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    The Minister, straight from Louis Copeland and on to the flight deck!

    Last edited by Test Pilot; 10th April 2009 at 15:56.

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    Hiya all

    Just found this after going thru some old boxes
    L.E. Eithne 1st trip to Lorient
    We are lying on parka jackets , it was freezing
    Remember going into one bar and the owner though we were german
    when one of the lads asked him why he said "you all have the german flag on your jackets"
    Parka jackets & desert boots = off duty uniform
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    Love the shirt Damo..you alway were a fashion guru.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Love the shirt Damo..you alway were a fashion guru.
    There is a guy in a tank top (M.K.)

    and you have the neck to slag my shirt

    Any-one that knows me will tell you I always look like I dressed in the dark

    Fashion guru , I will let you know young man I also had a silver suit just like ABC
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    HPT

    Just for you
    Found this photo of me & our friend the MECH on top of the world trade center

    We went there looking for BIG girls
    You would have enjoyed :wink:
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    Can't Slag of a guy for a tank top.. I had one once upon at time until it fell victim to the boil wash in the laundry.

    Yeah as for the silver suit..could have saved yourself a few bob and borrowed one of the flightdeck firefighters suits.

    Two pictures o 'Fla' in the one day..stop! the related flashbacks are unbelievable..should have insisted on more than the twenty quid he geve me to take her out!
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    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Can't Slag of a guy for a tank top.. I had one once upon at time until it fell victim to the boil wash in the laundry.

    Yeah as for the silver suit..could have saved yourself a few bob and borrowed one of the flightdeck firefighters suits.

    Two pictures o 'Fla' in the one day..stop! the related flashbacks are unbelievable..should have insisted on more than the twenty quid he geve me to take her out!
    To put the matter to rest
    I think that you would have paid him 20 quid to take her out
    But I will say no more :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Can't Slag of a guy for a tank top.. I had one once upon at time until it fell victim to the boil wash in the laundry.

    Yeah as for the silver suit..could have saved yourself a few bob and borrowed one of the flightdeck firefighters suits.

    Two pictures o 'Fla' in the one day..stop! the related flashbacks are unbelievable..should have insisted on more than the twenty quid he geve me to take her out!
    i remember my first time using the said laundry that boil wash was expensive had to go out and buy all new civies due to odd shapes and shrinkage

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    Quote Originally Posted by marloy View Post
    i remember my first time using the said laundry that boil wash was expensive had to go out and buy all new civies due to odd shapes and shrinkage
    I recall once that we had problem with the tumble drier in the senior rating mess, in the base. This was before such a drier was available elsewhere in the base. When I went to take a look, the floor area around the tumble drier was awash.

    Later it transpired that a junior rate came in during the night, after the mess has closed, and put his clothes into the drier, along with some soap powder. When he could not figure how to turn on the water, he solved the problem by 'chucking' a bucket of water in, closed the door and turned it on.

    There was no problem with the boil wash then!

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    To put the matter to rest
    I think that you would have paid him 20 quid to take her out
    But I will say no more

    Maybe I should have got a receipt certainly twenty quid wasn't enough..and no I didn't do the dirty deed....it was just a few drinks and a peck on the cheek..mercifully.

    the things we did for shipmates.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by damo de muff diver View Post
    Hiya all

    Just found this after going thru some old boxes
    L.E. Eithne 1st trip to Lorient
    We are lying on parka jackets , it was freezing
    Remember going into one bar and the owner though we were german
    when one of the lads asked him why he said "you all have the german flag on your jackets"
    Parka jackets & desert boots = off duty uniform
    ray comer good god -whats he doing now sound guy arrived with all the portarlington mafia tony bis etc - cha the tel

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    damo are you sure it was eithne all those lads on the picture also served on emer and she did a trip to same location - you have my head buzzing all afternoon on this lorient visit - i think badger was p/o tel on emer at the time - does that ring any bells???

