On 7 June 2002, HMS Nottingham ran aground on Wolf Rock, making headline news all over the world. Richard Farrington CBE, the Commanding Officer, was the man in charge of the ship and its 270+ Ships Company, and there has been much speculation about his whereabouts when the incident occurred.
This week on the Royal Naval Association’s Dit On podcast, Jenna sits down with Richard to hear his emotional, first hand account of every second of the incident; from the moment the ship hit the ground, through the aftermath.
This is an incredibly moving account of what was a stressful and frightening period of time for everyone involved. We’re sure you’ll agree that what comes across the strongest is Richard’s adoration and respect for every member of his Ships Company and their professionalism in the face of serious adversity.
Click the link below to listen to the full episode…