Discussion in 'Bases / Shore Est' started by NozzyNozzer, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. This is a Forum created for all you serving and ex-Raleigh trainees, staff, ship's company.
  2. Thank you NozzyNozzer , So many good memories of HMS RALEIGH , :p :lol:
  3. I was 15 years 9 months old , so just missed out on HMS GANGES , though my brother went there a year later and thoroughly enjoy'ed it I'm sure , never ask'ed him to tell you the truth , he has my deepest sympathy's ,like we all say , you only remember the good times , :roll: :mrgreen:

  5. I was at Raleigh in 89-90 in the first aid school and the Sick Bay.
    I had to go there a few weeks ago for a look around the IT Dept, wow, what a difference
  6. was canny good base, not been back since i finished the Seamanship side of my trade in 95, always remember the long walk into Torpoint and the dive of a put which was Wheelers if i remember correctly. got 3 days 9's for getting back 20mins late 1 night lol, had to brasso the cannons at the main gatehouse.
  7. Just out of interest, can anyone remember HMS St Vincent at Gosport? It would seem to be a forgotten entity on this site. Canny camp as it was.
  8. Did a year in St Vincent in my very young days

    Fcuk all canny about it -it was real thats for sure
  9. Well done Green Empire, it's refreshing to hear something other than RALeigh, blah bloah. GANGES blah, blah.
  10. Sorry man, had a few tonight. Had to talk to the Doc and theats always a serious ailment. OOP's, sorry Doc, but only if your listening. :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. If ya get the wets in I might just spin you a couple of good dits :lol: :lol:
  12. Cans are on me partner, see me in the TAS grot. Do we have one on here? :?
  13. This is something a colleague cut out from the Daily Mail for me. Thought it might be of interest?

  14. I remember 'Lorna'. Not so sure about Bab's but the name does ring a bell. Raleigh as ships company was pretty much party time as I recall.

  15. Babs was a Chief Wren [RNR I think], who was an instructor in one of the schools there, she was a Scouser & a bloody good laugh , in fact all the girls were spot on , had loads of cabin parties on the top floor , I can't remember go'ing on a run ashore in all the time that i was Bar Manager , brilliant draft that was , 8) :D 8)
  16. Liked Raleigh so much did it twice 79 and 87 + S&S School in 87
  17. When I joined in '52. Boys were trained in Ganges, Juniors were trained in St Vincent and adult entries did 2 weeks in Victoria Barracks, Southsea then joined the Home Fleet Training Squadron which at the time was the aircraft carriers Implacable and Indefatigable. As far as I can remember Raleigh trained Devonport Division Stokers.
  18. How many reader remember Raleigh as a wooden hut establishment rather than the modern factory for turning out Baby Sailors
  19. I joined Raleigh as a 15 week wonder in '60 as a 16 year old. This was also my last draft as ships company before I went to Drake Barracks for LS Expired.
    I can still hear the PTI's screaming "Top of the wallbars, GO!!"

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