HMS DIAMOND, Chatham
Boy 1st Class on B Turret
Mike & Maintenance
HMS Kirkliston in dry dock.
The model was donated by Mark Bruce son-in-law of the original owner
Next year, 2019, will see Mike achieve a significant birthday milestone. Jo, his good lady wife, has
presented him with a superb early present.
The Royal Yacht Britannia was built by Roy Cragg who also constructed the models of HM Ships
Decoy & Manchester plus the RFA on display in the museum.
This model is some 5 feet long with a beam of 12 inches and 26 inches from keel to mast top. It also
carries the Queens Rolls Royce on the weather deck (not seen).
Below - An ode written by Mike when at HMS Ganges the 'Boys' training establishment.
Leading Seaman Mike Smith & his Oppo Able Seaman Mike Foskett, his Bosun’s Mate, enjoying a pint in the Lennox pub, Portsmouth 1963
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