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Search: Posts Made By: Union Jack
Forum: Royal Navy 4th April 2019, 12:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,686
Posted By Union Jack
What a splendid result you have achieved,...

What a splendid result you have achieved, particularly working from such a small "original". Apologies for my late arrival but, if you are planning to hoist the most appropriate flags and no one can...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th November 2018, 17:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By Union Jack
I suspect that some of us, certainly me, need a...

I suspect that some of us, certainly me, need a steer on the significance of TH - if it's not those for the ships of the Royal Thai Navy, which will be found at...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th December 2016, 14:42
Replies: 29
Views: 3,652
Posted By Union Jack
I was fortunate enough to be in the House of...

I was fortunate enough to be in the House of Lords yesterday when Admiral Lord West raised this very subject, and the consequent Hansard report at...
Forum: The Bridge 9th October 2016, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By Union Jack
Please form an orderly queue, gentlemen!(Thumb) ...

Please form an orderly queue, gentlemen!(Thumb)

Jack
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th August 2016, 12:14
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By Union Jack
It is simple arithmetic -- one male follower can...

It is simple arithmetic -- one male follower can fertilise many women, but any woman can only bear one child at a time. - ART6

Which should come as a great relief to anyone who can't organise...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th March 2016, 12:24
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Union Jack
I hope I have put this in the right place if not...

I hope I have put this in the right place if not please move to whichever forum you think best.

May I suggest that you should also post your question at...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th February 2016, 13:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By Union Jack
I normally thoroughly enjoy Leratty's posts but,...

I normally thoroughly enjoy Leratty's posts but, having served in both the RN and the RAN, I can't help feeling that the picture presented at Post #7 is somewhat off beam, quite apart from the fact...
Forum: Royal Navy 16th February 2016, 20:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By Union Jack
Some more info here...

Some more info here https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=37260&highlight=cutlass , although with a modelling bias!(Thumb)


Jack
Forum: Bank Line 5th February 2016, 12:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By Union Jack
That's a new tale for me Alistair but thanks for...

That's a new tale for me Alistair but thanks for the telling; it would have been a good party I think!

Not so much a party unfortunately, but I remember being told the story of a Royal Navy...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th February 2016, 11:43
Replies: 27
Views: 11,772
Posted By Union Jack
Thank you very much Smnco1937 for the courtesy of...

Thank you very much Smnco1937 for the courtesy of a most interesting and very reasonable response. One certainly has to respect how your source felt and feels in the most unfortunate circumstances,...
Forum: Royal Navy 4th February 2016, 17:33
Replies: 27
Views: 11,772
Posted By Union Jack
Oh dear! I hope that I have not dissuaded...

Oh dear! I hope that I have not dissuaded Smnco1937 from posting further on this thread - it was not my intention and I hope that he will feel able to post freely at will.(Thumb)

Jack
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2016, 20:40
Replies: 27
Views: 11,772
Posted By Union Jack
Can any one remember the name of the admiral who...

Can any one remember the name of the admiral who was in command of the operation.

Yes, I can, but I'm hoping that Smnco1937 will have the decency to provide an accurate source for his allegations...
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2016, 15:04
Replies: 27
Views: 11,772
Posted By Union Jack
Hmm - To borrow a quote from The Walrus and the...

Hmm - To borrow a quote from The Walrus and the Carpenter "But answer came there none"......

Jack
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th January 2016, 00:38
Replies: 55
Views: 10,383
Posted By Union Jack
I suspect the first war our defences are involved...

I suspect the first war our defences are involved in are the ones between the various arms of the forces. - Farmer John

Sadly too often the case.

I have heard (BBC) that the intention/solution...
Forum: Royal Navy 29th January 2016, 00:54
Replies: 27
Views: 11,772
Posted By Union Jack
It would surely be most helpful, indeed...

It would surely be most helpful, indeed essential, for at least a link or some other form of evidence to be provided for the allegation at Post No 14 if the possibility of litigation is to be...
Forum: Ship Research 5th January 2016, 16:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By Union Jack
First class passengers had water closets in their...

First class passengers had water closets in their cabin area, forward poop deck

Sounds appropriate....(Jester)

Jack
Forum: The Engine Room 9th December 2015, 13:24
Replies: 7
Views: 3,198
Posted By Union Jack
Don't know if it was for training, but the name...

Don't know if it was for training, but the name Wildfire sprang to mind.
Probably wrong, normally am. - Enri

Not this time in my view, since according to Warlow it looks as if the name WILDFIRE,...
Forum: The Galley 8th December 2015, 19:45
Replies: 23
Views: 4,359
Posted By Union Jack
All I got in reply was a lot of people...

All I got in reply was a lot of people reminiscing about what they ate/ liked/ disliked etc etc. Totally irrelevant to my question, then the thought occurred to me to put the question to the catering...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th November 2015, 12:44
Replies: 16
Views: 3,072
Posted By Union Jack
Details of a splendid response by the Royal Navy,...

Details of a splendid response by the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, two Dutch tugs and Bristow civilian helicopters will be found here:
...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 19th November 2015, 15:17
Replies: 65
Views: 9,985
Posted By Union Jack
I do remember Lancashire Hot-Pot - and everybody...

I do remember Lancashire Hot-Pot - and everybody said, "Oh! Christ!" - BY

More Grey Flue than Blue Flue, but this inevitably recalls an occasion in a frigate when Action Messing was under way,...
Forum: The Galley 23rd October 2015, 13:51
Replies: 66
Views: 22,978
Posted By Union Jack
The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís...

The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts."

Which inevitably reminds of something I previously posted on...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st October 2015, 13:05
Replies: 17
Views: 5,971
Posted By Union Jack
Anyone with any further info? - Degzie You...

Anyone with any further info? - Degzie

You may wish to have a look at http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2015/september/29/150929-orangeleaf-retires-from-rfa-service

Jack
Forum: Ship Research 6th October 2015, 16:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Union Jack
It is most likely this one - Cueball44 Looks...

It is most likely this one - Cueball44

Looks a good bet for a number of reasons, and interesting to note that she is wearing a White Ensign in your photo, indicating her owner's membership of the...
Forum: Bank Line 6th April 2015, 01:13
Replies: 22
Views: 4,815
Posted By Union Jack
"You rang, m'lord?" ...

"You rang, m'lord?"

http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/BE032630/sir-thomas-lipton-and-lord-inverforth

Jack
Forum: Royal Navy 4th March 2015, 16:58
Replies: 160
Views: 71,272
Posted By Union Jack
I don't suppose if you know if Sir is still with...

I don't suppose if you know if Sir is still with us or not. - Blakey

A wee shoogle with Google suggests "Yes".(Thumb)

Jack
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