I was a National Serviceman in the RASC and after training was placed on a Far East Draft.
We sailed aboard the Dunera bound for Korea. Luckily some of us were re-posted en route and left the ship at Singapore.
Fond memories of my time abroad. The voyage out introduced us to a typhoon crossing the Indian Ocean and very high seas for a few days.
The decks were placed out of bounds and we were confined below during the storm. After over 18 months in Tanglin barracks GHQFARELF I was again lucky to be returned safely to Southampton on the Dunera and civilian life.