(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
, , HMS Theseus in 1956
Written by Michael EltonJoined Theseus for sea training in 1955 having spent a year at HMS Ganges’ Served with my twin brother Terry who has now, sadly, passed away. I remember being the youngest sailor onboard, I was actually 25 minutes younger than my bother, and I was given the honour, on new years eve to ring out the old year and ring in the new on the ships bell. The Captain thought it a bit of a novelty to have twins serving onboard the same ship and allowed us both to carry out this duty together. I think everyone who attended the ceremony thought it was great fun.