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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:11 pm 
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The ‘Queen Boadacea II’ . ;)

The smaller cruiser might have been a 1930s Blanchard, but I couldn’t find an exact picture likeness. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:25 pm 
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I had an airfix model of the Victory when I was a kid, which was probably a bit too much for a 9 year old. I guess my mum must have thrown the bits away without telling me at some point, probably the same time that she chucked the airfix model planes that I did actually complete, and used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:53 pm 
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Bonzo wrote:
.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)


Now you’re talking. Maybe I was a bit more modern in using nylon thread.....some of which is still tangled around the propellers of some WWII model planes in my attic. lOl

Never got round to doing an Airfix sailing ship. Maybe that’s the gap in my life today. :old: lOl


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:40 am 
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Finmows wrote:
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Cue Finmows......

No good getting me involved in this....


I know fuck all about sailing ;) lOl


lOl lOl lOl

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:07 am 
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Bonzo wrote:
.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

I wasn't allowed to do that :sad1:
My dad (God bless him) was ex Royal Navy so our house resembled Harland & Wolfe...I will never forget him helping me build a model of the Bizmark (I was about 10 and had no idea of scale)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:53 pm 
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Finmows wrote:
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.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

I wasn't allowed to do that :sad1:
My dad (God bless him) was ex Royal Navy so our house resembled Harland & Wolfe...I will never forget him helping me build a model of the Bizmark (I was about 10 and had no idea of scale)


Were you asked if you wanted to go to Holbrook, or was your Dad already off the reserve list by your teens? ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:41 pm 
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Were you asked if you wanted to go to Holbrook, or was your Dad already off the reserve list by your teens? ;)

Dad was demobbed in1952 so I'm pretty sure he would have been off the list

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:40 pm 
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Ok ta. I assume that you didn’t get the option. My father joined RN in 52 until 68 and I scraped into Holbrook in 71 as he was still on the reserve. Very good school for the three years l did, but I left due to a dispute over subject options. They tried to shoehorn me in to fit their numbers! That was pretty much the nature of the regime there. :roll: Much more chilled out and co-ed now. 8-)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:50 am 
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edd wrote:
Ok ta. I assume that you didn’t get the option. My father joined RN in 52 until 68 and I scraped into Holbrook in 71 as he was still on the reserve. Very good school for the three years l did, but I left due to a dispute over subject options. They tried to shoehorn me in to fit their numbers! That was pretty much the nature of the regime there. :roll: Much more chilled out and co-ed now. 8-)


My dad was in the merchant navy, and my 2 sons went to Holbrook, one for 4 years and the other for 2 years. Both left with far better qualifications than me, and both got into good unis over there. Great school :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:31 am 
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My dad was in the merchant navy, and my 2 sons went to Holbrook, one for 4 years and the other for 2 years. Both left with far better qualifications than me, and both got into good unis over there. Great school :)


Well done in getting your sons in there. Wish It was like it is now in the 70s.

I was there in 73 when they changed the uniforms from old navy serge no.8s to cotton trousers and blazers. I kid you not; we had to dry after morning showers with a tea cloth sized towel. Then rush to get on parade in serge shorts which chaffed ones semi dry legs combined with cold North Sea winds causing ‘chaps’ which could bleed if you got it bad! :shock: At the bottom of the stairs below the dorm was a big tub of ‘chap cream’ to put on your thighs to stop them bleeding. FF’n barbaric, but we was tuff in them days! :old:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:29 am 
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My school was so good it was "approved" ;) lOl
I am joking of course

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:01 pm 
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Finmows wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

I wasn't allowed to do that :sad1:
My dad (God bless him) was ex Royal Navy so our house resembled Harland & Wolfe...I will never forget him helping me build a model of the Bizmark (I was about 10 and had no idea of scale)


I built all the type 45 destroyers
with a bit of help from the rest of the shipyard

:mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:28 am 
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Nutah wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

I wasn't allowed to do that :sad1:
My dad (God bless him) was ex Royal Navy so our house resembled Harland & Wolfe...I will never forget him helping me build a model of the Bizmark (I was about 10 and had no idea of scale)


I built all the type 45 destroyers
with a bit of help from the rest of the shipyard

:mrgreen:


Ah! So who in your team fitted the wrong size of turbine cooling pipes? :hehe:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:02 am 
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Sadly it’s typical of our MOD to spend £millions refitting or upgrading already very expensive kit in our armed forces only to sell those assets to other countries for a fraction of the costs. :headbang:

They’re refitting all the type 45 Destroyers to finally cure the power supply and cooling issues. A sale of any of these hasn’t been announced yet, but what are the chances now! :?

Maybe they should have a review of staffing costs at the MOD before making more cuts at the sharp end! :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:46 am 
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edd wrote:
Nutah wrote:
Finmows wrote:
Bonzo wrote:
.........used to hang on cotton threads from my bedroom ceiling :)

I wasn't allowed to do that :sad1:
My dad (God bless him) was ex Royal Navy so our house resembled Harland & Wolfe...I will never forget him helping me build a model of the Bizmark (I was about 10 and had no idea of scale)


I built all the type 45 destroyers
with a bit of help from the rest of the shipyard

:mrgreen:


Ah! So who in your team fitted the wrong size of turbine cooling pipes? :hehe:


official secrets act , can't say lOl


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