Friday 16 March 2018

'Oh blimey, that's some ship'

Launch of HMS Belfast - AP/Movietone, Far East Commission and arrival into the Pool of London IWM

'Oh blimey, that's some ship'

John Harrison, Ron Yardley and Mike Matthews served on board HMS Belfast.

We asked them to watch archive footage of the ship and share some of their memories of this special ship. 

This is what happened next....

Archive footage: Launch of HMS Belfast - AP/Movietone - Far East Commission and arrival into the Pool of London IWM

Discover HMS Belfast

Veterans of HMS Belfast on board in front of the forward guns, March 16 2018
Second World War
HMS Belfast 80: John Harrison
John Harrison was a Petty Officer Ordnance Artificer with the Royal Navy when he joined HMS Belfast in 1939.
HMS Belfast
IWM
HMS Belfast
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HMS Belfast arrives at the pool of London
© The rightsholder (IWM CT 381)
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast at 80
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