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Old 05-04-2012, 14:38
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Re Hong Kong Postcard..........at a guess, maybe around 1965? MANXMAN was definitely in FES, outboard of her........maybe a couple of "Darings"?
Astern, appears to be twin funnels of a fairly big ship.......HMNZS ROYALIST?
Last RN Cruiser was BELFAST and I don't think that is her.
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Old 05-04-2012, 19:31
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Re Hong Kong Postcard..........at a guess, maybe around 1965? MANXMAN was definitely in FES, outboard of her........maybe a couple of "Darings"?
Astern, appears to be twin funnels of a fairly big ship.......HMNZS ROYALIST?
Last RN Cruiser was BELFAST and I don't think that is her.
Well spotted Scurs, it's certainly a Dido class cruiser the only one left by then would I think have been Royalist. Is that an old RFA laying off?
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Old 05-04-2012, 19:52
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Re Hong Kong Postcard..........at a guess, maybe around 1965? MANXMAN was definitely in FES, outboard of her........maybe a couple of "Darings"?
Astern, appears to be twin funnels of a fairly big ship.......HMNZS ROYALIST?
Last RN Cruiser was BELFAST and I don't think that is her.
Hi Scurs
The photo wasn't a postcard but a photo taken by the Ark Royal photographic department. May well have been taken from a helicopter before the Ark entered Hong Kong where we stayed between 27th September 1965 and 12th October 1965.

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Old 05-04-2012, 20:50
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Ought to recognise it then Jim.........we (AJAX) were there too, Sept-Oct 65!
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Me too - on the Ark!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 22:10
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Has anyone a photo of the China Fleet Club in Hong Kong & if the building is still standing what is it used for?
Further to this post and Johnny07's photo's in post #17 here is a photo of the China Fleet Club taken sometime between 1970 and 1972.

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:04
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This aerial photo of the Island was taken c1965/6. There seems to be a group of aeroplanes parked up in the top left corner and I wonder what they are, or are they aeroplanes? Apart from the runway and fuel tanks, there seems little else on the island. Just had a quick look on Wiki and it is now an International Airport http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan_%28Seenu_Atoll%29

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This aerial photo of the Island was taken c1965/6. There seems to be a group of aeroplanes parked up in the top left corner and I wonder what they are, or are they aeroplanes? Apart from the runway and fuel tanks, there seems little else on the island. Just had a quick look on Wiki and it is now an International Airport http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan_%28Seenu_Atoll%29

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They look like huts to me, with an access porch or some such in the middle.
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Old 08-04-2012, 14:41
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Hi Jim and Steve

They look like solar panel arrays to me, plenty of sun there I would have thought.

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When I typed China Fleet Club, Tom Collin's & poached eggs came to mind.
the china fleet club, Hong Kong closed long before 1997. a new building was erected on the site called fleet house.

due to harbour reclamation. the site is no longer on the sea front but far inland. I have pics of the old fleet club,
contact me on johnfleming32@hotmail.com s I don't know how to attaché on this site.
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the china fleet club, Hong Kong closed long before 1997. a new building was erected on the site called fleet house.

due to harbour reclamation. the site is no longer on the sea front but far inland. I have pics of the old fleet club,
contact me on johnfleming32@hotmail.com s I don't know how to attaché on this site.
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Afternoon all. Dug this one out from somewhere.



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Old 08-10-2013, 13:56
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Here is a similar shot Derek and a couple of Tamar.

Main gate circa 1949 and across the basin early 60s.
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I believe the basin was filled in years ago and is now covered in
buildings - I cant seem to find it on Google Earth

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Old 08-10-2013, 15:12
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A picture of Bugis Street taken in 1971. This shows it as I remember it, an exciting place to go for a meal and a few beers in a foreign environment.
Sorry it's a bit blurred, new camera then.
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Table cloths in Bugis StreetHow sanitised it had become.
My memories of the place include an ever overflowing toilet and smally boys conning Jack out of his hard earned beer tokens by playing games of noughts and crosses that you could never win on little magic slates.

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A bit nearer home-Portsmouth- the old NAAFI club which was situated opposite the WRNS living quarters which I believe is now a museum on the way up to Southsea where in my time,mid fifties, beer was 1/6p a pint, can any one remember the place, don`t suppose it is still there after all this time,any photos around?
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I remember the old NAAFI at Pompey and was a nice watering hole on the way from the Gosport Ferry to Billy Mannings fairground at Southsea. All the nice girls love a sailor, and we didn't like to disappoint them
I think Nat King Coles song, Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, was played every other record on the dodgems.

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Cor! Jim , Billy Mannings at Clarence Pier, dated the girl who was in a glass cage with the large snake wrapped around her, left her snake behind on the dates!! Ideal place for Jack to pick up the lasses.
Then up to the Savoy at night to dance the night away,finish up with fish suppers in fish and chip shop near RNB owned by a couple of "queers",if they liked the look of you then you got a whale sized fish.
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Old 14-11-2013, 17:57
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A bit nearer home-Portsmouth- the old NAAFI club which was situated opposite the WRNS living quarters which I believe is now a museum on the way up to Southsea where in my time,mid fifties, beer was 1/6p a pint, can any one remember the place, don`t suppose it is still there after all this time,any photos around?
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Old 14-11-2013, 23:39
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John , I think the Chief Wren done you a favour, a young "sprog" among all the sex mad Wrens--what a way to die

I took one out to the pub on Clarence pier and she ordered the usual gin, boy, could she put them away,after that night when she rang the ship to arrange another date I told her that I had been given a crash draft and was leaving that night(coward)--my pay was nearly spent on that date---never dated a Wren again.
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Dave.............How you fancy the job I had for a while at EXCELLENT whilst Ship's Company - WRNS Block Sweeper! I kid you not, genuine job! Those who made such decisions, deemed that females lacked the physical ability to operate a buffing machine on the floors, so an AB had the job - me!
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