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  • Goldie fish
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    No. I decided it best not to begin heading down a road that would end up bringing a mans career into disrepute, particularly when he isn't here to defend himself.

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  • Test Pilot
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    So, why was the thread locked? was it because of my original comments?

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  • hptmurphy
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    ah there was the time he was a gueet at the XO's wedding....made some derogatory comment regarding the bride...all got out of hand bit of a melee... and compensation changed hands!

    As long as it remains reasonably anonymous it should be ok..as only guys who served under him will rememeber.

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
    Here we go! Here we go! Here we go! let's spill the beans.........
    Please do - this thread shows promise already......

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  • Test Pilot
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    We were steaming off Belfast lough when approached by a Royal Navy Helicopter which asked us to identify ourselves..perfectly natural if you have a foreign warship in your waters...his reply was 'tell him to **** off or I'll shoot him down'

    I was on the helm at the time..I nearly fell down in a heap.
    ..
    Last edited by Test Pilot; 21 August 2007, 20:22.

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  • hptmurphy
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    We were steaming off Belfast lough when approached by a Royal Navy Helicopter which asked us to identify ourselves..perfectly natural if you have a foreign warship in your waters...his reply was 'tell him to **** off or I'll shoot him down'

    I was on the helm at the time..I nearly fell down in a heap.

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  • Test Pilot
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    I met a man once who described him as' incapable of holding the rank of Leading seaman in the Slua Muiri'...and that man knew him as a junior officer!

    many a very funny disclosure that could be made about this man.....without mentioning his name...My all time greatest was the day he told the president to get off HIS bridge as he was drunk. ( The president that is) Hey GR...remember his mouth organ antics....

    The Warlord..aka Popeye...
    My initial reaction was to do battle when the
    >> original comments were made. However, I mulled over it for most of the day
    >> and felt that however good or bad PoP's was, he would be no different to
    >> the rest of us. Except that he is propably struggling longer, or more so
    >> than most. I see no point in persueing the past now.
    >> It was my intention to pull my comments and to replace it with something
    >> along the lines of the above. Besides, it might have become a hornets
    >> nest, if other stories came to light!, stuff thats better off being
    >> buried for good. As the saying goes, 'what happens at sea, stays at sea.'

    I have now pulled my original comments, as I feel they were unjustified. I did ask the MOD to unlock the thread to make the changes. As I said, Pop's is still a member of the crew, and I put my hands up to appologise for the negative comments.
    Last edited by Test Pilot; 21 August 2007, 20:27.

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  • hptmurphy
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    I met a man once who described him as' incapable of holding the rank of Leading seaman in the Slua Muiri'...and that man knew him as a junior officer!

    many a very funny disclosure that could be made about this man.....without mentioning his name...My all time greatest was the day he told the president to get off HIS bridge as he was drunk. ( The president that is) Hey GR...remember his mouth organ antics....

    The Warlord..aka Popeye...

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  • golden rivet
    started a topic Popeye...The other one.

    Popeye...The other one.

    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    GTTc I am well aware of what they are..as they were still in use up to the not so recent past ..but way back inabout 1984 when I last used a .303 on behalf of the Slua Muiri...didn't even know they existed.

    I still have a '44' pattern helmet as souvenier..never thought much about requiring the manky zipperless bootlaced entwined Flacker though.....

    Best use I found for the flacker when alongside in haulbowline on Eithne they used to remove the cushion from the captains chair on the bridge so the sentry couldn't sit down on duty..hey presto..the flacker came into play!
    well done murph the mad popeye strikes again the only threat that existed was the mangy cats at the gangway..zzzzzzzzzzzz oh its time to get dismounted we were a laughing stock at the time was there a name for that disease.. he is still around swinging those arms..
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