My dad was on HMS Wasperton, we were in Hong Kong 1972-1974. He was a stoker I recall and his name was Michael Smith (actually George Michael Clifford Smith) does anyone remember him/us?
Thanks for contacting us. I will try and draw attention to your request and hope someone turns up who remembers your dad.
I was on the Wasperton from 73-74. His name rings a bell but my memory isn’t too good. My name is Dave Press and I was an LCEM.
Memory loss is a common problem for a lot of us now David. You are not alone.
hi, as you were on wasperton 73/74 do you remember Derek (Paddy) Grainger. I’ve been trying to contact him but have had no success
I was a stoker on the ‘waspie’ in ’72/’73. Others were ‘Brum’ Butler and ‘Shiner’ Wright. Chief stokes was Phil Davis. POME’s were ‘Topsy’ Turner and ‘Spike’ Miligan. ‘Smudger’ Smith was acting L/MEM. I used to baby sit when he and his wife went out.
Thanks for contacting us. I will place the names you have supplied into the ‘Ships Company’ records for future reference.
I also used to baby sit for our PO Greenie whenever we were in Malta. Cost him a tot or three when we went back on Cyprus patrol.
Any pictures, press cutting and/or dits would be most welcome.
I beg forgiveness for a fading memory…. it’s called old age you know !
The Pome’s in my time on Waspy were Topsy Turner and Spike Faulkner, not Miligan. Doh!
The Skipper was Lt Cmr Gavin
Would you believe I have a tee shirt with the logo
HMS. Wasperton and it still fits me from 1975
I was on the Chichester and did some relief work onboard the Wasperton
Thomas thanks for your dit. Are you proud, bragging or just trying to make us jealous by boasting about still being able to get into a 1975 piece of kit?
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