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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 7th February 2016, 21:42
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By Ron Stringer
Up on the Norfolk coast we have Happisburgh,...

Up on the Norfolk coast we have Happisburgh, pronounced Hazeburra.

We have everything we need in the UK, so there is no need to go abroad to find silly names and pronunciations.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th February 2016, 11:08
Replies: 43
Views: 3,249
Posted By Ron Stringer
A ship that is mainly one big void, containing an...

A ship that is mainly one big void, containing an unsecured cargo, almost on her beam ends in a Biscay storm? I can't think why anyone (other than someone with a major financial interest - salvagers...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2016, 19:56
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By Ron Stringer
An anecdote in today's Guardian newspaper really...

An anecdote in today's Guardian newspaper really tickled me.

Fiat sent a senior executive to London in the 1970s to try to revive the car firm's fortunes in the UK. He gained a clear idea of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2016, 20:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have the vague impression that he came to us...

I have the vague impression that he came to us when we took over AEI's radio business. No mention in the obituary of him working there, though.

He was Administration Manager at Elettra House, a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st February 2016, 21:58
Replies: 55
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ron Stringer
When that happens you know for sure that things...

When that happens you know for sure that things are seriously wrong!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st February 2016, 09:58
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By Ron Stringer
My favourites were the 'Janet and John' sketches...

My favourites were the 'Janet and John' sketches - so very, very different from the tales that my kids had been reading at school. Well I do hope that the school ones were not the ones that Terry...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2016, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ron Stringer
http://www.internalfire.com/index.php

http://www.internalfire.com/index.php
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st January 2016, 00:25
Replies: 55
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bike repairers required by the RN. Typical...

Bike repairers required by the RN.

Typical British Press cock-up; they always get things wrong when maritime matters are involved. There they go again, reporting electrical problems when all that...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th January 2016, 11:26
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Ron Stringer
Radio Reunion Liverpool 28th January 2015

There may be faces that you recognise here.

http://www.liverpoolshipsandsailors.com/2016/01/29/radio-officers-reunion/

Thanks to two former TAs at Marconi's Liverpool Depot, Stan McNally and George...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2016, 22:56
Replies: 55
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ron Stringer
Well the first of the class (HMS Daring) was...

Well the first of the class (HMS Daring) was commissioned in 2009 and the last in 2014, so there has been plenty of time for design faults to be detected. Someone has been keeping the wraps on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2016, 16:33
Replies: 55
Views: 3,476
Posted By Ron Stringer
Heard a former senior military man say on the BBC...

Heard a former senior military man say on the BBC 'Today' programme that perhaps, in an attempt to recover lost ground, too much money and attention had been spent on the UK Air Defence project, to...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2016, 19:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ron Stringer
There were several frequencies in the 1605 - 1699...

There were several frequencies in the 1605 - 1699 kHz range that were fitted on the Coastal Radio sets used by RNLI boats. It is a long time ago so I can't remember precise frequencies but I...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th January 2016, 11:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ron Stringer
SN Member freddiethefrog is a leading light in...

SN Member freddiethefrog is a leading light in the Fort Perch Rock radio adventure and could give you chapter and verse, I am sure.
Forum: The Galley 23rd January 2016, 10:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ron Stringer
Marmite is what sticks to your shoes when you...

Marmite is what sticks to your shoes when you walk along the street in Paris. Vegemite is what vegetarian dogs leave behind.
Forum: Container Vessels 18th January 2016, 15:14
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Ron Stringer
What is the function of the 'dogs teeth' - I...

What is the function of the 'dogs teeth' - I don't see them on other container ships?
Forum: The Radio Room 18th January 2016, 15:07
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
That makes the Brunei Bay layups look small beer!

That makes the Brunei Bay layups look small beer!
Forum: The Radio Room 18th January 2016, 09:25
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Thank you for that, I will pass the offer on to...

Thank you for that, I will pass the offer on to Ron Wilson.

Most of the experiences occurred some 70 years ago and Ron wrote them down in their present form back in 1989, which was over 25 years ago...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2016, 00:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tales Of The Unknown - Sequel

Part 8 was the final part of Tales Of The Unknown and completes the posting. Since I told Ron Wilson that I had started posting these items on Ships Nostalgia, he has searched through his papers and...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2016, 23:16
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tales Of The Unknown - Part 8 Written by Ron...

Tales Of The Unknown - Part 8

Written by Ron Wilson, East Boldon, 2007

My destiny next was to include a visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which is now twinned with North Shields and the apple of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2016, 10:20
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bob All the credit is Ron Wilson's, I am only...

Bob

All the credit is Ron Wilson's, I am only the postman. My biggest effort was in persuading this modest man to share his story with others while he was still alive.

After I have finished posting...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2016, 09:58
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
If there is a request from them I will have to...

If there is a request from them I will have to check with Ron Wilson to get his go-ahead before sending them the Word file. Whilst I am sure he would have no objections, I would have to check with...
Forum: Ellerman 13th January 2016, 21:55
Replies: 61
Views: 8,418
Posted By Ron Stringer
OK Cowboy, they tell me that it is a waste of...

OK Cowboy, they tell me that it is a waste of time to try and reason with a troll but I will give it a go. I apologise to other members who may find this discussion over-lengthy and unenlightening. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2016, 10:38
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
That is exactly what I am posting from! If you...

That is exactly what I am posting from! If you PM me with your email address I will attach the file it and email you the whole thing in one and save you the bother of copy-and-paste.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2016, 23:38
Replies: 45
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tales Of The Unknown - Part 7

Written by Ron Wilson, East Boldon, 2007

m.v. "Memphis"
1947 - 48

M.v.Memphis. Cargo. o/n 310665. Built by Wm. Pickersgill & Sons. Ltd. Sunderland. Launched 17/07/1947. Yard No: 305. Gross: 3575...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th January 2016, 22:49
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Ron Stringer
This is interesting, even though I haven't yet...

This is interesting, even though I haven't yet made the move from W7 to W10 - waiting until that last minute so that others have sorted the bugs out for...
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