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John854

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Permission to come aboard. Born Glasgow, joined the MOB when they were needing them not feeding them. Served North and South Atlantic convoy escort. Joined the other boys in blue on demob and did my 30 in Greater Manchester where only the sparrows cough. Support the best football team in the world but for the time being shall remain nameless. Shipped out to the Land of the Maple Leaf in 1981 and now live in Ontario. Canada has always come to the aid of the mother country in times of peril. In 1939 for example she had a fleet of six river class destroyers. That was it. By the end of that conflict she was the third largest navy in the world. One of the greatest fighting destroyers of WW11 was the Tribal class HMCS Haida. She had a great fighting record with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla out of Plymouth and did equal work in the Korean conflict. Toronto purchased her and she was a great tourist attraction. I have been aboard her so many times I should qualify for a Canadian Naval Pension. She has now been moved to Hamilton as she requires plenty of money being spent on her to keep afloat. Now where shall I hang me mick?
 

R094V1-George

Badgeman
Newbie here, my round what you all having - rum`s up :lol:

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Guest

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I aim to please :lol:

Ex-RN here 1970-1978
892 Squadron + The Big-A R09, she was a real carrier...

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R094V1-George

Badgeman
I`m getting senile, forgot to log in and got my years wrong.
It should have been 1970-1979........
Old age is a mans curse :?
The above post is mine (an old mariner)
Guzz, my favourite port, my local pub was the `Prince Albert`

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dondon

MIA
Got to say , the best ship I ever served on , so many ditts , so many mate's , will always remmember her with fond memories , the RO9 was the bis :roll: :lol: 4v1 or 4v2 mess , some brilliant messmates . :p 8)
 

R094V1-George

Badgeman
Have to agree with you on that shipmate, I still miss her even now.
I did see a few photos of her being broken-up, and it broke the old heart.
She really was a proud old girl with a good good bunch of lads.
I have some good photos in my album of my old shipmates etc.....

Gone but not forgotten. But the mob has to move foward I suppose.

Do we have any ships left? :lol:

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dondon

MIA
R094V1-George said:
Have to agree with you on that shipmate, I still miss her even now.
I did see a few photos of her being broken-up, and it broke the old heart.
She really was a proud old girl with a good good bunch of lads.
I have some good photos in my album of my old shipmates etc.....

Gone but not forgotten. But the mob has to move foward I suppose.

Do we have any ships left? lol

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Fxxxxxxxg hell george , we probably sailed together , mid seventy's I had to be sent back to the UK pronto , the US Navy & the RN , pulled out all the stop's , I was air lifted off the old ARK by GANNET , then picked up by a U S Navy Staff Car , taken to the Naval Air Station in Norfolk Virginia , Transfered to Kennedy Airport in New York , & brought back to the UK VIA British Airways , the USA & UK working as they alway's do :roll: :lol:
 
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