Whilst alongside HMS Defiance (depot ship) HMS Swiftsure had a visit from the production team who were making 'The Spy Who Loved Me' film.
They wanted the casing dimensions and to get a feel for the bulk of the boat. Needless to say many shots were ruined by Jolly Jack accidentally hanging around in the background; just like idiots do when TV reporters are recording to camera for news items on telly!
"Bond" didn't put in an appearance though..........much to our dismay!
In the film when one of the officers shouts 'right.......follow me lads' which they do and they all promptly get shot..........I was wondering....just how many of us would have said.......'well off you go then sir, if it's safe we'll be right behind you'!
HM/S Tiptoe featured in the British war movie 'Morning Departure' and I believe 'Andrew' made a brief appearance also. A old mate of mine,Jimmy Evans, who crossed the bar this July, was scratcher on Tiptoe and was instrumental in persuading the late, great ,ballerina/actress Moira Shearer to donate her ballet slippers from the movie 'The Red Shoes' to the Tiptoe.
Where the female of the species were concerned Jimmy was a smooth talking bugger so he probably tried to trap her at the same time. Thereby hangs another dit I guess LOL.
:thumright: Happiness is being underway and underwater :thumright:
I served on the Danae back in 1988/89 and they had an inclinometer on the bridge presented to "HMS HERO" from the Production Crew, apparently she featured in most of the Warship series as the aformentioned HMS Hero.
Funny this one never made that list, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_(1980_film) I got to meet Bo Svenson (Original Walking Tall) and Chuck Connors who I grew up watching as The Rifleman. that man can suck back the wets, kept our (unofficial inboard mess)bartenders well tipped and tired.. :thumright: :hockey: