Osprey

dondon

MIA
I was ships company at Osprey in the 80s , and lived in one of the pub's just outside the main gate because there was a shortage of accom in the Senior Rates mess , can't remember the name of the pub just now , I agree with you about the oiks Graybags , right tossers :twisted: :roll: :twisted:
 
Just outside the main gate on the corner was The Breakwater pub. Stayed there in 85 for one week while I was at Osprey doing A/C surveys with MARTSU. If I remember rightly it was a bit of a sh**hole.
Pat.
 

dondon

MIA
HELICOPTER_PAT said:
Just outside the main gate on the corner was The Breakwater pub. Stayed there in 85 for one week while I was at Osprey doing A/C surveys with MARTSU. If I remember rightly it was a bit of a sh**hole.
Pat.
Names just came to me , The Green Shutters it was
 

Graybags

Lantern Swinger
I seem to recall going in the Green Shutters, but we never used to get very far after that. Usually we would end up in the Greasy Spoon after, the Owner had an uncanny knack of remembering faces, " You were on HMS ....in 198..." Spooky, he had this evil Sauce "sambal oelek" made from chillies...
Oh and we used to use the Black Dog in Weymouth quite a bit too...
G
 

brigham600

War Hero
When I was with FSU01 in 1980 we were kicked out of the JR's accommodation due to constant scrapping with the WAFUs in the Flying Fid club. We ended up being accommodated in the Sally Army building opposite the Breakwater pub. Later became Aggie Westons I believe?

Was a good deal for us in the end as it was not so far to walk to and from work (Unit was based at coaling jetty) and also easier to stagger back after a few ales and also did not have to run the gauntlet of the MOD Plod to get back to my pit. Winners all round really.

Osprey was a dump from what I can remember of it.

Used to love the pubs just outside the gate and also wandering into Weymouth for a cracking night out, especially during the summer months when it was full of holidaying females. :)
 

thrunger

Midshipman
Had a couple of drafts to Portland as an AH. The Fire Station and Ground Movements Section (Tractors) were crackin'. Lived in digs in Weymouth so it was like being a civvie. We usually only passed through the dockyard to Stores,Victualing,Galley,DISTEX site or to work at FDTU.

Had the odd pint at the 'Shutters and in the two pubs and the 'sticky carpet' upstairs in Victoria Square.

The favourite clubs in 70's & 80's were the Harbour Club and the Steering Wheel in Weymouth. As for pubs, the Black Dog and Golden Lion were the best for socialising. There were two private members clubs one in town and the other on the way out, can't remember the names. Can anyone enlighten me?
 
Thrunger,

As I recall there was the Pickwick Club, only managed to find it when p*ssed, and other names/places I recall were Nenos,later called the cats whiskers, legends,Malibu, Verdi's, Baxters, Some may be the same place with different names. Not that I spent any time in any of them!! :wink:
 

Markpaq

Midshipman
Anyone remember "Jumpin' Jimmy Thunder"?

I was in Osprey in 86 and we used to regularly see him "performing" ha ha.

We even took him down to the Radio 1 Road Show on the beach :D
 

jungle_jim

Lantern Swinger
jumpin jimmy on a sunday night. you cannot beat it. i was in and out of portland in the mid to late 80s then based there most of the 90s till it closed and i loved it there, we never went home on summer leave why would you want to with all that fanny in weymouth
 

Kit_Muster

Newbie
The Greasy Spoon,ah what memories.
Always wondered what the Sambal Oelek was, until i came across some in tescos recently.
Dip your snorker in it to be reminded of the greasy spoon,the thursday war and the Green Shutters.
 
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