morocco (just tively. streets simply invited thcinselves to be trawlermen. Their gratitude towards themselves that they can shop just as call it Morocco from now on). next IN What is explored). is certain that for we entertained whole its two days. had a us was most mzinifest. and they well and more in U.K._ but mainly. once again. through the efforts cheaply good time. looked pleased to have us around. our families are inclined not to beof the British community. But we For our part. we came away with a lieve this when we come home THE SHERRY COUNTRY mention in tltc same breath the good .-.\t.S. Protector (Capt. l). N. heai1y admiration for these line handed. Anyway. they are eniptyalw:iys We of will American several flamenco saw Forbes. l).S.C.. R.N.) recently dancing and the groups here .seainen who. far from home. do it thrilled to have something brought inside of and elsewhere in a great many Spanish pubs. passed Port Famine. south of Puma otir voyaging who tough job cheerfully. from abroad. have invited us to use their clubs and but. more than that. we visited the Arenas on the Straits of Magellan. The No one woiilil deny he was elad to The suuatlron paid a visit to the to join in their dances. Nevertheless. famotis Cathedral of Seville. and a few opportunity was taken to pay tribute relief somehow our arrive. yet see we Canaries last March. but then it was a-. was natural. our own senior ratings joined in the party to the memory of Cdr. Prittglc people did felt that that month in Icelandic 'l'encrill'e. This time I.as Palmas was most for us, particularly a bus tour of which was being ollicially greeted Stokes. the first Commander of waters had beeti interesting profes- otir port of call. and :1 wonderful the city each day. ending with a the City Fathers in that loveliest I-y of H.M.S. Beagle. who died in August. places. the Alcarar. Tourists pay lots I828. from the effects of hardship of money to visit this splendid old incurred while surveying the western Moorish palace. relic of centuries of shores of Tierra Del File 0. Moorish rule in Spain. and here we The Captain. the ships Chaplain were royally entertained and con- and three officers flew from the Producted around the remarkable Hall tcctor by helicopter to the grave. of the Ambassadors at no. expense to where a short service was held in.thc ourselves. presence of the British Consul and Then there was the bits trip to Embassy oflicials. Capt. 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Dinner Dance at Wear—Front row: Mr. F. Wade. Rear-Admiral Hutton. Dr. Tlmbron and Mr. R. GledhilLBack row: Mr. R. liirfley. Mr. A. Johnson, Mr. G. Gibson. Mr. A. Lnngridne and Mr. A. l’-‘.dmunrlsoIt.—(By courtesy of the Echo.“)

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WING to tlte lic.1lth_v state of the ,\'nrthutIIherlund) lteld its last meeting You will have benevolent fund of the Durh:in~. ?in the .\'ewezLsIle and Gzttesheud li certificates bought Branch of the Royal N:iv:il Associa- lbruncli liettdtiiturterii rind it “its it which will now tion. the branch was able. over Christ- Ehighly successful ttfiiiir——36 delegates I be worth about £276 to make gifts to elderly and in- 3 or representatives attending, ; firm sliipnizitcs. Such gestiircs arc :il-' Rear-:\dniira| R. M. J. Hutton. wavs appreciated by the recipients. [1ft.'$l(lt.‘l'Il of Diirliain l‘l‘;tllL'll prcsiilcd l'o coniinemorate his fifth year in ._:iinl the cliairin:in of Neuuistlc and as chairman of the national ‘(i:llv.'.\llL':l(l. Sliipmatc R. l-incli. welcouncil. !s‘hipiii:ite l-‘rank Wade \\':ls ' eoined the dclei_::iti:s. Tho iiiti.-rc.=.it cnmcci on your Savings Cei-titicntes is free of Income presented with :1 pewter tanktird at thi: l Shipniate Finch stressetl the need for (‘liristmas "smoker" on De- even iiieater co-operation between ‘fox and does not. have to be dcclarcft for Income Tax purposes. ;br;iiieii's ccniber 2!. The presciitntion was made I liraiichcs and threw in the hope that Stnto Cort-iticotcs nrc gunmntccd. fliiviugs by the president. Rear-Admiral Hutton. wlien Newcastle dcd.t::itcd its Slanilxird is no need to mention what a in l')(sl full stip:~ort \\uttltl be forthIn-ii: ii‘ hgi ll..'l!. I-‘urea .'>‘.ii::’i-as ('-u::mi'(h'.r. l.0m!i.i.' S_t|'_;‘ stlcccss tlizit p:irticul;ir function was. coiniiig troin all braiiclics. l i

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(NNJ apparatus and Tl'3l|\l'l'Inn_taintainln1 telephone older up to the no qt 4!. stun equipment. men, in NiSlTUA110.\' «tiered for man and smile ll the CIDCTICIWC have be accepted, lhc_y will ratc service. Man’: dulics nrdcncrilundyntan. suitable. and the wire usual domestic duties mommes. which is particularlyis (9 lbs. N. F‘? neck rit(‘no-tmrncina pay (rec atremoom. occuionll cwninx work, lln~ 11. £12 0d. ina to lurnlshod coluac. mm electricity. coal and good Men who show ahililyIn proarcu viill be elven Apply want-. Near l’n:\lur. and lllaclrpool. opportunity to quality lor Technical Olllccl every R. Gray-_ "I)imp!c.x," (iarslana. l.:in:aon which the salary t‘ [600 a scar. mm: posts 3 re. to £1459. further promotion it available. ly in wrmne autina axe and experience to: CHIEF REGIONAL ENGINEER (Ref. SIDZA 0(3)). Telecommunication Rcaion. lnndon I-'!.AT‘LI~2T. sell-contained: pun kitchen: suit \VA'T'ER L00 BRIDGE ITOUSI-'.‘ quiet natal ump!c.——'l'ci. T’0lI\nI-lillh 13746. \\'ATTiRl.i')l] ROAD. L0l\'D()N. h.E.T nicnl.

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l-lqmpmcnr and Survival other to be at (ialwlck Alrpon. The applicant must be luily elncrienc-ed in all aspen! 0! this vmri: and be to lrcture and chcclt trail on this wbiecc. able rhe appointment would auil retiring perry to Personnel Manner. Ilntldt omgcrL—flpnly Al|'\II)$ l.ld.. Gaturiek Airport. liorley.

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day-Io-day practlcal_ application. We have \‘Jv:Il|_d¢! for rpcn Illh I basic knowledge 0! eleclncal crrcutls Io train as loapcctura on Electronic Teicconununlcatlon apparatus. Cornmcncma WISE ill) .39. 0d. per 42;-hour 5-day week. Day rclcue with pay for apnroved conraea

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Junior Naval Airman C. R. Clilford receives his Certilicatc of Protieiency from the Comnlandint: Ollicer of tile Royal Naval Air Station. Yeoviltott, Capt. W. C. Simpson. ().ll.l-2.. D.S.(.‘.. R.N.

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