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HMS Forest Moor

hms forrest moor, was drafted there in 1969 till june 1970 was on the main gate as Qm

Just wondered if anyone else had spent time up there.

To the best of my knowledge it's still in use but it's run by DCSA and staffed by civvies.


then tankey for the rest of the time, it was the only place I ever experienced ghostly activity, but a great draft never the less, left her to join the Lewiston to finish my time.
 

Rocket_Ron

Lantern Swinger
I am the Headteacher of the new school that is to be based at Forest Moor. I found your forum to be of great interest. I feel that the history of the site should not be 'lost', therefore I am extremely interested in stories, significant occurrances, pictures etc. I would like to keep the history of the premises and feel that our children would benefit from this. I would like to create a display area of how the site used to function and would appreciate any pictures or items of interest.

I would also like to know if anyone out there would be interested in seeing the premises, when it has been converted to a residential school for children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. The completion should be about October - December 2011.

Please feel free to contact me, any contribution will be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Drew Anderson

Not going well is it....

BBC News - Unions' safety fear at Foremost school
 

Shakey

War Hero
They turned it into a school for naughty kids? To think that the office where I used to drive my Big Wooden Desk is now some sort of classroom and my cabin is now a pit for some skunk smoking nobhead.....

Also, for those of you who were at Foggy Moor in its later years before it was decommissioned, I heard on the grapevine that Cdr Wearmouth (aka The Fat Controller) has died. RIP.
 
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Billy Q

Guest
They turned it into a school for naughty kids? To think that the office where I used to drive my Big Wooden Desk is now some sort of classroom and my cabin is now a pit for some skunk smoking nobhead.....

Also, for those of you who were at Foggy Moor in its later years before it was decommissioned, I heard on the grapevine that Cdr Wearmouth (aka The Fat Controller) has died. RIP.

Yes RIP January 2015. His last RN days were with DCSA HQ at Forest Moor and Northwood
 
I requested a posting their after 3 years on HMS Naiad. Couldn't believe my luck when it was confirmed. I only lived in Whitby. I as an RO1(G) and the rest of the ship were:- REM Folkard, REM Dulson, CPEL Braley & LREM Welbourne. It was like a holiday after the Naiad. I think I was there for about 18 months.
 

Elcoe

Newbie
hms forrest moor, was drafted there in 1969 till june 1970 was on the main gate as Qm




then tankey for the rest of the time, it was the only place I ever experienced ghostly activity, but a great draft never the less, left her to join the Lewiston to finish my time.
 

Elcoe

Newbie
I was based there March 1979- 1980 mainly worked in the guardroom on the main gate can remember a few of the lads and a big character was bungy the chef saw him later in Glasgow on a night out I was a civie he was on his Glasgow
 

Elcoe

Newbie
Dave goldie served with me and we were on hms invincible together we I brought it from barrow in furnace to Portsmouth brand new
 
Fortunately I requested and got Forest Moor TWICE 61/62 when I met SWMBO and 67 prior to leaving the mob. Only lived a 30 min bus ride away first time,=. Second time in married quarters on Trafalgar Square. Watch keeper both times. Lst visit when I went to the ald timers reunion. Couldn't believe the improved standard of the accommodation. First time there I was living in a classroom next to the snooker room at the far end of the long corridor from the galley, but it was like heaven 24 on 48 of 24 on 72 off.
 
For anyone interested in the history or Forest Moor. Before it became a pussers WT station, durng WWII it was a Y station intercepting German radio traffic and sending the intercepts down to Bletchley Park. The wife of one of my elderly neighbours used to work there. He must be old if I can call him elderly,
 
Had Forest Moor twice, first time 1961 after 18 months at Kranji in Singapore, then 67 after 18 months at COMFEF once again in Singapore, probably as a come on to sign on. unfortunately couldn't mores the pity, only lived in Keighley.
 

ANOR99

Newbie
Was on shifts there in 76 as an REM before going to Collingrad for killick’s course. As I’m a Manc, this was great for spending time back home as well as great nights out in Leeds ( nursing home!)


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