Leafing through the parish magazine of a little village I live near yestterday I was surprised to come across comments about the Peacock class PVs!

The village of Chiddingfold has HMS Chiddingfold named after it (not sure why, it's miles from the sea!), which is a mine counter measures vessel, currently based in Bahrain.

It's Lt Commander, Adam Northover, reminiscing about his career, wrote:

"My earlt naval training took me to the Hong Kond Squadron where I served in HMS Peacock (which was awful......honest!) and then to HMS Liverpool".