HMS Scarborough F-63
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May 20, 2013

I am a funeral celebrant and on friday 24/5 I will be conducting the funeral of John Derrick who was in the Royal Navy from 1962 until 1971 serving on HMS Scarborough and HMS London. It is a long shot but perhaps there is someone out there who remembers him and has some stories of their service together. If anything is received and the family approve its use I will include it in the celebration of his life.

Stephen Benson

Jan. 15, 2013

I am trying to find John George McDonald who sailed on scarborough in 1971. He was from Oban in Scotland and sailed with Roy Billinghurst who has recently passed away. 

Wayne Billinghurst

Oct. 1, 2011

I was the assistant can man on HMS Scarborough in 1967. I was working for NAAFI at the wrens depot, Plymouth and playing for a Plymouth rugby team and was asked if I would ‘volunteer' to go ship-side to make up the Navy 15 as  scrum half. HMS Torquay and Tenby made up the other Frigates and I think HMS Hampshire led the Dartmouth Training Squadron. We were off to play Navy's of the world in Halifax, Canada. A great tournament which we won. We were all awarded trophies (sadly I have lost mine). If any one has any photos I would love to see them. I am now living in New Zealand. Have a good one.

Cheers Mike Kelly
Former can man and No 9
HMS Scarborough 1967

June 18, 2011

Looking for Jed Hewitt Mechanician with me on Scarborough 1964.

Brian Ellis

Mar. 12, 2011

I served on the Scarborough through 1967 - 1968, we did trips with the Dartmouth to Scandinavia the Med and Canada/America. I played Hooker for the ship and squadron, L./Victualler Ben Bush was our coach.

Happy days,
Ronald "Taff" Hopes

Dec. 12, 2010

This message is from a friend of mine, John Coltart, who served in the first ship's company on HMS Scarborough's commissioning (c 1957). He would like to hear what is going on, and hear from any old bunting tossers!

Best regards,
On behalf of John

Oct. 18, 2007

Lookin for old oppos who served on F63 in 62 (5th Frigate squadron) trying to see if a reunion can be organized got 5 lads who have contacted me.

Vince (UC2 AB 1960-72)

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