Freelance photographer Peter Warren took this amazing photograph from the button on top of the mast with the help of Gwyn Charlton. Peter Warren explained back in 1965 how he took his photograph. He said “Gwyn showed me how to ascend the rope ladders to the final 15 foot flagpole. From that point a bosen’s chair hoisted me to the top. Gripping the lightening conductor between my knees I leaned forward as far as I could to take the picture. I used a Pentax 35mm camera fitted with a 28mm wide-angle lens. The exposure was f 11 at 1/500th of a second. I was scared, but I am not a stranger to heights as I hold a pilots licence.”

The amazing photograph Peter Warren took from the button on top of the mast at HMS Ganges.

David Kindred

David Kindred has worked in professional photography for over forty years. For most of his career he was a staff photographer with the East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star based in Ipswich. David is the author of several books of photographs from his collection of vintage images. David was born in Ipswich in 1946. He still lives in the town today.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>