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Search: Posts Made By: slick
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2019, 13:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By slick
All, In a similar vein the RN used to send...

All,
In a similar vein the RN used to send pre-arrival letter to the returning lad's home advising them about his unusual behaviour traits, such as weening back on to Fresh Milk, offering to buy the...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd June 2019, 17:56
Replies: 53
Views: 4,176
Posted By slick
All, I joined the R.F.A. in 1969 and found that...

All,
I joined the R.F.A. in 1969 and found that our films were supplied by the R.N.F.C.
I remember one of the comments on the report sheet about "Gunfight at the OK Corral" it was described as 'a...
Forum: The Bridge 8th June 2019, 18:32
Replies: 48
Views: 6,074
Posted By slick
All, My first sextant was a three circle, a...

All,
My first sextant was a three circle, a Heath if memory serves, sold to me by Captain Bulmer on my first trip as an Uncert. Third Mate in MV Trelyon.
I swapped it for a Freiburger in HK it...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2019, 14:06
Replies: 40
Views: 4,247
Posted By slick
All, I suspect there is an element of upsetting...

All,
I suspect there is an element of upsetting a person somewhere in his past career, no doubt all will be revealed in the very near future....come on the "Free" press where are you now you're...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th April 2019, 18:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By slick
All, ref. the pics in the Pacific time to leave...

All,
ref. the pics in the Pacific time to leave Foc'sle and report to the Bridge "soaked" and remonstrate with on watch Mate.....
Yours aye,
slick
Forum: The Bridge 6th January 2019, 15:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By slick
All, What about 'Field Days and Eight hours day...

All,
What about 'Field Days and Eight hours day of Arrival", in order to prepare the ship for Cargo Work?
I seem to remember in Hain SS if your Indentures expired whilst on board, one went on to...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd December 2017, 11:34
Replies: 125
Views: 13,167
Posted By slick
All, Recently heard on Radio 4,"Everybody has a...

All,
Recently heard on Radio 4,"Everybody has a plan, 'til they get a smack in the mouth" - Mike Tyson - who else?!
yours aye,
slick
Forum: RNLI 20th December 2017, 08:46
Replies: 23
Views: 7,800
Posted By slick
All, I believe the Coxswain's riposte was to a...

All,
I believe the Coxswain's riposte was to a condescending remark at the enquiry of a sharp lawyer....

Yours aye,
slick
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th December 2017, 02:57
Replies: 125
Views: 13,167
Posted By slick
All, "He's that dense light bends round...

All,
"He's that dense light bends round him"........
Yours aye,
slick
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 4th December 2017, 19:55
Replies: 36
Views: 6,904
Posted By slick
All, A bit unsure of where to post my...

All,
A bit unsure of where to post my observations on a programme about cruising.
I watched the Third Mate anchoring the ship from the Focsle, I was shocked to see how superficially the whole...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd December 2017, 23:58
Replies: 39
Views: 7,263
Posted By slick
All, On a RFA a cadet noted for his sleeping...

All,
On a RFA a cadet noted for his sleeping ability was known as - "Cot Death".


Yours,
slick
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd December 2017, 16:52
Replies: 39
Views: 7,263
Posted By slick
All, The RN also have many nicknames for...

All,
The RN also have many nicknames for everyday items, Talcum Powder aka "Foo - Foo Powder" is one that sticks in my memory.
People with the surname Kelly aka "Spike".
Yours aye,
slick
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 30th October 2017, 16:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,976
Posted By slick
All, I believe that the picture of Jack...

All,
I believe that the picture of Jack Cornwell VC is actually of his brother?.....
Yours aye,
slick
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th October 2017, 16:51
Replies: 212
Views: 12,469
Posted By slick
All, The Senior Service certainly know how get...

All,
The Senior Service certainly know how get the headlines good or bad.
The worst thing is that this reflects in the RN's case for equipment and man power requirements, not to the good.

Yours...
Forum: Ship Research 19th October 2017, 10:03
Replies: 91
Views: 14,873
Posted By slick
All, Any ship owned by Danish East...

All,
Any ship owned by Danish East Asiatic(?)........

Yours aye,

slick
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th October 2017, 15:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By slick
All, 'Never go ashore with your anchors in the...

All,
'Never go ashore with your anchors in the pipes'...I seem to remember it as a wise saying....

Yours aye,

slick
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 10th October 2017, 16:40
Replies: 83
Views: 5,167
Posted By slick
All, There is always the Pentland Firth...... ...

All,
There is always the Pentland Firth......

Yours aye,

slick
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 5th October 2017, 14:27
Replies: 161
Views: 9,901
Posted By slick
All, "Channels" sounds a bit like A.D.H.D. to...

All,
"Channels" sounds a bit like A.D.H.D. to me well that's what we would probably call today....

Yours aye,

slick
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th September 2017, 19:15
Replies: 53
Views: 19,354
Posted By slick
All, In Hain's it wasn't uncommon to meet...

All,
In Hain's it wasn't uncommon to meet Ratings who were on "punishment" trips to pay for misdemeanors elsewhere.
On the whole they were a good lot and said at the end of nine months we weren't...
Forum: Coasters 25th September 2017, 19:20
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By slick
All, As an Apprentice , the one ambition was to...

All,
As an Apprentice , the one ambition was to finish your Indentures on Articles out of the UK , your wages went to AB's, Wahoo!!, wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.....
Hains paid overtime to...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 24th September 2017, 18:14
Replies: 53
Views: 19,354
Posted By slick
All, Some of Hains could be grim (pre - Hain -...

All,
Some of Hains could be grim (pre - Hain - Nourse) and the longer the voyage the worse things became.
Water was always a problem for us and rationing was routine.
MV Trevelyan, Aden to Moji...
Forum: Ship Research 14th September 2017, 07:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By slick
Tom, Although not of the period and not a of a...

Tom,
Although not of the period and not a of a Tramp, but nevertheless a good pointer to many aspects of seagoing pre - war is "The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby"...
Yours aye,

slick
Forum: Bulk Carriers 9th September 2017, 11:58
Replies: 1,090
Views: 186,160
Posted By slick
All, Alittle help please, somewhere a while...

All,
Alittle help please, somewhere a while agoI read through the Crew List.
I see the name of the Chief Officer was given as Bayliss.
I sailed with a chap called "Curly" Bayliss in the RFA is he...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2017, 07:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By slick
All, I heard Morse on a Kraftwerk track last...

All,
I heard Morse on a Kraftwerk track last week, I suspect it was German...
Does any one know of it?

Yours aye,

slick
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th August 2017, 02:54
Replies: 212
Views: 12,469
Posted By slick
All, Jon Vincent's observations would tend to...

All,
Jon Vincent's observations would tend to back up my own thoughts personalities will play a large part in this....

yours aye,
slick
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