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Discussion in 'Submariners' started by BillyNoMates, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

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  4. Ahhh, the memories...they kept the little fridge filled to capacity...

    El Presidente

    Then having to stay at this one....

    http://www.royalpalms.bm/ on numerous occasions... :thumright:

    Or this one..

    http://www.royalcastle.co.uk/ (don't remember much of the room...Lol)

    The Ritz

    Then there was this place every time we made a trip to St Thomas, by the by that's my boat tied up there... :thumright:

    http://holidayinn.st-thomas.com/ They have cleaned things up since I was there last (1982), just to the right as your looking at it, before those other buildings were built was this quaint little black lit dingy brothel, you know with the satin Elvis pictures and the Disco balls, hahaha...what a place, hated it after following a Yank ship in though, talk about a jump in prices and visits to the Doc... :pukel:
  5. To be fair, the Crowne Plaza wasnt actually that good, the Movenpick however was bloody nice, why they let the JRs & SRs stay there on 2 different visits i dont understand!!!! You would have thought they would learn their lesson.

    I thought one of the CSM's dancing naked in the fountain at the front would have been a good enough reason to kick us out!!! :)

  6. Was that the one where the flaps failed, and a scary landing ensued?
  7. Bergen (Haakonsvern). Brass-monkeys! Hotel rooms
    had underfloor heating, and I seem to remember that,
    because the beds were "so nice" - certain members
    of Ships Co. had a go at "Dismantling" said beds,
    in a futile attempt to bring them back to the UK!
    I mean....why bother with IKEA when you can "import"
    your own nice, new comfy pit? (Beats just pinchin'
    the soap...)

  8. Yes Joe that was the one I shat myself, I dont do flying well. Were you on said flight?
  9. Didnt it used to be called the Caleta Palace ? remember being forced to stay there 69 or 70 and ordering caviar for brekkers much to the amazement of the paying punters.!!!
  10. No, but I got the dit 1st hand before your next flight took off.
  11. The Nordic in Tromso?
    The hotel with the 'kin enormous stuffed polar bear (which went walkies) outside the front door!

    The Bermudiana with its pink painted outside walls and indoor thunderstorms and a foot of water in the rooms. It wasn't our fault either. This time we were completely blameless. Glass patio doors and windows taken off their hinges by the weather.

    My favourite though was the hotel in Cocoa Beach in Florida. The name is lost on me now but I really enjoyed hob nobbing with the Shuttle astros and even some of the Apollo guys. We even had a look around the Kennedy Space Centre on the QT. I learned to drink champagne under water there. You just fizz it up, dive in off the board, crack the cork and shove in gob. Talk about an emergency surface!

    Then there was that hole ( :toilet: ) in La Linea where the manager wanted us all shot for daring to laugh at him........what a TW*T. No sense of humour whatsoever!
  12. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    al udeid (gr8 base apart from 3 beer rule,,,,enjoyed my fatboy meal at 2 in the morning0,,,,,remember sitting in a coach beside the runway,,,,,watching the RAF pay proper respect to a pair of bodies being transferred from the bird to a transit van,,, and then having the feeling at take off the RN is detacted.

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