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Messages - James Hutton

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Odds and sods / Re: The 09 Reunion Its Rolling !!!!
« on: March 19, 2009, 08:36:35 AM »

Get in touch with my father (you should have his number), he may have some flags and ensigns.


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.


Odds and sods / Re: Happy New Year for 2009
« on: January 01, 2009, 03:04:06 PM »
Happy New year to all. I've just got up from my nightshift - New Year in A&E is always a great feeling!

Anyway, wishing you all great success in all your ventures with the Association - make it a great birthday for the old girl.


Odds and sods / Re: Victorious Plaque at National Arboretum
« on: November 08, 2008, 05:36:42 PM »
Folder full, will have to start useing Photobucket/imagecave  for more photo`s,    :)


If you want to use some space on the server here, just let me know. soon as I finish nights I'll set it up for you.


Today's Navy / Re: A Grand old Chap called Louis
« on: November 04, 2008, 03:19:33 PM »

Many, many thanks for taking the time out to visit Louis. I just wonder how many other veterans will have no one but their departed comrades to keep them company this Sunday? Maybe it's time to start a "Visit a veteran" campaign. I'll certainly make sure any veterans I see at work this weekend are thanked.


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.


I'm new! / Re: taffj
« on: October 27, 2008, 07:32:56 AM »
Welcome aboard Taffj,

Could you let me know what the problem is with the guest book, it all seems to be working at my end.

James (Webmaster - HMS Victorious Association.)

I'm new! / Re: Tommy Craig
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:32:57 AM »

I've asked around and the info I've got is this...

Na1 AH3 T.M.Craig L/F967938 26th May 1959. Who was Tragically Killed. On Hms Victorious. When he wrongly moved over the cat. In a port/starboard Launch Procedure of a 3 figure Sea Vixen Launch. The pilot of the Sea Vixen was L/T John Bovey Cary RN. Who wrote to the family ,at the time of their loss

Hope this is of some use.


Odds and sods / Re: Victorious Plaque at National Arboretum
« on: October 08, 2008, 08:23:06 AM »

getting pictures out of a digital camera is really easy. In fact even Stokers can do it.

See, that's how to get those pesky pictures out of the camera!

Actually, if you have a card reader slot on the computer then just place the card in and let windows do the rest, there will be a dialogue box to "Import pictures". Once they are on the computer, why not open a Fotopic account (don't worry, I know you're from Yorkshire, it's free!)


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

Lost Oppos / Qui ante nos?
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:00:20 AM »
A bit of Latin for all you cultured fellows, and I'm sure you'll all understand it. For the slower ones bereft of a classical education it means - "Where are they now?"

Why not post details of any shipmates you are looking for? I'm sure that there must be a few "lost souls" still out there.

Please don't put your email addresses up here though, it can be used to so that you are plagued with spam emails, instead use the personal messaging system built into the forum.


Odds and sods / Re: Good Morning All
« on: September 27, 2008, 05:57:18 PM »
      8) Well Dave six days to go, and counting ! ;)

Six days till your wallet gets its annual opening? Are you selling tickets by any chance Stan?


Lost Oppos / Stuart "Polly" Perkins
« on: September 26, 2008, 07:30:03 AM »
I received the following e-mail last night, any one who remembers Stuart, it would be nice if they could get in touch with his son.

Hello, my name is Andrew Perkins and I've just come across your website. Congratulations on a great site and the good work you are doing. I thought I'd submit a photo of my dad who served on the Vic from 21/3/64 to 9/3/65 with a two month break at R.A.F. Changi in the middle. If the calendar behind him, and my eyes are correct, this photo was taken on the Vic, it looks like May 1964. Dad was a steward and the Vic was his first ship, and very proud he was! Sadly I don't have any group photos to submit but maybe someone might recognise him and say "Look, there's Polly!"
Dad passed away in 1999, he would've loved the internet and the websites that people like you are setting up, fantastic job, making sure that our ex servicemen can keep in touch with old friends and, more importantly, don't get forgotten. Great site, people! keep up the good work!

A full size picture can be viewed in the gallery.


Today's Navy / Re: Trafalgar Day. What can I do ??
« on: September 19, 2008, 05:44:53 PM »

Any RNA branch would gladly take onboard an ex-matelot to toast the immortal memory.

Ask around, or speak to my Dad and he'll see what's going on locally to you.


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