Navy News: "First Class Send-Off for HMS Nottingham"

brigham600

War Hero
Served aboard her twice and she was a great old girl and I have many fond memories.

Where was my invite as ships company past then? :)
 
Always wanted a draft to her (Harry Homers and all), but had to settle for the Brum and Glos. Another 42 bites the dust.

SM

:)
 

brigham600

War Hero
RP1986 said:
My first draft, 1988 to 1991. Another of my old ships becomes razor blades.
I joined her for the first time in Sep 91, where you still on there then? CHOPS(R) was Eddie Booth.
 

brigham600

War Hero
Passed-over_Loggie said:
So that’s just 5 ships left in the Fleet with a functioning area air defence capability.
I am sure there are some old Seacat missiles somewhere if there is an emergency. :lol:
 

ctfairway

Lantern Swinger
A friend of mine was at the De Commissioning Ceremony and says it was a very moving occasion attended by many former members of Notty's Ships Company and reps from all her affiliated units/schools/other services/civic organisations/Sea Cadets etc. It was extremely sad to see the White Ensign lowered for the last time as the Royal Marine Band played "sunset". Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach (CDS during Corporate), whose wife Lady Leach launched Notty 30 years ago and was the ships sponsor until she passed away, was there, aged 86! By all accounts a very good send off for a fine ship. Apparently DAUNTLESS was berthed next to Notty - out with the old -in with the new!
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Passed-over_Loggie said:
So that’s just 5 ships left in the Fleet with a functioning area air defence capability.

Don't worry!

There will be 12, sorry 9, sorry 6 Type 45s along soon to replace the capability being lost.

I would add an emoticon at this point, but it is all too sad and short sighted.
 

tommo

War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
1996-1999 myself... from refit to warzone. A hoofin' ship... :salut:
You would've been on her when she was outside us on the Glasgow for Xmas duties in 98.
 

tommo

War Hero
brigham600 said:
I cannot remember you mind. You must have been either the duty MESR or WESR if you were duty on Xmas Eve.
Oh no I was duty BM on the gangway fella. I was only an OM
 

brigham600

War Hero
tommo said:
brigham600 said:
I cannot remember you mind. You must have been either the duty MESR or WESR if you were duty on Xmas Eve.
Oh no I was duty BM on the gangway fella. I was only an OM
Doh, I should have sussed that looking at your avatar photo badge. :oops: :lol:
 
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