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Ships Company HMS Devonshire

Here is a list of those who have served on HMS Devonshire.

WALTER ALLEN OR WEIR CIRCA 1900If you wish to add your name please contact us. Our apologies to those who have previously been added but now ommited. Please re submit. Also if your details are not correct.

 

 

Gibraltar 1971

 

 

A

ALLEN “Derby” Sid 1939-42

ALLEN ” Derby Sid LREM 1962-64

ALGER Terry RO1(G) 1976-77

ARMITAGE William “Bill”  1977 – 78

AXTELL Calvin 1973-76

ANDERSON “Andy” RO 1976-78

ARMITAGE Dave MEM 1964 – 66

ACTON Jim AB 1973-76

B

BAMBER Joseph Roy  Electrician. Circa 1945

BACON Mick

BUTLER John 1972

BROOK Bill 1971

BOWLER Jack LSA 1976

BRADLEY Alan CPOSA 1976-78

BARDSLEY “Titch” Dave 1970-73

BARCLAY Nigel WTR 1976-78

BEST Julian STKR (LME) 1951-53 Then transfered to HMS Triumph

BRENNAN Mark CK 1971-73

BISHOP Albert Edward 1929-32

BRIGGS Des ME 1966-68

BRANAGAN Mike AB 1973-77

BRIGGS Kevin MEM 1966-68 & 71-73

BLAIR Robert ? 1952

BELL Ian ? 1975-78

BRIARS “George” Reg ? 1964-66

BAKER”Bagsy” Kev RO 1972-75

BUCKLES Peter CRE 1973-76

BENNS Robert SA 1949-1950 (National Service)

BRYAN Glyn AB 1939-46 (exact dates not known)

BURNS Joe “Jobo” MEM 1974-76

BECK William “Bill”  JMEM 1977-78

BALLANTYNE  Mike 1963 – 64

BENTLEY  Wayne “Beni” AB (RP) 1982 – 85

BIRD Michael  RP1  1964 – 66

BUTCHERS Robert (Butch) RO1 W  1976-78

BOTTERILL Reg   Mech 3/Mech 1  1972 – 75 (5 Mess) & 1977 – 79 Mech 1/Ch Mech 1 (1 Mess)

BROWN Mathew (Buster)  POMA 1970’s

 

 C

COUSINS Alfred 1939

CONNAGHAN “Conny” CK 1976

COTTAM Dave 1966-68

CASWELL Mark AB 1978
 
CARASH  (Ginge) Colin MEM 1972-74
 
CARTER Stephen  JREM1/REM2  1977 – 78
 
CARR (Taff) Richard 1974-76
 
COOK Dave 1976-78
 
CORY “Yanto” Taff 1977-78
 
COOK John LRO 1976-78
 
COATES Ken POWTR 1944-45
 
COMPTON (Dennis) John AB 1964-66
 
CROSS “Jumper” Peter 1977-78
 
CAMPBELL Terry 1976-78
 
COLE William George WWII
 
CARTER “Nick” Steve 1977-79
 
COMER Dave MEM1 (Vent & Fire Party) 1977 -78
 
CORBETT Harry H. Royal Marine 1944-45 (The actor -Steptoe & Son)
 
COX  Ian POSTWD 1972

CHESHIRE Ken RO2 1965-66

CHIVERTON Ray OE Mech1 1976-78
 
CRUTWELL  George  POME 1966-68
 
CARTY Patrick  circa 1914/16. Born 4 May 1892, Wexford, Ireland
 
CLARKE Tom (Paddy) LREM(A) 1977 – 78
 
CLARK  L W C  Lt Cdr  circa 1933
 
CLEGG David  REM1 1964  (3E Mess)
 
