Unit History: HMS Gurkha

HMS Gurkha

Memories of HMS Gurkha

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

HMS Gurkha, Fire On Board in 1966

Written by George Runacus

I was duty LEM when the fire broke out in the Boiler room. Luckily we had carried out an exercise while at Portland which was identical.
I think we all did what we were supposed to and the fire was brought under control and extinguished.
The particular memory I have was a young Junior Seamen Brown who was everywhere, carrying hoses, running emergency cables, giving tea and stickies out etc. I believe he was a real (unsung) hero.
We had three days (Might have been more) with emergency power and eventually got into Gibraltar just in time to see the World Cup
Anybody got any memories or any pictures?

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