Regarding the photo of Remembrance Parade March Past
– Photo by Brian Wilson (Ref.B1), this photo brought back a flood of memories. I am in the left column, 3rd from the rear.
I have a Remembrance Day Parade photo from a previous year with the PO leading the guard (John ? sorry, how the memory fades) leading the left column as a Leading Seaman. Following the Guard in this photo and in the one I have is the ships company led by Lt Commander Mccarahar (?), my Divisional Officer.
Just a few names to fuel the memory: CGI Harry Dudley, CGI Tim Ireland, Chief Yeoman Ken Baker, Chief Yeoman Harry Pine, PO Stokers Les Jarman and Ted Noonam, CPO Spider Kelly, CPO Bill Cruze, PO Jimmy Green, CPO Ken Goodwin, PO Alphie Paddon, Captain Tucker, Commander (crasher) Clark, shipkeepers Harry Muncey, and ‘Oscar’ Wilde, Leading Signalman Terry Martin, Leading Seaman Bill Coombs, PO Les Archer, to name a few.
I am 2nd from the rear in the left column.
Also attached a photo of some of the Guard, I think for Lord Mountbatten’s Wessex Inaugural Parade, from left to right Bill Coombs, Les Jarman, yours truly, Ron Wills, Ted Noonam, John ?, unknown, John ?, Unknown, Les Archer, and Tim Ireland seated.
On a run ashore in Amsterdam Bill Coombs and myself with three shipmates whose names allude me.
I hope these small reminders of our time at HMS Wessex, will bring a smile to the faces of my old shipmates.
In all my research on the web regarding CMSs etc I cannot find any reference to HMS Isis our IMS.
I have lived in the USA for the past 35 years, residing now in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the shore of Lake Superior (The North Coast of America)
What happy memories this email has evoked!