CUNDY  Ian OEM1/ ALOEM 1973 – 76
 
CHORLEY Emrys 1944-46
 
CAPLIN C.W CEM2/LCEM 1975 – 77
 
CROSS (Jumper) OEM 1971
 
CORNISH Martin Philip  POWEA2 – CPOWEA1 1970 – 74
 
COLLINS (Jumper) Frank STKR 1949 – 52

 D

DAUBNEY Andy LOEM 1972-74

DEBONO (Tiger) Michael CK(O) 1962-64

DODD ( George) Eddie MEM 1972-75

DUNSTERr Bryan ERA 1962-64 & 72-74

DENNETT Stephen RO2(G)

DALTREY Stephen MID 1977

DAVIES Trefor Gruffydd RO 1941-45

DOYLE Mick AB 1975-77

DAVIDSON Thomas 1941-44

DEAN Malcolm Frederick 1938-45 (exact dates not known)

E

 

EDWARDS (Ed) Edwin H CPO 1939-46

EMMENS Jim AB 1964 -66

EASTON (Bob) Robert 1929

EDWARDS Richard MEM1 1973-74

ENDERBY Arthur  STKR  1938 – 41 (KX93014)

F

FOORD “Florrie” Brian

FOULKES David SA(S) 1962-64

FERGUSON Geoff 1972

FERGUSON Ian 1953

FORD  “Florrie” Robert   J/S  UC3 1964 – 66 (ships Goalkeeper & later went on to play for the Navy in Singapore 1965 – 66.)

FAIRCHILD Paul EM1  1962-64

FOSKETT Mike  AB  1962- 64

G

GREEN “Jimmy” LSEA 1972-74

GREAVES “Jimmy/Shag” LSA 1972-75

GUYATT “Nobby” Rob LSA 1976-78

GIRT David STKR

GATOR John K35784 TA 1916

GRANT “Nobby” Noel REM 1940’s

GRAINGER “Yogi Bear” Jim MEM 1976-78

GILHESPY “George” Malcolm LSEA 1966-68

GREAVES “Jimmy” Brian RP 1972-74

GREEN “Jimmy” Peter  JMEM 1971 – 74

GRIFFIN “Bill” ? WWII

GAWTHROP Kevin ? ?

GOUCHER Denis PO 1940-42

H

HALE Garry ERA1 1965-68

HELPS Mark LSTWD 1977-78

HUDSON. Les

HUDSON “Rocky”Graham 1968 & 73-76

HURLEY Paul 1970-73

HURRELL (Tiny) 1975-78

HARVEY Bob

HARDING “Taff” PO 1976-78

HARRISTerry AB 1963

HOMER Graham AB 1961-64

HOWITT Derrick PO RP 1966-69

HARMER “Flapper” Paul RO 1977-78

HULBERT Charles AB 1943-46

HARCOM George. RM 1929- Died 23/12/1996

HUGHES Michael LRO 1962-64

HAYCROFT William Arthur  PO Stkr 1912-1915

HALLIDAY Walt  AB  1977-78

HORKAN John  RO1 (G) 1977-78

I

INGRAM Rex POPRI 1966-68

IRWIN Walter Lt (Royal Canadian Navy) War years

J

JACKSON Laurie “Jacko”  AB (S)  1977 – 79

JENKINS 1965-66

JONES Idris “Taff” 1972-73

JUDGE Jerry RM Band 1948-50

JONES Ted RS 1976-78

JAMES David LRO 1971-73

JENKINS  Daniel Aneurin John SD (X)(EW) R.N. 1965-66

JONES George DJX581041 Telegraphist 1944

K

KERSHAW Jack Stkr WWII

KRUMINS John   OEA1   1973-75

KERR Andrew (Bobby) AB(M)  1977-79

L

LITTLE  Danny RO(T)  1972 – 74

LUCKING “Lucky” 1976

LOMAS “Baz” 1972-74

LAYBOURNE Douglas “George” CPO(Ops) 1976-78…. Sadly “George” died  5th Nov. 2013 aged 73. RIP shipmate.

