“Keith (Dinger) Belfield and William Parsons just before we left for a weeks training aboard HMML 2840.
Senior NCO L/S William Parsons
Second L/S Keith Belfield
Also on the trip: A/B Elphick, A/B Reason, A/B Dacy, A/B Mayr, A/B Rogers
Date 25/7/1965 – 31/7/1965
Trip: Plymouth – joined with cadets from a private school, first to Fowley (generators and radar down) then across to Morlaix. Joined with crew of HMS Mersey to go Carotec with French Navy. Return to Plymouth – terrible storms on the return crossing. Dinger and I were the only ones left standing plus one naval office and a seaman.
All the Best, Bill Parsons.”