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    six rears in..lol..most guys in the NS signed on for a second term as L hands...the average age of LS in the NS back in those days was a bout 23...we even had one 19 year old NS..so I cant see that holding much water to behonest...

    they never really spent long enough out to get to know us..ahd they lived with us and become part of the crew...might have been a different story
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    Quote Originally Posted by sba
    Hey! Sounds like ye all had a great dusty! We had "The Famine Master" on Emer , a guy who could work more miracles with food than the late great JC himself! Talk about sticking to the ration scale!! This guy would feed 10,000 on a loaf of bread and a pint of milk, then look surprised if you asked for more!! The PO Dusty on the other hand on P20 was a pure gent. Always able to work the ration scale in the crews favour, and make sure we had plenty of grub.

    I know what you mean about not getting away now with what we got away with back in the 80's moggy. Back then, some patrols were quite lively when it came to getting ashore. As an SBA, I was well used to being woken in the wee small hours of a Sunday morning, when one or other of the ships company "fell" while ashore! Great times though. Wouldnt swap those memories for anything. Anyone here remember GHQ in Dun Laoire when four ships were alongside, and a small argument broke out in one of the pubs ? As far as I can remember, ourselves (Deirdre), Emer, Aisling, and I think it was Aoife, were there.
    What SBA forgot to mention was that once the pubs closed in town that night the only bar left open was on the Ferry to Hollyhead........ needless to say the return ferry got back to Dun laoire about 45 min before the Emer let go.......... just made it.

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    Surely "Liberty is confined to the presicnts of the port"!!!

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    hee hee....I rememeber having to jump after the lines had left the wall more than once...remember going to isle of man on four hours sailing notice to get some tatoo's and not being left off the ferry for being twisted.....h'mm wonder who was with us on that trip....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggie
    Surely "Liberty is confined to the presicnts of the port"!!!

    "Surely" it is.......... some day you'll understand!

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    [quote=hptmurphy;123682]Go on tell us....this needs to be in the public domain....talking of flooding cabins..mine used to flood regulary....and some times from the top down. once seen a leading Sig with a very famous name dragged throught the vent in the botton of the doors by a lunatic L mech...now a chief ..and a leading seaman...on the same night I had all my clthing removed sideways...and was treated to a luxiouruous bath of hai styling foam..while in my own sleeping bag!

    The OOW..now a commader..then an Lt visited the scen to equire of the goings on to be advised if he took his enquiries any further he could look forward to the same treatment.

    Murph, I'm still laughing here! I was there that night - I remember it well!

    I also know the three legged dancer - do you remember a certain po/ea? and the guy doing Paisley reading fire and brimstone on the afterdeck in Dun Laoghaire!

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    Moggy, you are correct! it was not the PO Dusty who flooded the Coxn's cabin! I won't say here who it was, but he was motivated to do it by the C/ERA at the time after a big session! The PO Writer who was wrongly accused at the time, was taken off the ship and missed the trip to the States. That was an injustice!

    Laners, I just figured out who you are mate! Great times were had on that ship. Hope life is going well for you! I have a picture of you dressed up as a Pirate as part of a play which Caleb put on while the ship was on the way to the States. I remember a certain chippy was also rehearsing in the hanger that day when the QM appeared and told him the captain wanted him in his cabin to fix something! His reply was ' TELL HIM I'M BUSY'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post
    Laners, I just figured out who you are mate! Great times were had on that ship. Hope life is going well for you! I have a picture of you dressed up as a Pirate as part of a play which Caleb put on while the ship was on the way to the States. I remember a certain chippy was also rehearsing in the hanger that day when the QM appeared and told him the captain wanted him in his cabin to fix something! His reply was ' TELL HIM I'M BUSY'
    Check this out![/QUOTE]

    jesus - look at bullet head in the front - some picture
    great stuff - where is the rest of the pictures??

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    'Stand By One', Moggy I have to dig them out and scan them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post
    'Stand By One', Moggy I have to dig them out and scan them!
    Still got your hair Moggy!
    Last edited by Test Pilot; 27th May 2007 at 11:26.

