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Old 12-12-2009, 10:37
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HI guys, with regards to QPR DAVEs post the trick still went on until civvy guides took over. I had the good luck to do a three month tour as a guide during my "off crew" time on HMS Revenge and we used that trick exactly! As to Edna Mays post re access for the disabled, the is still no real salvation of this problem due to the ships design beeing mentained as of 1805.As a Passing thought has no body ever thought of placing a wax figuers model of a complete 32 pounder gun crew around one of the lower gun deck guns,would add extra reality and a sense of scale to the ship. Regarards to all. Steve Roberts
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:45
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Don't have your sound too high when you watch this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2WdU3Zkeig

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Old 12-12-2009, 16:17
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Thanks, Bob, I loved every minute of it!!

Would this be an appropriate place to mention the venture just started, a new museum for the Mary Rose? I hope they can raise enough money, what an adventure to have all these things there together. The Mary Rose Trust has been struggling for years to collect and maintain the relics, now they hope to build a replica of the missing (starboard?) side so people can get an idea of the size and the structure.

Perhaps this should be a new Thread???

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Old 26-06-2010, 10:08
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Default How to Build..., A Nuclear (powered) Submarine

This promises to be very interesting - I quote from BBC blurb:

BBC - BBC Two Programmes - How to Build..., A Nuclear Submarine
Documentary following the construction of the Astute nuclear submarine.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00syt1w

Tomorrow, 21:00 on BBC Two

"Fourteen years to design and build and costing around a billion pounds, nuclear submarine the Astute is one of the most technologically advanced and controversial machines in the world.
For over a year the BBC filmed its construction inside one of the most secure and secret places in the country..........."

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Old 26-06-2010, 17:06
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I imagine they needed a very big & very expensive meccano set!
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Old 27-06-2010, 11:52
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Don't take the mickey, or I'll stand you in the corner!!

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Old 27-06-2010, 12:59
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the most secure and secret places in the country..........."

Well i wonder who they must have give a small bribe to ,coming away with so much video tape ???.

The construction of the type 45 ,has not had that amount of coverage.,,,,,

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Old 27-06-2010, 13:43
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Cylla,

"the most secure and secret place in the country" - I hope you are not referring to Auntie Edna's naughty corner.

Looks to be a good view - perhaps some of the "nimby's" [not in my back yard] brigade here in the West Country should watch and take note. Every time decommissioning Nuclears in Devonport is mentioned out they crawl. They seem to get all the publicity but no-one really wants to hear the facts.

If they are to be believed everyone who worked on or served on a Nuclear would glow in the dark. We need more and more education on the subject.

Take out the bit that needs long term storage [about the size of a domestic fridge] and the rest is razorblades.- but you cannot convince them that don't want to listen.

Obligatory viewing tonight. Thanks for the reminder Edna.

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Old 27-06-2010, 15:56
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the nimbys also need to realise that even after 50 odd years of nuclear power the waste left over in this country doesnt fill a large warehouse and as reactors are becoming more efficent we are producing less waste.
the greens etc all seem to base their ideas on nuclear reactors on the Chernobyl model.
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Old 27-06-2010, 17:24
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Don't take the mickey, or I'll stand you in the corner!!

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Sorry about that Ednamay, it's just the odd sense of humour old Stokers have. Can I now come out of the corner, please?
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Old 28-06-2010, 10:38
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Sorry about that Ednamay, it's just the odd sense of humour old Stokers have. Can I now come out of the corner, please?
Oh, OK; well, perhaps not meccano, more like airfix!

Barrow-in-Furness is a case in point, isn't it? Without the dockyard work what happens to the economy?

But what do you experts think about the actual vessel?

And are we going to get more than the four already started, when the cuts begin to bleed??

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Old 28-06-2010, 11:23
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Default The Untold Battle of Trafalgar

History the easy way! Channel 4 tonight, Monday, 9 pm, asks the question:
How many black sailors would you imagine fought for the British Navy at Trafalgar?

The answer is surprising ............

Then, also at Trafalgar, HMS Bellerophon - which had Danish, Portuguese, American and French sailors on board!!!!!!!!

This is one I can't miss!

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Old 28-06-2010, 13:55
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Oh, OK; well, perhaps not meccano, more like airfix!

