I keep up my membership in the UK Submarine Association and receive newsletter and other info on a regular basis. There is a lot of interesting reading about the latest submarines etc. they list all the upcoming events, events I can’t attend because they are UK based. I also read the list of those submariners who have crossed the bar (died). To date I have not seen a name I recognized for which I’m always grateful. However today two names appeared, sadly they were both shipmates I knew well. I served with both Johnny Gould and Ben Scarrot on the submarine Taciturn from 1960 to 1962, both were a couple of years older than me but still in their mid seventies. How sad, and how quickly it brings to mind the question of our mortality. So John and Ben I wish you a well earned peace on your eternal patrol. You shall be missed.
We shall remember them.
God Bless and keep reading