Re­sponse to let­ter was mar­vel­lous

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

MAY I say a big thank you, not only to the ed­i­tor for print­ing my let­ter about the launch of the Royal Naval Elec­tri­cal As­so­ci­a­tion branch last year, but to the read­ers as well? The re­sponse has been noth­ing less than fan­tas­tic. We have had ex-RN elec­tri­cians com­ing out of the wood­work, seek­ing old ship­mates and with some won­der­ful sto­ries rang­ing from the in­volve­ment in the Korean War, Suez and the Gulf, to name some con­flicts. Some re­mem­ber the time HMS Ber­muda went to Ber­muda, and they all en­joyed a few days fun and jol­lity as only “Jack” knows! An un­ex­pected line of help came from the read­ers, who had re­la­tions abroad who were ex-Royal Navy elec­tri­cians. Con­se­quently, we have mem­bers who live in the USA, Aus­tralia and Spain as a re­sult of lo­cal news­pa­pers be­ing sent to them with my let­ter high­lighted. High­light of any as­so­ci­a­tion is the an­nual re­union. A first has been booked for Bournemouth. So if there are any ex-RN elec­tri­cians among the read­ers, who may won­der how an old ship­mates is and what mis­chief they are up to, drop a line. In­form when served and give a ser­vice num­ber. Mike Crowe, Royal Naval Elec­tri­cal branch As­so­ci­a­tion, 7 Heath Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8PG e-mail mik e.crowe1@bt­in­ter­net.com

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