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Old 29-02-2008, 22:49
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Default RN Shore Training Establishment: HMS Ganges

I couldn't resist adding these pictures to Kc's.
HMS Ganges at a later date.

187 class 27 mess Anson division 1953. I'm the youngster middle row second from the right.

Aerial view of Ganges mid fifties.

The Annexe 1947.

Main establishment 1947.

Main Gate.

The mast.

A sad sight, now and then.

Plenty more where these came from.

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Old 29-02-2008, 22:59
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OMG what a motley bunch not arf as smart as us St Vincent laddies,
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Thats me 2nd from right bottom row next to the CPO
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Old 29-02-2008, 23:05
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made it slightly larger for you.
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Old 01-03-2008, 13:49
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I'm not as old as some of you but here's my contribution GANGES 1969 Captains sunday morning divisions (Captain Button as i recall) Blake Division 6 mess on the long covered way.I went back a few years ago and walked up and down Faith Hope and Charity anyone remember them ?
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Old 01-03-2008, 14:03
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Default Re: HMS Ganges - 1929 Classes

Great to see all these old photos. Especially the more recent. I recognised Bob.He hasnt changed a bit. L.O.L.
My Brother in Law was an instructor there 63/64. An E.R.A.3 at the time I believe. I will ask him if he has any photos when I see him next.
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Old 01-03-2008, 17:33
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Here are some pics I sectionised from the main pic some time ago starting with "Faith, Hope and Charity"
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And for nostalgia a few more.
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Let's see the old place in colour shall we?
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Old 12-03-2008, 14:03
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Default RN Shore Training Establishment: HMS Ganges

For those people who were there!

"Cry your hearts out and remember it as it was"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUeWg3Di-4M

I shall never forget and I'm sure those others of you who were there will not.

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There doesn't seem to be much left now Bob - except memories.
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Old 12-03-2008, 14:23
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For some pictures of earlier times see here:-

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...ghlight=Ganges

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Old 27-06-2008, 19:05
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The first purpose built Royal Navy Wireless School at RNTE Shotley 1913

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Talking about training establishments can I re-introduce some of the new members to this page re HMS Ganges?

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...ghlight=Ganges

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Old 28-06-2008, 09:33
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Charles, where was the RNTE in conjunction with Ganges? I don't ever recall seeing it.

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Old 28-06-2008, 15:24
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Bob,

The shore establishment was named the Royal Naval Training Establishment Shotley, this had a depot ship named HMS Ganges. In January 1927 RNTE Shotley was recommissioned as HMS Ganges.

Pointer on the old wireless school, what was the building used for in your day?

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Old 28-06-2008, 15:50
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Charles, I was there in 1952 and being attached to the seaman side of training had nothing to do with that part of the establishment and I can truly say I don't even remember seeing the building.
Seeing as it was very close to the signal tower and seeing that Ganges trained Flagwaggers and W/T bods I should imagine it continued being used by the Communications branch.
Here is a larger section of that area.

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Thank you for reminding me of those halcyon days at that wonderful holiday camp at Shotley!

The weather was always so wonderful and those kind ,patient and understanding instructors made my stay there so much more memorable.

The GI's in their offices at the end of the parade ground had unbelievable lateral vision! They were even kind enough to ask me so politely to move at speed off of their Parade ground!

We would all look forward to Friday evenings, it was even better fun, on my knees along with my fellow happy campers checking every block of parquet flooring in Benbow 27 mess at the bottom of the Long Covered Way!

I thought newspapers were for reading , not cleaning every single PAIN (pane) of glass in those mess windows!

Wrapped up in my cold black oilskin raincoat late at night over me pyjamas when the our class instructor not to impressed with our noisy sleep habits, was keen to introduce the mess to the wonders of Astronomy that we all became advanced star gazers !

Well I suppose now 43 years later it was possibly even better than I remember!

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Old 28-06-2008, 17:37
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I wonder what the PC brigade would make of it today, As i recall my time there in the late 60s i think in todays terms it could be construde as child abuse .
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Old 28-06-2008, 17:40
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A rather grainy pic of me on my pit in Blake 6 Mess half way down the long covered way.
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I wonder what the PC brigade would make of it today, As i recall my time there in the late 60s i think in todays terms it could be construde as child abuse .
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Remember the Motto,

"Boys to Men" .............. ten seconds after you walked through that da* gate!

Abuse..............we never got enough of it !!!!

Brutal was never in the Ganges dictionary was it ?
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Cheers Bob,

Im sure there is a section of the community that would give a round of applause if its standards returned.

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A big grainy grin there Dave!
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Old 28-06-2008, 20:09
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Pictures on the wall Dave! We never had such luxuries.
Here's my offering. Self on the right and another Wolverhampton lad Mickey Jacquemine.
The mess behind was 27 mess Anson Division, the last one on the left down the long covered way. We used to look straight out on to the estuary where ships of all sizes were moored awaiting their fates. Oh to have had a camera in those days 1952!
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Yeah Boys to Men that's what it says on this old GANGES mug that i keep my pens in on my desk .It's supposed to be an original that was sold off after the closure.
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Pictures on the wall Dave! We never had such luxuries.
Here's my offering. Self on the right and another Wolverhampton lad Mickey Jacquemine.
The mess behind was 27 mess Anson Division, the last one on the left down the long covered way. We used to look straight out on to the estuary where ships of all sizes were moored awaiting their fates. Oh to have had a camera in those days 1952!

Must have been the same mess I was in ,in 66 it was Benbow Division 27 mess.

Yup ,wish I had taken my Brownie with me!
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