KIND hearted British multi millionaire Sir David Gosling took the 180 strong crew of the visiting Royal Navy frigate Campbeltown out for dinner in Majorca last month.
Sir David, who served in the Navy during World War 2, extended an invitation to the crew for a meal and floor show at one of the island's top entertainment spots and then picked up the bill.
This is not the first time that the British multi-millionaire, who founded NCP car-parks, has made such a kind gesture.
Three years ago he invited the whole crew of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Ark Royal to dinner at the same Majorcan venue.
Sir David owns one of the biggest super-yachts in the world, the Leander, which is named after the World War 2 cruiser he served on during the War. This week it has been moored in the Club de Mar in Palma, flying the White Ensign, a privilage reserved only for warships of the Royal Navy and members of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
The crew of the Campbeltown thanked Gosling for his generosity in a message posted on their website this week.
During the Kosovo crisis Sir David was cruising aboard his yacht in the eastern Mediterranean. He told his guests that there would be a VIP surprise and advised them to look to starboard.
At that moment a Royal Navy nuclear submarine surfaced nearby and consequently the crew joined Sir David as his guests.
He was also heavily involved in the bid to buy Queen Elizabeth II, a new royal yacht to replace the Britannia when she was retired in th early 1990s.
During the summer Gosling cruises the Mediterranean aboard the Leander.