John Gates (S44-48) sent the following message on 23 January 2005:
“Have just returned from our cruise to Noumea with our Grand Children. A very enjoyable time by all.
Met up with Cpt Nick Carlton on several occasions and visited the Bridge ( all of us ) 2 or 3 times. I was on the Bridge as we came down Bris River & whilst docking at 5am on 22nd Jan.
We are hoping to have an OF gathering at the United Services Club on Saturday 28th May. Final date to be confirmed. Hope that Neville Marsh, John Gates, Peter Bailey & Peter Simpson, Nick Carlton and wives will attend and any others that can make it. I will keep you informed nearer the time.”