What a great site with some fantastic images.
My father was in the dockyard at Chatham and was posted to Singapore as inspector of riggers in 64, at the same time I had started my apprenticeship in the yard and should have gone with him. Sadly he was rejected on medical grounds.
Oh what I missed out on!!
Several years later I made it to the island while serving in the merchant navy, drydocking in Keppel and Sembawang.
Father had been in Singapore previously, departing in 1942 with the Japanese army hot on his heels.