LUTHER (Martin) Roger POEL(AW) 1972-74

LENNON Steve MEM 1974-76

LINK Edward POEL 1966-68

LOFTUS “Lofty” Terry

LEWIS “Taff” Chris POREL 1976

M

McDAID Terry LSEA 1975-78

McGEEVOR Brian

MITCHELLl Paul LOEM 1974-

MAXWELLl “Bob” Robert YEO 1944-48

McGRADYy Peter LOEM 1962

McOWAT Tom CK 1972-75

MEAKINS Dave 1976-78

MITCHELL Frank RM 1953

McILWHAM Dave

McCANN John PO 1955

McGAREL-Groves Lt RM 1941-43

McHUGO Paul OEMech2 1962

MATHISONAndrew ? 1970-72

MOUNSEY Peter RO 1972-75

MOORE (Billy) William Mid WWII

McNAMARA Mike REM1 1966-68

McLCLEOD-BAIN Alec AB WWll

MIDDLETON Martin .Midshipman (E) 1948-49

MEE (Bertie) George CK 1970-73

MOUZER Bernard  (Boy Seaman to AB) 1944-45

MORGAN Brian (Rattler) REM (3p mess) 1976-78

MCRORY Pete STWD  1978

MOY David  PO(M)  1973 – 75

MATTERS. Andrew LT (E) (ME)  1977 – 78

McBRIDE Colin  LRO(T) 1974 – 77

McDONNELL  Gerry (Paddy) AB(R)  1977-78

MATHISON Andrew MECH 2(O) 1970 – 73

MINTER Rex ORD/Tel 1944

N

NAYLOR Kenneth  AB 1961

NUTHALL Jim CEA2 1973-76

NEAL (Ginge) Steve AB 1975-77

NEILSON David (Jock) MEM1 – A/LME 1964 – 66

O

O’BRIAN Dave POEL 1964-66

O’SULLIVAN “Taff” Pete CEM 1976-78

OSBORN Dave A/LREM 1971-74

P

PHILIPS Mike

POTTER Trevor REM 1975-77

POTTS George LCK 1973-76

PATTON Owen AB 1930’s Died in HMS Hood

POSNETT Dave 1975-77

PERKINS “Polly” Stuart STWD 1971-72

PICKHORNE “Pickles” Alan AB 1975-77

PATTERSON “Mad Pat” Alan AB 1970-74

POOL Charles PO RP1 1971-74

PARSONS Vic AB(M) 1977-78

PITHERS Charlie LREM 1970-73

PARR Peter SA 1973-74

PEARSON Bernie CPO WEA 1970-73

PAYNE Kevin MEM 1976-78

Q

R

RADFORD Pete AB 1975

ROBERTSON Dave MEM 1975-77

RING(Dinger)

ROGERS “Taff” 1972-73

ROONEY Michael AB 1939-45

ROACH “Cocky” Mike MEM1 1974-77

ROBSON Alan AB (M) 1976-77

RICKETTS Terence AB 1966-68

ROYL Peter  AB   1962

ROBERTS Geoff  Electrical Artificer 1964 – 66

RYLANDS “Scouse” Ken LOEM 1973 – 75

RAMUS “Russ” LMEM 1976 – 78

RUDLAND Robert Spencer… Surgeon Captain WWII

S

SKILLICORN Dave MEM 1972-73

STREET Deane AB 1976-78

SMITH(Smudge/Boomer)

SHORING Eric SIG 1949-50

SPROTT Stan 1966

SNELLSgnt.RM 1929

SMITH Jim REA(A) 1962-64

SHIRLEY Dave POEL 1976-78

SMITH David AB 1976-78

SPITERI Edward 1962-64

SPINKS “Spinksy” Paul 1974-78

SHIRTLIFF George 1975-77

SMITH Phillip NBCDO 1974-76

SIMMONS Joseph  AB  1942 -46

STIRLING John  AB  1973 – 75

SPARROW-CLARKE  Colin  ME1  1962 – 64

SINGER James OEM 1971 – 73

SMITH Charles AB 1948 – 49

SPENCER Robert Rudland   Surgeon Commander WWII

T

TAIT John 1948

THOMPSON Peter WTR 1949-50

TELFORD John CPO 1964-66

TURLEY (Terrible Twin1) AB 1976-78

TURLEY (Terrible Twin2) AB 1976-78

TROTTER Charlie PO 1976-78

THISTLE Mick CEM 1976-79

TRACEY “Mick” Stan AB 1964-66

TURNER “Topsey” AB(M) 1975- 77

TYMMS David CEM1 1977- 78

TERZZA Tony JOEM/OEM1 1973-76

U

V

VERNON Bill 1972-75

VEAZEY Alan “Flash” L/Ck 1974-77

W

WORKMAN “Boomer”

