HMS GANGES - 1967 Recruitment?
I joined the navy on 18th September 1967 as a Junior Seaman and was a member of Rodney 60 Mess. I would be very interested to hear from anyone if they served around the same time in Ganges, especially if you are on one of the photos! You can find me on Facebook if you search for my full name Richard Hugh Benton (my profile photo shows me with a beard and smoking a pipe). My number is D104xxxR (although it was P104xxx originally!).
As you will see from my profile, I became a Radar Plotter going to HMS Dryad after Ganges. While on my first ship, HMS Argonaut (a Leander class frigate), I put in to change to the Weapons Electrical Branch and then went to HMS Collingwood doing REM training, before transferring to an RMech apprenticeship, which included a year's sea training onboard HMS Intrepid. My last ship was HMS Ark Royal (R09) on which I served from 1974 to 1976, before leaving the navy in September 1976. I became a Radio Amateur in 1983, obtaining my "A" licence of G4WKW in February 1984. These days, my main radio interest is CW (especially QRP or low power use) and I am better now with Morse Code than I ever was. You can look up my profile on QRZ, if you have an interest in radio.