Famous/successful ex-Royal Navy people

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JFH, even in Lil's ( this isn't ) you'd be pushing it.

Maybe the first bit was a bit below the belt, however the second bit was 100% true :)

Ah, f**k it i'm off, maybe see you all one day. Seadog, "I hope your next sh*t is a pineapple"

JFH "out".


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Nicholas Monsaratt author of the Cruel Sea
Michael Flanders of Flanders and Swan. Contracted polio aboard WW2 destroyer
David Jacobs
Sir Ralph Richardson and Lord Olivier-both FAA pilots.

Then there was Charlie Drake-who liked playing sailors
and Sir Noel Coward who liked playing with them
 

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Professor PMS Blackett, nuclear physicist (and WW2 mining scientist c/o HMS Vernon)
Charles Morgan, novelist
Barnes Wallis RNAS in WW1 until sidetracked into designing airships
 
#85
Sorry 

Maybe the first bit was a bit below the belt, however the second bit was 100% true :)

Ah, f**k it i'm off, maybe see you all one day.

JFH "out".


Sent from my iPhone, cos the wife is using MY iPad :(
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Dont go JFH. The site needs all the aviators it can get.I prescribe one of these for you and two for Seadog..:glasses8:
 
#89
Although perhaps famous for playing RAF types - including Douglas Bader in Reach for the Sky - actor Kenneth More was in the RN during WW2.( He did play a Royal Navy captain in "Sink the Bismarck!", though.)

And actor Howard Lang ( Captain Baines in TV's The Onedin Line) was also ex-RN.
 
#91
Yep, he was. I was at Ganges with him (72-73) and we both played for Ganges first XI. Believe me, he was nothing special but his pace (he was fast as hell as a 15 year-old) got him noticed. He developed very quickly thanks to being spotted by the Head RN Coach when he was drafted to a Pompey ship and, full credit to him, raised his game enough to get a chance with Portsmouth's Youth team. It was up & away from there. Really nice bloke and he deserves all the success he's had, he's worked hard.
 
#92
Les McGuire was the pianist in Gerry and the Pacemakers through out the 1960s He joined the Royal Navy in October 1972 HMS Ganges 221 Class I know because I was in the same class and he was class leader.
 

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