Mine disposal UK Aug to Oct 1940. .
Sally and I later took over the Australian Exchange job from Doreen and Ken. .
This large exercise saw UK, US, French and Omani navies coming together to exercise in a wide ranging spectrum of air, surface and sub-surface warfare, giving us in particular a welcome opportunity plaque concours vache to flex our muscles and hone our skills in these other critical spheres.
Meanwhile, as always you can monitor the ship's progress on the Royal Navy website,.Acid from their batteries leaked onto the floor. .We never really recovered from the dip and, as we were very likely going to miss our tidal window at Teddington, we reluctantly made the decision at Pentland Hook near Staines to retire. .Eric was also able to chat to fellow Normandy veterans and the opportunity was taken to record an interview with him for a special DVD being produced for the Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) which is due to disband in August.He retired in 1986.I had the privilege of meeting Bob Maloubier and hearing him speak about his incredible wartime exploits and post-war underwater achievements at the annual gathering of the Historical Diving Society ( HDS ) in the Queen's Hotel, Southsea in 2010 (see entry for 17 Nov.Next weekend (31st and 1st) This coincides with HMS Collingwood Open Day (31st) so we will need extra Guides whilst some of us are helping out tenue remise diplome at Collingwood.To see Paul's summer book signing schedule, go to 10 Jun 14 HMS Penzance and HMS Chiddingfold deploy to the Gulf The Navy News website contains this article, the Royal Navy website this article and the Portsmouth News website this article describing yesterday's departure of Faslane-based.
Snmcmg1 assembling in Kiel (nato photo) The article also includes the assumption of Command of snmcmg1 by Cdr Eirik Otterbu RNoN during a brief meeting with Vice Adm Peter Hudson, Commander nato Allied Maritime Command, at Northwood Headquarters. .
Buried Kessingland (St Edmund) Churchyard near Lowestoft, Norfolk.
One visitor (and HDS member) turned out to be the great grandson of James Mearns of Siebe Gorman Co Ltd (Barry Porter).Postscript: On 13 June, the Royal Navy website published this article covering HMS Pembroke's disposal of a Second World War mine off Falmouth.Yours Aye, Bob" From mcdoa member Bob Lusty: "Thank you Rob, Ken was great company and we had a very uplifting session at his last mcdoa dinner in Portsmouth.Everyone was invited by the family to join them for light refreshment at the Caledonia MoD base (formerly HMS Caledonia). .So, one of us took a compass and a ruler and a pen and a piece of paper and we said OK, what do we want?Commandant Bob Maloubier MBE French Navy This article about Maloubier on the m website is well worth looking at for the photos alone: The Birth of the Modern Dive Watch: A Conversation with Cpt.I also know that some people that I passed the situation reports onto have either replied directly to Jo or attended the funeral.Left: Tenno and Eric chatting with a Normandy veteran from the Honourable Artillery Company.We also had a whole page dedicated to our 'Divers at War' event in the Gosport issue of The News on 20 May!This put an hour on our time!