H.M.S. DIANA

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Marty Fenton
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john
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29 years old
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Tracey
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51 years old

TINA_ABU
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Dave Murch
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83 years old
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served 1956 - 1957



Brigham
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73 years old
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Name,Hamilton Young hence the name Brigham.        Joined HMS Ganges in February 1963 and flew out the far east to join HMS Diana in January 1964 leaving in 1967.    Various spells at HMS Excellent,Floating Dock at Faslane,Naval Base aat Rosyth.     After Diana full comissions on HMS Ajax...HMS Ashanti and HMS Amazon.    Left the service in April 1979.              Now living in Kettering Northants,married with three children and seven grandchildren.   After leaving the Royal Navy I spent 6 years at British Steel then 27 years as a local goverment officer before retiring last July.      Hobbies are visiting battlefields and war cemetery's,gardening and supporting the local football team.

My most enjoyable time in the RN was spent on HMS Diana...when ships were ships and women were women..

 

 



Taff Dugmore
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69 years old
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I joined Diana off Okinawa in Japan in 1968. I landed on HMS Hermes in the tail seat of the Gannet COD, was flown over by a Wessex Helecopter and winched down near the rear gun turret. The deck had just been painted and I remember a PO seaman shoulding, "Get those dirty shoes off my deck.", or something like, that with a few extra unmetionable word included.

Best time was ringing in the New Year (1969) while alongside in Hong Kong. Then running back to the China Fleet Club for more free drinks. And of course the weeks leave in Hong Kong while Diana went to sea to flee a Typhoon warning.



PAUL DRAPER
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76 years old
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Joined Diana in 1963 in Plymouth. I was a EM1. We then went out to the Far East for almost a year. Guardship to Victorious in the Indian ocean. We went to Singapore and Hong Kong.

Was involved when the Mysore sunk the Voyager. Our Captain was Commander Startin. drove the ship flat out most of the time. He was excellent at breaking away from RAS with a full ahead port thrity manoeuvre. Much broken crockery.

I was in the ships band called the Fabulous Escorts,with Jinxy Hickling, Ginger our bass player, I'll have to dig out some photos to remember our drummer and lead guitarist.

I will up date this profile later.

Married to Sandra for 48 years (met at a Collingwood dance) 2 boys and 3 grandaughters. Like to here from anyone who remembers me



Amanda Tindale
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My late husband was tony stone who served ondiana

welham
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77 years old
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derek
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Loraine
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58 years old
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Loraine Haworth (nee Webb) 2nd child of  'Spider' Webb

 



John Hull
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Served Diana 67 to 69 on the last comish out the far flung returning to Guz on 1st April 69 ( I think). Lived in aft stokers mess above B engine room. Mess mates included Roger Bishop, Taff Buzzacott, Brum Hannon, Salty Upcraft, Eddie Cook, Pinky Salmon, Oppy Hopson (Killick of the mess)' Dicky Rock, Pusser Hill. There was also a mad Man. City supporting stoker PO called Jim. The jimmy was Lt.Cdr Teague and the MEO was Jan Darley. There must be more names in my head but following a stroke last year the memory is not too brilliant. Just remembered Scouse Picton.



Fred O'Brien
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84 years old

Rocky
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79 years old
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was on the Diana 1963-1965 good ship in those days



Dave T
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54 years old
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I'm am a serving soldier in the 1st Royal Tank regiment. My dad, a scouser called Denis Tague served on Diana in the early 60's. He always said she was his favourite ship. Sadly he passed away in 1998 when he was living in Torpoint, I know he was a cook and a keen boxer. I would love to know more about his service so if anyone remembers him please do tell.  



brian snow
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86 years old

brian mackin
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73 years old

P.harrop
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72 years old

john fleming jnr
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63 years old

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