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Old 03-08-2009, 17:52
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Cheers for those Dave, although I already had the photo of Modeste.


Here's a few originals that I took from the album sometime ago all have my Dad in them. The 2 that show him with a beard we used to laugh at when I was younger, he looks ancient sporting a beard but at the time he was only about 23-24 years old.

On the photo of the 4 sitting (I think on the gun turret) Dad is at the back on the left.

Certainly the Far East as one of them has Hong Kong on the back of it, but maybe earlier than you cruise card somewhere around 1954-55-56.

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Old 04-08-2009, 14:07
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Nice to see those Alan Thanks.
I found this postcard on the Glamourous Organs website can't help thinking that someone is having a laugh.Hope they don't mind me posting it on here.
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Finally. Just worked my way through these fantastic posts of ships cruises. Thank you one and all for posting them.

There was a little debate as to why spend so much time in the Med. My theory is that our historic enemies were in Europe and the Middle East and not the Far East. Therefore, as far as Europe is concerned, it was vital that we retained a powerful presence in the Med, Their Back door, as it were. The Far East was more of "We are here to stay and we have a lot more of these (warships) if you try and mess with us". Also the 1920s and 30s were lean years as far as the economy was concerned. It could have been a cost cutting exercise. Just my theory!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 15:51
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Hi Dave ,

Yep when i started this thread , i thought it would be just a "five minute wonder".... but i have been made hopelessly wrong in thinking so ,
I would like to bet ,there are still some uncovered "cruises" still to be found.

JOIN THE NAVY and SEE THE WORLD .

How true is that after you have got to this part of the thread.
It,s great work by all on this forum .

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Old 24-09-2009, 20:08
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Hi All,

Here's the cruise card for HMS Ajax 1939 Summer Cruise. Somehow I don't
think it ended as planned. A photo of Ajax and Exeter to go along with it.


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Old 24-09-2009, 20:13
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George
Thanks for posting the AJAX card, quite a historic postcard.Pity there wasnt one for the next year of her commission!!
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Old 24-09-2009, 20:36
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Hi Gerry,

Just glad that now I have a scanner I can contribute something instead of
taking all the time. I keep going through the Forum picking up photo's and
badges and sometimes 'thank you' does'nt seem enough.

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Old 24-09-2009, 20:57
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Great photo George, thanks for posting it!
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Old 24-09-2009, 22:28
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George that was a truly wonderful picture you posted.
If you have anymore of that calibre then I suggest that you give your scanner a thorough testing my friend!!
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Old 25-09-2009, 15:05
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George that was a truly wonderful picture you posted.
If you have anymore of that calibre then I suggest that you give your scanner a thorough testing my friend!!
Thank you Terry and Dan,
Here is an envelope from HMS Ajax '38 or '39 cruises. It looks quite expensive, thermographed in gold. The picture of her is
take at Bermuda at the start of her commission.

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George another brilliant picture!

any more of that size and calibre please feel free to upload it/them to the Special Warship Pictures Thread...


http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...t=2941&page=15
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Seeing as CYLLA started the thread, and he's a mate of mine, I think I'd better contribute.
Not a world cruise but I'm sure you won't mind. My first ship as a JRO and what an 'eye opener'.
The postcards were 'manufactured ' by the FAA phot. dept.
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Old 30-09-2009, 19:57
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What brilliant memories this thread has brought back to me, From what I can remember most Commissioning Books had these as Endpapers front and rear. I did have the one foe HMS Cavendish 62/64 but that was lost in a fire I do have the one for Albion 66/68 and will post it as soon as I figure out how to do same evolution. Great work to all contributors.
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Old 04-10-2009, 21:56
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Alan, I don't know how I missed it but I have just come across the photograph of your father on the Modeste.
I had to look twice as I had a messmate on the Battleaxe in the 50's,
who in my opinion was the spitting image of your father especially when he grew a set.
If you don't mind I will post them side by side and see what you think.He is the chap standing at the rear of the tabble. I am the young O/sea with hand to face.
The photograph was taken in the Champe-Elysees, Paris.

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:26
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Bob, thanks for posting the photo's side by side, I suppose there are some similarities but it's difficult for me to agree, obviously you get to recognise every feature of your family and so I would spot differences straight away.

Bit like when I tell everyone I'm mistaken for 'Brad Pitt'

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:59
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Bob, how did you get to Paris & why. Don't tell me you sailed up the Seine.
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Old 21-10-2009, 18:51
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Latest addition to the collection HMS LONDON in the Med 1937-1938.Compared to todays commissions these guys had some great runs ashore.

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Bob, how did you get to Paris & why. Don't tell me you sailed up the Seine.
When London RNR, was running, inshores in the seventies, they regularly visited Paris.
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Old 22-10-2009, 01:12
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Thanks for showing us that Gerry.
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Here are a couple of 'charts' shwoing RODNEY's second commission from C R Benstead's 1932 book 'HMS Rodney at Sea' - as the saying goes, it does what it says on the tin......!!

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Here is some thing a bit different for you all to see , except folks out side UK ,i believe .

I have tired to start it on the book , but there is a little before it too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._8_Monmouth_2/

At the end , the amount she got for it all ....i will leave that for you to think about.

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Here is some thing a bit different for you all to see , except folks out side UK ,i believe .

I have tired to start it on the book , but there is a little before it too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._8_Monmouth_2/

At the end , the amount she got for it all ....i will leave that for you to think about.

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limeybiker,

dont worry mate, some boffin will find away ......

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