ON A "typical British summer's day, overcast with showers", Air
Engineer Technician Andrew Bell was immersed in the River Yeo,
close to the weir and in the shadow of St Bartholomew's.
It was the first river baptism for the
Fleet Air Arm at the Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, and three
weeks before Airman Bell was to be married to Monica Urban, in
neighbouring Yeovil, in Bath & Wells diocese.
"It was a bit cold when we first went ...
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