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HMS Chichester

From RFA Tidespring June 1971

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this pic brings back a bucket load of memories,many thanks.

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Look at that mass of antenae on the masts! An RP's heaven! A most impressive Radar fit for an Frigate (Air Direction).
It's a fine sight to see sailors being 'sailors' without the blight of Heath and Safety legislation en***bering them! Hard hats, Steelies, Lifejackets etc etc.

How did we ever manage without it!

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TOM,
On the "CHI " my defence position was in the G.D.R ....a part of the op,s room, and even now i can remember all the displays ,there was one i used to look over my shoulder at ,and spot any in coming bogey on.
,before they were on our display,then we gave G.D.P a compass bearing's look on,.........i bet they must have thought we were switched on..(Thumb)



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The GDR, Memories! I am trying to recall the name (3 letters) of that display - was it a JHD? (Upright plot with room for the GD and the AAWO/Guns to stand around).

She had a better surveillance capability than a current Type 42 destroyer!

993 Target Indication on the foremast
965Q (Double bedstead array) for Air Search on the mainmast,
1010/1011 IFF (atop the 965),
278 Height Finder on the aftermast.

I believe that she also had some form of FC radar on the bridge roof too, Can you enlighted me Jim?
Not a bad claim to fame - 3D Radar picture back in the 60/70's!

The RN still does not have an active Height Finder (apart from it's FC radars) - bit of a limitation in Air defence!

The T45 has this 3D radar capability thankfully!

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TOM,
it was fly plane ....some thing.....the same as the cat class,on comments we cant make attments,other wise ,i would make you a bit wiser........
among my pics here at home i have a photo taken by one of the crew that were in the director,when we were doing live firings[ when on the chichester]


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