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Sink the Cortina!

First printed in the Navy news in 1987 Bronington wins car chase… Have you heard the one about the Ford Cortina adrift in the Irish Sea? When the ships company of HMS Bronington on fishery protection duties of the West Coast of Wales first heard the Coastguard talking to the skipper about a car, they…
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Prince of Wales holds reunion for former Navy crew

(First Printed in the Telegraph – 7th March 2011) But a former shipmate has disclosed that the Prince suffered from such a bad case of seasickness that he captained his vessel with a bucket by his side. Michael Sinker was a chef on board HMS Bronington, which the Prince commanded for nine months in 1976.…
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