Re: Communications ratings only
Couldn't help but notice your new thread...great idea. As you will see by the attachment...I've just enlisted my late Dad, Douglas (onto your thread). He, like you, was one of the earlier Naval Communicators (although he was quite a bit earlier than you.) I'll post a couple more photos of him in his radio cabin later.
For the uninitiated the photo is of:
S/M Douglas Barrow, D/JX 340355 TEL TO, MGB 357 Coastal Forces (WW2).