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Old 26-04-2009, 16:05
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Cod Wars, - Bacchante - Artic Vandal - and I think Odin. I did a Fire Brigade exercise on Bacchante about 1977/8 We flew out to her in an R.A.F. Whirlwind she was off Burntisland in the Forth, the crew were supposed to be a foreign ship so played the awkward squad,I could'nt get the Feather weight punp to start, then I noticed that someone had lifted all the spark plugs up, not off, but just enough to break contact. Strange how I managed to stumble with the hose once we got water!


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Oh shucks look I'm an Osifer

Does this mean I have to give up the Captain Morgan for pink gin?
I will ask BAZ to Raid the Stokers mss for a couple of bottles ,when he is off watch, as we are sorting out a delivery for the Admiral soon
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Cheers Ivor, I'm actualy sitting here with a small one, but this is 'Cane Trader', el cheepo, but quite nice.
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Old 27-04-2009, 01:35
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What a really good picture of the trawler in trouble with the law,well thats my interpretation, I expect others will look at it and come to a different conclusion. But that is the nice thing about any image it is in the eye of the beholder don't you agree and as I was once told if you skill then use it . If only.......! I sincerely hope your wife is feeling better and is making steady progress. Was it the chicken broth routine?
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Old 27-04-2009, 08:43
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Thanks for the good wishes Mike , the picture is supposed to depict 'a day in the life of the cod wars' and I'm sure there are a few members of the Forum who could give you their opinoin on Fishing Laws.

Regarding the invalid,funny enough one of the first things she ate was my Chicken, rice and leek soup. seriously though she's doing really well, apart from running me off my feet, the thing is, this is only the firt stage, as she is to have a replacement ankle after re couperating from this lot.Thanks again.

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Old 30-04-2009, 18:42
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Now for something slightly different.The Story Of Two,no make that Three Paintings.

While serving in ARK ROYAL mid 60's I did some paintings, which a mate in the Phot. section photographed and printed on mat paper so they looked like pencil drawings, he kept the negs(with my permission) and we went on our merry ways.

My next draft was to LOSSIMOUTH, Leading hand on one of the crash crews, some of my pics were framed and hung in the bedroom of the Firestation.

Onday while sitting in the watchroom, the phone rang, one of the crew answered it , then turned to me"It's the Admiral for you",you can imagine what I said to him, however I took the phone "leadimg Airman Rae speaking."
"Good afternoon Rae, Admiral Kirke here".......The outcome of the concersation was that the Admiral (Rear Admiral D.W.Kirke, CB.,CBE., Flag Officer Naval Flying Training, had been asked to open a new pub in Plymouth called the WALRUS. the Admiral having flown then in ww2. He had seen one of the photos of a painting I had done of a WALRUS and asked if I could do another which he wanterd to pressent to the pub as a memento.

The boss sent me back to the mess,.. picture painted,..taken to the Phot section,.. mounted and framed,.. loaded into the'Green Parrot'( two seat Hawker Hunter used as Admirals barge) which had dropped in while on a Navexe. and away to Yeovil.

Several weeks later ...Admirals Inspection...I am to be introduced to Admiral Kirke, and I'm to take him round the Firestation and show him my pictures(see pic below) I still have the photo of H.M.S. AISNE, which I used as ref. for the pick on the wall, I painted it again this afternoon, see below.

I got a bottle of ten year old whiskey, for doing the painting, I never was in Plymouth again so did not see the Walrus, and left the Navy soon after that inspection, so I don't know what hapened to the pictures. Anybody been in the Walrus, or Lossie Firestation?.

001160.jpg The original photo of AISNE

001161.jpg Lossie Firestation the Admiral, and I'm the pratt with the buttoned up ovies.

netpics10 001.jpg This afternoons effort.
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Old 30-04-2009, 22:46
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Jim, magic magic magic!!! and the narrative too!!!

Whilst your painting is fantastic perhaps you could also contemplate putting your pic of the Aisne on the Special Warship Pictures thread.

Still enjoying all the postings on this thread ta vy muchly

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Thanks Harry, your wish is my command.
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Old 01-05-2009, 16:55
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The Walrus pub is still there, but can't say whether your pic is still on the wall.

