The photographs sent by Bob Meaden of young lads at HMS Vernon, Portsmouth, were so evocative I thought you’d like to see more.
I am sure many might recognise themselves.
Most of these lads would now be in their late 60s or early 70s.
One picture shows a presentation being made to an unnamed chap by an equally anonymous captain. Can anyone name either?
Also pictured are young gun-runners celebrating winning a trophy and the 1956 Champion Gun Runners. I wonder if any of them went on to run in the adult event at Olympia.