WARREN “Bunny” Brian

WARDELL (Larry) William 1946

WRAGG (Harry) Ian LME 1964-66

WILLIAMS “Bungy” Glynn POREL 1970-73

WORDLING Jim MEM 1966

WATSON “Soapy” Bob

WHICKER Glen AB 1972-75

WRIGHT”Shiner” Robert RO 1976-78

WILLIAMS “Bungy” Ted RO 1976-78

WILLIAMS “Bungy”Ken

WORKMAN “Wally” Bob

WAITE Steve RO 1976-78

WOOLDRIDGE”Wooly” Paul MEM 1971-73

WATTS Stephen MEM 1971-73

WHITE “Knocker” LSEA 1973

WILLIAMS “Bungy” John Sgnt RM 1974-75

WILLIAMS (Taff) Kevin AB(M) 1976-78

WATSON “Soapy” Dave PO Mech 1976-78

WHITE “Knocker” Barry UC2 1965-67

WILLSON Christopher LRO(EW) 1962-64

WISEMAN “Bob” Robert LOEM/POOEL 1970-73

WARREN Thomas H. ELECT 1953

WILSON Steve AB 1971-73

WINKETT Geoff  1972 – 73

WRAGG Ian MEM 1964 – 66

X

Y

YATES “Rowdy” 1978

Z

Zulu Warrior,( All rates, all commissions in every port!)

63 Responses to Ships Company HMS Devonshire

  1. Mike Foskett

    January 17, 2013 at 13:36

    I served on the Devonshire from 62 until 64 as a able seaman

  2. William Armitage

    February 24, 2013 at 22:20

    I served on Devonshire final comission 77 – 78.
    Excellent time onboard.
    My 1st and last County Class.

    What a wild deployment!!

  3. ashby

    April 6, 2013 at 13:05

    trying to see what louis teagle did 1941 on wards served devonshire and think hms wheatland any in fo please

  4. Barry Piller Button Mechanician

    May 16, 2013 at 19:54

    A great ship to have been on,good crew. good times.

  5. Veronica Murphy

    September 10, 2013 at 15:46

    Hello.,
    My father’s Uncle was on one of the HMS Devnshire(s) in WW1:

    Carty, Patrick
    DOB 1892_May-04
    Born: Wexford, Ireland

    1916_Sept_08 (He was discharged from it and then went to HMS Vivid which at the time we knew as Barracks)

    Thank you,
    Veronica

    p.s. Have supporting evidence to his his service Royal Navy Reserves.

  6. Mike Davies

    September 15, 2013 at 12:10

    My father, CPO John Davies (Fleet Air Arm) served on the Devonshire in the early 70’s, and I know had fond memories of her. She was a lovely ship.

  7. Tom Clarke

    October 10, 2013 at 23:53

    Hello,
    I served on the Devonshire in 1977 until she decommissioned, a very sad day.

    Clarke, Paddy LREM(A)

  8. Joanne teagle

    November 6, 2013 at 12:30

    Louis Teagle was a stoker on board HMS Devonshire

  9. Andy Coumbe

    December 2, 2013 at 17:47

    My father, John Coumbe served on the Devonshire. I’ve had a look at the photo and I am pretty sure he is in it!

