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Old 26-05-2011, 11:39
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Re: Tim's ship identification in post #53.

The visible anti torpedo bulges strongly indicate that the battlecruiser is HMS Renown rather than her sister.

The lack of forward sheer points to the cruiser being one of the Ceres class rather than HMS Emerald. Coventry, Curacoa and Curlew (3rd Cruiser Squadron) were all serving in the Med in 1931. Emerald was serving on the East Indies Station from 1926-33 and from 1934-37.

I love this type of photo and I totally agree with glojo's last post.

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Battlecruiser Renown in 1936 - looking as splendid as ever.
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Old 26-05-2011, 11:57
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Monty,

Thanks - I agree - Renown it is, and I saw what looked like a third funnel on the cruiser, and two single mountings for'd - automatically thought "EMERALD" and failed to notice the lack of sheer and knuckle. The third funnel is on the RFA alongside! Ooops

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Old 26-05-2011, 14:07
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At least I think the photo below was taken at Gibraltar.

I figure it was taken some time between June 1932, when Renown was fitted with pom-pom platforms abreast her fore funnel, and April 1933 when she was fitted with a rotating catapult and handling crane amidships, losing a triple 4 inch mounting in the process.

There is no sign of Tiger, which has probably gone to the breakers, nor of Repulse, which may have started her 1933-36 large refit.

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Old 07-06-2011, 18:59
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I spent three months refitting in Gib when serving on Ursa in 56
and spent many happy hours drinking in the many bars there. I recall the many duty free souvenir shops selling carved ivory, jade and woven carpets non of which we could afford.
I seem to remember when entering the town just past the Trafalgar cemetery you pasted through an archway after which sitting by the roadside was an old photographer with plate camera and developing gear. For the necessary fee he would take your picture in uniform

Have photo of him
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Old 09-06-2011, 17:27
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Wasn't the Naafi just inside the gateway into Main St. Remember being introduced to rum & coke there in 51. In those days Gib was packed with matelots on completion of the Home & Med fleet exercises. At the fleet canteen the Tombola sessions had so many playing they had repeat callers so all got to hear the numbers called.
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Old 09-06-2011, 20:30
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HMS PORTLAND F 79 in Gibraltar on the 27th May for PWO firings.

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Old 15-06-2011, 13:40
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OVERNIGHT VISIT FOR HMS BANGOR

The minehunter HMS Bangor has arrived in the Naval Base for an overnight visit before setting off to relieve HMS Brocklesby off the coast of Libya. 15/6/2011

http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=21990

40 odd years ago , there would have been a squadron of TON class sweepers on hand ,to do the policing of the waters,
And now all we can stump up with a top of the range Sandown Class mine-hunter. ................o.m.g
It,s like doing the shopping with a "basket" ...can't afford a trolley no more.
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Old 18-06-2011, 07:12
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HMS ENTERPRISE H 88 in Gibraltar on the 5th June.

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Old 28-06-2011, 11:38
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Afternoon Daniel, very much enjoy your photograps from Gibraltar, I understand from a workmate that Argus is due at Gib on return to uk, her son is currently serving on her, would appreciate any photographs of the ship.


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Old 28-06-2011, 12:52
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Afternoon Daniel, very much enjoy your photograps from Gibraltar, I understand from a workmate that Argus is due at Gib on return to uk, her son is currently serving on her, would appreciate any photographs of the ship.


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Hi Derek, What are you still doing "WORKING''

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Old 28-06-2011, 13:25
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Hi Alan, just a little part time job 1.5 hrs per day, gets me out of bed in the morning, Beer Beer Beer money.

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Old 28-06-2011, 15:59
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Derek, Argus arrived on Sunday and leaves tomorrow. Already have pics of her arrival. Will post as soon as I can.

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Old 28-06-2011, 16:43
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Hi Dan,
When do the ships get the police escort ,Is it as soon as they pass Europe point ??

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Old 28-06-2011, 17:48
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Usually in the middle of the strait.

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Old 28-06-2011, 19:36
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Derek, Argus arrived on Sunday and leaves tomorrow. Already have pics of her arrival. Will post as soon as I can.

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Old 08-07-2011, 09:43
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Does anyone know whats happened to the last half dozen posts? the photos dont seem to appear!!

Gibraltar Squadron patrol boat HMS SABRE P 285.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:46
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HMS BROCKLESBY M 33 - in Gibraltar on the 25th June.


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Old 08-07-2011, 11:31
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Hi Dan ,

In the photo No 10 , Those bows that we can see ,which ship is that ?

