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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: British India Line Today, 09:13
Replies: 36
Views: 5,221
Posted By Ron Stringer
He was the manager at MIMCo's depot in...

He was the manager at MIMCo's depot in Newcastle-on-Tyne when I worked for him in 1966 and he was a sh1t. Little man, sour as a lemon and the only mean-minded, nasty Irishman that I ever met. Never...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th October 2014, 23:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was working for Marconi on the South side...

When I was working for Marconi on the South side of the Tyne, demarcation was rife between trades in the various repair yards - Palmers, Mercantile, Middle Docks etc. During a refit I once was held...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2014, 19:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was taking my PMG at Brooks' Bar in...

When I was taking my PMG at Brooks' Bar in Manchester the bitter was 1/6d a pint (about 7.5p in decimal currency) but as we were hard up students, we drank draught cider which was only 1/3d a pint. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2014, 18:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ron Stringer
I think that if you listen again you will find...

I think that if you listen again you will find that the caller was a telephone subscriber ashore, wishing to book a link call to someone aboard the Waverley.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2014, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Ron Stringer
During the 17 months or so in 1965/66 that we...

During the 17 months or so in 1965/66 that we traded round the Cape from the Gulf to the Caribbean it was quite common when working back to the UK on 22MHz and, to a lesser extent, on 16MHz.
Forum: Histories 21st October 2014, 19:26
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Ron Stringer
... and that is what made the P-51 Mustang the...

... and that is what made the P-51 Mustang the outstanding success that it was.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2014, 14:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ron Stringer
My last ship, 1964, was Regent Pembroke/GNJH

My last ship, 1964, was Regent Pembroke/GNJH
Forum: The Engine Room 13th October 2014, 08:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's...

Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's cylinder dimensions were used in the Hercules 14-cylinder sleeve valve radial. Both were very successful engines which were fitted into a wide range of...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2014, 07:41
Replies: 50
Views: 3,171
Posted By Ron Stringer
Are you sure that you are not looking at the...

Are you sure that you are not looking at the Mercury/Electra pairing?
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2014, 00:02
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Ron Stringer
There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The...

There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The depot had a manager's car (and chauffeur) at one time but by the time I got there in 1966 that had gone (much to the disgust of the then current...
Forum: Say Hello 28th September 2014, 23:21
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Ron Stringer
Always hated getting service calls to fix...

Always hated getting service calls to fix equipment on vessels at Bill Quay. Nothing wrong with the place but it was such a long walk down the hill from the bus stop on Shields Road carrying a heavy...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 16:05
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just had a brainwave (!) and checked...

Just had a brainwave (!) and checked Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_fb_0_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nautical+training+ships&sprefix=Nautical+Training%2Cstripbooks%2C317
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Ron Stringer
Amberley Publishing...

Amberley Publishing (http://www.amberleybooks.com/shop/catalog/search?shop_param=) have a number of books by Phil Carradice but not with that title. Maybe they can help.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th September 2014, 07:26
Replies: 95
Views: 4,974
Posted By Ron Stringer
The first house that we bought had been fitted...

The first house that we bought had been fitted with gas at the beginning of the 20th century, using pipes made from something called 'compo'. Since it had gas lighting, pipes ran all over the place...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th September 2014, 16:22
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Ron Stringer
TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar...

TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar on Burntisland Ship Yard's post, #1 on this thread.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th September 2014, 20:24
Replies: 59
Views: 3,253
Posted By Ron Stringer
On one ship we had the James Bond film "From...

On one ship we had the James Bond film "From Russia With Love" for many months, without opportunity to swap it with another ship. Once seen, it would be fair to say that most Bond films did not...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st September 2014, 10:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By Ron Stringer
I recently wanted to install recessed lights in...

I recently wanted to install recessed lights in the kitchen ceiling. Rather than put up with my wife's complaints about me being in the way while she wanted to cook, I contacted a local electrician...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2014, 21:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By Ron Stringer
Both OXB and OXZ used to come in loud and clear...

Both OXB and OXZ used to come in loud and clear at night down in the Western Med, especially up near Genoa. Another one that was heard down there better than you could get it in the Channel was DHS....
Forum: Royal Navy 30th August 2014, 21:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hugh, Google shows the following items that may...

Hugh,

Google shows the following items that may be of interest. However I cannot see any record of the findings of the Naval inquiry that is referred to as going to be held in Portsmouth. Seems...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2014, 22:32
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I started at Brooks Bar, Manchester in 1958...

When I started at Brooks Bar, Manchester in 1958 there were several people studying for the aeronautical equivalent of the PMG with the intention of joining BOAC. Much later I became friends with...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2014, 17:12
Replies: 111
Views: 11,168
Posted By Ron Stringer
Glad to see you are still around, Hughie boy.

Glad to see you are still around, Hughie boy.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2014, 23:43
Replies: 111
Views: 11,168
Posted By Ron Stringer
I joined at Liverpool in 1960 and on my first day...

I joined at Liverpool in 1960 and on my first day witnessed a blazing row in the waiting room between some member of the office staff and a R/O who refused to respond to the Morse summons. Apparently...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd August 2014, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ron Stringer
That seems very generous John but although I...

That seems very generous John but although I would like to have the free broadband, I wouldn't want to wear the kilt he is giving away with it - he could keep that part of the offer.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2014, 08:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tomlinson (who ran Wray Castle) also was part...

Tomlinson (who ran Wray Castle) also was part owner of the Brooks Bar radio school situated in Moss Side, Manchester. During the 1950s and '60s that was not a very salubrious area of the city with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2014, 12:09
Replies: 115
Views: 5,811
Posted By Ron Stringer
Maybe, maybe not. The REOU and others opposed...

Maybe, maybe not. The REOU and others opposed the use of such frequencies and technology throughout the latter part of the 1970s, all of the 1980s and part of the 1990s, insisting that the only way...
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