Hms Eagle 69

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I'm sure all those who served on the Eagle will enjoy that scouse, my memories of that ship were all from the comic Eagle, however did play a part in my becoming a handler. Its a ship that never really captured the imagination like the Ark, Vic, Albion, Bulwark did, nonetheless a true carrier and took its place in our hearts, well remembered by those who sailed in her, as well as her squadrons who flew from her.
 
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While I am a "fan" of the Ark Royal, I rather like the name, "Eagle" for a warship. Speaking of warship. Have any of you watched the video of a documentary called, "Warship"? I believe it was made around 66-67 while the Eagle was transiting from Aden to Singapore to relieve the Ark Royal in Singapore as the carrier deployed to Asian waters. Very good depiction of life aboard a CV during this time period, and is in some ways superior to the "Sailor" series made 10 years later. In any even the Eagle was quite a ship!
 
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While I am a "fan" of the Ark Royal, I rather like the name, "Eagle" for a warship. Speaking of warship. Have any of you watched the video of a documentary called, "Warship"? I believe it was made around 66-67 while the Eagle was transiting from Aden to Singapore to relieve the Ark Royal in Singapore as the carrier deployed to Asian waters. Very good depiction of life aboard a CV during this time period, and is in some ways superior to the "Sailor" series made 10 years later. In any even the Eagle was quite a ship!
LiveLeak.com - Warship Eagle 1966 Part 1 of 3 Documentary. LiveLeak.com - Warship Eagle 1966 Documentary Part 2 of 3. LiveLeak.com - Warship Eagle 1966 Documentary Part 3 of 3. Ps notice Pontious and his wardroom pals in High Spirits lol :rofl:
 
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I also noticed that the guy leading the PT in the beginning of the movie is also in an Admiralty movie about the recruiting and training of RN officers. I was a little put off by guys drawing their milk for cereal out of what appears to be a big trash can though...And, the preoccupation of officers using easels to read while eating...We never had enough time to read at meals in the USN!
 
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While I am a "fan" of the Ark Royal, I rather like the name, "Eagle" for a warship. Speaking of warship. Have any of you watched the video of a documentary called, "Warship"? I believe it was made around 66-67 while the Eagle was transiting from Aden to Singapore to relieve the Ark Royal in Singapore as the carrier deployed to Asian waters. Very good depiction of life aboard a CV during this time period, and is in some ways superior to the "Sailor" series made 10 years later. In any even the Eagle was quite a ship!
The original series of warship was filmed and screened between 1973/1977.
The trash cans are called milk churns and have been used in the uk since the year dot.
Sailor was filmed aboard Ark Royal in 1976.
Whatever you were watching in 1969 will remain a mystery unless you can offer an explination.
 
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The original series of warship was filmed and screened between 1973/1977.
The trash cans are called milk churns and have been used in the uk since the year dot.
Sailor was filmed aboard Ark Royal in 1976.
Whatever you were watching in 1969 will remain a mystery unless you can offer an explination.:grin: Yes Explanation to follow:angel8:...... The first post is of the Eagle in colour in 69 with MK2 Buccaneers 809 sqdn and Sea Vixens of 899 sqd and 2 phantoms of AEE c flight Boscombe down . The other post of the 3 part black and white film is of the Eagle in 66/67 with MKI Buccaneers of 800 squadron and Sea Vixens of 899 squadron...hope that clears it up for you??? Ps your warship 73/77 BBC is about the fictional life aboard HMS Hero.... A so called Leander class frigate, and mainly filmed on Hms Pheobe, and also a few more Juno and my old ship Danae spring to mind. Sailor is of course the ARK 76 by the BBC.
 
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I was in Eagle (800 Sdn) when Warship Eagle was made. Director was a big fat Bstrd name of Charlie Squires, however he did issue everyone on board with a FREE Tinny when filming was finished:muhaha:
 
