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Naval History / Re: Dad's new office.
« Last post by Topsey on April 14, 2019, 05:38:19 PM »
James, why isn't your dad a member of the association?
Naval History / Re: Dad's new office.
« Last post by stokerstan 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. ;)
Naval History / Dad's new office.
« Last post by James Hutton on April 11, 2019, 11:31:40 AM »
As some of you are aware my father served on Vic during the 1st Commission as part of the SAR flight. He was an airframe engineer. He's been involved with the RNA and FAA Association for many years, however the office he had at home was becoming a little threadbare.

I've given it a lick of paint and some artwork for the walls. I've got one more picture to hang, as soon as I get it unwrapped I'll post some more pictures.


A run ashore / Booking at the North Euston Hotel 13th May
« Last post by stokerstan 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
« Last post by stokerstan 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
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
Faces / Re: Mouse Lovatt
« Last post by Topsey on April 01, 2019, 04:20:35 PM »
For those who knew him -  Mouse Lovatt (RP of 38 mess second commission) passed away last Wednesday 13 March.
The world has never seen a better buoy jumper.
R I P Mouse.
Tred, Mouse will be remembered on 23rd April at the national Memorial Arboretum Alrewas at 1330 by the Vic Memorial Tree, Join us if you can
A run ashore / Re: Fleetwood possible mini meet 2019
« Last post by stokerstan 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
« Last post by Tred on March 28, 2019, 01:48:16 PM »
You have a nice way with words.
When I joined I was issued with a black cap and a white one and when I left the married quarter in Portland the taxi driver enquired what my next draft was. When I replied “Civie Street” he said “Bioody He’ll! You’ll have to look after yourself”.How right he was!
I don’t think there would be much room for a lower deck lawyer ( MAA Tinn’s description) like me in today’s Navy.
Faces / Re: Mouse Lovatt
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
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