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Search: Posts Made By: brisray
Forum: Royal Navy Yesterday, 20:16
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Views: 62
Posted By brisray
Name Types

Someone sent me a transcription of her father's diary from his time on the aircraft carrier HMS Warrior in 1954. I've put that at http://brisray.com/dad/Smith.htm if anyone would like to see it.
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Forum: Royal Navy 24th August 2019, 21:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By brisray
Yeehaw. Thank you very much for that Cisco. I did...

Yeehaw. Thank you very much for that Cisco. I did a reverse image search and the Alamy photo did not turn up in the results - or anything else remotely looking like the photo for that matter.

Now...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th August 2019, 19:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By brisray
What ship is this? Phoebe? Jamaica?

I need a bit of help.

I am trying to find what ship this is and when the photo was taken. It was sent to me by the son of someone who served on HMS Phoebe from 1948 to 1951.

I can't find a...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th August 2019, 04:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,602
Posted By brisray
HMS Warrior - Carrier Deck Letters

Almost 20 years ago I put some some photos of HMS Warrior, that my dad served on, on one of my websites - http://brisray.com/dad/warrior-ship1.htm That shows the ship with the identification letter...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd August 2019, 21:08
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By brisray
I can't find any evidence that HMS Gambia left...

I can't find any evidence that HMS Gambia left Wareham Creek for any reason apart from being towed out for scrapping in 1969.

During WWII, many towns adopted a ship and Huddersfield adopted HMS...
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd August 2019, 02:10
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By brisray
HMS Gambia - 1962?

I write a site about HMS Gambia at http://hmsgambia.org/ and I have a bit of a mystery. It seems the more I write, the less I know.

As far as I knew, HMS Gambia was laid up at Fareham Creek,...
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd August 2019, 02:00
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By brisray
A sad story. The men on Hecla were very unlucky....

A sad story. The men on Hecla were very unlucky. Repairs from a mine she struck on May 15, 1942 had only been completed in September 1942.

Doggerbank, a German minelayer, laid eighty mines off the...
Forum: Royal Navy 27th February 2018, 00:39
Replies: 0
Views: 903
Posted By brisray
HMS Gambia A.A.M.

A bit of a long shot but I've been sent photos of someone with the initials A.A.M. He was in Class 110 at Royal Arthur which I think would have been in 1941/42. He later served on HMS Gambia.

Has...
Forum: Royal Navy 18th February 2018, 23:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By brisray
Gibraltar 1953/4

Back in the 50s two photo-journalists were out and about on Gibraltar. These might bring some memories, especially if you were hanging around the Trocadero.

Ralph Crane - LIFE Magazine -...
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd November 2017, 00:43
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By brisray
RN Reunions

Mike Crowe was Radio Electrical Mechanic, 1st Class on HMS Gambia’s 1958 – 1960 commission – her last. He now runs http://www.rnshipmates.co.uk/

He recently emailed me saying he has a list of all...
Forum: Royal Navy 15th June 2017, 00:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By brisray
There's some interesting stories in that thread....

There's some interesting stories in that thread. Even they didn't know what happened to the trophies.
Forum: Royal Navy 10th June 2017, 01:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By brisray
Fleet Regattas – Cock of the Fleet

"Go get the Cock by its what nots or do not came back!"

I’ve been putting together I’ve got about the Cock of the Fleet - http://hmsgambia.org/fleet-cock.htm

When the fleet was in port the...
Forum: Ship Research 15th May 2017, 04:05
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By brisray
Thank you all very much for the information. It...

Thank you all very much for the information. It all appears with the appropriate photo on http://hmsgambia.org/Hanlon.htm

It's easily changed if anyone has anything else to add.

Ray
Forum: Ship Research 14th May 2017, 18:46
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By brisray
I think you are right. A slap on the wrist...

I think you are right.

A slap on the wrist for me though. My dad served on HMS Warrior and I've even written a bit about the ship - http://brisray.com/dad/warrs1.htm
Forum: Ship Research 14th May 2017, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By brisray
Aircraft Carrier?

Can someone identify this ship and where it was taken? I believe it dates from the late 40s or early 50s.

It came from the relative of someone who once served on HMS Gambia (http://hmsgambia.org/)...
Forum: Say Hello 13th March 2017, 06:18
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By brisray
Thank you for saying that. I spent a little while...

Thank you for saying that. I spent a little while before adding any pages trying to decide how it should look.

As the site grows, I've got hundreds of images alone to add, hopefully I won't have...
Forum: Royal Navy 11th March 2017, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By brisray
I have been astounded by the response I have...

I have been astounded by the response I have gotten to http://hmsgambia.org/

The son of Lt. Cdr. Ken Lobb has sent me a lot of material, electrical engineer Stephen Bentley has made some great...
Forum: Say Hello 11th March 2017, 19:59
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By brisray
Hello from brisray

Hi,

I was never in the RN myself but my dad was between 1948 and 1955. He served mostly on HMS Gambia and HMS Warrior.

Dad died in 1994 and left behind a wonderful collection of photos from his...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th February 2017, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By brisray
A quick update. Work on http://hmsgambia.org/...

A quick update. Work on http://hmsgambia.org/ continues.

Bill Hartland, the author of the original site, has sent me a package with all the photos he used on the original site that not even the...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th February 2017, 20:49
Replies: 22
Views: 4,912
Posted By brisray
Of the ones I'm familiar with, I like the looks...

Of the ones I'm familiar with, I like the looks of the Town (Southampton Group) Class. The later HMS Belfast, as Union Jack and FG86 said a couple of years ago, the gap between the superstructure and...
Forum: Royal Navy 31st January 2017, 00:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By brisray
Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking...

Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking through that site recently and really should contact them.

The RNZN Communicators Association has information on Gambia as well, with photos I haven't...
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2017, 00:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By brisray
I know what you mean. I was in the Royal...

I know what you mean. I was in the Royal Artillery and kept running into the same people in the oddest places.

The story of these ships is much more than the ships themselves, the official...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th January 2017, 00:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,065
Posted By brisray
I know this is an ancient thread, but the HMS...

I know this is an ancient thread, but the HMS Gambia Association website went offline in 2014.

My dad served on Gambia for her 1950-1952 commission and the photos from that can be found at...
Forum: Royal Navy 30th January 2017, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By brisray
HMS Gambia

My dad served in the RN from 1948 to 1955, mostly on the cruiser HMS Gambia and the aircraft carrier HMS Warrior.

Unfortunately he passed away in 1994. I know he loved his time in the navy and a...
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