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Mail: "HMS Belfast 'Used By Triads To Ferry £10m Of Heroin On Her Final Voyage'"

Trust the DM to resurrect a 40 year old story.
I expect the next one might be the Tiger being raided by the fuzz, after returning from a Nordic cruise, and stax of porn being found and confiscated by the Revenue men.
I missed out on that run, only joining her in Pompey after it had happened.

It seems the DM is going even further downhill with stories by a 'Daily Mail Reporter' (b***ger me... the Scum might yet become readable !!!! )

;)
 

NotmeChief

Banned
Trust the DM to resurrect a 40 year old story.
I expect the next one might be the Tiger being raided by the fuzz, after returning from a Nordic cruise, and stax of porn being found and confiscated by the Revenue men.
I missed out on that run, only joining her in Pompey after it had happened.

It seems the DM is going even further downhill with stories by a 'Daily Mail Reporter' (b***ger me... the Scum might yet become readable !!!! )

;)

If you are going to say that you might as well say it about every thread in the History section.

I thought the reason of history was resurrection.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
If you are going to say that you might as well say it about every thread in the History section.

I thought the reason of history was resurrection.

Not the same thing.

Mr Newark said: 'This is a major revelation,

Mr Newark gives the impression as does the Daily Mail, that he has discovered something no-one other than those involved at the time-knew. And then goes onto write shite about 'flagship'
HMS Belfast.

Discussion of history is not being discouraged here, the Mail's shock horror tone major revelation is being ridiculed.


 
Richard Hartley-Parkinson isn't the sharpest pencil in the Daily Mails pencil case eh?

In other news, "Shock, Horror, British Government in 1940's phone tapping scandal" It became known today that the british government paid hacks at Bletchley Park to listen in on other peoples conversations.
 

wal

Lantern Swinger
"HMS Belfast, a popular tourist attraction on the River Thames, was used to carry 52 bags of heroin as it sailed from Hong Kong to its last resting place near Tower Bridge."

I wonder if it was still on there when I lived onboard as part of Bellerphon?
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
wal wondered out loud
I wonder if it was still on there when I lived onboard as part of Bellerphon?
Unless you slept through the voyage you'd know if you were onboard at the same time as the drugs. I expect that the ship's company had to do their own dhoby.

A three word 'google' brought me here:

Newspapers - POLICE BOARD SHIP TO ARREST THREE

If the above link doesn't work you may have to go in via the Straits Times homepage.

It's from 16 June 1962. Good old Singapore Straits Times, 49 years ahead of the Daily Wail.
 
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Worth opening the link if only to see Gaye Gambol struggling with a lawn mower.

Interesting that by referring to "Royal Navy crewmen", the Daily Mail makes no distinction between the ship's naval personnel and the embarked civilian Chinese laundrymen.
 
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From what I recall of reports at the time they'd hidden their packages within a fan trunking.

Whenever adjusting a punkah louvre after that I often had visions of being sprinkled with happy dust,

sadly 'twas always merely dust ...
 

Topstop

War Hero
Headlines in this weeks "Wail on Sunday"?

A Wall is being constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) started on 13 August 1961, that will completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier is to included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which will circumscribed a wide area to known as the "death strip" that containes anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Soviet-dominated Eastern Bloc officially claim that the wall is being erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
 
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