Any former SNONI ratings out there?

#1
Hi I'm AVOL,
I'm new to the site. Left the RN ten years ago (why o' why)! I would like to get in touch with any old Northern Ireland ratings. Are their any out there?
 
#2
Yup - was there from Dec 85 to Aug 86 - I call it my "pregnancy draft". Wanted to extend but my draft chit got raised first. Things I do for an "HMS" cap tally and a medal .....
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
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#3
Went there in 88 when the bad guys got stroppy, daft *******. The real hardmen had been taken out a good 10 year before me.
 
#6
PREACHER said:
As you mentioned "old" I was in Sea Eagle 1962. In those days they used to let people off the bus before blowing it up.
I spent several years on the COTT as part of the NI squadron and also worked shore side as well. I was in post when SNONI closed down and Moscow was handed over to the pongo's.

Sea Eagle was also handed over to the Pongo's and became Ebrington Barracks. I attended the closing down ceremony and had a good piss up. There are plans now to turn the barracks in to a luxury hotel.

Ironic as I also went on to marry a Derry girl.
 
#7
Yep, was there for about 18 months, opted to extend ! Back in 87/88. Carl Bray was the RS at the time, was there with Bungy Williams , Nigel Howe.
 
#8
Anyone remember Lindsey B****** the RUC Boat section trainer?

He worked out of Moscow Pier...which is now a HQ to some youth sailing charity.

Ex Royal Marine coxswain...grumpy old git but knew his stuff...and very decent when you got to know him.

I was one of his pupils...March / April 2000...same time as the Diamond Bulker incident.
 

ianandnadine

Lantern Swinger
#9
Anyone remember Lindsey B****** the RUC Boat section trainer?

He worked out of Moscow Pier...which is now a HQ to some youth sailing charity.

Ex Royal Marine coxswain...grumpy old git but knew his stuff...and very decent when you got to know him.

I was one of his pupils...March / April 2000...same time as the Diamond Bulker incident.
Was he the one that always took the dog out on the boats?
 

dsgrnmcm

Lantern Swinger
#10
I was at Moscow camp for about 6 months before it was given to the pongos. Bloody good draft.

Also saw "Semtex" the rescued German Shepard after Higgy took her home to sort her out.
 
#14
I spent several years on the COTT as part of the NI squadron and also worked shore side as well. I was in post when SNONI closed down and Moscow was handed over to the pongo's.

Sea Eagle was also handed over to the Pongo's and became Ebrington Barracks. I attended the closing down ceremony and had a good piss up. There are plans now to turn the barracks in to a luxury hotel.

Ironic as I also went on to marry a Derry girl.
Sea Eagle is now a big community space. Radio 1 did there big day out bollox there last year.You and the war office been back lately owtm? you wouldn't know the place. Still got the names above the blocks, Cunningham etc.
 

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