Portland Navy base and HMS Osprey

janner

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I have just posted some new photos on our branch website, which show the Old RNAS at Portland in its present state of development, which I though may be of some interest to the WAFU;s among you.

If anyone has any old pics of either the RNAS or the Port and wants to share them I would be pleased to add them to the gallery at

www.dorsetsubmariners.org.uk
 
It is not just WAFUs who have an interest ther used to be two submariners on FOST staff so the place was home for some of us too.

Peter
 

janner

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Peter
I was just trying to make the WAFU's welcome. A Submariner still has a strong hand in running the new style Portland Port
 
No problems, probably just the continuing niggle of being dined out of the navy at a Tarranto Night mess dinner rather than Trafalgar night as it would have been in most other messes.

Peter
 

CheefTiff

Lantern Swinger
Don't remember any Mess dinners at Portland - usually just messy dinners in between more war games provided by the green jacket brigade !

Undying memory - Q pier after closing time on a cold blustery winters night................oooooh.....shivers down me spine shipmate
 
Only ever visted Q peir when carrying out one of my hardest duties there, rating work up ships on their ability to hold a Cocktail Party. Tough job but some one had to do it.

Peter
 

janner

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Book Reviewer
For those old Ospreys, I see that the Naval Accomodation blocks are being turned into luxery apartments priced at between £150.000 and £350.000 to be known as Ocean View
 

janner

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ex_wasp_L2 said:
You been reading the Dorset "Ohec" Weymouth edition again Janner?

Thats the one, I was down that way a couple of days ago, if they keep up the demolition they'll have to start from scratch. Watch out for the new marina planning application, all those flatties will need somewhere to park to yacht
 

Buccaneer

Badgeman
What happened to the old Osprey wardroom - he one up the hill in the old camp in use before the modern block of flats opened - must have been one of the best views ever coming out of the main doorway.

I think it was used as the Education Centre after the new buildings opened
 
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