FB: BBC Archive - On This Day - 1976 - Sailor

Dusty70

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#OnThisDay 1976: Sailor, a documentary about life on HMS Ark Royal, first aired.
Missed it - I was on a round the world cruise at the time courtesy of HMS Plymouth, probably saw most countries in one deployment than sundodgers in their entire careers (unless they can't tell us obviously !)
 

WreckerL

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I'd returned from a Windies deployment and we were stuck in North Corner putting the Rusty B in to mothballs.
 

WreckerL

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ooooh nasty - I bet there was some dodgy stuff on there in those days
I'd just done 2 years on her, asbestos filled engine and boilers rooms, lead covered wiring and more cocky's running around than you could shake a stick at.

De-storing was a bit like an Indiana Jones movie, going into dark, never used spaces deep in the bowels of the ship finding ancient treasures hidden away ;)
 

Dusty70

War Hero
I'd just done 2 years on her, asbestos filled engine and boilers rooms, lead covered wiring and more cocky's running around than you could shake a stick at.

De-storing was a bit like an Indiana Jones movie, going into dark, never used spaces deep in the bowels of the ship finding ancient treasures hidden away ;)
Wot.................................like Babies Heads ?????o_O
 

crash_evans

War Hero
Fun fact. Our EWO on DRNG bought the a replica Wilf on our global. Saved from a Bric-A-Brac yard.

He used it on the Ships TV. I thought it a bit creepy and he didn’t have his own mess number.


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Sumo

War Hero
Having just missed a massive jolly
I did the same on gurkha, she limped round windiest, states & Canada, then collapsed against the wall, in Rosyth, just before I joined, totally knackered and not fit for sea.
 
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