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There are News Items from HM Naval Base Clyde, from around the Branches, coverage of last November’s Remembrance Ceremonies and some Branch Social Events.

This edition’s ‘Book Review’ is about BP Tankers ‘Golden Years’ (1945 to 1975) and includes many photos, drawings, design details and a summary of the early development of oil tankers.

You will also find an article by Crawford Wright (printed with his permission) about the late Lieutenant Commander Matthew Todd, MBE who was mainly responsible for the development of Submarine Escape Equipment and Escape Techniques in the 1960’s and 1970’s and who became a fixture at the SETT.

I hope you will find something of interest to read in this Issue – if there is anything else you think I should include please let me know.

Please note that In Depth Issue No. 84 will be published on 1st April 2024.  Contributions are required to be with the Editor by 15th March 2024 – see Contact Details on Page 3.  Please make sure I get your contributions in good time!


Barrie Downer

Read this edition here: In Depth Newsletter No 83