August 3, 2012
Dear Mr Gregory,
My late grandfather, born in 1920, was a Royal Marine and saw a great deal action during WWII. Vividly I remember him telling me the story of being on board HMS Orion during the Battle of Crete. Some of the articles on your website brought that to mind, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate that.
Take care of yourself,
With best wishes,
My thanks for your kind remarks about AHOY, they are much apprciated.
The Royals are indeed a unique Corps, but we do not have them in the Royal Australian Navy.
In my State of Victoria some years ago we had Sir Dallas Brookes a RM General, as our Governor here, at that stage I was the Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General and we often visited Government House in Melbourne, and I knew the Brookes family well, their daughter Jennifer married their Naval ADC Robin Byrne.
Nice to her from you.