ROYAL NAVY BAND ON H.M.S.
TIGER - DEVON, ENGLAND & WORLDWIDE DURING
OF DON STRAWFORD:
The Federals formed in Devonport, England in 1960. They were a group
consisting of four Royal Navy ratings and performed in Plymouth and Portsmouth
but mainly abroad from the warship, HMS Tiger. The above photo is from a
spot on Bangkok TV in 1962.
The Federals played in Malta, Japan, Korea, Australia - in bars and
clubs as well as local radio and TV.
Lead Guitar - Rick Mansfield (Egmond/Lucky 7); Bass - Don Davidson
(Hofner Solid Bass); Drums - Ron Drew; Don Strawford - Rhythm (Hofner
President.) A Selmer, (looks like a Selectortone Automatic), was used for
The Federals playing the Club Grand Palace, Sasebo,