Cornflakes in the Falklands

#1
does anybody know who the poor sod was that emptied all those Cornflakes packets into that Life raft alongside Glamorgan in 82" to soften the impact of that Argie Bomb . has bugged me for years did he have to put Milk in as well !
 
#4
Bernie Bruen was our NBCD Officer on the Bulwark. Used to walk around with a blue flashing light on his hard hat and a red surcoat he had sewn yellow stripes onto so "people will know who I am and what I do". Mad as a box of frogs but a good bloke even if he did make us sweep the jetty on Christmas day in Pompey because "Santa had complained" 8O .
 
#7
funkycook62 said:
does anybody know who the poor sod was that emptied all those Cornflakes packets into that Life raft alongside Glamorgan in 82" to soften the impact of that Argie Bomb . has bugged me for years did he have to put Milk in as well !
Never heard that story before. I was expecting you to get a lot of grief for even sugesting that something like that was actually true. Sounds like an urban myth to be. If it is true, I'll by a round.
 
#10
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
 
#11
Naval_Gazer said:
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) Charlie Chapman. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
 
#12
trelawney126 said:
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) <snip>. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
That's a scurrilous thing to say. (Not that I've ever met the gentleman, mind you - cough). :oops:

 
#13
Naval_Gazer said:
trelawney126 said:
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) <snip>. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
That's a scurrilous thing to say. (Not that I've ever met the gentleman, mind you - cough). :oops:



I also believe this "gentleman was one of the first RN divers to assist on the Herald of Free Enterprise along with some others they had trawled up!
Remember him as one of lifes characters.. :wink:
 
#14
trelawney126 said:
Naval_Gazer said:
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) Charlie Chapman. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
OK I'll bite. ( or maybe I'm missing something)

A magnet that could seek out non-magnetic materials?
 
#15
Ballistic said:
trelawney126 said:
Naval_Gazer said:
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) Charlie Chapman. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
OK I'll bite. ( or maybe I'm missing something)

A magnet that could seek out non-magnetic materials?
Shhhh! Trade secret.

(Haven't you heard of the process of elimination?)
 
#16
Naval_Gazer said:
Ballistic said:
trelawney126 said:
Naval_Gazer said:
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
One of the CD's involved with the cornflake episodes was a L/Sea (CD) Charlie Chapman. He was often to be seen around Guzz dockyard with his magnet seeking out scrap non magnetic materiels for the CD's "Shiny Box" :wink:
OK I'll bite. ( or maybe I'm missing something)

A magnet that could seek out non-magnetic materials?
Shhhh! Trade secret.

(Haven't you heard of the process of elimination?)
I'll bite, if it's metal and don't stick to a magnet......it's non-magnetic FFS, try it on aluminium or brass.
 
#17
Naval_Gazer said:
Just checked Bernie's book and the ship involved with the 'Corn Flakes bomb' was actually RFA Sir Galahad, 12 days before the horrendous bombing incident at Fitzroy. The 1,000 lb UXB was lowered into a Gemini containing boxes of cornflakes and two Board of Trade lifejackets and the whole lot was towed away and sunk in deep water by the simple expedient of slashing the buoyancy chambers with a knife.

More info about the deeds of Bernie and the MCD teams in the Falklands here.
Interesting reading about the bootie enquiring on joining the Galahad association having served on the boat and helped in the removal of the first bomb. The Capt refused stating it was for officers and selected ranks, apparently he has taken it on himself to form his own little club.

Thankfully the bootie was inundated with letters of support to join other fleet associations.
 
#18
WreckerL said:
Naval_Gazer said:
WreckerL said:
OK I'll bite. ( or maybe I'm missing something)

A magnet that could seek out non-magnetic materials?
Shhhh! Trade secret.

(Haven't you heard of the process of elimination?)
I'll bite, if it's metal and don't stick to a magnet......it's non-magnetic FFS, try it on aluminium or brass.
Precisely. So any metal not attracted to the magnet would be non-ferrous and possibly more attractive in other ways. Even the most common stainless steels are 'austenitic', i.e. they have a chromium and nickel content. The nickel modifies the molecular structure of the steel and makes it non-magnetic. Then there's copper, phosphor-bronze, lead, etc. Of course, I only know this owing to an occasional involvement in the reduction of ship and submarine magnetic signatures. :wink:
 

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#19
Naval_Gazer said:
WreckerL said:
Naval_Gazer said:
WreckerL said:
OK I'll bite. ( or maybe I'm missing something)

A magnet that could seek out non-magnetic materials?
Shhhh! Trade secret.

(Haven't you heard of the process of elimination?)
I'll bite, if it's metal and don't stick to a magnet......it's non-magnetic FFS, try it on aluminium or brass.
Precisely. So any metal not attracted to the magnet would be non-ferrous and possibly more attractive in other ways. Even the most common stainless steels are 'austenitic', i.e. they have a chromium and nickel content. The nickel modifies the molecular structure of the steel and makes it non-magnetic. Then there's copper, phosphor-bronze, lead, etc. I only know this owing to an occasional involvement in the reduction of ship and submarine magnetic signatures, of course. :wink:
Woooaahh! "Serious Alert!" This is supposed to be Lil's, remember... 8O :wink:

 

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