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Odds and sods / New photos from Derek Bettridge.
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:13:01 PM »
I've been supplied with a CD of many pictures from Derek Bettridge. They are mainly from the 1st Commission (sadly there are no pictures of my father). I've loaded them up into the gallery - which is going from strength to strength - over 2700 photos and 4 million views. One thing that is missing is pictures of the current HMS Victorious - are there many about?

If so, I'm sure everyone would love to see them.


The Ops Room / Latest Flat Top
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:12:33 PM »
An apology to all - I thought I'd uploaded the Winter Edition, sadly I hadn't.

Here's the latest copy - many thanks Stan.

Take care,


The Ops Room / Latest edition of Flat Top Magazine
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:14:39 PM »
Thanks to Stan I have received the latest copy of Flat Top. I've uploaded it to the site, it can be downloaded from here.


The Ops Room / Latest Edition of Flat Top
« on: July 11, 2015, 10:39:55 PM »
The latest edition of Flat top is now available to download.

Faces / New picures from first Commission
« on: April 04, 2014, 11:05:01 PM »
I've added some pictures into the first commission album in the gallery.



The Ops Room / Reunion 2013 now online!
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:54:42 PM »
After hitting the computer with Stan's large hammer and then having to hit it again with his credit card, the Gallery is now back up and running with pictures from the 2013 Reunion.

Sorry it's taken so long, but it now seems to be working. The website has had to have extra space on the servers - currently now 9Gb - that's 9,000 million bytes of data that we are using. To put it in perspective, the Apollo moon landing computers had about 16,000 bytes of data!

At the time of writing the gallery stats are pretty impressive -
2,325 files in 18 albums viewed 4,237,090 times

I think this must be the largest archive of Victorious pictures in the world, and it's all down to you.

Many thank's for your patience,


The Ops Room / Back from an extended refit!
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:56:38 PM »
Hi All,

Firstly major apologies that I haven't been around as much as I would have liked, however I see Crash has kept the board looking tidy - thanks mate.

Photos from the 2012 reunion are now up in the gallery - - many thanks again to Crash and his trusty camera!

I've managed to fix the database issue that was stopping pictures appearing on the main site - lots of merlot has helped with that!

There is also a membership form available for download from the home page of the site - hopefully it will bring in some new members.

Hope you are all well,


A run ashore / 2011 Reunion
« on: September 13, 2011, 06:03:02 AM »
Don't forget it's the Coventry Reunion Friday 30th September until Sunday 2nd October.


The lighter side / Where's that ship?
« on: November 23, 2009, 10:01:58 PM »
Has anyone ever wanted to check the shipping movements? Well now you can in real time.


Faces / Interesting video - HMS Victorious 64/65 commision
« on: July 11, 2009, 10:29:47 PM »
No sound. Any one recognise the faces?


TV and Film / Buccaneer Video.
« on: July 11, 2009, 10:23:55 PM »
OK, it's all in hun, but a great bit of film from 66.


Naval History / Do you hear there?
« on: July 07, 2009, 09:21:25 PM »
Stan has sent me (rather circuitously) a selection of audio recordings from an ex-commander of the Vic. These are now on the site, and over the next few days I'll try to add them all into a dedicated page on the main site.  If anyone has any information or pictures from this time would they contact me so that I can "flesh out" the page.

The recordings are all in .mp3 format and can be downloaded or played on most computers. They can even be transferred to ipods and personal mp3 players.



Naval History / Swing By Sailor
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:42:02 PM »
Hi All,

I've been sent a copy of this book from the publishers and I wonder whether we should auction it off for the 70th anniversary reunion.

It tells the story of the Australia war brides travelling on Victorious in 1946.

Any takers? Put your bids here and I'll send the book out via post.


Today's Navy / Vanguard Magazine.
« on: October 27, 2008, 09:30:54 PM »
OK, it's a blatant plug for one of my sites, but RNA 10 Area has just published the Autumn edition of their magazine Vanguard.

The Current issue hilights the role of the Naval contingent at Basrah, as well as articles on HM Ships Ganges, Clyde and Norfolk, as well as the loss of the "Delhi". Shiny copies can be obtained via the Area Secretary on 0161 748 6681, but just to pique your interest - previous copies can be downloaded by clicking on the magazine covers. Each file is about 1.5 Mb (.pdf format)

Hope you enjoy.

The previous copy, will be available online later tonight.


Faces / MOVED: Stuart "Polly" Perkins
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:11:27 AM »

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