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Fathers and Sons Trip onboard ship

. Incidentally, why isn't Mrs.Nicks invited in these enlikened days? :shocked:[/quote]


Mrs Nicks would be the biggest embarrasment of the lot as when we went to see him and the ship back into Pompey after there Falklands jaunt she asked everybody "Where are all the shops" ? and " Where are all the windows ?"

And I agree with you Nutty,I would give my right arm to go and also not to call anyone Sir!!

Also is "The Hole in the Wall " Bar still in Gib ?
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
"Hole in the Wall" still exists but only opens infrequently, as RN ships don't visit as often as before, and Charlie is getting on a bit. To be honest, the tastes of most younger matelots have changed, so they tend to stick to the bars on Main Street, which hasn't changed that much. The local government is trying to generate more lucrative revenue from the visit cruise ships, so they do not encourage the activities of drunken sailors, as in times gone by... having said that, Gib is still a top run ashore (just not as 'wild' as it used to be!) :wink:
 
I can taste those JC's right now,so all I have to do now is persuade him to let me go,also Ive had a PM off someone serving on the Exeter(Whoops,name drop there ) and if he knows the boy he hopefully will have a word in his shell like. :thumright:
 

stirling2

Banned
Nicks said:
My son told me today that his ship is doing a fathers and sons trip back from Gib to Pompey at the end of his little jolly to the Med just before Xmas and all I have to do is find my airfare from here to gib,but the bad news is that he doesnt want me to do it as no one else onboard it seems is doing it either!!!!!!!!!!
How gutted am I to be missing out on a Channel night etc !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any advice as to talking him around on this one please would be welcome.

That is his assumption.....convince him he is wrong.
 

Richie

Lantern Swinger
I would have jumped at a Father and son trip on board, my Dad would have loved to go on modern carrier (sorry ship).

I can also speak confidentialy for two of my brothers who were also FAA like me, (between the four of us we totaled over a hundred years service).
 
Nicks said:
thingy said:
Incidentally, why isn't Mrs.Nicks invited in these enlikened days? :eek:mfg:


Mrs Nicks would be the biggest embarrasment of the lot as when we went to see him and the ship back into Pompey after there Falklands jaunt she asked everybody "Where are all the shops" ? and " Where are all the windows ?"

And I agree with you Nutty,I would give my right arm to go and also not to call anyone Sir!!

Also is "The Hole in the Wall " Bar still in Gib ?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Surely you're pulling my leg??!! Surely she asked it in jest? :eek: :roll:

Perhaps she thought pussers war canoes were like cruise liners: shops, portholes, etc? :biggrin:

Mrs Nicks: Room service: muffins and tea please! :biggrin:

Nicholson: Yes Mum!
 
Nicks

We are prepared to persuade him of the errors of his decision if you wanted to sign a "CONTRACT" to that effect.

"The old and treacherous will aways defeat youthful enthusiasm"

NUtty
 
Nutty said:
Nicks

We are prepared to persuade him of the errors of his decision if you wanted to sign a "CONTRACT" to that effect.

"The old and treacherous will aways defeat youthful enthusiasm"

NUtty

Im quite happy to go along with that,anything for a Jolly at the tax payers expense :thumright:
 
thingy said:
Nicks said:
thingy said:
Incidentally, why isn't Mrs.Nicks invited in these enlikened days? :eek:mfg:


Mrs Nicks would be the biggest embarrasment of the lot as when we went to see him and the ship back into Pompey after there Falklands jaunt she asked everybody "Where are all the shops" ? and " Where are all the windows ?"

And I agree with you Nutty,I would give my right arm to go and also not to call anyone Sir!!

Also is "The Hole in the Wall " Bar still in Gib ?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Surely you're pulling my leg??!! Surely she asked it in jest? :eek: :roll:

Perhaps she thought pussers war canoes were like cruise liners: shops, portholes, etc? :biggrin:

Mrs Nicks: Room service: muffins and tea please! :biggrin:

Nicholson: Yes Mum!


The thing is we are off on a Carribean Cruise in Jan next year and she has been looking at all the pretty pictures,so you know these women and there idea of all ships will be like the QE2 !!!!!!!!!!

I just disowned her when she spouted off and the boy just looked gobsmacked!
 
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