HMY BRITANNIA about to dock at Port of Spain, 1st Nov 1985. Escort frigate HMS DIOMEDE in the background. There was a second escort, not in the picture, HMS ARIADNE, I think.
On the quay, by the red crane, a welcoming committee of VIPs stand ready: the crowd kept at respectful distance further along
Communications Staff (and 1 Air Mechanic) preparing to store ship, HMS Diomede off Puerto Rico 1973. No one under the age of 40 or under the rank of Lieut Commander was exempted this day, all had to take part. We loaded 1000 cases of beer alone.
RO's Painting the Foremast HMS Diomede. 1973.
RO's Ginge Beattie, Dodger Long, Huge McFadden,
Stan Stannard, LRO's Nobby Clarke & Pete Foster, and up the mast (as usual) Tiny Brighton. All did well in later life, 2 becoming Warrant Officers, and others Senior Fire officers, Policemen & Pris