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Search: Posts Made By: charliepridham
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th September 2018, 19:01
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
My god, I can't believe they ever trusted us with...

My god, I can't believe they ever trusted us with a ship!! I haven't seen anybody since the reunion in 2005, hope someone does another before we are all too knackered to make it
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2018, 13:06
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
I know saw her the other day, our survival...

I know saw her the other day, our survival whatsit was on Phase three and was out in the Channel dumped over the side and left for about 6 hours, was told later Tectona was not that far away but we...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 23rd April 2018, 11:21
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Not a good swimmer either, I remember that...

Not a good swimmer either, I remember that experience well and have done my best to avoid cold water ever since!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 23rd April 2018, 11:18
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
My examiner for masters was a Capt Braid I think

My examiner for masters was a Capt Braid I think
Forum: Shell 21st July 2015, 09:21
Replies: 165
Views: 82,314
Posted By charliepridham
Don't know about that but I was on the Melania in...

Don't know about that but I was on the Melania in 1975 when the Las Palmas Helicopter ignored Capt Sloan (most of us did!) and landed instead of hovering, pilot got out wearing Cuban heeled cowboy...
Forum: Shell 30th January 2015, 11:25
Replies: 26
Views: 15,539
Posted By charliepridham
Certainly has been a while David, I was only on...

Certainly has been a while David, I was only on the Alinda a few days I was hijacked on my way to join the Natty who was in dock there to get a couple of weeks sea time prior to mates, Capt refused...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 3rd October 2014, 19:06
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Glad to hear you kept the traditions going!

Glad to hear you kept the traditions going!
Forum: The Bridge 23rd September 2014, 21:01
Replies: 125
Views: 25,104
Posted By charliepridham
I got lucky, my first trip to sea coincided with...

I got lucky, my first trip to sea coincided with shell supplying sextants to all ships, the off going 3rd mate sold me his for 10 , I had been at sea less than two weeks, found all 3 deck officers...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 14th February 2014, 17:48
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
We held one back a few years now (Chris Houghton...

We held one back a few years now (Chris Houghton was the main man doing the donkey work) I think there were around 50 of us, but based at the Holiday Inn! my Majestic days are long gone
Forum: Shell 8th November 2013, 23:54
Replies: 26
Views: 11,594
Posted By charliepridham
Very sad to hear about your dad, always had a...

Very sad to hear about your dad, always had a good time with him in charge. Pleased to hear he got to enjoy the boat though.

As for me, yes I am lucky enough to be fit and well, one of your dads...
Forum: Shell 8th November 2013, 13:43
Replies: 26
Views: 11,594
Posted By charliepridham
I sailed with you dad many times, even got to...

I sailed with you dad many times, even got to enjoy his company! he paid us a visit not long after I had left the sea, house was a building site as I recall! He tried (and failed) to get me...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 24th August 2013, 09:50
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
John Hill was a lecturer as early as 73 for sure,...

John Hill was a lecturer as early as 73 for sure, he took over from Pop Haward at Standard House I thought around 75. Although he didn't teach me we would often have him join us of an evening when he...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 20th August 2013, 09:40
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Tim Charlesworth is still around, harbour master...

Tim Charlesworth is still around, harbour master in plymouth now and with family down here in Cornwall I see him occassionally, he was indeed someone who made me feel short!

I do regret not taking...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th August 2013, 23:55
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
I met my now wife at the party held at Merrifield...

I met my now wife at the party held at Merrifield Hall spring 1974, she owned a spitfire and when we left the party, 8 of us traveled in (and on) said spitfire, back to her flat on one of the park...
Forum: Shell 19th August 2013, 23:44
Replies: 20
Views: 7,000
Posted By charliepridham
I certainly recall always feeling like I should...

I certainly recall always feeling like I should have put a clean boiler suit on! Those donkey jackets were a bit manky!

I don't recall any actual misshaps to personnell, a few bits of kit got...
Forum: Shell 17th August 2013, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 7,000
Posted By charliepridham
'cat killer Kerley' I had all but forgotten that!...

'cat killer Kerley' I had all but forgotten that! as I recall there was more than one cat? and he found them whilst doing his inspections. But I only have second hand stories hilariously told by Mike...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 17th August 2013, 13:03
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Earlier in the thread someone mentioned the Plume...

Earlier in the thread someone mentioned the Plume of Feathers and the band on Sunday lunchtime I actually have a digital recording of the Pheasant Pluckers! My wife and I played it the other day....
Forum: Shell 13th August 2013, 11:35
Replies: 20
Views: 7,000
Posted By charliepridham
I remember you coming and going Keith, but I...

I remember you coming and going Keith, but I never sailed as Captain, so likely never crossed your radar. But as mate I relieved the likes of Dave Spargo and Dave Lake and sailed with them and others...
Forum: Shell 11th August 2013, 09:59
Replies: 26
Views: 11,594
Posted By charliepridham
Joined Drupa as mate in Falmouth drydock summer...

Joined Drupa as mate in Falmouth drydock summer 1984 left again just before Christmas the same year, captains Davidson then Dave Spargo made it a pleasant trip.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th August 2013, 16:29
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Hopefully this picture may jog a few memories, I...

Hopefully this picture may jog a few memories, I can't now recall why we were given the keys to the landrover or where we were going!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/9464755528_ca925424ce_z.jpg...
Forum: Shell 9th August 2013, 19:31
Replies: 20
Views: 7,000
Posted By charliepridham
Lightening and North Sea

Sort of fell into doing this in 1976 almost by accident then spent a good part of my remaining time at sea off and on these ships (I think the extra leave was an attraction!)

I think I sailed on...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th August 2013, 18:07
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
Derek if you want me to pass Mike your contact...

Derek if you want me to pass Mike your contact details PM me.
BTW your Discharge book number is spookily close to mine! R892945

Nina, If its any consolation I hated most of Phase 1 at the RNC as...
Forum: Shell 7th August 2013, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 15,539
Posted By charliepridham
I was part of the small team sent out to tank...

I was part of the small team sent out to tank clean her prior to her repair docking, unfortunately I was looking for just a few days sea time prior to returning to college, capt wouldn't issue a...
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2013, 15:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By charliepridham
Started off as Cadet and finished up as Mate,...

Started off as Cadet and finished up as Mate, When I get a chance I will put up a list of ships and dates
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th August 2013, 09:41
Replies: 215
Views: 66,299
Posted By charliepridham
My particular group was huge, so many that we...

My particular group was huge, so many that we were split along alphabetically lines on phase 3 with L and up going to Standard House so while on Phase 1 I was knocking around with Malcolm (Binks)...
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