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The original series of warship was filmed and screened between 1973/1977.
The trash cans are called milk churns and have been used in the uk since the year dot.
Sailor was filmed aboard Ark Royal in 1976.
Whatever you were watching in 1969 will remain a mystery unless you can offer an explanation.:grin: Yes Explanation to follow:angel8:...... The first post is of the Eagle in colour in 69 with MK2 Buccaneers 809 sqdn and Sea Vixens of 899 sqd and 2 phantoms of AEE c flight Boscombe down . The other post of the 3 part black and white film is of the Eagle in 66/67 with MKI Buccaneers of 800 squadron and Sea Vixens of 899 squadron...hope that clears it up for you??? Ps your warship 73/77 BBC is about the fictional life aboard HMS Hero.... A so called Leander class frigate, and mainly filmed on Hms Pheobe, and also a few more Juno and my old ship Danae spring to mind. Sailor is of course the ARK 76 by the BBC.
So are you saying in 69 there was a film made aboard eagle? That's what I was trying to explain to the septic that I did not know of any except those I mentioned.
I was under the impression there was not and I don't think they were filming when we were hanging off the arse end during the Exercise "Deep Furrow" SEP, OCT, NOV, 1969.
Ps, don't have to thank us for doing plane guard on you, we loved rolling around in a carriers wake, it's fun walking on bulkheads and seeing od's throwing up in the dining hall. Oh how we worshipped the FAA.o_O
 
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So are you saying in 69 there was a film made aboard eagle? That's what I was trying to explain to the septic that I did not know of any except those I mentioned.
I was under the impression there was not and I don't think they were filming when we were hanging off the arse end during the Exercise "Deep Furrow" SEP, OCT, NOV, 1969.
Ps, don't have to thank us for doing plane guard on you, we loved rolling around in a carriers wake, it's fun walking on bulkheads and seeing od's throwing up in the dining hall. Oh how we worshipped the FAA.o_O
:neutral: Warship Eagle (1969) description:



The day-to-day life of officers and men aboard HMS Eagle (R05) during a six week voyage between Aden and Singapore under the command of Captain John Roxborough.

 
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:neutral: Warship Eagle (1969) description:

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The day-to-day life of officers and men aboard HMS Eagle (R05) during a six week voyage between Aden and Singapore under the command of Captain John Roxborough.

Whats confusing me is the dvd claims it was made in 66 and if it was 69, was the ship jet propelled as the three months she was in the med we were never more than a few hundred yards from her I was in Aurora then. We were in the same battle group, with a couple of Yanky ships.
Its the time when Blake took the first deck landing of a harrier at sea.
Confused of Tamworth.
 
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Whats confusing me is the dvd claims it was made in 66 and if it was 69, was the ship jet propelled as the three months she was in the med we were never more than a few hundred yards from her I was in Aurora then. We were in the same battle group, with a couple of Yanky ships.
Its the time when Blake took the first deck landing of a harrier at sea.
Confused of Tamworth.
:w00t:Tooms on the Eagle in 69, from AEE Boscombe Down C flight trials !! For the very first time!!! With MK2 Buccaneers and Sea Vixens and Gannets Before that it was MK1 Buccaneers and Sea Vixens and Gannets. 66:wave:
 
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Scouse 800 Sqdn had Mk2 Bucks on Eagle in 1966/7
We returned from the far East, went on leave and when we returned to Lossiemouth behold some bstrd had waved a magic wand and turned all our Mk1s into Mk2s.
Remember it well, especially guys like Charlie Bick (wonder if he is polishing his buccs still)
 
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Scouse 800 Sqdn had Mk2 Bucks on Eagle in 1966/7
We returned from the far East, went on leave and when we returned to Lossiemouth behold some bstrd had waved a magic wand and turned all our Mk1s into Mk2s.
Remember it well, especially guys like Charlie Bick (wonder if he is polishing his buccs still)
Yep same think happened on the Vic 65/67 when I was Ships company.. 801 had MK1s then if by magic they were MK2s lol
 
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Scouse 800 Sqdn had Mk2 Bucks on Eagle in 1966/7
We returned from the far East, went on leave and when we returned to Lossiemouth behold some bstrd had waved a magic wand and turned all our Mk1s into Mk2s.
Remember it well, especially guys like Charlie Bick (wonder if he is polishing his buccs still)
I reckon old Charlie must have worked his leave converting them!:nike:
 
#19
If there was an answer in there anywhere do us a favour and point it out.
I kinda feel like I'm intruding when you two start talking to each other, its like listening in on a party line.
Confused even more, and now embarrassed of Tamworth.
 
#20
If there was an answer in there anywhere do us a favour and point it out.
I kinda feel like I'm intruding when you two start talking to each other, its like listening in on a party line.
Confused even more, and now embarrassed of Tamworth.
:nike:can't help you out with any more clues old lad!! I'm of to Haydock park tommorrow and need to give my time form book my undivided attention :biggrin: For the hidden form clues lol
 
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