Unit History: HMS Diomede

HMS Diomede

Memories of HMS Diomede

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

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.

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