MEMORY LANE: Scott was crew on HMS Veryan Bay

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This is a picture of the crew that served on HMS Veryan Bay during World War II.

One of the men in the photo is Scott Smith, who lives in Park Avenue, Eastwood.
The group of men are photographed here in Subic Bay – an American naval base in the Philippines.

It was taken the day before a typhoon on Christmas day in 1945, said Mr Smith.

Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines,