Turbs.

#1
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.
 

Asst_Ed

Lantern Swinger
#6
"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.
 
#9
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
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.
 
#18
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.
 
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