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    Remember an RNXS officer, Chatham division I believe, name of Dick Coombes. He ended up in Devonport and used to supervise the dredging on the saint martin. Always used to be a great contact for getting almost anything unavailable from official pussers sources.
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    Always received a good welcome from the RNXS in Inverness (thanks especially to ex-CDO Mike Bull, the GNXO) and the PHQ at Kirkwall.
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    Dick Coombes?

    Quote Originally Posted by trelawney126 View Post
    Remember an RNXS officer, Chatham division I believe, name of Dick Coombes. He ended up in Devonport and used to supervise the dredging on the saint martin. Always used to be a great contact for getting almost anything unavailable from official pussers sources.
    I was at Chatham unit from 1973 untill 1988, I don't recall an officer of that name. What year was he at Chatham? The only officer I know who transferred to Devonport, was Thames Group AEO John Kinchin, he trasferred to replace Len Terry on his retirement.

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    He was at Chatham prior to the date you joined. Sadly he crossed the bar several years back, but He did accompany me on a trip to Chatham circa 1978 or thereabouts and I remember visiting some RNXS chaps who knew him. No cause to doubt his authenticity nor his service.
    Wish I could have been more help, he was originally a very good friend of my fathers and had an office in South Yard.
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    Thank You Trehorn

    Those videos has brought back many a happy memory.

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    Dose anyone know what has happened to the LOYAL MODERATOR i recently been told she had ben scraped.

    I would have loved to have got something off her as a momento.

    in fact if they sould give her away il have her just need to find the few coppers to bring her back to Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aalis View Post
    Hello
    My Dad was in the RNXS from the 1960's up till it was disbanded. He was in Greenock, Glasgow, Claverhouse. When I saw the Loyal Proctor mentioned it reminded me that I had been on this ship as a child. Does anyone remember Edward Collier (my father who sadly died suddenly in 2002)?
    I was in Dundee unit RNXS. I remember 'Eddie' very well - a lovely man! On the stand -down of the ROC a group of us joined the RNXS - I was in the seaman branch and loved every minute on Loyal Helper; Loyal Proctor; Exploit; Supporter and the various small vessels.
    I did a Firefighting course at Rosyth; Sea Survival at South Shields and a Gemini Coxswain course at Port Edgar where I was the first female to obtain that ticket with the highest mark ever achieved (99.5%) - an achievement I'm still rather proud of.
    I have escorted Tall Ships on the Tyne; visited Stavanger in Norway; sailed through the Caledonian Canal and visited many of the Scottish islands as well as shorter trips to Inverness, Aberdeen, Berwick, Tarbert and Inveraray and other ports on the Clyde, the Forth and the east and west coasts. Happy days indeed.

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    I served on Loyal Moderator in the Engineering branch, from the Pembroke Dock unit, it would interesting to find out what happened to the old girl
    Quote Originally Posted by DAVIDJM View Post
    Dose anyone know what has happened to the LOYAL MODERATOR i recently been told she had ben scraped.

    I would have loved to have got something off her as a momento.

    in fact if they sould give her away il have her just need to find the few coppers to bring her back to Wales

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    She was bought by a private company and is now used as a 'diving liveaboard' round the UK, possibly based in Scapa (for the wrecks.

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