Extract from Chapter 25 – The Bermuda Triangle
After a day at sea following the hurricane we returned to Bermuda where we spent our final week there anchored in the harbour at Hamilton, the island’s Capital. There was a radio station broadcasting from Hamilton that we received on our ships radios. It was a good station playing pop music and requests and whilst working in the Galley one day enjoying the songs the radio station’s DJ read out a request from two sailors on board HMS Hecate for the Animal’s single, “We’ve gotta get out of this place.” “I hope they don’t mean Bermuda,” said the DJ.
Listening to the radio the next day the DJ said that he had received over twenty calls to the station saying that none of the sailors on board HMS Hecate wanted to leave Bermuda; it was the Royal Navy they were referring to! The DJ also imparted to us the information that the Animal’s song was especially popular among United States Armed Forces serving in the Vietnam.
Enjoy the song by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUpBSvN1a50