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vegaskip
08-23-2017, 04:19 AM
.ADEN!. Memories include visiting a refuse depot to see a Camel, swimming in the sea and seeing a large hole in the Shark net!(can't remember the name of the club) I was Cox'n of the Huntress when there on the Vic, I think it was when we 'Withdrew' from Aden, the Officer of the Watch offered me a Lanchester*for 'protecting' the boat. I politely declined on the premiss that there is nothing more dangerous in the world than a Matelot with a machine gun!. Besides half the British Army and most of the Far East Fleet was there at the time
11" X 7"
*Lanchester was/is a sub machine gun based on the WW2 Sten gun (and about as reliable)
Jim
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NeilF92
08-23-2017, 07:00 AM
Is that the Uganda in the background Jim?

vegaskip
08-23-2017, 07:38 AM
Is that the Uganda in the background Jim?

Sister ship Nevasa, it's in pencil at the bottom.
Jim

NeilF92
08-23-2017, 11:28 AM
Thanks Jim - I thought I recognised the general characteristics.