Also around this time I discovered Eagle kits.
For decades I thought of my interest in warships generally as starting at this time. It was only in the early 1990s that I found this photo in my parents' pile of photos. It was taken by a RN photographer at a Navy Day in Portsmouth in August 1950 on HMS Indefatigable. I wasn't quite 2 years old.
Although I have no conscious memory of that day I feel the seeds were sown then. Why else would a boy living as far as it is possible to get from the sea in the UK (Coventry), with no family tradition in the navy, be fascinated by warships?
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