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    hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

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    Yeah saw Gerry on the news laughed at the irony.. nice bloke.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    Speaking of Officers, I saw Gerry O'Flynn on the news earlier. I didn't realise he had retired.
    He's head of the Irish Fishermans association nowdays.

    Anyone else see the Irony in that?

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  • Galway hooker11
    Galway docker

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    Originally posted by Doc View Post
    Absolutely not. Having stood alongside him on the after deck that day I can tell you he was outstanding. Overshadowed...? Robinson was on the bridge, obviously, and did an exceptional job, thoroughly deserved the DSM,
    Tully's job was simply different but none the less important. 39 bodies were retrieved that day and he over saw the retrieval of them all and the safety of all involved. At no point did he ever raise his voice or force any body to do what they weren’t comfortable with. There were people on the flag deck, or in there bunks, in shock he left them alone, senior NCO’S laughing at rating’s up to their eyes in shit while refusing to help. He cleared them off the deck. I served alongside some pretty useless officers, as we all did, panicking windy screamers I wouldn’t trust to feed my goldfish.

    To this day I’m glad it was Tully who was there and not some other gobshite with stripes. Whatever happens in the promotions game he will always have my respect for what he did, and didn’t do on that day.
    here here, H.T was and I imagine still is an excellent officer, I was also there very much so on that fateful day 23rd June 1985...... his main quality was that he dealt with everyone on a 1-2-1 basis, no bulll and you felt you had a connnection with him. he was also a very decent and reliable man to talk to if you were having any problems, I hope to see him get promoted in the near future.
    Galway hooker11
    Galway docker
    Last edited by Galway hooker11; 3 December 2008, 21:22.

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

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    Congratulations and best wishes to Commander Mark Mellet DSM on his promotion to Captain NS.

    He is a very fine officer and a worthy exponent of the service. He deserves no less.

    He was course officer on my Gunnery course many years ago and a true gentleman...always good to sign a half day pass on a friday.

    the human touch as the lads have shown

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  • Test Pilot
    2/Lt

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    Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
    I should have pushed harder to get some takers but when you know someones ability it tells you the answer he was the only officer that rang me before i retired and wished me well in the future .... well done to him
    Same here. I called to his office to thank him just before I retired, but he was away. I left a verbal message with his 2 IC (PO'D) and a few days later received a realy nice email from MM. A good capable guy!

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  • golden rivet
    bosun

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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Did you put money down?
    I should have pushed harder to get some takers but when you know someones ability it tells you the answer he was the only officer that rang me before i retired and wished me well in the future .... well done to him

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
    i would put my money on mark m anyone agree..
    Did you put money down?

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    Fantastic news. Great for the Naval Service.

    But who is going to get the Flag job............................................

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  • Test Pilot
    2/Lt

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    Originally posted by Jolly_Jack View Post
    MM has just been selected as the Capt. NS
    Brilliant! A very good and capable man. I wish him well knowing that the Service will be a better place because of him.

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    Tully's job was simply different but none the less important. 39 bodies were retrieved that day and he over saw the retrieval of them all and the safety of all involved. At no point did he ever raise his voice or force any body to do what they weren’t comfortable with. There were people on the flag deck, or in there bunks, in shock he left them alone, senior NCO’S laughing at rating’s up to their eyes in shit while refusing to help. He cleared them off the deck. I served alongside some pretty useless officers, as we all did, panicking windy screamers I wouldn’t trust to feed my goldfish
    .

    that alone speaks volumes on the man. Thanks for the insight and only the side of things that those who were there will know.

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  • Jolly_Jack
    Recruit

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    Discussion over.......

    MM has just been selected as the next Capt. NS
    Jolly_Jack
    Recruit
    Last edited by Jolly_Jack; 1 December 2008, 23:20.

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  • Doc
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    Totally overshadowed by the man of the moment.

    Absolutely not. Having stood alongside him on the after deck that day I can tell you he was outstanding. Overshadowed...? Robinson was on the bridge, obviously, and did an exceptional job, thoroughly deserved the DSM,
    Tully's job was simply different but none the less important. 39 bodies were retrieved that day and he over saw the retrieval of them all and the safety of all involved. At no point did he ever raise his voice or force any body to do what they weren’t comfortable with. There were people on the flag deck, or in there bunks, in shock he left them alone, senior NCO’S laughing at rating’s up to their eyes in shit while refusing to help. He cleared them off the deck. I served alongside some pretty useless officers, as we all did, panicking windy screamers I wouldn’t trust to feed my goldfish.

    To this day I’m glad it was Tully who was there and not some other gobshite with stripes. Whatever happens in the promotions game he will always have my respect for what he did, and didn’t do on that day.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

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    The unknown factor is the influence the Army still have over senior officer promotions. They have an empire to protect, after all. They won't promote someone who would upset that empire with talks of increasing the fleet size etc....

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

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    Given that it's such a small Service, then the infighting for good slots will be of interest to all and will undoubtedly be closely fought, unless the "agreed" candidate has already been picked by them upstairs and they go thru the motions of an interview process, with consolation prizes for the losers.Canvassing will disqualify...the other guy
    regards
    GttC

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

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    Reynolds, there is a blast from the past.
    .

    aka Mrs Cooney...he was used to emulate the then Ministers for defences wife for the practise of the cermony for a ships launching .Size etc..
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    Don't know if I'd describe Tully as grey. He was xo on Aisling the day of Air India, alongside Robinson
    Totally overshadowed by the man of the moment.

    Was he the Naval Service spokesman a few years ago does that count in the political battle?
    Ventriliquists dummy?

    No ..in fairness I haven't had any dealings with the man but in saying that he has had a fairly low profile..maybe thats a good thing!


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    Turkey
    Brigadier General
    Last edited by Turkey; 2 December 2008, 09:14.

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