Turbs.

Discussion in 'Submariners' started by BillyNoMates, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. BillyNoMates

    BillyNoMates War Hero

    Anyone know when HMS TURBULENT actually pulls the flag down please?
    I thought it was not until sometime in 2013 - but www sources (e.g.
    Twitter) seem to have her down as going out of service in January 2012.
    I would like to know, because she was the one I walked off and into the civilian
    sunset....after a few months in the Submarine Disposal Group, which was
    merely a bunch of floating Portakabins in the basin adjacent the the S.R.C.

    Would like to attend the ceremony if possible.

    I'm now off work on the sick until I go BACK into hospital to have the knee
    what they replaced this summer, re-replaced with a replacement because
    the replacement they replaced is a bag of shite.

    Two legs and three knee-jobs in less than 4 years. I would really like to
    walk again without resembling a 99 year old dodderer, shambling to the
    nearest bus stop.

    Regards,

    Mac.
     
  2. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

    Joined her a week before she was launched, so I would be interested too.
     
  3. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    My first T boat so I'll ask around. Won't find out anything until Monday though.
     
  4. End of Jun 12 - been extended 6 months from original date. I expect decommissioning events will be promulgated idc.
     
  5. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    Agree with notafourknotfudgepacker (subject to change - watch this space).
     
  6. Asst_Ed

    Asst_Ed New member

    "next summer" is the date given us by the boat; they're planning a decommissioning whisky to mark the occasion. I'll put a story up later this week.
     
  7. diesel

    diesel Badgeman

    My one and only flunob boat for four years until I went outside :cry:
     
  8. Asst_Ed

    Asst_Ed New member

  9. fishhead

    fishhead War Hero

    Whisky @ £47.50 (inc.P&P)per bottle. Strewth. It's a good job that it's submariners are the target customers as GS bods could never afford it.
     
  10. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

    Been up in the loft this morning, to get Xmas decs down and an old cardboard box split open and out slipped a copy of the Turbulent Commissioning book and Order of service.

    Just been reading through and looking at the pictures. Did we really look like that? big owl/Dreary Barllow bins, what a sight.

    Any one had any luck with ordering a bottle of the Whisky? E-Mailed the address last month but havent had a reply yet.
     
  11. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    14th July 2012.
     
  12. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Perhaps not now.
     
  13. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  14. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    Only 2 more to go after her and that'll be everything I've served on gone.:sad5:
     
  15. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  16. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

  17. fishhead

    fishhead War Hero

    A nice write-up.I was particularly impressed with the photo of Turbs dived by the title piece.
     
  18. BillyNoMates

    BillyNoMates War Hero

    That's it. They all bimbling up the Mess for a few wets and cucumber sarnies now. Stuck at work wondering where all the years went. Last boat gone. The phrase "When I was on the......." seems to have very little meaning anymore. I can now drive by all the Valiants and T-boats I was ever inside and have probably opened several cans of tinned custard that are a recycled by-product of the P&O's I had the fortune to be associated with over some 20 years of sun dodging.The End.
     
  19. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    Calm down wrecks the Victory is good for another 100 or so.:D
     
  20. soleil

    soleil War Hero

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