In 1953/4 at nearly 4 years old,I spent over 4 months in isolation hospital with Scarlet Fever and complications. I don't have many good memoriesof that time. But my father scratch built me several small ships to play with. My favourite was one, which was a RN War emergency destroyer with 4.5" armament. Scale would have been about 1\600 from memory, I can still see it inmy hand.
Unfortunately when I was discharged I had to leave everything in the hospital so as not to spread infection.
Pictures or films of these vessels always trigger mixed feelings for me
Once the lockdowns are lifted I plan a visit to HMS Cavalier at Chatham.
HMS Cavalier Chatham
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