Barrow-in-Furness is a case in point, isn't it? Without the dockyard work what happens to the economy?

But what do you experts think about the actual vessel?
And are we going to get more than the four already started, when the cuts begin to bleed??

Edna
When they started to do the feasibility studies and modelling back 10/12 years ago there were all sorts of problems and issues. So I think you will have to wait for a while for a truthful and realistic opinion to be formulated on that one. Like when there are a couple more boats actually in commision. Never a good idea to formulate an opinion on the first of class!!
Bit like the Type 2400 (Upholders) everybody scoffed and pooh pooh'd Upholder the first of class, things going wrong batteries failing to hold their charge torpedo tube doors failing etc etc but at the end of the day they turned out to be good boats, the blokes that pushed them around thought they were wonderful and having worked on them for a limited period I have to agree. They WOULD have been an asset to the UK submarine fleet.
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Old 28-06-2010, 13:56
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Hi Edna

After serving the guns for several hours, I should imagine they were all black!

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Old 29-06-2010, 10:54
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Fred - I think you are right, we need to wait and see how this one performs first of all, but will we get the next three completed? And the others that were promised?

Probably, but it is said (as they must have told you on the Victory when your school took you!!) the powder monkeys were always the blackest!!

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Old 29-06-2010, 17:57
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I was really impressed by the programme on building a nuclear sub. they are very complex, the crew have to be well trained & on the ball. The young girl electrical apprentice was brilliant I hope she does well in her career. I am a bit old fashioned , so I find it hard to understand the reliance on complicated equipment, but I suppose today the maintainers of such equipment are so well trained that they can cope. I could'nt help but chuckle when the guy cutting steel said it was like Airfix !
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Old 29-06-2010, 18:50
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If its AIRFIX must cost a fortune in glue!
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Happened upon a programme on TV tonight entitled 'spitfire women'... which included contributions from some of the surviving, although now quite elderly, lady pilots who flew/ferried military a/c around UK without radio or navaids.
One of these ladies having made reference to her pilots' log was able to identify that she had flown/piloted/delivered 76 different aircraft types, indeed, recorded in her log for one day she had delivered 4 different types, including single engined fighters and a four engined bomber type.

I found it to be a fantastic programme and thought I would look for a site dedicated to these ladies of the Air Transport Auxilliary (ATA) ... so, with a short extract which makes reference to Fleet Air Arm a/c deliveries, here is the link:-
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A far-sighted man, Gerald d'Erlanger, got permission to start an organisation to ferry passengers and aircraft around the country.
Thus began the ATA, who eventually moved 309011 aircraft of 140 different types.
They cleared the factories and took the aircraft to maintenance units and other squadrons of the RAF and Fleet Air Arm.
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http://www.raf.mod.uk/history_old/ata.html

and a link to the BBC 4 Programme:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tw1m1


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Log on to BBC Cornwall & be impressed by the present day training at HMS Raleigh.
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Hi there,

Here you are with some news re HMS Astute incident on Russian TV. Any comments?

http://www.1tv.ru/news/other/163552

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Yes it is a series on TV and extremely interesting too


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personally ive thought about watching it a couple of times but haven't found the ships featured to be that interesting , perhaps it may attract my attention in the future
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I'm not sure whether this is the right place on the Forum to put this request but, as it's my first posting, please bear with me.

I watched - as many of you probably did - the BBC TV series "Sailor" in the late 1970's about life on board the ship, together with the follow up episode eight years later. I thought that it was a magnificent series, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I've often wanted to get the series (and the follow up) on DVD, but I don't know whether it's available. Can anyone help with some places I can ask, please?

Thank you!

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Tom, welcome to the forum

Try Maritime Books, in Liskeard,Cornwall. Tel. 01579 343663. they sell cd's of old commisions etc.

Good luck.
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I'm not sure whether this is the right place on the Forum to put this request but, as it's my first posting, please bear with me.

I watched - as many of you probably did - the BBC TV series "Sailor" in the late 1970's about life on board the ship, together with the follow up episode eight years later. I thought that it was a magnificent series, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I've often wanted to get the series (and the follow up) on DVD, but I don't know whether it's available. Can anyone help with some places I can ask, please?

Thank you!

you can download the whole series from the mvgroup as a torrent file. and then put it on dvd. I did this a few weeks ago.

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