Unit History: HMS Fulmar

HMS Fulmar

Memories of HMS Fulmar

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

HMS Fulmar, in 1962

Written by thomas (Dusty) gracey

My first posting to RNAS Lossiemouth where I worked in the Main Stores with LSA Bob Cocker, Jimmy ’Buster’ Christie, (His brother Dave was our CPOSA up in the Stores Office), Davie McKerracher, LSA ’Happy’ Day and also Terry Akister. It was a great posting and 736 and 738 squadrons were there at that time as well as the first 2 Buccaneer aircraft painted all white with yellow nose cones. One was lost over the Moray Firth with crew Lt. Foot & Lt/Cdr Day losing their lives. The first squadron was either 700Z or 801 Sqdn. Football was good up there and ’Buster’ Christie was the Supply striker - I made do at midfield when they needed me. It was a lovely area and the civvie staff were great, Lou Ryan, Clem Windows and ’Peggy’ who drove the NAAFI wagon with the morning pies and butties. I learnt to drive a stacker truck there - I thought it was great.

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