  10. Ian Wilson

    December 10, 2013 at 12:36

    I think my late father served as a l.d stoker on the devonshire. I have some of his photos onetaken at palensa bay 1948 any details would be most welcome as I have misplaced his navel record his nickname was tug

  11. janet keenan

    December 12, 2013 at 19:24

    Hi, I really want to find someone who knew Roy Nicholls on board 1949.
    He is ill now, but it would make him so happy to remember those times in Hong Kong.
    Jan (his daughter)

  12. janet keenan

    January 3, 2014 at 21:47

    I really am not sure which ship my dad was on , there were so many, but I think the Empire Pride was one of them, and I want so many photos and recollections of it for him.
    He went to HK, IN BETWEEN 1939 and 1960.
    Please try to help me , he is dying , but he loves the memories.
    Jan, his daaughter.

  13. Marion Craig

    January 14, 2014 at 19:19

    My Dad Peter Craig served on this ship late 60s transfer to HMS Antrim. He was a CPO.

  14. Lisa Tremble

    January 20, 2014 at 18:24

    My granddad Roland Tremble served on HMS Devonshire as a wireman between November 1944 to February 1945.
    If anyone has any information of that time it would be greatly appreciated or knew of anyone that may have known my granddad.
    thanks
    Lisa Tremble

  15. Stephen Carter

    February 9, 2014 at 12:24

    Devonshire was my first ship out of training. I joined in September 1977 and served until she decommissioned, moving on to the Sheffield in October 1978.I joined as a JREM1, became an REM2, then took my PPE for REM1. I worked on all radio sections plus a stint as messman for No.4 PO’s mess.I left the mob on 1990 as POWEA(CEW) from Nottingham.

  16. Tom(smudger) Smith

    February 10, 2014 at 12:45

    The D02 was my first ship out of basic 1972.Good memories.Parlayed my stoker skills into a good career in the canadian coast guard, great lakes region.nearly got myself topped on a run ashore in istanbul in 1973,ahhh… life in a blue suit.All the best,Smudge.

  17. Mick Bacon

    February 10, 2014 at 16:13

    Can anyone please tell me if tie or lapel pins for HMS Devonshire are available and if so where could I buy one? Thanks..

  18. Michael B.Bird

    February 14, 2014 at 15:27

    Joined Devonshire in Sept 64 until Nov 66.
    RP1 and postie then PO (Boat Deck) I remember our scrape with a tanker in the North Sea on the way to Russia. All my portside life rafts and boats were damaged.

  19. Jim Worlding

    March 4, 2014 at 22:47

    Michael B.Bird, I was on D02, when that happened, I was a baby stoker on my first ship. Was working with the shipwrights dept at the time and worked on the clean up of the davits etc; I still have a chunk of the brass hydraulic pipe.
    I think it was you that sold me a strip of World cup winners stamps with a hair line running through them. I also remember one of the lads selling a 10/- note as a £10 note in Russia and nearly getting lynched for it and if memory serves me well we sold every stick of chewing gum the NAAFI had.

  20. Tim Chappell

    March 16, 2014 at 22:44

    Think I ended up as A/LRO(W) served 66-68, crazy days very green. When is the next reunion? I need to rejuvenate memory banks. 07739643569

  21. David Neilson

    March 25, 2014 at 15:19

    I was also on D02 on the trip to Russia the morning of the day we left Portsmouth the Port boiler blew up then we hit a fuel tanker that was at anchor the next day Then as we were coming out of a lock the suply ship that was behind us lost control of its engines and bore down on us at full speed That was some trip not to mention all the cloak-and-dagger stuff that was going on

  22. Ken Brierley

    March 25, 2014 at 19:57

    I was an OD on the Devonshire 1964 to 1966. The RN football team were aboard sleeping in the port side passageway when we scraped along the bows of the tanker that was at anchor due to thick fog.They were very lucky??

  23. Walt Halliday

    April 6, 2014 at 17:08

    I served on HMS DEVONSHIRE as an Able Seaman Gunner from 1977 until she was decommissioned

  24. paul fairchild

    April 22, 2014 at 01:38

    I was an em1 during Devonshires first commission(1962-1964) I was in 3P20 mess and worked in the sea slug MQP.Inow live in Bicheno,Tasmania.Anyone whp remembers me please send an e-mail.Best Regards to all,Paul(Scouse)

  25. John Apps (WEA1)

    April 22, 2014 at 22:14

    Joined Boxing Day 1975 until sept 77. Memories of the Med Cruise when we were doing the duties of a frigate that had a woopsie off Iceland (remember the cod wars?) Then the 6 weeks in MALTA fixing the gearbox after wrecking it in Haifa Harbour.

