U. S. Naval Activities, UK

London, England


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I was assigned to London, England from 1972 - 1975 and what a great assignment. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, especially with my wife being from Ireland and having relatives living in Brighton, Sussex. The disbursing staff were a great group.

I reenlisted in 1974 at Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, Ltd., Dunsfold, England. They produced the Harrier (AV8A) VSTL jet for the U. S. Marine Corps. I was responsible for the multi-million dollar monthly payments for procurement of these aircraft and was invited to their plant for my reenlistment ceremony and tour. These photos were taken January 24, 1974 at their plant in Dunsfold, England.

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Lt. Hancock, Margo and DKCS Ken Brown Here we are preparing to leave from Grosvenor Square, London with Lt. Hancock driving. He will administered the oath of enlistment at Dunsfold.
Hawker Siddeley plant tour, Dunsfold, England Here we are being given a tour of the Hawker Siddeley plant at Dunsfold, England.
Signing the reenlistment papers Signing the reenlistment papers on the tail of a Harrier Jump Jet.
Sitting in the seat of a Harrier (VSTL) Jump Jet Sitting in the seat of a Harrier (VSTL) Jump Jet preparing for the reenlistment ceremony. Actual ceremony performed outside.
Oath of enlistment being administered by Lt. Hancock Oath of enlistment being administered by Lt. Hancock.
A kiss from my lovely wife, Margo After the oath, a kiss from my lovely wife, Margo.
Being presented a plaque by the P R Director
Being presented a plaque by the Public Relations Director, Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, Ltd., Dunsfold, England.

These photos were taken between 1972 - 75. Some of the party photos were taken during my mother's visit in 1974 - Troy's 6th birthday party 1975 - Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973 - Ken and Margo's costume party - Jeff and Jan's party 1974, sightseeing, camping trips, etc.

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Mom's visit party 1974  Mom's visit party 1974  Party Jeff and Jan's Party 
Mom's visit 1974 Dinner with Jeff and Jan Dinner with Jeff and Jan Mom, Jan, Margo and Jeff
Dancing Dancing Dancing Ann, Lynne and Troy
costume party costume party costume party costume party
costume party costume party costume party costume party
costume party Ken and Margo costume party Margo costume party Margo
Troy's birthday  Troy relaxing-birthday  Camping  Camping 
Camping  Camping  Camping Camping 
Camping  Camping Mom at 10 Downing Street   Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973 
 Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973   Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973   Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973   Princess Ann's wedding in November 1973 
Prime Meridian of the World  Cuttysark  Troy  sightseeing
sightseeing sightseeing sightseeing Christmas in Kenton
Santa leaves Troy no. 88 car Troy, Ann, Lynne and Scamp-Tom Ken and Troy Brown family

The below pictures were provided by DS1 Kent Balsley, USN, Ret. We recently made contact (May 2013) after 38 years. He change his rating from DK to DS after departing London. I departed in August 1975 and he departed in September.

DK's in London receiving awards 1975 These DK's are receiving awards for an outstanding job performance at COMNAVACTSUK Disbursing Office. DK1 Gil Valle on the left and DK2 Kent Balsley to right of the flag.  I cannot remember the others.
DKA Kent Balsley departing London 1975 Farewell to DK2 Kent Balsley. He was transferred to Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland in September 1975.  While in Keflavik, he requested a rate transfer to Data System Technician.
DK2 Kent Balsley departing London 1975 DK2 Kent Balsley with Disbursing Officer on left and DKC Rodriguez on right.

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