1939: Embarkation to India cancelled; spent the War in Warrington.

Second car - Riley

Second car - Riley Lynx Sports Tourer 1937

Argentina

Meeting President Frondisi of Argentina, Buenos Aires 1959

United Services Chatham, Mediterranean Fleet XV, RN Malta Sevens winners - Marsa Club, Malta GC 1962

Near East Forces Ski Championships, Troodos Mountains,Cyprus 1962.

HMS ALBION - Commando Carrier - 1964 to 1966

HM Naval Base, Singapore, 1966

60 years ago - BRNC Dartmouth 'Chest Flat'  accommodation

Leptis Magna, Libya - British Naval Mission & Cultural Attaché,  British Embassy Tripoli - 1971/72

Royal Marine Band + 1 : HM Yacht BRITANNIA 1975

HMS DEVONSHIRE - Atlantic Fleet Missile Firing Range 1978

Warborough Village Green - Benson & Roke Silver Band 1979

Rawalpindi - Call on Vice Chief of Army Staff - 1982

World  Record - Muscat to Demanyats 14hrs 30mins 1982

Great Dhofar 25 km Road Race - Qara Mts to Salalah 1982

RN Gibraltar Yola Coxed IV 'Royal Catherine' 1985

1956:  First car - 1924 Pramhood Chummy, (Suez crisis - no petrol).  Bought for £3-10s-0d.

Cowes 1958 - 1st in XOD Class

Cowes 1958 - 1st in XOD Class

Bofors

40/60 Bofors mounting - Action Stations, Gulf of Aqaba. Withdrawal of last British troops (Cameronians) from Jordan in late 1958 - HMS Chichester.

Alvis

1948 Alvis coupé - Beaufort Street 1961

163 Main Street, Balzan - Staff of CinC Allied Forces, Mediterranean 1961-63

'Up Spirits' - the daily rum ration (abolished 1971)

Rock of Gibraltar, 848 Cdo Squadron, and Levanter cloud

Captain's Divisions, HMS CHARYBDIS 1970 - Tropical rig

Gatineau River, Ontario - British Defence Liaison Staff, British High Commission, Ottawa - 1973/75

HM Yacht BRITANNIA - July 1976: Household & Officers

HMS DEVONSHIRE - Ship's Company Photograph - 1978

Roosevelt Roads - Puerto Rico

RN Portsmouth RC - Tideway Head of the River Race 1980

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race -125 miles: 1981

My first solo hot air balloon ascent - Oman desert 1982

('Cloud Hopper' : sadly later caught fire)

Founder of the Sultan of Oman's Naval Band - Sur, 1983

Change of Command - Flag Officer Gibraltar 1985

1955: Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth - pulling 32 ft cutter (2nd up, port side)

Malayan Emergency

Malayan Emergency - Ipoh patrol 1959

(As displayed in the Imperial War Museum)

Nore

Office of Commander in Chief, The Nore, Admiralty House, Chatham, 1960.

Cresta

Cresta Run, St Moritz 1960

Yet another car - Hotel Phoenicia, Malta GC 1963

'Confrontation' with Indonesia: Borneo 1963-66

Aden Protectorate /Aden Colony 1965 (now Yemen)

Beira Patrol 1970 - mail drop by RAF Shackleton

Samoan Dancers - HM & HRH Pacific Tour 1977

Queen's Birthday Parade - Grand Cayman 1978

HMS DEVONSHIRE's Guard and Band

RN PT Officers Meeting - HMS NELSON 1979

Crossing the Hardanger Vidda, Norway - 1980

Sand yachting - Rima, Wahiba Sands 1982

Straits of Gibraltar en route to Ceuta, North Africa 1984

Trafalgar Night Dinner - HMS ROOKE - 21 Oct 1984


(See Part II)