The Email for this site?

 There isn't one, regrettably! Now an octogenarian with cancer I can no longer cope with the sheer number of contacts wishing me to answer questions largely about naval matters and people, chiefly loved ones who have served their country and are no more. I do sincerely and unreservedly apologise. I beg you not to abandon  visiting my site for it is rich in naval stories. Defending myself from unkind criticism about this withdrawal, may I say that in the past five years I have accepted and answered no fewer that 501 requests for assistance all of which have been answered in full, to the entire satisfaction of the enquirer.

I don't do any form of social media

And finally before you begin to explore remember that as you get older, even with tip-top spec's, your eyes grow dimmer and it is not always easy to read text which spoils your viewing experience. No! don't have new lenses, just change the size of the text which is good for every web site and all other on-line viewing. Go to START [bottom left of screen] and in there choose SETTINGS. In settings choose SYSTEM and then DISPLAY. Half way down that page you will see a script which says  "Scale and Layout - Change the size of text". Simply click on the associated arrow and increase the setting from 100 to 125. That's it, so now just leave the page and get on with the site viewing.


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  Click to enlarge Mine host and his good lady who spent over twenty years as a naval wife, during my thirty year career.

A site which Flies The Flag
 for the Royal Navy


Specialising in the telling of  stories not  found   on other Naval websites.

A fully independent site designed and  created by Godfrey Dykes Powered by electricity! 

over 9500 files in many tens of pages with over 8000  jpg's and totaling 9 GB in site size - enormous by any standard !!

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Now, before you get started please read this enormously important document by clicking HERE. When read, click BACK and then continue to my pages by clicking below.

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