Fearless & Intrepid 1965 - 2002
by: Neil McCart (Author)
If you served on either, or both, of these great ships then this book should be on your Christmas List.
A well written history for both ships, broken down into two sections, yes that’s right, Fearless and Intrepid. With some amusing stories and some many will have forgotten. The book has over 140 photographs ten in full colour, though there's not one from a certain Bond Movie.
An excellent Foreword from Commodore Sym Taylor leads into a book which is a joy to read.
The book takes you through the history of the longest serving ships in the Royal Navy, charting their spectacular careers. The book leaves little out, including the role as Dartmouth Training Ship which, most of us remember well for the sun tans, then loosing them as we steamed straight to Norway every year.
As with all twins it has been hard for some to tell them apart over the years and you will be looking closely at the pictures to see if they are all as they say they are. I think I spotted one of Fearless which says its Intrepid, makes any good book worth while, though I dare say it was supplied for the author with description. Yes you need to buy the book to see if I’m right.
So take my advice and buy a book which will take pride of place on your shelves which will keep the memory of these two great ships steaming through history as two of the greatest in modern history.