HMS GANGES - Still serving

#1
Hi,
Just curious, is there anybody who is still serving (Apart from me) that joined Ganges for the full 12 months.
I joined in Nov 72 (40 recruitment) the penultimate recruitment before they went to 6 week wonders?
When I leave in Dec 17, I will have completed 45 years. I'm pretty sure that makes me a really sad old bugger.
 

Sumo

War Hero
#3
:p:Ddon't know about sad but kin old, 6 week wonder boy 74 left 98 job done.
age wise you will be older than me but if you are leaving at 60 younger than @WreckerL he's old:D:p
 

Sumo

War Hero
#5
Old(er) but on full pensh and no medical disabilities, how are your knees @Sumo ;)
I am sat down so OK, left Ankle and thumbs are giving me more gip at the mo, weight still coming off, once the surgeons think I an a viable case, if the NHS lasts that long I will become metal man, when I cross the bar I will be scrapped, bit like Steve Austin, young and skin again? :rolleyes: hearing aids are slowly becoming more useful, been told it could take 6 months for brain to adapt to new sound inputs, and what is and is not relevant?
 
#10
Hi,
Just curious, is there anybody who is still serving (Apart from me) that joined Ganges for the full 12 months.
I joined in Nov 72 (40 recruitment) the penultimate recruitment before they went to 6 week wonders?
When I leave in Dec 17, I will have completed 45 years. I'm pretty sure that makes me a really sad old bugger.
I was an instructor there in '72' though it's unlikely I contributed to your current status as said silly old bugger...:)
 
#11
Well it looks as though I'm the last serving Matelot that went to HMS Ganges, which is a shame. The reason I posted is a friend of mine is popping down to Harwich and he wants to go and see the museum at shotley (Ganges). When he asked how many were still serving I really had no idea. I did attend a Ganges reunion at Cardiff when HMY visited (97) and I was the Bosun on there then. We also had about eight other Ganges Boys on there as well which went down well with the guests. excellent run.
 
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