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Naval History / Re: HMS Victorious
« Last post by stokerstan on Yesterday at 12:26:02 PM »
   
 A great post Crash, thanks. I note the Victorious plaque on the wall behind Mr Davis, and I suspect he may have actually  photographed the Kamikaze hit that caught Clary Gibbs, and possibly Fred Jackson.

     Another bit of real history departs.
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Naval History / Re: HMS Victorious
« Last post by Dave on September 17, 2018, 03:02:11 PM »
Reginald Davis   Thanks to Lorraine   Navy News, September
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A run ashore / Re: Coventry City of Culture 2018.
« Last post by Dave on September 06, 2018, 03:04:01 PM »
Sparrows Nest Museum


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A run ashore / Re: Coventry City of Culture 2018.
« Last post by stokerstan on September 06, 2018, 02:17:19 PM »

  Time flies by, and we are eating up September. Reunion is the 5th October, and I hope that we are blitzing Britannia with room booking forms.Our mini-meet at Lowestoft went very well,and I think the charm of the town and the great people we met will be a life long memory. The Royal Naval Patrol Service members we met up with, and reminded us that we were not the only organisation that still drinks rum,also opened a small window into what fighting a war was like from the perspective of a very small ship.  I do not think that any of us who visited Sparrows Nest Museum could fail to be rather shocked that this history of sacrifice and courage and the massive loss of life,could be so little know about.
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Naval History / Re: The National Memorial Arboretum
« Last post by Dave on September 06, 2018, 10:31:21 AM »
The new Aspects Building due to open October 2018

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A run ashore / Re: Mini-Meet at Lowestoft.
« Last post by stokerstan on September 01, 2018, 12:47:11 PM »

  Well worth a visit !
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A run ashore / Re: Mini-Meet at Lowestoft.
« Last post by stokerstan on August 31, 2018, 08:51:40 PM »
 

 The MINICARLO is Lowestoft's own sidewinder trawler. Built and worked from the town ! Looked after and preserved by members of the original crew. We had the privilege to meet her original skipper on our visit.
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A run ashore / Re: Mini-Meet at Lowestoft.
« Last post by stokerstan on August 31, 2018, 08:32:34 PM »
  

  We had boarded the Deep Sea Trawler for a trip into the North Sea... Crash had the wheel, but Topsey needed to check if he was ok with the old navigation stuff,and I needed to know that when he rang down for ahead
all engines, he really wanted to go forward !!
Just left the harbor, and would you credit it, we got mugged by a bunch of French fishermen. Crash gave the order to repel boarders, and we had it under control in no time at all.
note Crashes face, you can see he was not pleased at.
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A run ashore / Re: Mini-Meet at Lowestoft.
« Last post by stokerstan on August 30, 2018, 10:39:06 PM »
  Well worth the trip, a few of Crashes picture will be revealed . Friday at Sparrows Nest.run round about what the Royal Naval Patrol Service did in the war.
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A run ashore / Re: Flat Top Mag
« Last post by stokerstan on August 30, 2018, 10:35:43 PM »


     Working day and night on this mag.Much of the time this computer does not co operate but I am slowly starting to learn how to get it to work, but its tough !!
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