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Old 01-10-2009, 21:38
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Default Commissioning Books

Due to a memory failure,or as some would put it a Senior Moment can anyone enlighten me as to when HM Ships stopped the publication of said books? I did have the one for HMS Cavendish 62/64 sadly lost in a fire and despite hundreds of searches I have been unable to find one. I do have one for HMS Albion 66/68, but cannot remember ever seeing them after this.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:59
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I agree. I received one from the Bulwark 66/67 commish but never received another.

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Old 02-10-2009, 19:30
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Commissioning Books, as far as I can recall, are produced by ships to commemorate a commission and the publication is paid for by using the ships welfare funds. Consequently, every commission on every ship is not necessarily commemorated by a book, it depends if they took the trouble to produce one.
I have two from the Ark 1961-64 & 1964 - 67 but you will find later books online, for a range of ships and shorebases, on Dave Axfords site, to around 2006 I think.
http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/comishbk.htm
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Old 02-10-2009, 20:40
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Commissioning Books, as far as I can recall, are produced by ships to commemorate a commission and the publication is paid for by using the ships welfare funds. Consequently, every commission on every ship is not necessarily commemorated by a book, it depends if they took the trouble to produce one.
I have two from the Ark 1961-64 & 1964 - 67 but you will find later books online, for a range of ships and shorebases, on Dave Axfords site, to around 2006 I think.
http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/comishbk.htm

What a fantastic link - thank you for posting it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 21:22
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I looked through a lot of the above in Plymouth Library, and very interesting they were. I never saw a new one during my service 74-99.
In todays throwaway society, they stand out as something that, with care, will last forever.
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Old 02-10-2009, 21:28
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Totally agree with Hixy... a great link ... I have actually managed to view a pic which contains my best man who came out to Singers during 64-66; but due to the nature of my 'work' in the andrew, he came to take our family out for a day ... minus me ... because I had disappeared for some months which he could not be notified about ... so he took my wife and son out for the day and a meal !!!!! aaah the vageries of being a super golly eh

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Old 02-10-2009, 21:30
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JB,
Thanks for the link, and an interesting one it is to. I was on Abdiel, Matapan and Gurkha none of them produced Commissioning Books, although we got a Tankard presented. I would have preferred the book at least it reminded you where you had been and what was going on
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Nice to see one I contributed a fair bit to is included (Ajax 1965-66 2nd commission) - fame at last!
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Forum members,

I stumbled across this website today by accident, after over 3 hours reading through it, I thought I should share it with you.

I found the scans of various RN ship commissioning books very interesting.

I apologise if it has already been mentioned in the forum previously, I did try searching for a thread on the subject, but was unsuccessful in my search.

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Yes Craig, the site has been mentioned here several times, mainly with links from individual posts, and is a great source for Commission Books for many Royal Navy ships. I have moved your post to an existing thread on the subject.

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Jim,

Thanks for moving my post to a more 'appropriate' area of the Forum.

Perhaps if I had searched 'Dave Axford' I might have found the threads!!!

At least the website got a 'bump' in the Forum seeing as it was last mentioned in 2009.

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No problem Craig. It has been mentioned in posts on other threads since that date.
http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...&postcount=113

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