Cooks of the mess, Geordie me and Mac
HMS Cockade was part of the 8th Destroyer Squadron, based out of Singapore. Her last commission was 1956-58 then we steamed her home to Devonport. Where she was later sold for scrap, a sad end for a once proud ship. In 1961 whilst serving aboard Taciturn we docked in Devonport for repairs. I spotted my old ship moored far up the creek. I took a launch and went for a visit, I walked around the dirty and rusty decks that once had been so spotless. It was a time of memories but sad too.