Wednesday 28th January

Colin Gent

World War 2 Destroyers      

Former GXSA member Colin will tell us about the marine engineering and weaponry of the CA class of Destroyers and their roles in escorting Arctic Convoys, Monster Escorting of troop ships in the Western Approaches and mopping up Operations in the Far East. This is backed up by stories of his own experience as the Electrical Officer aboard HMS Caprice (a CA Class destroyer) during her 1960-62 Commission in the Far East, based in Singapore.