Shore base closures

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  1. On another thread I mentioned the reason I thought deployments weren't as long as those of yore was because of the demise of pusser's bases abroad which got me thinking of how many bases shutdown during my time in. I came up with these, any more to add? I was in from 1973 to 2007.
    St Angelo,
    Royal Arthur,
    St Vincent ,
    Thunderer, Any others to add, I'm sure I've missed some woo bases and I've not included RNR.Excuse the layout, the works 'puter won't let me do spaces or lists for some reason.
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  2. HMS Tamar - Hong Kong
  3. How did I miss that one,and I've just thought of Caledonia, Osprey and Dauntless that's 19 so far!!
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  4. HMS Inskip
  5. That puts it up to 20!!!
  6. Caledona: So where do the guys live in Rosyth now?
    Cambridge: Where do the gunners shoot their guns now?
    Dolphin: Where do the submariners learn how not to wash now?
  7. Caledonia..might still be open then, Cambridge...think it's all simulator stuff at Collingrad or Excellent, Dolphin...Submarine School at HMS Raleigh.
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  8. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Cale may be open but Cochrane has certainly gone.
  9. Simbang Fulmar Brawdy
  10. Forgot Cochrane and just been reminded about Goldcrest and wasn't Simbwang HMS Tamar?
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  11. Sembawang was Singapore dockyard Simbang was the air station at Singapore
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  12. Does (did) Haslar count as a base?
  13. Haslar would count so Stonehouse would as well.
  14. fishface

    fishface Badgeman Book Reviewer

    Caledonia is still open I think. The up north PRNC is based there.
  15. Caledonia is indeed still open, but it is now longer HMS, now MoD, to reflect a move towards being more tri-service. Place is virtually deserted most of the time though. Used for RNAC if nothing else.

    MOD Caledonia | Royal Navy
  16. So we can add Caledonia to the list if it's no longer HMS.
  17. Rook at Gibraltar ? Fulmar became RAF, even Victory changed names I think.
  18. Rooke is still going, Vicky Barracks became Nelson but HMS Victory is still in commish.
  19. They all have to wash now, somebody put showers on the nucs
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