Memories of Turkey – Aircraft Carrier Visit
In March 2014 I was lucky enough to be invited by the Antalya British Consul, Jane Baz, to attend, with her and her husband and other countries consulates and ambassadors, a reception on the aircraft carrier CVN 77 George H Walker Bush that was having a stopover in Antalya Bay.
I haven’t been so excited since I was a kid and the inner 14 year old boy was barely contained on the whole trip, I was also lucky enough to have a “behind the scenes” tour from David, one of the officers who showed me the parts of the ship the normal tour being offered that night didn’t cover and it was amazing, like being in a discovery documentary. To see the sleeping quarters, officers cabins, supermarkets, cinemas, dentists clinics, hospital and “war rooms” as well as seeing the normal flight decks, maintenance and on deck was amazing.
I’ll be forever grateful to Jane and Mehmet and yet another unforgettable experience.