British navy serviceman, joined 1957 trained on Collingwood, transferred to electrical training, qualified as electrical mechanic in 1958. Attached to aircraft salvage unit at Yeovilton base. 1961 joined the Centaur, based in Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. Joined Ground Control Approach at Lossiemouth. Transferred to Coldrose with Sea King squadron 706 as Leading Hand. 1965 became Petty Officer. Trained as Commando aircrewman, joined squadron 845. Took mechanician course at Daedalus 1968-1970. Transferred to Coldrose. Became instructor for air engineers. Served on the Tiger 1976 as diving officer. Transferred to Seafield Park then Invincible, served in the Falkland Islands War 1982. Reaction to sinking of the Belgrano.