    High seas firing of the Seaslug off Gib when the engineers claimed sinking an old Barge used for target practice by the gunners who could not sink it!! It was eventually sunk when the skipper did a fast pass with Helm hard over!!

    A dash through the Med from Gib when the Turks invaded Cyprus and evacuation of Brits from Kyrenia.

    A million memories, including getting a dear john !!!

  26. Ann Laing

    May 1, 2014 at 17:12

    My grandfather Act. Corporal Charles Percival Wickenden was a victim of the Turret Explosion on the HMS Devonshire in July 1929. He died of pneumonia after being treated for burns. He is buried in Malta. Would be very grateful to receive more info and photos.
    Ann Laing
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  27. Stan Oram

    May 20, 2014 at 16:05

    Michael B Bird – were you the Dicky Bird who got drafted as skipper to Mirabu(?) – C-in-C Plymouth’s yacht? You of the famous line (when staggering throught the door of the mess completely pie eyed after a long Sunday at the sailing club in Singapore) – ‘No wind!’.

    PS – I was REA3 / REA2 965’s 278 IFF then 640’s then MCO etc etc 1964 – 1966. I had to go from Leningrad to Kronstadt to fix a creed teleprinter on the RFA (Olna? Oleander?)which was the reason they nearly took our back end off after we exited the Keil Canal{David Neilson}. It printed out error reports from their computer controlled system and since the T/P was duff they had no idea what was wrong (and hence couldn’t slow down).

  28. Drew Kerr.(Bobby)

    May 26, 2014 at 03:14

    I served on Devonshire from 1977_1979.

  29. Drew Kerr.(Bobby)

    May 26, 2014 at 03:20

    I served on HMS Devonshire from 1977to 1979 .We went as guardship to Ark Royal and also with HMS Arrow we went to west Indies and various other places.

  30. Ken Rylands scouse LOEM

    June 14, 2014 at 00:03

    Ken Rylands scouse LOEM on D02 1973-75 always known as HMS exercise we were on everyone going .dashed to Cyprus left half the ships company behind in Gib ,they caught us up on a RFA a week later

  31. Andrew Matters

    June 30, 2014 at 16:51

    I served in HMS Devonshire 1977-78.

  32. kenneth naylor junior

    August 31, 2014 at 15:28

    My late father Kenneth naylor served on hms devonshire. As a marine engineer i think, but am unsure what years he served,I would like to find out more if anybody could help..please feel free to email me at cutter256@hotmail.com,,,,,many thanks
    Forgot to mention I know he served in the early sixties,once again many thanks

  33. Peter Brown

    September 16, 2014 at 09:29

    I was LRO(W) from 65 to 66 and well remember the trip to Russia. The ship that we bounced off was parked in the roads to Kiel canal and we were only saved by the capatain racing on to the bridge during the morning watch and ordering right hand down a bit. We were in pretty dense fog at the time.
    Great trip including seeing a stoker arrive back on board minus white front and socks – he’d sold them!!!!!

  34. Grenville Bamford

    October 2, 2014 at 18:57

    Served on Devonshire 1974 to1976 Cyprus incident recall when in Gibraltar. St Lucia, etc. New Orleans and Norfolk Virginia trip.

  35. Terry Down (Biffo)

    October 11, 2014 at 00:05

    Served on Devonshire 73-75 as an LCEM on Internal Comms. & as HQ1 Watch-keeper. I remember weekends on duty watch in Pompey, when everyone wanted me to empty the jammed up GPO payphone every few hours!(it kept getting topped up with coins & we weren’t supposed to touch it…)
    I was on her when we lost the Wessex and took a hammering in the hurricane in the Atlantic, but New Orleans was worth it.
    Just a few months later we helped evacuate people off the beach in Kyrenia and searched unsuccessfully for survivors from the Turkish destroyer that they had managed to sink themselves.

