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I was tidying up some files on my computer and rediscovered some scans of old photos.
After training to become a Naval Engineer my Dad was on passage to Bombay when he caught chickenpox just before they arrived so they wouldn't let him back on the boat when they left again.
Instead he spent 2 years at the Naval Base in Bombay only being shipped back in time for D Day, this is him with his workmates... on dress down Friday by the looks of them! Not a Navy uniform in sight. Very Happy

Posted at 14th Jul 2017 - 12:15PM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Pic of the day Comments: 8

Lampworkbeader's Avatar What a super photo!

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 14th Jul 2017 at 04:35PM

Fennie's Avatar No ships either! But perhaps he was undercover!

So interesting these old picsVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jul 2017 at 04:35PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Lovely

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Jul 2017 at 08:51PM

Camilla's Avatar Great pic, I have an old black and white pic when my father was in India too, must seek it out.

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Jul 2017 at 12:10AM

Fennie's Avatar I am told that my grandmother on my mother's side was born in India around 1900. She would have been a part of the Raj.
I have been told that I could possibly claim status as a non-resident Indian as a result which might be helpful if I wanted to buy land or property there. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Jul 2017 at 10:04AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I can't imagine Navy whites would be much use in the workshops or engine rooms, Khaki is much more practical for everyday.

You could perhaps open your own Best Marigold Hotel Fennie? Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 15th Jul 2017 at 10:33AM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Yes do that Fennie and we can all come and stay. Wink

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 15th Jul 2017 at 12:57PM

Fennie's Avatar Everything will be all right in the end and if it is not all right it is because it is not yet the end.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Jul 2017 at 10:13PM

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