From boy seaman to Gosport drill instructor | Nostalgia

I published a photograph of boy seaman Frank Olford on June 6 and Ted Saunders, of Portchester, got in touch saying Frank was his father-in-law.

Sunday, 14th June 2020, 7:00 pm
Former boy seaman Frank Olford in Wel-I-Wei, China, taking tea with the locals, 1934. Picture: Ted Saunders
Former boy seaman Frank Olford in Wel-I-Wei, China, taking tea with the locals, 1934. Picture: Ted Saunders

He dug out a couple of other photos of Frank, seen here, of him having tea with the locals in 1934 and drilling a class at St George’s Barracks, Gosport.

Frank left the navy about 1948.

Frank Olford, the former boy seaman, is now a petty officer, seen here drilling a class at St George’s Barracks, Gosport. Picture: Ted Saunders

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