A very warm welcome to our new Curator of the CHC.
His name is CLIVE KIDD, and this is his story.
Hello my name is Clive Kidd and I am the Honorary Curator of the Collingwood
Historic Collection, formerly known as the Collingwood Museum. Welcome to our
web site. I hope you enjoy browsing the site and find the information you are
looking for. If not please feel free to contact me by e- mail my address is
course you need to replace (at) with @ ; its my attempt to keep the spam down!
Let me tell you a little bit about myself...
After Leaving Grammar School, in the late 1960s I trained at South Shields
Marine and Technical College as a Merchant Navy Radio Officer . I also studied
for an ONC In Electrical Engineering. Good marks in the latter led me to
University in Newcastle, to read Electrical Engineering where in my final
year I joined the Royal Navy as a University Cadet . After training at
Dartmouth, some Junior Officers Sea time and the Royal Naval College
Manadon I Joined HMS Collingwood for the first time to undertake the
second phase of the Weapon Engineering ( WE) Application Course. On completion
of this I joined HMS NORFOLK as one of the WE Section Officers. This appointment
was followed by an appointment to Fraser Gunnery Range where I spent three happy
summer seasons. My next staff appointment was to HMS COLLINGWOOD teaching Radio
Communications theory. This was followed by a job as an Applications Officer in
the Procurement Executive. I then went back to sea as the Weapon Engineer
Officer of HMS SIRIUS, a batch 3 Leander Class Frigate. On completion of this
appointment I returned to HMS COLLINGWOOD as the Explosive and Small Arms
Maintenance Training Group Officer. My next job was back in the Procurement
Executive before moving onto SCU Leydene as the Staff Engineer Officer. I
Retired from the RN in 2000 and took over , from Bill Legg, as honorary
curator of the Collingwood Historic Collection in April 2014.
I have always always had a keen interest in history and the history of military
technology in particular and I look forward to deepening my knowledge via
this splendid collection and by contact with you..
Enjoy your browsing
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