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Royal Navy sailor disembarks on shore leave in Plymouth

I've been trawling the BBC's creative archive site and came across this gem of a clip.

It shows HMS Carisbrooke Castle (K379) a Castle class corvette entering Plymouth and tying up alongside in Devonport dockyard. A couple of matelots go ashore and one of them takes a bus ride into Plymouth via Union Street. As far as I can make out the year is 1954 when Carisbrooke was part of the 2nd Training Squadron, based in Portland.

Evocative stuff, if just a little before my time!

Tim
 

Squirrel

Lantern Swinger
Long long before my time, but still a pleasure to watch.

The lads would be off for a different type of sharking nowadays though :lol:
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Ah!!! Those were the days when matlots were a proud bunch and the BBC turned out serious programmes. None of this fly on the wall shite.

Makes me wonder just how the modern generation of matlot would cope with RN life like this.

SF
 

R094V1-George

Badgeman
quote="Harry_off_the_Hermes"]I've been trawling the BBC's creative archive site and came across this gem of a clip.

It shows HMS Carisbrooke Castle (K379) a Castle class corvette entering Plymouth and tying up alongside in Devonport dockyard. A couple of matelots go ashore and one of them takes a bus ride into Plymouth via Union Street. As far as I can make out the year is 1954 when Carisbrooke was part of the 2nd Training Squadron, based in Portland.

Evocative stuff, if just a little before my time!

Tim[/quote]


Well before my time :wink: But it was a pleasure to watch. Plymouth (Guzz) was a bloody good run-ashore at anytime :D :wink:

 
I've noticed that Blue Peter are putting old video clips on their website (a colleague at work pointed it out to me today) so I have asked them if they'll put up the one of John Noakes going up the Mast at the G-Place - the one where he was too knackered to shin up the pole to the button. If they do I'll add a link.
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
Very nice indeed. The link has appeared in out video links before actually, but it's nice seeing it again. The clip below might be of interest, seemingly following on from the film above, and following one of the sailor's on a train journey...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/calc/aip.shtml?id=1005#

I did wonder whether the link had been posted before, had a quick look but didn't find anything.

I didn't connect the train journey clip to the first one so thanks for that. North Road station was never as empty as that when I was going on leave!

There are a few clips relating to the events 'down south'. Here are all the clips from 1982

Tim
 
Thanks for that --the early ones in Guzz. Real memory jerker and as I remembered it ---in 1958-60 not much changed anyway . Was on a Daring class and I see in the clip the frigate came past one--no pennant numbers though. I was on Delight .


The oilskin instead of the old burberry :lol: :lol: The white hats looked like the plastic ones--- never got them in St Vincent till late 1956 .

The brown case --never used mine for going ashore wiv --the holdall had started to be available in 1957

Yep that was when we had a Navy --lots of it!!
 

safewalrus

War Hero
There's sad - heaved mine over the side as soon as I could - typical useless bit of brown cardboard, relic from the yearas of oversupply (oversupply? did that really happen? only at times of war deary!)
 
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