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A run ashore / Re: Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:34:57 PM »

     Get well cards.... looking chirpy...  I was set upon by huge thugs who poured rum down my throat... A nightmare I tell you.

A run ashore / Re: Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: May 18, 2019, 04:26:52 PM »
Thanks, Crash He looks a lot chirpier there than a few hours earlier!!!! :o :( ::)

A run ashore / Re: Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:50:17 AM »
Cath here, James. It was lovely seeing you at the dinner with your Mum & Dad. Glad you all enjoyed it. Someone who shall be nameless partook of far too much rum and had to stay in bed til lunchtime. He made the trip to the lifeboat station in the afternoon , just!

Old men eh?

Hope to see you soon. 8)

Naval History / Re: The National Memorial Arboretum
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:23:28 PM »

    Spitfire fly past. Well spotted Crash Wonder how long they will be able to keep these fine planes flying.

A run ashore / Re: Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:10:11 PM »

    I will be sitting in the North Euston hotel on Monday(13th)hoping that the weather is going to be kind, and ready to answer any questions you may still have !! In the event of an unseen disaster (Floods, Pestilence, or plagues of Locus) my top secret telephone number is ... 07494029084.
               However in the event of any of the above, whilst I promise to be sympathetic, .... and of course very interested, I suspect the local Padre might be of more use to you..

    Ring if you have any problems in Lancashire, (I still speak the language, the ladies on the hotel reception desk also share this gift).In case you did not get the phone number of the hotel ..
    01253 876525  They are probably far more competent than I. 8)   Drive with care. and have fun.

A run ashore / Re: Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: April 27, 2019, 03:09:11 PM »
           Not too Late to book the hotel for this mini-meet. Get a four day all found relaxing break, with rum thrown in FREE.

Naval History / Re: Dad's new office.
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:02:55 PM »

   Nice James ! Vixens and Swordfish. I have some pictures of boiler rooms, check with your dad, I am sure he would love them to balance out the display??/ ......or maybe not.

     Vixens were very noisy planes ! they launched right above the stokers mess deck, we always complained, but hey nobody did anything at all about it. Typical !!. >:(

      Give your dad my regards. ;)

A run ashore / Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:21:40 PM »
        A number of members have now booked for the mini-meet at Fleetwood. There does not seem to be any problems, so would advise that anyone wishing to join us should phone the hotel.

   Remember to advise the receptionist that it is the Victorious meeting rate. They take a card number from you to reserve a room, but no money is taken until check in.
               Phone Number....01253 876523.  Anyone needing more details, ring Stan on 01132 555562.  or email as above.

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:56:14 PM »

There is more !! ;D Some members have already booked in. No problems reported, so book in for the good rooms. Brian Tennick assures me that he has a SEA VIEW ! but he feels it may be a case of sleeping on the beach

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:54:35 PM »

  Have made our hotel booking at the North Euston Hotel, with no problem at all, and have now been advised others have also booked without a problem. We have steam, and will be at least half ahead. Note the nautical talk. ??? See a couple of items of interest, within easy walking distance of the hotel.

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:49:42 PM »

  Yes we are going to have a Victorious Mini- at Fleetwood. A "Mid Week" meet at the North Euston Hotel. I have confirmed the Meeting which commences at 13th May to Friday !7th.

  To reserve a room for the deal phone 01253 876525, and a nice receptionist will ask your name, and request your Credit or Debit card number number. No payment is taken until you check in.
          YOU MUST ADVISE THE LADY THAT YOU ARE WITH THE HMS VICTORIOUS MEETING GROUP, otherwise you will find they charge you the normal ..(Non discount charges) :(
   We are putting together info about where you may wish to wander in Fleetwood, and the Hotel General Manager has contacts round the town who may prove very interesting.
  A comprehensive circular will be coming round soon, to all members, one way or another. Any problems re this meet contact me, I will sort it.
                                       Stoker Stan  XXX

Faces / Re: Mouse Lovatt
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:45:22 PM »

   Very sorry to hear about Mouse Lovett, Tred,
                                  Whilst I never knew him, we must have crossed many times in the for'ard dining hall or probably stood in line in the canteen flat waiting for the canteen to open.

   I think Tred, that we are really the last of Nelsons Navy, Rum and fags, and a discipline system that seems to have been quietly put to bed. No ladies on our mess decks,just Uckers and Cribb.
                    Take Good Care shipmate, 1962 was a good year.

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:52:24 PM »
I have had a few contacts, and will contact the Hotel in the next few days. The Tariff proposal from the Hotel manager here shown, is as stated inclusive of Served and cooked to order breakfast, it offers a four star menu ! The evening dinner is also of a high standard and served three course meal,

  The hotel has given us a price almost half the going rate, and will offer other incentives should we request them. CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS THIS DEAL.. I AM GOING ANYWAY.
 Details of how to book in and some suggested places to see will follow after I have spoken to the manager again..

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:10:05 PM »

   Proposed date for mini-meet.May 13th Monday. 14th / 15th/ 16th/ out on Friday.   Wednesday night suggested as Gala Night. Hotel will make arrangements to suit us.

           Email Stan or Topsey if interested in Meet. 

A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:33:09 PM »

     Have stayed in the hotel, and am very impressed with the place. Gale force winds whilst we visited Fleetwood, but Checked round and all seems good. Manager is willing to put together a
Mid week package for us, 2/3/4/ nights. All details to be circulated shortly. May is the favorite month at present, exact date to be sorted very shortly.Staff and food at this venue is excellent,
 Free car parking behind hotel. Evening entertainment available if requested, Bar prices very good,rooms very nice indeed.A modern lift installed for those with bad knees. Trams 50 yards from door.
 Relaxing Seafront lounges,even free Newspapers to be read at breakfast. Market/ museum/ Ferry boats and shopping mall all operating in May. Strongly recommended by me.

             I will need some numbers, but more later on that. .... You won't want to eat in Coventry after a dinner or breakfast in this place.

        WATCH THIS SPACE. Flat Tops are in hand posting soonest.  Sorry about delay, and the Christmas greetings are still heartfelt !!! ::)

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