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HMS Cavalier Needs Your Votes

Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)
 

UncleAlbert

War Hero
Done….spent my formative years punching sprayers on another CA Destroyer the Carron D30.…….
Great ships …loverly lines….I slept on a camp bed on the mess table…

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Rumrat

War Hero
whitemouse said:
Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)

Well if you did that you must know me as I was Reserve Ship Unit at Chats de-storing her and the Puma. There was only a few of us in the Unit at that time, we used to play sport against anyone who would take us on as to get the make-and-mends that were handed out like Sally Army tea.
And the Cribbage contest that was never ending.
You would also have lived in Mountbatten Block and remembered the fights if anyone talked in the telly room when "Rainbow" was on.
You could only cackle when the news was on. :wink:
 
I have voted too, so please allow me the indulgence of a short HMS CAVALIER dit.
(Squeaky clean - so read no further if you are seeking the other.)

Circa 1983. Sail Training - JSSC/JSASTC Yacht - c/w a Crab & Percy Crew.

‘Twas stormy weather all week so we flogged around locally; then went eastwards and arrived safely at Brighton Marina round 2200. Blagged a ‘forces discount’ on the mooring fees and we were just in time for the last round or two ashore.

A wet and grey dawn broke to reveal HMS CAVALIER just the other side of the marina breakwater – apparently she had recently arrived from Southampton as a tourist attraction. I left the crew to wash up & scrub out etc. whilst I stepped across to see what the score was.

No visitors that day - but the Shipkeeper/Guide turned out to be another Submariner; we had completed S/M Part One training, SETT etc, together in the late ‘60s. (ex Chief Elec. ‘Casey’ ****son, so called because his initials were KC: What a great guy).

So there was some catching up to be done…….

The weather forecast was still manky and on the nose, so I declared a lay day and brought the Crabs and Pongoes over for a personalised guided tour of this piece of our naval heritage, ending up with a bottle and lamp-swinging session in the CAVALIER’s Staff Mess.



Sigh, happy days……. I guess Keith has long since retired, but I sincerely hope that HMS CAVALIER goes on to win this Lottery Grant.




Bob

Edited for date/place correction.
 

Rumrat

War Hero
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
I have voted too, so please allow me the indulgence of a short HMS CAVALIER dit.
(Squeaky clean - so read no further if you are seeking the other.)

Circa 1985. Sail Training - JSSC/JSASTC Yacht - c/w a Crab & Percy Crew.

‘Twas stormy weather all week so we flogged around locally; then went eastwards and arrived safely at Brighton Marina round 2200. Blagged a ‘forces discount’ on the mooring fees and we were just in time for the last round or two ashore.

A wet and grey dawn broke to reveal HMS CAVALIER just the other side of the marina breakwater – apparently she had recently arrived from Portsmouth as a tourist attraction. I left the crew to wash up & scrub out etc. whilst I stepped across to see what the score was.

No visitors that day - but the Shipkeeper/Guide turned out to be another Submariner; we had completed S/M Part One training, SETT etc, together in the late ‘60s. (ex Chief Elec. ‘Casey’ ****son, so called because his initials were KC: What a great guy).

So there was some catching up to be done…….

The weather forecast was still manky and on the nose, so I declared a lay day and brought the Crabs and Pongoes over for a personalised guided tour of this piece of our naval heritage, ending up with a bottle and lamp-swinging session in the CAVALIER’s Staff Mess.



Sigh, happy days……. I guess Keith has long since retired, but I sincerely hope that HMS CAVALIER goes on to win this Lottery Grant.




Bob

OK, but you still aint gettin the bit I've got back, unless you want to have a whip around :roll: 8O :D
 
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)

Well if you did that you must know me as I was Reserve Ship Unit at Chats de-storing her and the Puma. There was only a few of us in the Unit at that time, we used to play sport against anyone who would take us on as to get the make-and-mends that were handed out like Sally Army tea.
And the Cribbage contest that was never ending.
You would also have lived in Mountbatten Block and remembered the fights if anyone talked in the telly room when "Rainbow" was on.
You could only cackle when the news was on. :wink:

Was living out RA in those days, being a local from Gillingham.

I was based in Supply Support Group in the Yard (Lt Cdr Wadman being the boss). Also worked on Eskimo & Hartland Point before she was sent to Belfast as prison accom.
So highly poss we might have met - I'm better at faces than names these days !!

:)
 

Rumrat

War Hero
whitemouse said:
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)

Well if you did that you must know me as I was Reserve Ship Unit at Chats de-storing her and the Puma. There was only a few of us in the Unit at that time, we used to play sport against anyone who would take us on as to get the make-and-mends that were handed out like Sally Army tea.
And the Cribbage contest that was never ending.
You would also have lived in Mountbatten Block and remembered the fights if anyone talked in the telly room when "Rainbow" was on.
You could only cackle when the news was on. :wink:

Was living out RA in those days, being a local from Gillingham.

I was based in Supply Support Group in the Yard (Lt Cdr Wadman being the boss). Also worked on Eskimo & Hartland Point before she was sent to Belfast as prison accom.
So highly poss we might have met - I'm better at faces than names these days !!

