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Nozzy

Come on yer slack bar steward Britian Premier Public School left orft the list.

Jenny get posting your know all there is.

Nutty
 
Jenny, As an Honorary Ganges Junior (HONTROG), better known as Junior Jenny, please feel free to contribute with the pertinent comments of an outsider, especially one who wasn't even born when the RN Ratings' Eton was decommissioned and left to rot (not that it was ever far from that state to begin with!). And just remember, if you feel bored, you can always, in the old Ganges tradition, suck your THUMB!!!

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For the record I used this picture in a class mini lecture on Ganges - I wanted something to illustrate the fact that I was discussing 15 year old kids, and this pic served the job brilliantly. Questions were asked (which I now ask myself) was he sucking his thumb, eating a Mars bar (I don't recall Mars bars going back before the 70s) or perhaps practicing blowing his new Bosun's pipe - well they didn't ask that because they didn't know much about the RN, before the mini-lecture! Can anyone out there (in hyperspace / RR solve this mystery) ? Nutty - could the mystery thumb sucker actually be YOU? :wink:
 
Hi NN,

Any idea when this piccy was taken?

The lad in the centre appears to have a bow wave on his cap - and in 1962 that was a definite no!-no! - and was immediately spiked on the bed post !!

One of the lads I trained with (Pete N) had a perfectly shaped round head and never, that I can recall, had a cap spiked.
 
whitemouse said:
Hi NN,

Any idea when this piccy was taken?

The lad in the centre appears to have a bow wave on his cap - and in 1962 that was a definite no!-no! - and was immediately spiked on the bed post !!

One of the lads I trained with (Pete N) had a perfectly shaped round head and never, that I can recall, had a cap spiked.

I got the pic of "Brick" Wall's excellent site (where I've only just noticed Geoff "Wessex" is also depicted) so it is probably 1967-68, as Brick was there then. The page link is here: http://www.maxwall.co.uk/navy/navphoto.htm
 
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Nozzer, suck on this!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong I like hearing the 'Uncle Albert' dits, my grandpa used to enjoy telling me his stories! However, I think his can date back passed your dits, sorry lads!

Crack on, this forum is for you folks, spin away all you wish, you ain't going to get dug into about it.
 
higthepig said:
When did hats get spiked?Iwore one with a bow wave until 71,thats a new one on me.

Certainly during my time at Shotley Pt 1 Basic training in 62/63 they were spiked - as did many in my class, and they were none to cheap to replace even in those days on the few pence they allowed us.

Any other trogs get the same treatment ?

But after Pt 1 training I had no problems, the only problem I had then was trying to tie Bunny ear bows on the ribbon until I went into fore and aft rig.
 
Hi Dunkers, I'm quite happy for you to be an HONTROG if it's OK with Nutty, Whitemouse, etc! :D :?:

Personally I think the Ganges Association should do the same: could charge double membership subs (or Associate life membership for £500 - always a good money raiser, in my experience) to "Associates", with no voting rights - but sadly its just for old boys, which means that all those memories will perish with us - what a tragic waste! :idea:

I've got a fairly rich friend (rich by my standards) whose nuts about Ganges, knows much more about the place that I do (I went there & he didn't!!! :oops: We visited the site a few years ago and he was showing me around - I couldn't remember what half the places were that I was looking at!!!) and would happily part with his money for the cause. He wasn't even born when I went to G! He's called Seacat on RR - not yet contributed much though - a bit shy I think! Needs half a pint of neaters inside him! :lol:

Nozzy.
 
I have just looked at 37 Class and 38 Class, Drake Division, 39 Mess circa November 1961 photos. Every cap has a bow wave cos few heads were round. No hats spiked in my mess, your instructor must have had a bee in his bonnet.

Nutty

Not me sucking the thumb. I thought Marriane Faithfull had cornered the Mars Bar market, no thats just another urban myth. Mars bars date from the 30's
 

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