Ken Griffin

Kenneth George Griffin served on HMS Gambia for the 1955 to 1956 commission as a Sick Birth Attendant or more specifically as a dental technican.

His niece, Janet Kirkham, sent a lot of very useful informtion for the page about the commission as well as Ken's service records.

Medical Team on HMS Gambia during the 1955/6 Commission

Above and below: The Medical Team on HMS Gambia during the 1955/6 Commission

They would have included Surgeon Commander W. Wilson, Surgeon Lieutenant J. V. Deakin, Surgeon Lieutenant (D) A. Moore, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer D. H. Shears, Sick Berth Petty Officer T. C. G. O'Hagan, Sick Berth Attendants L. Goodier, K. G. Griffin and W. Halliman

The pictures were very kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of Sick Berth Attendant Ken Griffin

Medical Team on HMS Gambia during the 1955/6 Commission

Crossing the Line

Ken Griffin? doesn't appear to be enjoying the rough shave given during the "Crossing the Line" cermony
Another picture kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of Sick Berth Attendant Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin and friends at Diyatalawa Rest Camp, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin Ken Griffin and friends at Diyatalawa Rest Camp, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin Ken Griffin and friends at Mombassa. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin Ken Griffin and friends at Whitesands Beach, Mombassa. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin Ken Griffin and friend in waiter's rig at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia's soccer team in Iran, 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia's soccer team in Iran, 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia's soccer team in Kuwait, 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia's soccer team in Mauritius, 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia's soccer team in Trincomalee, Ceylon, 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin's service certificate

Ken's Certificate of Service

Ken Griffin's conduct record

Ken Griffin's conduct record

Ken Griffin's rating history

Ken Griffin's Rating's History Sheet