Unit History: COMFEF

In 1968, his son, C.F.B.H was Flag. Lt. to COMFEF and visited Bombay with his Admiral. They were entertained by Admiral ’Charles’ Nanda, CinC Bombay. On discovering that his father had been in the R.I.N., Adm. Nanda produced photograph albums containing shots of both them, taken when serving in HMIS IRRAWADI together. It transpired that the Admiral had inherited his nick-name after H.J.D.H. had routinely called him ’Cha-Cha’, Hindi for Uncle/Old Man, when helping him back on board after another good run ashore! This developed into Charles.

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