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DESCRIPTION -- These 2 items from the vessel 'HMS LONDON' are from her petty officer H. Holmes. They are as follows:
1) A very nice solid silver presentation badge. It reads on the back as follows: "1961 Holmes HG PO".
2) A silver-plated ashtray. It reads on: "HMS LONDON. The gift of the corporation of London 1963.
[ONLY 1 SET AVAILABLE]
CONDITION -- Very Good
HISTORY -- HMS London was commissioned at Swan Hunter's yard in Wallsend in 1963 under Captain J.C. Bartosik and initially was fully employed setting her armament to work, successfully firing her Seaslug for the first time off Aberporth in April 1964. After working up, during which she entertained HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on board, she crossed the Atlantic in September 1964. She visited Bermuda and Houston before joining a special squadron led by Vice Admiral Sir Fitzroy Talbot on a round of visits to the South American part of his command.
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