HMS DIDO Leander class Frigate
Ah the Dicky Dido. I joined this classy lady in 67 and spent 2 years in her service. The crew were great and I made so many lasting friends. We travelled everywhere - South Africa, Mombasa, Bahrain, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, then joined
STANAVFORLANT a NATO joint force comprising of ships from many Nations and went across the Atlantic to the US and Canada. We exercised with Aircraft, Surface vessels and Subs all over the world. I think was the nearest you could get the what people imagine
the Navy is like! We drank, sang and...well we did most things together on that old tub. During that time I spent some time with the Royal Marines training in Gunfire Support Control And further training in Electronic Warfare Counter Measures.