(First Commission 1952-1954)


(plus other warships, were escorts for the Royal Yacht Britannia) in the Mediterranean

Eric Massey was the Radar officer on HMS Daring in the early 1950's and these photos were sent in by his relative, Chris Wood
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Royal Tour 1953/54
HMY Britannia maiden voyage
Med Fleet Review/Steam Past

Kim Hogg <>
Following the recent success of The Second World War in Colour and Britain at War in Colour,
we are now embarking on a 3-part series for ITV/Carlton entitled The British Empire in Colour.
I am currently trying to find any diary extracts/letters from the Royal Tour 1953/54
which refer to the Naval Fleet greeting Britannia at Malta.
We have some wonderful film of the event and would dearly like to find a crew member
of either Britannia or another ship in the fleet, describing the splendour of the occasion.
I would therefore be very keen to hear from any one who might have a personal account of this.
If you think you can help, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My e-mail address is
Alternatively I can be telephoned directly on 02082 335971.
Kim Hogg
(Associate Producer)
The British Empire in Colour