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Old 26-08-2009, 18:49
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Default Television & Radio Programmes of Naval Interest

Browsing through the new copy of Radio Times, I came across two programmes of interest. Both dealing with the R.N.
The first is on Channel four at 6.45 p.m.on Sunday 30th August..Atlantic Convoys,The war at sea. programme 1 of 4.
The second is on channel 5 at 9.00 p.m. Monday 31st August.. Warship..H.M.S.Bulwark programme 1 of 6.
I think the one about Bulwark would be possibly on the same lines as the recent one about the "Lusty"
Anyway I think a note in your diary shipmates is called for.
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Old 26-08-2009, 22:01
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Old 26-08-2009, 22:13
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Cheers Stan making a note I'll pre programme them in (hopefully)

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Well done Stan. Appreciated.

I have seen the Bulwark series before - it is ok.
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Old 27-08-2009, 19:29
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This Sunday on the History Channel at 9pm

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Death Of A Battleship: Deep sea divers finally reveal how the 'unsinkable' World War I battleship HMS Audacious was laid low by a single blow
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Old 27-08-2009, 19:31
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and followed at 10pm by

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Old 27-08-2009, 19:45
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Cheers Stan making a note I'll pre programme them in (hopefully)

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Thank you Stan for the information. I look forward to seeing them.

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Old 28-08-2009, 22:29
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They have been showing 'trailers' for the warship programme on the TV today!!!

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1 st episode of a series about HMS BUlwark on channel 5 tonight
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Old 31-08-2009, 21:36
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Having watched it and saved the 'recording' ... debatable I would say... lots of issues there!!!

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.... for instance; the Bulwark needn't have withdrawn to deep sea to make fresh water away from the polluted delta... rather... why weren't the returning bootnecks and naval contingents given salt water showers or hosed down having been given salt water soap(like was available in S/M's)... until the normal egress after the exercise then they could have had fresh water in abundance. Little h
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Definitely not as good a programme as the first part of the Atlantic Convoys IMO.
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Old 01-09-2009, 13:40
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I dont know if you noticed it, but the chap doing all the talking did not know that the Stern, when showing the area where the Landing craft were situated is NOT the Bow of the ship. The Bow is the sharp end!!
Hope it improves next week???
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Did anybody notice that the planners have changed the bow to the stern. in last night `s programme,thestern doors are now in the BOW. MORE COMMENTS PLEASE
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I watched the Atlantic Convoys programme and enjoyed it. I think for the audience they would have expected, it was a good programme, and a good 'refresher' for most of the naval history types you find on this forum. Nothing particularly new, perhaps, but told the story well and gave a particularly good account of the context of the war and politics around it, I thought. Maybe I only caught the good bits though? Either way, I hope to catch the next episode, but I'm usually out on a Sunday evening.
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I watched the Atlantic Convoys programme and enjoyed it. I think for the audience they would have expected, it was a good programme, and a good 'refresher' for most of the naval history types you find on this forum. Nothing particularly new, perhaps, but told the story well and gave a particularly good account of the context of the war and politics around it, I thought. Maybe I only caught the good bits though? Either way, I hope to catch the next episode, but I'm usually out on a Sunday evening.
Never been one for world war history but this certainly opened my eyes - 30,000 merchant seamen died - unbelievable......and who would have wanted to be on a corvette at that time. Being signalman on the bridge in those days certainly wasnt as cushy as it was in the 70's

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I've just been watching the programme which I recorded last night. I thought he said bow of the ship but on reflection I think he meant bowels of the ship.
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Actually, the bit that struck me was the part about the Gerrman u-boat commander "stepping" onto the bridge of a corvette as they were alongside in rough seas. Did I hear that bit right?
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You heard it right! That was the Captain of U-501 stepping onto the Canadian corvette Moose Jaw - its a well known story. The U-Boat was rammed and then boarded by some of Moose Jaw's crew before sinking. Not a bad programme I thought although the limited contemporary footage soon started to be repeated a lot. Most of the footage was from Canadian corvette films.

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I've just had another look at part of the recording I made of Warship about HMS Bulwark. It is clear that when they show the stern door opening and the well dock flooding there are definitely only three LCUs in the dock, not four. There is no sight of the fourth one already outside the ship.

So why would a capital ship go on a major exercise without all its kit? I suspect the reason is that there aren't enough LCUs Mk 10 to fully equip all the vessels and fulfil the other roles. Yet another case of equipment shortages.

Also Albion & Bulwark do not 'own' any helicopters or have full support facitilies aboard for repairs etc. They do not have their own flight but are loaned helos when they are required for exercises / the real thing.

Be interesting what else we can spot as the series develops. Sadly the ship never had a fully integrated bridge suite as could be seen by the miscellaneous collection of individual bits of kit scattered across the bridge space. Compare that layout to the much better systems on liners and modern commercial vessels.
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Warship...Second part was shown last night..Enjoyed watching them do a dummy Field gun excercise. Especially when one poor begger slipped and fell on his backside... What did you think of the idiot who had a tattoo on his backside??
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The modern RN/RM portrayed in this series is uncovering an absolutely shambolic mess to the public.... the activities as shown in last nights episode were nothing short of a disgrace ... trained men/women sorry to say it ... but she who must be obeyed was dismayed at the lack of ability to march in step and the abysmal small arms drill and worse still by the antics of matelots ashore -males dancing and groping each other!!! etc etc etc

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Totally agree with you Harry. Basic Training taught you drill. It's not something you can forget in a hurry. I can still remember how to do it after 28 years - And as for the effeminate antics in the nightclub !! Well I found it extremely embarassing. If you did that in my day, you'd get a good kicking. To do it in front of the cameras was cringeworthy to say the least. Now, if you consider I only left the Mob in 1986, what does it tell you about our Modern RN ???

I, personally, felt ashamed as it only furthered the age-old stereotype of a Sailor and his sexual preferences !!!!!
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You heard it right! That was the Captain of U-501 stepping onto the Canadian corvette Moose Jaw - its a well known story. The U-Boat was rammed and then boarded by some of Moose Jaw's crew before sinking. Not a bad programme I thought although the limited contemporary footage soon started to be repeated a lot. Most of the footage was from Canadian corvette films.

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