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    And some just had no intrest
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    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Lol...story behind that is hilarious.

    I remember the night in question, you lot were out on the piss while I was in Bantry hospital which makes it saturday 14th Feb 1987.

    The 'bird' had been comming on to 'Ted' all night with no sucess, seemingly she believed Ted would be a good catch as he was rumoured to have a few bob.

    The penny never dropped until one of Teds comrades enlightened her to Teds preferences lets just say she never had a chance.

    I got to know her afterward as one of the crew a certain PO ERA was married to a girl from bantry, and the fact I was going to be in bantry for while after the ship departed they used to feed me. Grub in hospital was awaful and they used to raid the local chpper before visiting me.

    I'm not mentioning names although I do remember them all.

    After about a week a bottle of 7 UP was produced and I thought , nice , very thoughtful, that night before settling down I decided on a glass of 7 UP...quelle suprise....neat vodka,,,two litres..I made a svre hole in it that night and the nurses couldn't figure out why I was so sick the next day!

    That few weeks I spent in hospital was a real eye opener as I discovered the £2 per week I was paying for welfare was a waste. The Flag Officers car was sent to collect me... remember the big blue granada... and the transport officer in Haulbowline,an Army Officer lost his stand up when he discovered it had been sent out to collect a mere O/S from bantry... and wanted me to continue my journey home to waterford in a Land Rover. Divisonal officer finally settled ona travel warrant.

    The good side was Liam Donaldson was the XO at the time and gave me enough fags to cover me until I got out of hospital... the man gave 1000 Rothmans..eternally gratefull
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    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    And some just had no intrest
    Brilliant!

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    Anyone any comments about post 100 ?
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    I wasn't there on the night but I reckon TP had a lucky escape
    Time for another break I think......

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    really enjoyin the thread lads! some great photos, great that ur sharing so manygood memories

    pardon my ignorance, but could somebody briefly explain the job a coxn does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Anyone any comments about post 100 ?
    Bloody hell, Laners! nearly missed that. I don't even recall that event . In Bantry was it? Thanks for that!

    Is that 'Birmo' stuck to some bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Anyone any comments about post 100 ?
    yes the lady asked test pilot to buy her a drink... 2nd picture was the reply..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilcoOut View Post
    pardon my ignorance, but could somebody briefly explain the job a coxn does?
    In brief, Nothing!

    GR, your time will come too . I'm going rooting in the attic. Chucky our la!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilcoOut View Post
    really enjoyin the thread lads! some great photos, great that ur sharing so manygood memories

    pardon my ignorance, but could somebody briefly explain the job a coxn does?
    He's the senior enlisted man aboard ship, usually Chief Petty Officer rank. He looks after pay and admin mostly and is responsible for disciplinary matters. His main practical duty is taking the helm when the ship is involved in complicated manoeuvres, such as entering/leaving harbour or boarding stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonstomper View Post
    He's the senior enlisted man aboard ship, usually Chief Petty Officer rank. He looks after pay and admin mostly and is responsible for disciplinary matters. His main practical duty is taking the helm when the ship is involved in complicated manoeuvres, such as entering/leaving harbour or boarding stations.
    I thought the guy with the pips and parrot on his shoulder did that?

    cheers moonstomper, my curiosity is quenched!

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    You're welcome.

    The guy with the bars (and parrot, though that's probably optional these days) on his shoulders gives the orders of course. The coxswain, when helmsman, just carries them out.

    He's probably meant to prevent the officers from, to take a purely hypothetical case, crashing the ship into the quay wall and knocking over a lamp post. Though it's not proved to be a completely effective system.

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    He's probably meant to prevent the officers from, to take a purely hypothetical case, crashing the ship into the quay wall and knocking over a lamp post. Though it's not proved to be a completely effective system
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    Its funny that the senior enlisted member of the executive branch holds such a position, yeah the MAA I can equate with , but one would think that some one with an admin backround might be more efficent with the paperwork side of things.Would also create seagoing apointment for scribes.

    There was a psoition for a L/Wr on board the Eithne.Made the cox'ns job a bit easier.

    The helm type cox'n is another anomally as some senoir ABs or Leading hands would have more helm time than the Senior NCO as they are required to do watches which are more frequent than the times the Cox'n takes the helm.

    The RN uses this method with usually the senior AB or L/H being the helm cox'n for the routines involved.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Aoife 1981. When good fatigues were in short supply and the famous Haggis.
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    Aoife on Spanish trip. Almeria I think.
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    Is that Owen O'K in the middle?

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    not there until ten years later but all very funny , thanks for cheering me up off watch

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    yup Owen O'K it is along with Larry Shortt.( Larry seems to have his own fags for once, and Owen has never been known to smile in a photo.

    the guy in the fore ground looks abit like 'Rifles' Counihan, but I could be wrong.

    Good fatigues.. lol looks like they were sharing a set between them.. not a belt in sight

    Has to be GC again..although from a distance he is not badly unlike TP...sorry TP not meant to be offensive.
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    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post
    Aoife 1981. When good fatigues were in short supply and the famous Haggis.
    the bloke in the middle looks like hes bou 13!

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    the 13 year old is Joe Murphy from kildare,he would take that as a compliment,also in the photo is wilie fortune and jimmy bartley.I am still trying jog the old memory on the rest even do I should know them.

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    The others are Sean Leonard, Mick ( I think that was his first name) Smullen and Martin Walkin

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonstomper View Post
    The others are Sean Leonard, Mick ( I think that was his first name) Smullen and Martin Walkin
    Can't for the life of me remember Haggis's real name. I wonder was 'Haggis' mentioned in his passport

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    Cormac MacDermott, I seem to remember.

    Took a car in to be serviced in a garage in North London about 15 years ago and Haggis was working there. God knows if he's still there.

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    Took a car in to be serviced in a garage in North London about 15 years ago and Haggis was working there. God knows if he's still there.
    And what about the car...did you collect it or is it still there?
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    And what about the car...did you collect it or is it still there?
    Or was it taken apart entirely!

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