I can't see a R.F.A having bows like that ..

Nice collection again ...

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:42
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Does anyone know whats happened to the last half dozen posts? the photos dont seem to appear!!

Daniel, the forum suffered a server problem and some posts and attachments were lost as a result, if it's possible can you re-upload the photo's, it would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-07-2011, 12:56
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Alan, will do over this weekend.

Cylla, the bows belong to the yacht ECLIPSE. She had been berthed on South Mole for a couple of weeks effecting repairs. She is the largest yacht in the world and belongs to the Chelsea FC boss Roman Abramovich.

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Old 08-07-2011, 13:07
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Seems I cant edit the older posts to repost the photos which disappeared. Will post again here -

HMS ST ALBANS F 83 in Gibraltar on the 8th June and HMS BANGOR M 109 in Gibraltar on the 14th June.


Note - Cylla, on one of Bangors pics you can see the yacht ECLIPSE trying to hide behind the minehunter!!!!

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I had the opportunity to visit Gibraltar when I was serving in MINURSO, Laayoune, Western Sahara in late 1999. Gibraltar was in my itenarary as it was an RN Important base during the Second World War. My main aim of going to Gibraltar is to visit the Harbour. On arrival, I went to the harbour office to request permission to enter. I was asked to produce my ID which I gave my UN ID and I was asked to wait for approval. I waited for quite some time until finally a transport came to take me around the harbour area. On completion, a military transport came to fetch me to Battalion HQ of Gibraltar Regiment. I was introduced to the Battalion Second in Command. I told him the purpose of my visit and he arranged for guide to take me around Gibraltar. After lunch, a group of senior ranks took me to the upper rock and into the tunnel. The tunnel itself is a few hundered miles long where the British built it for the accomodation of their soldiers during the Second World War. It could accomodate a few thousand people; and complete with all necessary utilities, including hospital. It is just fantastic. I was told, the tunnel is not open to public. Some photoes to cherish my pleasant visit to Gibraltar.Left to right. The Lighthouse. WW II relics on the upper rock. With officers of Gibraltar Regiment. Somehwere in the tunnel. The Apes on the upper rocks. Again in the tunnel.
Hi Tipamah - sadly as you might have realised the forum has suffered from a recent server upgrade that somehow lost many of the pictures posted after 21st June.
Unfortunately amongst the ones lost were the seven that accompanied your excellent post that I have referred to above.

If you could possibly repost them when you get a bit of spare time then I will attach the above text to save you having to repeat your words as well!

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:06
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RFA ARGUS A 135 arriving in Gibraltar on the 26th June. On her deck were two MERLIN HM1 helicopters - ZH827 and ZH851.

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Many thanks Daniel for some great shots.


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Hi Tipamah - sadly as you might have realised the forum has suffered from a recent server upgrade that somehow lost many of the pictures posted after 21st June.
Unfortunately amongst the ones lost were the seven that accompanied your excellent post that I have referred to above.

If you could possibly repost them when you get a bit of spare time then I will attach the above text to save you having to repeat your words as well!

Many thanks.
Terry, thank you very much for your concern. I have added extra photo taken with my guide for our tour of Gibraltar. I believe she is now an officer because when I met her , she is about to leave for UK for her officer training. Your gesture is much appreciated. Kind regards. Hanef

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I had the opportunity to visit Gibraltar when I was serving in MINURSO, Laayoune, Western Sahara in late 1999. Gibraltar was in my itenarary as it was an RN Important base during the Second World War. My main aim of going to Gibraltar is to visit the Harbour. On arrival, I went to the harbour office to request permission to enter. I was asked to produce my ID which I gave my UN ID and I was asked to wait for approval. I waited for quite some time until finally a transport came to take me around the harbour area. On completion, a military transport came to fetch me to Battalion HQ of Gibraltar Regiment. I was introduced to the Battalion Second in Command. I told him the purpose of my visit and he arranged for guide to take me around Gibraltar. After lunch, a group of senior ranks took me to the upper rock and into the tunnel. The tunnel itself is a few hundered miles long where the British built it for the accomodation of their soldiers during the Second World War. It could accomodate a few thousand people; and complete with all necessary utilities, including hospital. It is just fantastic. I was told, the tunnel is not open to public. Some photoes to cherish my pleasant visit to Gibraltar.Left to right. The Lighthouse. WW II relics on the upper rock. With officers of Gibraltar Regiment. Somehwere in the tunnel. The Apes on the upper rocks. Again in the tunnel.


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