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posted: 07.09.2017 10:42

I am John Hemmings sister and I just found out this morning from Johns daughter Louise the address of this site and the first name I recognise on the roll of honour is KYE BEN KWO the laundry man. John got very emmotional when he told me about Kye and then true to form down came this invisible barrier. I suppose it must be hard to talk to people who have not been a part of that trauma.Post Trauma Stress Syndrome was something I had\'nt heard of.I have heard so many times talking about things helps but how do you talk about things when you dont have the words. Your just a ball of feelings that just gets bigger (that is from the outside is what seemed to be happening to John) and the more he tried to achieve a sustainable independant future for himself and his family the bigger and more apparent it became that something was staying with John and becoming more and more of a distraction to Johns future ambitions. Sometimes I felt he was on a treadmill going faster and faster like he was running from something getting busier and busier but the PTSS (now we know what it was) invaded everything. His work his relationships. I am so glad more is known about this condition but it does\'nt help me the world is not the same without my brother.
Paul Inman

United Kingdom

posted: 06.09.2017 20:33

It is with great sadness that I have been told that our shipmate Chris ‘Higgy’ Higginson crossed the bar on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Higgy’s funeral will be on 18th September at 11:30 at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5NA.

RIP in peace my friend.
Simon 'Molly' Sugden

United Kingdom

posted: 27.08.2017 17:08

Hi Shipmates
Hope everybody is well and enjoying the Bank Holiday.

I just wanted to let all ex Cov members that then went on to serve in HMS Nottingham that there is a planned reunion 35 years on, the date is 18th May 2018 and is taking place in Nottingham. If anybody would like further details please contact me 07727 123231 and I will put you in contact with the organiser. There is also an fb page HMS Nottingham 1st Commission

Many thanks

Claire mills

United Kingdom

posted: 26.08.2017 10:45

I am John hemmings widow, I came across this sight last night and found people talking about John how he was a hero saving life\'s. And his son Antony hemmings wanting information about him. I\'m Louise\'s mum Johns second wife he committed suicide in 1992 when Louise was just 6 months old due to what he suffered at the Falklands. I\'m pleased to say Antony Hemmings is in touch with Louise.
steve shimmo shimmens

United Kingdom

posted: 06.08.2017 15:20

just watched the video of the deployment 1980 great is captain coward.