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    damo are you sure it was eithne all those lads on the picture also served on emer and she did a trip to same location - you have my head buzzing all afternoon on this lorient visit - i think badger was p/o tel on emer at the time - does that ring any bells???
    Damo, great pic of the world trade center.

    Moggy, I can confirm that the same lot were in Lorient on the Eithne. A super trip that was. Sub pens, u boats, the lot ! YEA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post
    Damo, great pic of the world trade center.

    Moggy, I can confirm that the same lot were in Lorient on the Eithne. A super trip that was. Sub pens, u boats, the lot ! YEA!
    yeah was on that trip remember the sub bunkers weather was shit good time had by all

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    Maybe I should have got a receipt certainly twenty quid wasn't enough..and no I didn't do the dirty deed....it was just a few drinks and a peck on the cheek..mercifully.

    the things we did for shipmates.

    If you believe that and you want us to believe that and it helps you sleep at night so be it.

    damo are you sure it was eithne all those lads on the picture also served on emer and she did a trip to same location - you have my head buzzing all afternoon on this lorient visit - i think badger was p/o tel on emer at the time - does that ring any bells???
    Yes it was Eithne, when we went on Emer M.K. in tank top was on Aisling
    Also it was freezing cold thats why we went to beach to take picture
    Have said it before nearly all crew from our time on Emer when onto Eithne hence mix up in stories

    Also remember badger , he always giving out for getting radios wet :confused:
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    Quote Originally Posted by damo de muff diver View Post
    If you believe that and you want us to believe that and it helps you sleep at night so be it.



    Yes it was Eithne, when we went on Emer M.K. in tank top was on Aisling
    Also it was freezing cold thats why we went to beach to take picture
    Have said it before nearly all crew from our time on Emer when onto Eithne hence mix up in stories

    Also remember badger , he always giving out for getting radios wet :confused:
    yes you and especially boomie 3 radio's lost overboard - inquiry - poor badger was never the same again

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    yes you and especially boomie 3 radio's lost overboard - inquiry - poor badger was never the same again
    We had so much to remember the boat, the engine, the boarding party , the radios ,the bowman & ourselves , we were bound to misplace & forget somethings.
    It is human nature :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    poor badger was never the same again
    Where did he ever end up I wonder? Like Big George, never seen again!

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    Lost a radio myself over the side as a result of a mishap on a Spanish trawler. A tough time, but great support and evac from my colleagues at the time. All the training came to the fore for all concerned. A great bunch of guys. Won't be forgotten.

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    We had so much to remember the boat, the engine, the boarding party , the radios ,the bowman & ourselves , we were bound to misplace & forget somethings

    I think it was on Aoife about June of 86 when someone negelected to put the securing strop on the outboard..first pull of the cord it kicked into life and jumped off the transom of the gemini and was never seen again!

    Did it myself one morning while unloading a magazine after sentry on Emer in Dunlaoighre..round popped out of magazine and over the side..loads of fun!
    Time for another break I think......

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    Speaking of losing things overboard. I recall during manouvers on Aisling one time we were using a gemini for something or other, when the boat hit a wave and the Coxn got flipped into the drink. The bowman was facing forward and did not notice until he looked around and had to do a double take. I dont remember who the boat coxswain was but I think it was the second time it had happened to him in a short space of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaisec View Post
    Speaking of losing things overboard. I recall during manouvers on Aisling one time we were using a gemini for something or other, when the boat hit a wave and the Coxn got flipped into the drink. The bowman was facing forward and did not notice until he looked around and had to do a double take. I dont remember who the boat coxswain was but I think it was the second time it had happened to him in a short space of time.
    Was that the same coxn who ran the shop on board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeHotelFoxtrot View Post
    Where did he ever end up I wonder? Like Big George, never seen again!
    prison officer and a painter

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    prison officer and a painter

    Badger? He did both? In Spike was he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Was that the same coxn who ran the shop on board?
    Not the ships Cox'n the Gemini Cox'n

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