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Unit History: HMS Diomede

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Memories of HMS Diomede

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HMS Diomede, Royal Yacht Escort in 1983

Written by Robert Rudd (Mouse)

A great trip to be on. Azores, Barbados, Panama Canal. A couple of stops in Mexico, including Acapulco. San Diego, Los Angeles, San Fransisco. Victoria in Canada, where a few of us went Skiing for the first and only time in our lives. No proper kit at all, just the jeans and jumpers we arrived in. Soaking wet & freezing cold, but the most fun we’d had, ever. At the end of the day taking our ski boots off & falling over because we weren’t used to wearing them. We looked total fools but enjoyed every minute of it.

Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving HMS Diomede

"My name is James Fairlie, I live in Leicestershire and I own a web page for a Royal Navy ship called HMS Diomede at www.diomede.co.uk. In December last year through the web page I received an e-mail from: Chea Forester Smith 103 Powers Blvd. Waverly, Tennessee 37185 U.S.A. Who is trying to contact an ex member of the crew of the Diomede that they had met when the ship visited Charleston, South Carolina in the US during a West Indies deployment in October - November, 1985, going on to..."
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"Quoting: James Fairlie My name is James Fairlie, I live in Leicestershire and I own a web page for a Royal Navy ship called HMS Diomede at www.diomede.co.uk.  In December last year through the web page I received an e-mail from: Don’t know if this is any help, but I had some success once by way of the electoral roll. I think you can find out how at the local library. Sorry can’t tell you more as I don’t remeber just how I did it. Chea Forester Smith 103 Powers Blvd. Waverly, Tennessee..."
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"...Idarwald from Tampico,Mexico.Before a capture could be effected the crew of the German freighter set it afire and scuttled it off Cuba. In early 1942 Diomede joined the 9th Cruiser Squadron as part of the South Atlantic and West Africa Squadron. HMS Diomede was retired from front line service in early 1942 and was converted into a training ship at Rosyth dockyard. On 5/4/1946 she was sold as scrap and was broken up on 5/5/1946. [HMS_Diomede_1924.jpg]"
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"...obvious areas where this will be less than desirable. If I were still in the mob I would find it extremely unconfortable showering, sharing sleeping spaces etc with men who might find me sexually interesting (yuk!). During 1978 while serving on HMS Diomede I became aware of rumours of some homosexul activity, I was one of many who reported this to the Master At Arms. The ensuing courts marshall sentenced one to DQs and the other to Colchester MCTC and both dismissed from the service. 42..."
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"...obvious areas where this will be less than desirable. If I were still in the mob I would find it extremely unconfortable showering, sharing sleeping spaces etc with men who might find me sexualy interesting (yuk!). During 1978 while serving on HMS Diomede I became aware of rumours of some homosexul activity, I was one of many who reported this to the Master At Arms. The ensuing courts marshall sentenced one to DQs and the other to Colchester MCTC and both dismissed from the service. 42..."
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