What’s the cup on HMS Concord?

Among this group of happy smiling faces from the C class destroyer HMS Concord there must be a Portsmouth lad or two.
Among this group of happy smiling faces from the C class destroyer HMS Concord there must be a Portsmouth lad or two.
Portsmouth in 1717 (from William Gates History of Portsmouth, 1900)

NOSTALGIA: A seed of learning planted 300 years ago that’s blossomed into Portsmouth Grammar School

0
Have your say

Among this group of happy faces there must be a Portsmouth lad or two.

HMS Concord was a C-Class destroyer launched in 1945 as HMS Corso. She was renamed the following year making her the fifth in line to carry the name. In a short life she steamed the world’s oceans and was broken up in 1962.

Can anyone tell me why she received the cup shown between the anchor chains, and can you name the aircraft carrier to the top left? The planes on the flight deck have gull wings so could they be Corsairs?

I am sure there are a few Fleet Air Arm men out there who can help.