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Old 21-03-2009, 17:06
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Cylla....Sorry not qualified to know but a guess is as the Sheffield was Flagship then maybe that's the answer.

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Hi Gerry I just found this postcard - I dont know whether you have seen it before. It is taken from her 1964 South American Tour.

I just love the pen and ink drawing of the ship which is really well done IMO...
On this cruise,there was also, Tiger, London & a sub. Tiger was Flagship with Admiral Fitzroy-Talbot onboard.It was a great trip.
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Old 14-04-2009, 21:06
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HMS Royal Oak Fifth Commission 1929/1932
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After looking at all the places the ROYAL OAK visited during those years..
You can fully understand why so many men wanted to join the R.N.
Imagine what it was like coming home on leave in those days ,where many of your mates at home never went further than a bus ride .
.......... Sat there in the pub "SWINGING the LAMP "...

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Old 15-04-2009, 20:31
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Thanks for the post on Royal Oak. A really detailed breakdown of the visits for that commission. Ties in nicely with the Cruise cards

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Old 15-05-2009, 20:53
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A couple more that have turned up in the last week or so.

A terrific cruise of DAUNTLESS pre WWII and a decent 50s cruise of SHEFFIELD.

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Old 16-05-2009, 10:20
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SCRG1970.

Thanks for another cruise, .....but hey ,i looks like ST VINCENT has shifted berth since i last visited the island .........When i was last there it was in the west indies ,about midships .

After that cruise ,your No6,s would be well washed out.

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Old 07-07-2009, 18:39
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Here's another addition to the collection,
H.M Submarine VALIANT'S 1974 - 1977 Comission .

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Old 07-07-2009, 19:56
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Dave

Nice one, good to see new ones surface for this thread.

An oppo sent me this one..not a cruise but significant as it must have been AJAXs last visit before paying-off. With the Royal Yacht for a gondola race around the lagoon at Venice.

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Thanks for those two guys!
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Old 07-07-2009, 23:22
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Nice one Gerry good to see your still around here's a few more derived from commission books.

VICTORIOUS 1960 - 1962 & 1963 - 1964
DEVONSHIRE 1962 - 1964
AJAX 1st Commission 1963 - 1965 & 1965 - 1966
FEARLESS 1965 - 1968
GLAMORGAN 1966 - 1968


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Old 07-07-2009, 23:30
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Thanks for those dave.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:16
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Old 09-07-2009, 16:07
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I think this is a brilliant piece of work, typical 60s- 70s pussers humor
HMS CASSANDRA Far East Commission 1962 - 1963 .


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Old 09-07-2009, 16:10
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A few more cruise charts

ALBION Far East 1960

PLYMOUTH 3rd Commission 1964 - 1966

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Dave

Thanks for those. Loved the CASSANDRA one. looks as it they got that deplyment off to a great start !!!

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Old 10-07-2009, 19:28
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dave ,
the CASSANDRA "Next Seasons Sailing " is just great , it cover,s every bit of "jacks" humour.

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Old 10-07-2009, 20:18
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I'll bet there is more than a few people on this site that wished they were leaving for an 18 Month tour of the Fez,Remember Tiger tops in the China Fleet club or a cheapy night out in Neesoon and watching the sun rise over Bugis Street with a female of dubius origin.

I wish

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Hi Dave ,

My very first cruise started , when landed at "changi "[spelling], got our first night in the ARMADA CLUB, before the following morning we joined the CHICHESTER.1966
Oh for those milk drinks we brought from the laundry..........the rest is history.

Ain't time flies....

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I was fascinated by the World Cruises thread; my mother had some cards but they were lost when my parents moved house in 1968.

Also interesting was a board-backed book in my father's possession. It had a grey cover with navy-blue printing and was an account of the Royal Cruise of 19?22 ?23, taking the Prince of Wales to various British stations but particularly to Australia. It described the voyage and had some magnificent pictures of the Prince, plus officers and crew, and the magical celebration of crossing the line!

As a child, I loved it (mainly because of the illustrations - I didn't know adults let their hair down like that!) and it was a 'wet day' pastime.

I fear it was lost when my father remarried in 1975 and moved house; also he had two pictures, one of the Fleet in Scapa Flow in WW1 and the other an impression of the Battle of Jutland - he had been at both. He gave the pictures to a neighbour, also ex-navy, now dead.

Has anyone ever come across any of this memorabilia?

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Edna - I have moved your interesting post to the World Cruise thread as we like to keep the same subject material together whenever possible.
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LOCH ALVIE'S 1955-1956 P.G. & E.I. COM.
Gerry (SCRG1970) suggested some of you may be interested in these 'cards' ?
For info I have been posting some snaps of that comish on the Loch Class thread. Only 2 more lots to go. Thank God for that some will say!
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Just for the record folks.........."Track of HMS Ajax 1965-66" posted earlier, is 2nd Commission, not 1st which was 1963-65. I was 2nd Commission.
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Scurs,
There are 2 post for AJAX both 1st and 2nd Commission's 63-65 & 65-66.
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