HMS Belfast 1949/50
David Webster 1 2


I'm attaching a couple of photos that might be of interest. They are of the dance band of HMS 'Belfast' 1949/50. The photo taken in the Ominato canteen was the evening before the Korean War started and when we got back to the ship it was darken ship and we were away to join up with the American Fleet. It was during this commission that the Yangtse incident took place and we spent many weeks swinging at anchor at the mouth of the Yangtse waiting for the 'Amythyst' to escape. We returned to Hong Kong and were actually playing for a dinner party, which was hastily disbanded, when the C in C heard that she was escaping.

See you in the counter march

David Webster

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