Dittin' On with Shipmate Terry Cattermole
In this podcast episode, Jenna sits down with veteran RNA member, Lt Cdr Terry Cattermole and discusses the highlights and lowlights of his time in the Royal Navy as a TAS officer. After living through the Second World War as a small child, Terry had ambitions to be a doctor when he was a lad, but ended up joining the RN at the age of 16 after being inspired by a friend at school.Quite the performer throughout his time in the Navy, Terry was in charge of the ships TV channel on HMS Ark Royal (R09) and became a familiar face and voice with his Parkinson-esque interviews to keep the Ships Company entertained. We wonder if any of our listeners remember his dulcet tones?Terry was a member of the Aquitaine Branch of the RNA for 25 years, before he moved back to Pompey and became active with the Portsea Branch. He talks fondly about what the RNA means to him and what it means to have been in the Royal Navy and to take that identity with you forever more.