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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    I expect a few of the old Stokers have that photo blown up and hanging on there bedroom walls by now,and when they feel a wave of nostalga coming towards them they sneak off to the bedroom for a nifty fifty over it.
    Once an OD always an OD

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Mentioned Paxman V12yha to a guy in the pub a few weeks ago, he went pale & shot off. His Mrs got hold of me a few days later & Gave me a right roasting coz `he had started with the nightmares & bed wetting again`!.
    Must admit i have had nothing but fun with this motor, even managed to walk off with the cup from the stationary section of the first show i went too!
    Would be good to see some of you at the shows this year so you can tell me some tales from the Rothesay class frigate days.

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    hi ,i served aboard the rhyl 72 to 74 , noisy gens they were lol

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Good to hear from you Mr Ice!
    Have had some contact with a few of the Rhyl crew & have been told some terrific tales about life on board & her crew. Do you have any such tales that i can use on my exhibit as i tour the shows with the Paxman?

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Hi
    Was on Rhyl in the 60s drafted from Hms Delight to the rhyl, did the West Indies trip, i was also The drummer in the ships group "The Paper Chase" did a couple of telly gigs out there also.
    had some good times in the windies caught plenty of fish and big sharks.
    nickname Gilly
    Any old mates get in touch via facebook.
    John

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Next problem i have is connecting a genset to the engine. Snag is that the set works at 1500rpm & the engine runs at 1000rpm. Any tech guys got any ideas or better still solutions?

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Glad to hear that not everything went down with the Rhyl.

    I am not a clanky so I can't help with Paxman transplant.

    Some of your readers mention life on the Rhyl.

    I am in the process of scanning a bunch of b&w photos taken around 1973ish, Readers may wish to visit YouTube and search for HMS Rhyl 1973, snaps from Divisions at Port Elizabeth.

    Best Wishes

    F

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Have any of you visited the unfortunate town after which this ship was named? I have the painful joy of living about six miles from Rhyl and I can assure you its 'not what it used to be'! I had the fortune to discover a prosthetic leg lying in the street on a recent sortie there.. I'm sure it's great to go for Gala bingo and toothless BJs.. I'm not trying to take anything away from the ship by the way, just the now crack-infested cesspit where I have to go if I'm not in to sign for parcels..

    In a recent report of towns, admittedly I found this on some crappy web page, in which the average word count in the report per town is around 300 words, I found this:-

    ''Rhyl.

    The place where junkies go to die.

    It’s too depressing to talk about any more.''


    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21582145/
    ICP: Tick
    RT: Tick
    Medical/Eye Test: Tick
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    Now the waiting game..

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    I joined her in 74 and then in 76 (I think) we all transferred to the Brighton.Supposed to do a 9 month FES but ended up in fcukin Iceland in the cod war.Happy days.
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