  36. Alison Cross

    November 2, 2014 at 15:35

    My father, now in his 80s, joined Devonshire January 1966 as Senior Engineer, relieving Mike Cribb.

    Despite having had a few strokes, which have left him unable to walk, he can tell me the name of every single vessel in the fleet, just by looking at a picture!

  37. Alison Cross

    November 2, 2014 at 15:41

    Apologies, my father was Peter J Cross.

  38. Nobby Clark

    December 3, 2014 at 11:21

    Was an R.P.on the Dev from 1977/ 78 final commission
    Great ship

  39. JOHN (GEORGE) BARTLETT

    February 17, 2015 at 16:10

    March 1964 to July 1966 ENGINE ROOM AND SEACAT EM JOHN (GEORGE) BARTLETT

  40. JOHN (GEORGE) BARTLETT

    February 18, 2015 at 16:22

    Remember the British Trade Fair in Tokio when Princess Alexandra got mobbed by the Japanese public and we had to hold them back.

  41. kevin payne

    February 22, 2015 at 03:23

    I served on HMS Devonshire 76/78 great time did we loose a helicopter over the side in NZ can anyone remember that?Its about fourty years ago,time flies.I remember Nobby Clark not a bad footballer.

  42. Ian Bell

    March 9, 2015 at 22:17

    Hi Whacker,was on HMS Devonshire with you down 3Q mess,I was at Bill Gill’s 60th birthday bash just before Christmas,with Howard Morgan and Steve Lennon.Rattler lives just by me and we meet up with Steve often.Nice to see your comments mate
    Dinger

  43. ian ashworth

    March 28, 2015 at 10:57

    I did the first commish on Devonshire 1962/1964. Picked up my hook in her. Best ship I ever sailed in. Tragedy to see her end. i still have the newspaper cuttings. I now live in France but still travel the world. It never leaves me,the pull of the sea. Regards to all. Ash

  44. ian ashworth

    March 28, 2015 at 11:14

    I was also founder member of the Shades,with Florrie Ford [ro] bass, JD.munson [ab] vocals, Jock Hadjee [em]Rythm guitar and the unforgettable Pat Feeney [ab] on drums. We Rocked! Used to practice in the Fo’c’sle flat. Email if you remember. I still play guitar for money!

  45. paul.fairchild

    March 30, 2015 at 04:55

    please add my name o the list of people who have served on hms devonshire(1962-1964)Best regards,Paul

  46. P Beare

    April 1, 2015 at 14:43

    My grandfather John Eric Richards left Hodges Engineering Exeter on the 8th June 1916 joined the Royal Navy and joined HMS Devonshire. service carried on after the war in Port Edward and was a reservist call up in 1939 served on Devonshire as CPO engine room

  47. Reg Botterill

    April 25, 2015 at 09:31

    Served in Devonshire , 1972-1975, Mech 3 – Mech 1, 5 mess
    Served again in 1977-1979 Mech 1 – CH Mech 1 mess

  48. Gerry 'Paddy' McDonnell

    May 16, 2015 at 05:03

    Hiya all, AB(R) Jan 77 until decommission.Chopper was lost off Middlesborough 76 and another at last families day 78 off Isle of Wight. Anyone know anything about Paddies Manson or Phelan.

  49. Alistair Brown

    May 16, 2015 at 23:11

    My late father served aboard Devonshire in the 70’s but I’m unsure of the exact years. PO MA Mathew ‘Buster’ Brown

  50. Ian Cross

    May 26, 2015 at 07:09

    My father, H. Albert Cross 1925-2010 served aboard HMS Devonshire during World War II as a petty officer. I believe he may have been on one of the torpedo mounts. As kids we heard little or nothing about what he may have done or where he saw action. Any information appreciated. Thanks Ian Cross

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