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HMS Cardigan Bay

RFA Cardigan Bay

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary
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Although we now have our the Guest Book back , we still have our “Lost and Found” page. This is intended for use by those who are trying to contact ex members of our ship, or if anyone is looking for an old pal/shipmate and do not wish to use the “Guest Book”.

If you are in the afore mentioned category, please email me with as much information as possible about the person they are trying to find and I will show your message on the “Lost and Found” page.

To assist in finding lost shipmates, please supply as much information about them as you can e.g full name, occupation e.g, able seaman, gunner, asdic operator, radar, telegraphist, signalman etc and the dates he was on board, in fact anything you can think of that will help.

As for a contact address, it is our policy not to divulge the contact details of our Association members unless we have their express permission so if you wish to place an advertisement to try and find an old shipmate/pal please send your request to me via our “Lost and Found” page, likewise, anyone trying to make contact in response to a request for help should send an email to the address above and I will arrange for your response to be forwarded to the correct person.

(Note - All Spam is routed directed to the “Delete” box)

Lost and Found Shipmates

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Jock Condie

Anyone Remeber Jock Condie? if so, please get in touch with his Son...

I am researching my family tree and would like to ask if any of your members possibly remember my father. His name was Edward Condie Dick, originally from Edinburgh so probably known as Eddie or Jock,
or possibly Ginger, for obvious reasons. I remember he told me when i was young that he was an A/B
and possibly he was a diver but i have nothing to confirm this. I know his official number started
DSSX so he was a Guzz rating. Dad told me stories of the mig incident and i remember seeing his Korean medals, again when i was much younger. So i am assuming he was in the area at the time of 1950 ish
or on the Cardigan bay or Castor castle ( the only two ships he ever mentioned with a gleam in his eye). Unfortunately dad passed away in 2002 and we were not that close towards the end. I myself joined the mob in 1976 leaving 1990 as a Cpo mea ml ( sm ) , i was a mechanician ( ex stoker ) but they waved the magic wand and turned us all into tiffs. I am now serving offshore Brasil on a British merchant dive vessel as an engineer officer. So i did not get much time at home to swing the lamp and here dads dits. I would appreciate any news at all, anecdotes, any possible photocopies, or scans of photo,s dad was in , etc etc. I am only sorry that i did not look sooner and find your website when dad was alive, i am sure he would have loved to get in touch. Your website is a credit to you all and keeps the Cardigan Bay alive.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

James Dirk, ( Jim )..................................

Eddy Dick

Dear Ron,

My name is Graham Smith, I was the youngest boy seaman on the Cardigan Bay from 25/1/49 to 14/2/51.

In your "Bits and Bobs" section, a Mr. James Dick asks if anyone has any information about "Eddy" Dick, would you ask Mr. James Dick if his father was born about 1931/1932, if so we may have been shipmates for about four years, [as it is unlikely that there could have been two Eddy Dicks who served on the Cardigan Bay]. I may be able to fill in a few gaps in his father's history.

Kind regards

Graham Smith

If anyone can throw any light on the two shipmates mentioned on this page, please email what knowledge you have to our Secretary Shipmate Gordon Green and he will pass it on to the relative person.


I'm looking for anyone who knew my father,  Arthur William Heath who may also be known as Jan. I believe he was a scoppie (radar). He entered service as a boy sailor and served in the Far East.

Thank you in advance

John Heath.  

> Dear John,

>       With reference to your email to Ron Binmore regarding your dad - could you give us any idea of dates when he served in the ship please ?    The ship went to the Far East in 1950 and was there until 1960, when she came home to be scrapped.   In that time there were eight commissions (of about 18 months each when the whole crew changed).    I have checked that your dad was not in our commission (1956/58).   Our ship was in the Korean War (1950/52) - did you dad ever mention that ?

>       All of our members are quite old (70/80/90), so you might appreciate that our membership is declining rapidly;   hence there is not a great chance that anyone could remember him now;  however, if you could provide more information I shall put your query in our next newsletter.>      Best Wishes,                        Gordon Green   (Secretary - HMS Cardigan Bay Association).

Thank you for your reply.

My father did have the Korea medal and I think he served on HMS Cardigan Bay from the early 1950s til he left the Royal Navy in the mid 1950s.

I also recall photographs of him playing water polo which I believe he played for the ship.

On sorting his effects my mother mentioned that he had donated his medals but could not recall to whom.

I hope this helps.


John Heath.

If anyone knew Ship Mate Arthur Heath, please get in touch  with our Secretary