Pictures from 1955 & 1956

By John Hills

First Picture

The first of these two photos was taken at RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS FULMAR) in August 1955. The Newhaven contingent is spread throughout the group which included John Owen, Maurice Deakin, Malcolm Jones and myself to name a few.

Second Picture

The second photo was taken in August 1956 at HMS LOCHINVAR, in the shadow of the Forth Bridge at Port Edgar, South Queensferry. Signatures on the back include: Alec Boxall, Chris Fears, Maurice Deakin, Roger Okines, John Owen, David Hainsworth, Arthur Hayward, David (?) Digweed, Malcolm Jones and Mike Britchfield. This was just as the Suez Crisis was beginning to brew up and some of the men at LOCHINVAR who were being drafted were obviously in desperate need of cash - they were even offering to press our uniforms for us for a few bob!

by Mike Britchfield


Photo:RNAS Lossiemouth ( HMS Fulmar)

RNAS Lossiemouth ( HMS Fulmar)

Mike Britchfield private collection

Photo:Reverse of picture 1955

Reverse of picture 1955

Mike Britchfield private collection

Photo:HMS Lochinvar August 1956

HMS Lochinvar August 1956

Mike Britchfield private collection

Photo:Reverse of picture 1956

Reverse of picture 1956

Mike Britchfield private collection

This page was added by John Hills on 12/03/2012.
Comments about this page

Well done Mike, I remember it well.

By John Owen
On 28/01/2013

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