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Old 01-05-2009, 18:12
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Thanks mik, earlier to day I typed in Walrus pub, and found they have a web site, they have been closed for a while but are now open under new management. they don't have an email address unfortunately.
Here are another couple of pics I found.

netpics10 004.jpg Thames estuary,UnionCastle liner and 'Windjammer' (a word that to me paints pictures)

netpics10 005.jpg Hawker Osprey 3 in seaboots
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Old 01-05-2009, 19:16
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At the risk of sounding boring Jim you are brilliant and I to look forward to your next posting...as the pictures seem to "live"

You really should put on an exhibition of your works or a website showing your work .........anyone with a soul and in love with the sea would dribble at the contents...Well Done


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Old 01-05-2009, 21:23
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Thanks once again Ivor,you may have noticed my posts are getting sparser, I am more or less posting as I finish a pic, plus, like the last two, when I find one.

I am in the process of doing my bit for '100 years of naval aviation', 8thof May.

The patient is doing really well,the pysio was here on Wednesday and her advice has made her a lot more comfortable and I am becoming a dab hand at Housekeeping.

As for an exhibition, well maybe some time but it would take a bit of organising and I'm kind of tied up at the moment, any way I'm away to make the supper, thanks again

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Old 01-05-2009, 21:41
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Jim, I'm sure we all urge you to keep on painting, really enjoying your work exhibited on this thread to date (as I've said before).

Re your patient, pleased to know of the progress ... a jovial suggestion is that if you look at the words in my signature (straight out of PTI's mouf at Ganges), there is the aim for her!!!! might even get the Physio to join in!!!

Wishing you both all the best.

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:18
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Thanks for the good wishes,and the patient says thanks as well, the swelling is almost gone and she is gradualy getting more bend in the knee.Dont worry I'm not about to stop painting, its just that I had all these ones already done, I have in mind Darings, AMCs and fifties/sixties ships as subjects, suggestions would be welcomed, but not garanteed.

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Old 03-05-2009, 15:17
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Here is another pic. who remembers this welcome sight?

daring 007.jpg DARING with Postman Pat. w/c 12"x9"
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That picture takes me back to doing our first BEIRA PATROL...

What welcoming sight ,all those canister,s ......away "seaboats crew ".

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Old 03-05-2009, 17:09
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Cyla, you must be a mind reader!, that's what I was Going to call the pic, but thought our non x-navy guys would'nt get it.
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Thanks for the one on Mail Delivery. Our first drop on Beira patrol was much welcome mail after six weeks wthout any !! The wafoos played their favourite trick and dropped the first canister which hit the oggin and paper flew into the air. Imagine our dismay only to find that this was the welcome to Beira trick and the first canister was full of waste paper !!!

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Re 'your Shackletons' droppings'

In another thread Jan Steer and myself identified this particular activity going on during the Biera patrols, so yes very familiar with this kind of serial.

T'was especially relevant to my particular group, who were constantly transferred from ship to ship as each ship took their turn on station or in some cases did a return duty on station. We however stayed on station for several months. aaah I know shame wasn't it

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Gerry,

I wonder that if there was a time that wafoos ever dropped off the wrong canisters.......as i can remember ,there was always two of us on station at a time ........

Sorry to go off thread . ...but i have been trying to find a thread/ website ,stating ships that took part /and dates....i was on the [chichester] at the time.

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I don't think it was just the Biera patrols that got mail this way,I seem to remember getting it while on ,I think ARK ROYAL, I may be wrong but I certainly remember Shacks doing approaches to the flightdeck with everything hanging out, even a VULCAN once.
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Ah, a welcome sight when bobbing up and down in mid-Atlantic and Christmas Day fast approaching. They dropped some welcome goodies, including a Christmas tree one year!!
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Thank you Jim its brilliant

How you can turn them out so quick and with such detail is beyond me !


If I can reduce a picture of my ship to suit this thread I will post it.

I hope your good lady is feeling more comfortable now........

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Looks realy good Ivor, is she steam or is that a smoke ganerator?
I an making a Gay class M.T.B/M.G.B. SEE PICS


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