(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
Royal Navy at Malta Commcen in 1963
Written by Graham RogersDuring my posting to Malta Commcen from May 1963 to March 1964 my wife and I rented a huge house in a village, out of the main town, called Birkirkara. It was the only 'large' accommodation available to socialise out of the usual downtown bars. My colleagues who didn't go 'private' were obliged to use the usual small flat facilities offered by the Navy. As a result there was a regular flow of 'bring your own booze' parties at our house. There was ample room to socialise, talk and generally dance the night away. Given the floors of the large and multi storied house was mainly marble, it was easy in the morning to simply hose down the effects of the night before. Often this meant waking people up who were either sleeping on the floor or two or three to a bed. But over time, non of their names are remembered by either my wife or me! So who are you, and were you there? Graham Rogers
1952 support of Royal Navy units south of Iceland for winter trials. in 1952
Written by Alan SmithOcean frozen over between Iceland and Greenland. Aircraft heaters unserviceable,kept alive by gunner distributing hot tea and hot soup almost unceasingly. Return to base with groundcrew and spare wheel and tyre with long period where time to North Coast of Ireland was longer than fuel availability. Obviously we made it !!
ROYAL NAVY in 1983
Written by STEVE SOUTHERNTHE LADS... GIB ROCK RACES,FIELD GUN TEAM AND THE AWSOM PETE SCOTT AND CHIEF PTI E.T... BOXING TEAM...THE LADS ON ZULU TORQUEY AND BATTLEAXE.. BEING PART OF AN ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC SET UP.... I LOVED THE NAVY AND THE MOB LOVED ME.... WHY DID I LEAVE.. NOT SURE..!!!
HMS Ajax, Royal Navy in 2012
Written by Ian CunliffeI have a lot of good memories like several world cruises. But the best memory for me was being on the HMS Ajax Frigate and we were invited to the Town Of Ajax Ontario Canada. The town was named after the HMS Ajax and we were asked to visit there in 1976 as guests of the Mayor of Ajax. We spent a very memorable week there and the Ajax crew were taken in by hundred of local families during that week. The dances, private parties and excursions we all took were a great memory for the whole crew of the HMS Ajax. The freedom of the town, or key to the city was awarded to Captain "Tubby" Squires and the whole crew. It is a great memory of the whole ships company of the Ajax marching through the city in on our number one whites with a full "guard" and marching band and all the branches of the local kids armed forces cadets marching with us. I later married an Ajax girl and have lived in Canada since 1978.