John Palmer our second youngest member crossed the bar last week, he leaves a wife Sheila and a large extended family.
There are now only eleven of the sixty odd crew members of the 38,000 Ton battleship HMS King George V, The flagship of the WW2 British Pacific fleet, who returned to Australia after WW2. There are about forty members in the UK, so from a crew of 1,800 we are a fast diminishing lot.
Tomorrow we will give John Palmer a good send off, I hope he goes to where he was hoping to go.
Have a safe journey old Mate. Vest.
I visited my wife Rose on Mother's Day (yesterday) with my son Chris, his ex, Ruth, and fresh chrysanthemums and roses.
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