Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

HMS Victorious Video

seafarer1939

War Hero
I was on her then and it's the same old story,all about Aircraft,Chefs,Wardroom not a thing about me as a gash chute sentry!
It was an important job!not that I cared what went down there.
I liked it because it excused me from the rest of the watch humping a load of chairs down to the rear lift well and stowing them again when the Officers had finished watching their film.
All I did was stand around listening to them threatening to turn a fire hose over the deck and down the lift well!
It never happened.
Nice to see the old girl though,not that I liked serving on her,Small ships was my thing.
 

Handler

War Hero
Yes, very good to see the ol' Vic, lots of memories there, including the old navy blue painted skyraiders of 849 squad, 803's scimitars with their wasp badges. The dining room, where we ate very well, tot time, a veritable routine, not sure I liked the whole tot in one go scene, we used to spend as long as possible in 4 mess ( 2 deck angle ) sipping, wetting, gulping, and putting the world to right over the 'queen's. Usually flight deck parties swapped with the off duty watch, so that meant 2 tots at least every other day. Was a nostalgic look at the deck lifts, I have brought many a cab up and down on those, lift driving was special duties, and we wore our green helmets and jackets, had blue station cards too. Was trying to remember the FDO, think it was Lt/Cmmdr 'Lofty' Wreford, didn't spot 'Danny' the sick bay tiffy with the bent wrist lol!
Very good post scouse, she was a majestic carrier, and the most photogenic of them all.
 

off_les_aura

War Hero
Thoroughly enjoyed that Scouse, thanks for posting.

I dread to think how many accidents there are going to be when we try to regenerate cat/traps post 2020. That deck looked a lot more dangerous and chaotic than CVS STOVL ops!

Edited to add:- When did the rules change on wearing headgear between decks? Everyone seemed to be at it!
 
Last edited:

Handler

War Hero
Oh yes, are we not supposed to be getting some carriers ? Accidents ? Going to be a long long time before any resemblance of the things that used to happen, take place. The bloody things have yet to even take to the sea, let alone be operational and worked up. Dream on!!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
scouse Hms Victorious The Fleet Air Arm 3
scouse Hms Victorious sails again The Fleet Air Arm 7
soleil Mirror: "What It's Like To Live On Nuclear Submarine HMS Victorious" Submariners 4
S HMS Victorious History 12
scouse Hms Victorious 66 The Fleet Air Arm 7
scouse HMS Victorious reunion The Fleet Air Arm 0
JamesH HMS Victorious Reunion Social & Reunions 3
JamesH HMS Victorious - Where in the world? History 10
JamesH HMS Victorious - 1960s The Fleet Air Arm 10
S HMS Victorious History 4
S HMS Victorious R38 Procedure Alpha Subic Bay Jan 1965 The Fleet Air Arm 95
S HMS Victorious Scimitars History 6
Alfacharlie HMS Norman Diamond Lil's 8
B Speakers at Hms Raleigh Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 11
N Son joining HMS Collingwood 8th Feb 2021 Joining the Royal Navy 7
BratMedic HMS Sepoy History 0
Wreckmasterjay HMS Fearless and the sinking of Foxtrot 4 History 5
D HMS EAGLE old crew Nearest & Dearest 5
MoD_RSS HMS Audacious sails from Barrow MoD News 0
J Hms sultan start dates 2021 Joining the Royal Navy 3
Pandaplodder HMS Intrepid 1823 History 3
B Pre HMS Raleigh brief Joining the Royal Navy 13
MoD_RSS From Portsmouth to Odesa, UK and Ukraine naval cooperation on show as Ukrainian President visits HMS Prince of Wales MoD News 0
soleil BBC: "HMS Queen Elizabeth: On board The Royal Navy's New Aircraft Carrier" The Fleet 0
D HMS Raleigh Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
soleil P. News: "Royal Navy's HMS Sultan Forced To Cancel Popular Fireworks Due To Covid-19" Bases / Shore Est 4
soleil FB: HMNB Portsmouth: "HMS Ledbury Returns Home From The Gulf" The Fleet 0
soleil Lochside Press: "Camilla Calls At Faslane To See HMS Astute" Submariners 7
soleil FB: HMS Raleigh 'HMS Raleigh Welcomes Capt Suzi Nielsen As Its New Commanding Officer' Bases / Shore Est 24
soleil FB: HMS Raleigh RN Submarine School - Torpoint Marathon To Raise Money For The Submariners' Memorial Appeal Submariners 3
soleil P. News: "HMS Queen Elizabeth Leaves Portsmouth For Training With US Marines F-35" The Fleet 8
N HMS Sultan Simulator training Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
J HMS Talybont and HMS Cobra History 5
D Where is HMS Enterprise? Current Affairs 17
A 2.4km run at HMS Raleigh Joining the Royal Navy 7
MoD_RSS HMS Enterprise to deploy to Port of Beirut as Defence Secretary sets out package of support to Lebanon MoD News 0
J What happens after HMS sultan and where are you based Joining the Royal Navy 22
soleil FB: Forces News: "HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails Back Into Her Home Port Of Portsmouth As A "Fully Trained" Aircraft Carrier" The Fleet 0
soleil FB: RN: Submarine Specialist Naval Reservists Join HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 6
soleil FB: RMRN: Take A Look Around HMS Holland I, The First Submarine To Be Commissioned By The Royal Navy Submariners 0
TechnicPR Does anyone have the HMS Raleigh JI/Kit List? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
soleil Forces TV: Basic Training At HMS Raleigh: "We Can't Afford To Stop". Bases / Shore Est 7
C PRNC 15TH JUNE HMS COLLINGWOOD Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 38
D HMS Surprise History 3
D HMS Collingwood leave dates UPO/Careers Office 23
soleil Portsmouth News: "34 Great Old Photos Of The Famous Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes" The Fleet 1
soleil Portsmouth News: "Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince Of Wales To Carry Out Investigation After Flooding Onboard" The Fleet 16
soleil Scuba Diver Mag: "Heart of Oak – On Board The Royal Navy’s HMS Richmond" The Fleet 0
soleil Cornish Times: "HMS Raleigh's Wartime Role Remembered As Latest Recruits Prepare To Pass-out On VE Day 75" Bases / Shore Est 1
A What happens after interview stage? How long do you have to wait till you get to HMS Raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
Similar threads


















































Top