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  • #46
    Agreed. Improved in the second half hour though, when they had finished showing what its like to be afraid in dark rooms and go on the piss with the royal Navy.
    They could have devoted the entire hour to the Egypt and Gallipoli ceremonies. The rest we can see on trash TV any time.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    • #47
      Yer man Rab is a great face for a recruitment campaign isnt he?

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      • #48
        I'm sure there is a soccer hooligan lost in him.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Goldie fish
          I'm sure there is a soccer hooligan lost in him.
          Tonight is the last show at 19:00 hrs - looks good navy exercise??

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          • #50
            yeah... 'The Thursday War'


            Shipmates
            Wed 21 Dec, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 60mins

            Theatre of War

            Every Thursday in Plymouth the Navy go to war. Warships, submarines, jet fighters and fully armed Royal Marines engage in full-scale simulated battle on land, on the sea and in the air. Mike Brotherton, the Chaplain of HMS Ocean, the biggest ship in the Royal Navy, gets as involved as anyone else in the hostilities. Known as the Mad Bish and as eccentric as they come, Mike has to be at hand to deal with the 'wounded' and the 'dying'.

            Meanwhile Angela Thomas, a friend of the Mad Bish, and equally as eccentric, is busy with her own dress rehearsal. She is putting on a big production of HMS Pinafore with the local operatic group and it is the opening night tonight. Mike Brotherton aims to be there - war permitting. [S]

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            • #51
              Say what you like about Raab, you have to admit he's a great dancer.
              To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Goldie fish
                I'm sure there is a soccer hooligan lost in him.
                There`s a crowd of skinny soccer hooligans list in him.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Lt McCarthy
                  yeah... 'The Thursday War'


                  Shipmates
                  Wed 21 Dec, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 60mins

                  Theatre of War

                  Every Thursday in Plymouth the Navy go to war. Warships, submarines, jet fighters and fully armed Royal Marines engage in full-scale simulated battle on land, on the sea and in the air. Mike Brotherton, the Chaplain of HMS Ocean, the biggest ship in the Royal Navy, gets as involved as anyone else in the hostilities. Known as the Mad Bish and as eccentric as they come, Mike has to be at hand to deal with the 'wounded' and the 'dying'.

                  Meanwhile Angela Thomas, a friend of the Mad Bish, and equally as eccentric, is busy with her own dress rehearsal. She is putting on a big production of HMS Pinafore with the local operatic group and it is the opening night tonight. Mike Brotherton aims to be there - war permitting. [S]


                  Show would of been good except for that HMS Pinafore rubbish -

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                  • #54
                    And that irritating womans laugh. I fail to see the connection Between HMS Pinafore and HMS Victory. If anything comparison is an insult.


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #55
                      http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/1221/nationwide.html

                      this was better

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                      • #56
                        Hi there
                        Watched the "Thursday War" episode the other night. Interesting enough, especially the controlled chaos in the Ops Room as they tried to target the incoming "missiles".Thought the GPMG firing was a waste of time. If they were being attacked by a cannon-firing fighter, then standing out on deck with a rifle-calibre machine-gun is a one-way ticket.Does our Navy practise anti-aircraft defence?
                        regards
                        GttC

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                        • #57
                          The GPMG's were used in the Falklands War against low flying Argentine aircraft, along with SLR rifles, LMG's and anything else that could put some lead in the air.

                          As well as anti-aircraft defence they are used for local defence against small boats etc. The now gone NI patrol vessels had a GPMG mounted on each bridge wing for that purpose when operating in confined waters.
                          'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                          • #58
                            www.royal-navy.mod.uk has an interesting site on Hms Ocean with a link about the Padre.

                            He's been round a few corners in his time.
                            'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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                            • #59
                              Did anyone spot the Northie.

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                              • #60
                                I spotted two, the flid steward who did'nt like picking up the officers dirty washing and the Captain from FOST.
                                'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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