ghostboat

Ive just watched parkinson with david jason,and he showed a clip of ghostboat which i think starts tomorrow,it showed david jason being interviewed by a commander with wings on his left cuff and dolphins on his chest,now it crossed my mind,do any of you boat people or wafus know of such an animal?
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
higthepig said:
Ive just watched parkinson with david jason,and he showed a clip of ghostboat which i think starts tomorrow,it showed david jason being interviewed by a commander with wings on his left cuff and dolphins on his chest,now it crossed my mind,do any of you boat people or wafus know of such an animal?

Ghost Boat is showing tonight (Sunday) and tomorrow on ITV, I believe that Geoff Tall acted as an advisor to the programme makers.

As a matter of interest I have recently been contacted by a researcher from a TV company that are making a programme about the escape from USS Squalus. They are talking about doing some filming on the Sidon and M2 as part of the programme. I don't know when the program will be shown.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Hig, I can't remember whether or not Captain Godfrey Basil Place VC, my old Skipper from the Albion had both, but he got his VC as a Submariner attacking the Tirpitz. It was unusual for non Waffu Officers to command a Carrier back then.
As I said, I'm not sure.
RoofRat
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
We had a Scottish Lt. on the Cachalot 75/76, name of Duncan Fergusson. Good officer (Seaman), but probably felt he wasn't going get to COQC. He transferred to WAFU to become a chopper pilot and I believe he passed and flew Seakings. (Come to think of it he was probably a Seaking's best weapon, knowing what a SM skipper might do). He may even have become an Observer, but he'd have wings of some kind to wear with his dolphins.

Another one, I relieved an RO1 Burnett on Renown in 1971, and he was off for a branch change to Airman (Phot) and I saw a pic of him once in his No1s, with dolphins, Phot branch badge - and Ship's Diver's badge on his cuff!
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
Oh - Ghostboat.... I've just seen it and it's a good dit. A mixture of glaring inaccuracies and some curiously accurate bits. Once again, the 'lower deck' is made to look like a bunch of thickos. I think it's an old Italian boat acting as the 'Scorpion' but I've packed my books away. Either way, they filmed in the Med and it doesn't really look like the Baltic does it?
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
Yes, noticed that about the No8s - they're the post-Falklands type. Though they did manage to get the right woolly pullies and most badges.
 

ORACLE

Badgeman
What a sh*t hot Ping Bosun. 'Flooding tubes' and 'Depth changing' on WW11 sonar!
Could have done with him in Faslane, mid-60s. :roll:
 

spearfish

War Hero
Would someone tape part two for me.There was 5 inches of snow here overnight and the transmitters are off the air-all I can watch is.....snow!
 

PartTimer

War Hero
Geoff_Wessex said:
Yes, noticed that about the No8s - they're the post-Falklands type. Though they did manage to get the right woolly pullies and most badges.

I was struck by how much they did get right - eg S6 AGR - the noddy suits were definitely of 1980s vintage, booties in combat jackets and lighweights, wearing of 8s (even if they wear post Falklands, how many programmes have you seen wear they seem to constantly wear No 1s!), windproof jacket (which was first introduced for submariners - wouldn't they have been wearing foulies at sea though?
 

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