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    jesus I could name a few of tem..see poor old Minnie Carrol rip in the comcen.
    heres the : http://homepage.eircom.net/~pigincha...al_service.htm

    no reponsibility hed for anywhat of what anybody was getting up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    jesus I could name a few of tem..see poor old Minnie Carrol rip in the comcen.
    heres the : http://homepage.eircom.net/~pigincha...al_service.htm

    no reponsibility hed for anywhat of what anybody was getting up to.
    negative on the hair - if you think i am bad wait till you see bullet head's brain
    total comms failure of hair

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    Murph, anyone ever hear from Mugger or Cousins.... Some year we should get together, How much trouble could we get in ?
    Moggy, Thats some picture on the Aft deck... Was John Smith a Mech?
    Its a surpise the Eithne ever got off the Oil wharf with that crew. quite a few mavricks in there (I can say that, I was one)!

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    [quote=hptmurphy;158482]jesus I could name a few of tem..see poor old Minnie Carrol rip in the comcen.

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    Murpf, I had forgotten that Minnie had passed on ! He was a great bit of stuff! I can still hear his accent. As I was saying to Moggy, I can't believe that it's around 25 years ago that these pic's were taken - time flies!

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    [QUOTE=Test Pilot;158640]
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    jesus I could name a few of tem..see poor old Minnie Carrol rip in the comcen.

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    Murpf, I had forgotten that Minnie had passed on ! He was a great bit of stuff! I can still hear his accent. As I was saying to Moggy, I can't believe that it's around 25 years ago that these pic's were taken - time flies!
    thats smithey alright - went into computer in dublin for a while haven't seen him in years
    he was a mech on eithne - i think the person that is submitting these is "badger "the official camera man for this trip???

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    [quote=moggy;158646]
    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post

    thats smithey alright - went into computer in dublin for a while haven't seen him in years
    he was a mech on eithne - i think the person that is submitting these is "badger "the official camera man for this trip???
    Nope! Shall I send you a pic of him! He was the video man on that states trip! I got to keep all the roll's of film for the stills shots.

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    [quote=Test Pilot;158656][quote=moggy;158646]

    In the 'famous five pic', which guy lost his teeth one night while 'gawking' over the side? If you wish to guess the answer, please send €50 a guess to me! Thanks in advance!

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    [QUOTE=Test Pilot;158661][quote=Test Pilot;158656]
    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post

    In the 'famous five pic', which guy lost his teeth one night while 'gawking' over the side? If you wish to guess the answer, please send €50 a guess to me! Thanks in advance!
    The guy in the middle was a steward from dublin on the trip
    Iwould say the seaman now a p/o( no name given)
    lost his choppers??

    ps who is the flight officer on that picture is it "pod"

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    [quote=moggy;158725][quote=Test Pilot;158661]
    Quote Originally Posted by Test Pilot View Post

    The guy in the middle was a steward from dublin on the trip
    Iwould say the seaman now a p/o( no name given)
    lost his choppers??

    ps who is the flight officer on that picture is it "pod"
    Gimmie the money!
    No it was not that chap!

    Sorry, no I don't think this one is pod! It's anothr guy who is now a captain of one of the ships - can't remember his name at the moment.
    Last edited by Test Pilot; 14th April 2007 at 11:16.

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    FDO is Martin Counihan I think he is in the College now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean View Post
    FDO is Martin Counihan I think he is in the College now
    Ocean, you are spot on ! thats him.

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    ocean you are right now that i think of it -it was Eugene Clonin who joined the coast guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean View Post
    FDO is Martin Counihan I think he is in the College now
    He's SONSR.

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    Lads, Lads, go easy on the namedropping. Some of those guys are trying to convince their wives that they are away at sea all the time...


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

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    The Video guy on the States trip was a a PO / Sig from the Base , Terry ?< also known as a passanger > whatever happened to all the video footage or was the camera empty ,I remember the crew returning from liberty in New York by ferry boat while an official reception was just winding up onboard Eithne which was very humerous and he was filming the crew arriving onboard to the amusement of the guests .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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