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Search: Posts Made By: King Ratt
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th May 2019, 12:10
Replies: 235
Views: 59,638
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Ian I was in Fort Toronto in the FI...

Hello Ian

I was in Fort Toronto in the FI from Feb to Jun 1983 with the Naval Comms Party 1750. I do remember your dad, a pleasant fellow and easy to get along with. Brian Sanderson was the...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 14:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By King Ratt
QTQ if my memory serves me right.

QTQ if my memory serves me right.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th April 2019, 09:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By King Ratt
Re-run the series. Two’s up to the humourless PC...

Re-run the series. Two’s up to the humourless PC brigade. They don’t need to watch it. As often said “if you can’t take a joke, you shouldn’t have joined.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th March 2019, 16:24
Replies: 99
Views: 7,588
Posted By King Ratt
Again off topic but the expression “tying up...

Again off topic but the expression “tying up alongside” is often used instead of berthing or making fast alongside. Which of these is correct?
Forum: The Radio Room 9th March 2019, 11:49
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By King Ratt
b Very interesting.thanks for this. 73 ...

b

Very interesting.thanks for this.

73

KR
Forum: RNLI 25th February 2019, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By King Ratt
Some good engine noises on this clip from...

Some good engine noises on this clip from Workington and Portpatrick boats. Assisted by Kirkcudbright ILB in getting Accord afloat.

https://youtu.be/LpHFx-HAlSI
Forum: Say Hello 15th February 2019, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By King Ratt
Received your joining msg OK Stewart. R

Received your joining msg OK Stewart.

R
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 11th February 2019, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By King Ratt
I was in Oleander when her name was changed. We...

I was in Oleander when her name was changed. We had mail and signals for HMS Leander for weeks on end until the penny dropped and a name change took place. Was there not a tale, possibly...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th February 2019, 11:53
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By King Ratt
Fred Boettcher also talked about the Effect and...

Fred Boettcher also talked about the Effect and that it was only experienced with superhet receivers. I attended LNC late 1960 - 1963, listened to Luxemburg on my Perdio transistor radio (superhet)...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 21:12
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By King Ratt
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 12:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By King Ratt
My lecturer, Mr Andrew Bogie of Leith Nautical...

My lecturer, Mr Andrew Bogie of Leith Nautical College, said that Luxemburg effect only appeared when radio receivers started using Intermediate frequencies in their tuning and amplification...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 12:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,055
Posted By King Ratt
I recall going snorkelling and enjoying the...

I recall going snorkelling and enjoying the beautiful underwater scene at Gan while our ship was topping up the Wave Victor. I was in only a few feet of water and able to put my fins onto the ground...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 14:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,055
Posted By King Ratt
The RAF had a couple of old RFA Wave class...

The RAF had a couple of old RFA Wave class tankers at Gan for years. Wave Victor is the one I recall. She was in the lagoon at Addu Atoll and had a Second Engineer RFA onboard for fuel ops, the last...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2019, 17:45
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By King Ratt
I reckon in this day and age for a job interview,...

I reckon in this day and age for a job interview, it is compulsory to wear jeans, an open necked shirt and display one or more tattoos. That is only of course female job applicants.

Cheers

KR
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd December 2018, 16:04
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By King Ratt
[QUOTE=johnar;2955625]Hello to anyone reading...

[QUOTE=johnar;2955625]Hello to anyone reading this post, is there anyone left who sailed with Watts Watts in the fifties particularly on the West African "experience" Cheers--Roger--[/QUOTE

...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th November 2018, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By King Ratt
Goodday George. I am still using a Windows 7...

Goodday George.

I am still using a Windows 7 laptop and it does all I need in way of letter writing, label printing etc. My wife has a Windows 10 job and I find, as she does, that it is a pain in...
Forum: Shell 20th November 2018, 13:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By King Ratt
It was 1964 when I was on an RFA down in...

It was 1964 when I was on an RFA down in Singapore. Some of us were invited to if I remember, Hemifusus? Sitting in an engineer’s cabin having a few beers and mention was made of one of their...
Forum: Ship Research 18th November 2018, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By King Ratt
A certain John Prescott now I believe a Lord, was...

A certain John Prescott now I believe a Lord, was causing mayhem during his time with the seamenís Union. He was one of the leaders when the seamenís strike which did irreparable damage to our MN.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd September 2018, 12:45
Replies: 471
Views: 60,112
Posted By King Ratt
The late Graham Mercer whilst at GPK occasionally...

The late Graham Mercer whilst at GPK occasionally worked ships in the Pacific via Greyline. Very short QSOs conducted on 1883 kkz from GPK and an IF frequency from the ship.
Forum: Ship Research 10th June 2018, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By King Ratt
Youíve got a grand memory, George! Regards ...

Youíve got a grand memory, George!

Regards

Rab T
Forum: Royal Navy 29th April 2018, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By King Ratt
I recall fuelling M1115 aka Quarter past Eleven,...

I recall fuelling M1115 aka Quarter past Eleven, from RFA Olwen on 16 Mar 76. That was the day PM Harold Wilson announced his resignation. We onboard wondered if Bronington’s CO knew in advance, he...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2018, 19:47
Replies: 97
Views: 13,165
Posted By King Ratt
Thanks Bob. I should have read the thread from...

Thanks Bob. I should have read the thread from the beginning.

73

KR
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2018, 13:05
Replies: 97
Views: 13,165
Posted By King Ratt
I hope you get on the air soon. I will have a...

I hope you get on the air soon. I will have a listen out for you although I donít yet know your callsign. I often listen to the CW QSOs on 40 and 20 meters. Bands however have been poor.

73 de KR...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th March 2018, 11:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,974
Posted By King Ratt
Our agent (RFA) was George Robey who told us in...

Our agent (RFA) was George Robey who told us in his Glaswegian accent that his uncle lived in Socchyhall Street.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2018, 11:03
Replies: 48
Views: 5,116
Posted By King Ratt
Exactly.

Exactly.
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