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Search: Posts Made By: Robert M Hughes
Forum: Royal Mail Line 19th March 2019, 13:08
Replies: 140
Views: 54,280
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Hi, My first two trips to sea was on the Highland...

Hi, My first two trips to sea was on the Highland Monarch as 3rd. R/O. Great experience as a start to a sea-going career - getting off to a good start in Vigo!
At Buenos Aires we went up to La Plata...
Forum: Watts Watts & Co - Ships & History 19th March 2019, 12:46
Replies: 43
Views: 16,412
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Hi, Anyone on the Wokingham August '56 to July...

Hi, Anyone on the Wokingham August '56 to July '57 - as an R/O one moved around many ships frequently but the Wokingham was the very best of them. Still stands out in my memory. Runs were Australia,...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th March 2019, 12:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Worldspan Hi, Unable to answer re equipment -...

Worldspan Hi,
Unable to answer re equipment - sorry.
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2019, 12:08
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By Robert M Hughes
My Father ex-R.N. telegraphist was in the Police...

My Father ex-R.N. telegraphist was in the Police force in this role attached to the R.U.C. on the Fermanagh N.I./ Irish Free State border in 20's.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th November 2018, 11:14
Replies: 203
Views: 33,022
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Highland Monarch GMZF First trip South America!

Highland Monarch GMZF
First trip South America!
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2018, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Reminder of Bravery

Thanks for that Troppo - proud to be in some association with that Hero .
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd November 2017, 11:39
Replies: 79
Views: 10,686
Posted By Robert M Hughes
3rd R/O first trip on Highland Monarch Chief R/O...

3rd R/O first trip on Highland Monarch Chief R/O asked me to take the Press going down river from KG5 to the English channel - the winter static etc was horrific seems more than a bit off when I...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2017, 10:12
Replies: 21
Views: 4,333
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Mr. Weatherhead was calm and a very helpful...

Mr. Weatherhead was calm and a very helpful gentleman - I arrived at his desk at lunchtime once but had to sit and wait until he had finished his sandwiches- ideal Manager. At Siemens/AEI left before...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th April 2016, 09:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Thanks for the help Chas. Bob

Thanks for the help Chas.
Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th April 2016, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Great - Thanks for that.

Great - Thanks for that.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th April 2016, 14:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Many Thanks Chris

Many Thanks Chris
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th April 2016, 12:24
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Windows 10 /Internet explorer

Any computer whizzes offer a solution to 'Script error' constantly popping up - which blocks progress and when cancelled continues repeatedly, I've had to move constantly to Google/chrome.
Thanks.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd March 2016, 11:48
Replies: 19
Views: 4,739
Posted By Robert M Hughes
It was named London Telegraph Training College...

It was named London Telegraph Training College when I got my PMG in 1951 - Mr. Evans was the Principal, Mr. Savage who had eyebrows like the drummer in the Muppet show tried to keep some order, but...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th August 2014, 11:10
Replies: 101
Views: 16,668
Posted By Robert M Hughes
SVA - Athens was smooth - but when run...

SVA - Athens was smooth - but when run together caused some upset.
I had GGVC/ Retainer a lot of coast stations chose to make it GVCG which led to some slow keying on my part - some of them must...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2014, 12:58
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By Robert M Hughes
The happy ship 'Sovac' based in Naples/Med.

Last TR of the 'Sovac' QTP Yokohama for scrap - very little left for salvage as between Deck and Engineroom they cleared the lot going through Suez - lucky to have something to tie up with ! Closed...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd May 2014, 12:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,434
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Hi Callum, Good to hear from you - the...

Hi Callum,
Good to hear from you - the Wokingham was my favourite ship by far in fact I've got a pic of her on my wall - got it from one of the ships photo libraries and had it retouched. Can't...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th December 2013, 12:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Can't top that John ! Bob

Can't top that John !
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 16th December 2013, 11:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Turbulent Christmas's at sea

Royal Mail's Highland Monarch - 1st. trip 3rd. R/O - docked at Buenos Aires, passengers offloaded.
To say that everyone had imbibed fully was the least of it - but with a very large crew it seemed...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2013, 14:49
Replies: 71
Views: 20,965
Posted By Robert M Hughes
sorry PW Publishing. Bob

sorry PW Publishing.
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2013, 13:39
Replies: 71
Views: 20,965
Posted By Robert M Hughes
If ROA are not reprinting you can get it via...

If ROA are not reprinting you can get it via google - PC Publishing
Cheers Bob
Forum: Colliers 9th October 2013, 13:25
Replies: 23
Views: 14,425
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Hello John, Sorry to say I don't remember him -...

Hello John,
Sorry to say I don't remember him - hope yr enjoying SA - I tried Jo'burg once but didn't stay.
Cheers Bob
Forum: Colliers 17th September 2013, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 14,425
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Hi Frank, That was foreign- going as far as the...

Hi Frank,
That was foreign- going as far as the coasters were concerned, I can't remember if Decca Navigator charts went that far! Still Antwerp had its compensations.
Cheers Bob
Forum: Colliers 17th September 2013, 13:34
Replies: 23
Views: 14,425
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Yes, she was a bit of a wreck -colliers mostly...

Yes, she was a bit of a wreck -colliers mostly were. I remember Capt. Lawson, when at buoys and we came back by boat, as his wife went up the ladder he'd shout 'eyes in the boat' in case we caught...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2013, 11:04
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Great - John, Many thanks. Bob

Great - John, Many thanks.
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2013, 12:26
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Robert M Hughes
Yellow Perils

I can recall all my ships callsigns except for the 'Frederick T Everard' can anyone help with that ?

cheers,
Bob
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