Yellow Fleet memories sought

BBC Radio 4 are making a programme about The Yellow Fleet.

The ships were trapped in the Suez Canal for eight years after the Six Day War in 1967 and are so called because of the desert sand which changed the colour of the vessels.

The UK ships were MS Agapenor, MS Melampus, MS Scottish Star and MS Port Invercargili.

Some 11 other ships of various nationalities were also trapped as ships were scuttled at either end of the canal when the bitter conflict between Israel and Egypt broke out.

Memories of crew members or anyone at home at that time waiting for a loved one to come home, are the kind of content they are interested in.

If you were involved ring Karen Gregor on (0121) 567 6739 or e-mail karen.gregor@bbc.co.uk.

* A memorial service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the sinking of HM ships Ardent, Glorious and Acasta will be held on Sunday, June 6, in the St Nicholas Church, HMS Drake, Devonport. All former crew, relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend. George Lowden on (0191) 2627878 has all the details or e-mail george.databug@btinternet.com.

* The 7th (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery are celebrating Sphinx Day on Saturday, June 19. There will be a family day at RM Condor and an evening function at the Arbroath Royal British Legion. Members and families welcome. Details from Stephen Templeton on (01241) 822156 or 933872158 * There is a website for all who served at RAF Bridgnorth at http://www.rafbridgnorth.org.uk.

DIARY DATES: Today: Bradford branch of the RNA meets in the Feversham Street headquarters of the Bradford Sea Cadets at 20.00 hours. Prince of Wales Own meets in the Bradford Moor Conservative Club at 19.30 hours.

Tomorrow: Coldstream Guards Association meets in Northcliffe Golf Club, Saltaire, at 19.30 hours.

Green Howards Association meets in the Headingley Club, Leeds, at 13.30 hours.

Keighley branch of the Royal British Legion meets in Holingsroyd House, Lord Street, Keighley, at 19.30 hours.

Monday: Association of Wrens meets in the CVS Building 19 Sunbridge Road, at 13.30 hours. Tuesday (May 25): Bradford Central branch of the Royal British Legion meets in Unit 16 of the Listerhills Science Park at 19.30 hours (please note evening meeting).

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