'The Belfast was the first big event in my life'

'The Belfast was the first big event in my life'

Ron Yardley joined HMS Belfast as she prepared to head to Korea - he recalls how difficult it was to get his bearings in those early days but he remembers the ship fondly.

Years after he served on board, Ron was there when the ship arrived in the Pool of London in 1971. A new generation of his family also have their own special stories about this historic ship to tell.

Learn more about HMS Belfast's life of service in our special interactive telling the story of the ship and the men who called her home. 

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