:)

Don't remember the Eskimo being there but was not the most enthusiastic "ship spotter" in the dockyard. Do however remember the Hartland Point as she was parked directly forward of Puma, and when duty watch (fire-watch) we had to do rounds on her in two's. She was sealed with that silver coating rhubarb, and there was only one way in . Friggin huge inside and dead creepy as she was then a completely "Dead" ship.

On the far side of the basin by the RSU office it was from seaward to inner Cavalier, Puma and then Hartland point. They was fitting out that first gas turbine thingy over the barracks side. Can't remember the name, but remember the bloody noise when they were doing full thrust trials on the sod. It sounded like a squadron of Phantoms. :twisted: :evil:
 
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)

Well if you did that you must know me as I was Reserve Ship Unit at Chats de-storing her and the Puma. There was only a few of us in the Unit at that time, we used to play sport against anyone who would take us on as to get the make-and-mends that were handed out like Sally Army tea.
And the Cribbage contest that was never ending.
You would also have lived in Mountbatten Block and remembered the fights if anyone talked in the telly room when "Rainbow" was on.
You could only cackle when the news was on. :wink:

Was living out RA in those days, being a local from Gillingham.

I was based in Supply Support Group in the Yard (Lt Cdr Wadman being the boss). Also worked on Eskimo & Hartland Point before she was sent to Belfast as prison accom.
So highly poss we might have met - I'm better at faces than names these days !!

:)

Don't remember the Eskimo being there but was not the most enthusiastic "ship spotter" in the dockyard. Do however remember the Hartland Point as she was parked directly forward of Puma, and when duty watch (fire-watch) we had to do rounds on her in two's. She was sealed with that silver coating rhubarb, and there was only one way in . Friggin huge inside and dead creepy as she was then a completely "Dead" ship.

On the far side of the basin by the RSU office it was from seaward to inner Cavalier, Puma and then Hartland point. They was fitting out that first gas turbine thingy over the barracks side. Can't remember the name, but remember the bloody noise when they were doing full thrust trials on the sod. It sounded like a squadron of Phantoms. :twisted: :evil:

Might have been at a different time in 70s. I also restored the Pollington & Stubbington 'sweepers.
Worked with the E boats at Gill Pier, Bulldog & Beagle were tenders.
At different times I was in Pembroke Issue Room, Main Stores & Cash Clothing.
I think Triumph was in the yard at some point also.
It took me 10 years to get a Chatham draft, and I ended up there twice in about four years afterward, before leaving the mob.

:)
 

Rumrat

War Hero
whitemouse said:
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Rumrat said:
whitemouse said:
Also Done.

Never served in her, but did destore (fittings mainly) her during the 70s when in Chatham before she was moved.

:)

Well if you did that you must know me as I was Reserve Ship Unit at Chats de-storing her and the Puma. There was only a few of us in the Unit at that time, we used to play sport against anyone who would take us on as to get the make-and-mends that were handed out like Sally Army tea.
And the Cribbage contest that was never ending.
You would also have lived in Mountbatten Block and remembered the fights if anyone talked in the telly room when "Rainbow" was on.
You could only cackle when the news was on. :wink:

Was living out RA in those days, being a local from Gillingham.

I was based in Supply Support Group in the Yard (Lt Cdr Wadman being the boss). Also worked on Eskimo & Hartland Point before she was sent to Belfast as prison accom.
So highly poss we might have met - I'm better at faces than names these days !!

:)

Don't remember the Eskimo being there but was not the most enthusiastic "ship spotter" in the dockyard. Do however remember the Hartland Point as she was parked directly forward of Puma, and when duty watch (fire-watch) we had to do rounds on her in two's. She was sealed with that silver coating rhubarb, and there was only one way in . Friggin huge inside and dead creepy as she was then a completely "Dead" ship.

On the far side of the basin by the RSU office it was from seaward to inner Cavalier, Puma and then Hartland point. They was fitting out that first gas turbine thingy over the barracks side. Can't remember the name, but remember the bloody noise when they were doing full thrust trials on the sod. It sounded like a squadron of Phantoms. :twisted: :evil:

Might have been at a different time in 70s. I also restored the Pollington & Stubbington 'sweepers.
Worked with the E boats at Gill Pier, Bulldog & Beagle were tenders.
At different times I was in Pembroke Issue Room, Main Stores & Cash Clothing.
I think Triumph was in the yard at some point also.
It took me 10 years to get a Chatham draft, and I ended up there twice in about four years afterward, before leaving the mob.

:)

Well I was there in 1974/75, and then because drafty wanted my babies he sent me next to Victory ship. :D
 
Rumrat said:
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Worked with the E boats at ....................:)

Well I was there in 1974/75, and then because drafty wanted my babies he sent me next to Victory ship. :D[/quote]

Just left then to join the Tiger, but still might have known you ... you're not Tony Pitt are you ?

:)
 

Rumrat

War Hero
whitemouse said:
Rumrat said:
[..............
Worked with the E boats at ....................:)

Well I was there in 1974/75, and then because drafty wanted my babies he sent me next to Victory ship. :D

Just left then to join the Tiger, but still might have known you ... you're not Tony Pitt are you ?

:)[/quote]

No but I look like his brother Brad :roll: 8O :D
 
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